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Academic Year Adjunct Lecturer (EXPIRED)

Dept. of Philosophy, Santa Clara University

Job category Junior faculty / Fixed term
AOS Open
AOC Applied ethics; business ethics; ethics in society
AOC categories Applied Ethics
Biomedical Ethics
Business Ethics
Environmental Philosophy
Normative Ethics
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Organization's reference number FAC000994
Location Santa Clara, California, United States
Start date September 1. 2018
Job description

The Department of Philosophy at Santa Clara University, a Jesuit, Catholic university, invites applications for an Academic Year Adjunct Lecturer, a single, one-year, fixed term position (non-tenure track). Courses assigned will include introductory level ethics courses (ethics in society/social problems in ethics, business ethics, ethics in public health, ethics in politics, or ethics in the law). Other specific assignments may be made according to the academic qualifications of the individual and programmatic need. The successful candidate for this position will teach 7 courses over the academic year, with at least two courses in each quarter, fall, winter and spring. An 8th course may be available to the successful candidate for additional compensation. Each quarter is 10 weeks long, with an 11th week set for final examinations.

Santa Clara University is a comprehensive Jesuit, Catholic university located in California’s Silicon Valley, offering its 8,800 students rigorous undergraduate curricula in arts and sciences, business, and engineering, plus master’s, Ph.D., and law degrees.

Distinguished by the highest retention rate and ranked second among all master’s universities in the West by U.S. News and World Report, Santa Clara University is California’s oldest operating institution of higher-education. The University is focused on creating an academic community that educates citizens and leaders who will build a more just, humane, and sustainable world.

The salary range for this 7 course position is $55,020-$58,380, depending on teaching experience post M.A.. Benefits eligible.  Teaching the possible additional course would increase compensation.

Fixed term adjunct faculty should have a terminal degree. Required: (1) Ph.D. in Philosophy or a closely-related field. (2) Demonstrated excellence in teaching undergraduate philosophy courses, including applied ethics.

Preferred: (1) Ability to teach undergraduate courses in any of the following areas of departmental need: Political Philosophy; Early Modern; Bioethics; Neuroethics; Environmental Philosophy; Environmental Ethics; Ethics in Science, Technology and/or Engineering; Philosophy of Race; Buddhist, Indian or other area of non-Western Philosophy, or Indian Philosophy; 20th Century Continental. (2) Experience teaching introductory critical thinking and/or writing courses.

Experience working with people of diverse cultures and identities, and potential to contribute to one or more departmental, college, or university priorities will be especially valued. Applicants should be aware and supportive of Jesuit educational philosophy, the social justice mission of the university, and the mission of the Department of Philosophy at Santa Clara University.


1. Teaching (95%)
a. Teach courses a assigned. Teaching a course typically includes developing syllabi, assignments, readings, and course schedule before the course begins; developing appropriate teaching preparations for each class meeting; selecting course materials and ordering books; conducting and appearing on-time for all scheduled class meetings; submitting course grades by quarterly deadlines; and administering all required course evaluations (numerical and narrative).
b. Service (5%)
a. Service at the department, College, and University levels including: attending faculty meetings or other appropriate department gatherings and participating constructively; serving on committees; participating in student recruitment and retention activities as deemed appropriate by the department chair or department culture; participating in professional organizations and activities; and performing community service in virtue of their professional expertise and association with the University. (Faculty Handbook, Ch. 1, Protocols, p. 24.

Duties include but are not limited to:
1. Planning and teaching at least one course per quarter as assigned over the three quarters of the academic year in a manner that demonstrates a command of the discipline and skill in presenting it effectively. Courses that are approved for the University Core must be taught from an approved syllabus. The successful candidate may use a previously-approved syllabus or may work with the chair to design an appropriate syllabus for timely submission to the relevant University Faculty Core Curriculum Committee.
2. Fulfilling all responsibilities associated with assigned courses, including:
a. Conducting and appearing at all assigned class meetings in a timely and prepared way;
b. Assigning and evaluating assignments that align with the course description and course learning outcomes, and providing timely feedback to students;
c. Holding regular weekly office hours on campus;
d. Submitting student grades that are appropriate, accurate and fair measures of student performance to the Office of the Registrar by the designated deadline;
e. Administering numerical and narrative evaluations for all courses; 
f. Fulfilling other instructional or academic duties as may be assigned by the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences or the Chair of the Department.

Work authorization

Santa Clara University does not sponsor any visa applications for this position. The successful candidate must be able to provide evidence of identity and legal authorization to work in the United States.

EEO Statement

Santa Clara University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, committed to excellence through diversity and inclusion, and, in this spirit, particularly welcomes applications from women, persons of color, and members of historically underrepresented groups. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or other protected category in accordance with applicable law. The University will provide reasonable accommodations to individuals with a disability.

Santa Clara University annually collects information about campus crimes and other reportable incidents in accordance with the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act. To view the Santa Clara University report, please go to the Campus Safety Services website. To request a paper copy please call Campus Safety at (408) 554-4441. The report includes the type of crime, venue, and number of occurrences.

How to apply
Application type Online
Please submit the materials below to the PeopleAdmin system via the Human Resources website. The application will include: 1. A cover letter addressing the candidate’s qualifications for the position, teaching philosophy and experience working with people of diverse cultures and identities 2. Curriculum Vitae 3. Student evaluations of teaching and other evidence of teaching excellence. Unedited numerical evaluations and unsummarized narrative student comments are strongly preferred. 4. Samples of course syllabi either previously taught or proposed 5. Unofficial Graduate Transcripts 6. Writing sample (may be dissertation chapter, or unpublished work) 7. Contact information for three letters of recommendation.
Web address to apply https://jobs.scu.edu/postings/7339
Deadline for full consideration: July 9, 2018, 8:00am PST

(applications under review)

Hard deadline No deadline specified (applications considered on an ongoing basis)
Web address for more information https://jobs.scu.edu/postings/7339
Contact name Dr. Lawrence Nelson, Department and Search Committee Chair
Contact email
Contact phone 408-554-5093
Time created June 27, 2018, 9:31am EST
Scheduled expiry date January 11, 2019, 2:44pm PST
Expired on August 8, 2018, 3:21pm PST
Last updated March 14, 2019, 3:00pm EST
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As it is very late in the hiring season, we will be evaluating applications on a rolling basis and may not be able to give candidates two weeks to consider a written offer. We also want to hire someone as soon as possible in order to provide the successful candidate with the maximum amount of time to prepare for fall classes.