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Visiting assistant or associate professor

Philosophy department , Gustavus Adolphus College

Job category Junior faculty / Fixed term
AOS Open
AOC Open
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Location Saint Peter, Minnesota, United States
Start date September 2019
Job description

Position Details: Gustavus Adolphus College invites applications for a full-time, one-year position of Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Philosophy to begin September 1, 2019.

Institution Information: Gustavus Adolphus College is a coeducational, private, Lutheran (ELCA), residential, national liberal arts college of 2200 students. We are committed to fostering a community that embodies the value of a liberal arts education rooted in heritage and boldly open to insight. The Gustavus Acts strategic plan renews our commitment to equipping students to lead purposeful lives and to act on the great challenges of our time by diversifying and expanding the Gustavus community and delivering a distinctive and integrated liberal arts education. We seek employees who are committed to and will actively contribute to our efforts to celebrate cultural and intellectual richness and be resolute in advancing inclusion and equity.

Major/Essential Functions: The annual teaching assignment will be 7 courses, one of which may be a one-month January Term experiential course determined by the candidate and appropriate to the candidate’s expertise. Primary teaching responsibilities will include will include Environmental Philosophy, Philosophies of Oppression and Privilege, as well as introductory and middle-level courses in the candidate’s area of expertise. Please indicate in your application letter which areas you are qualified and interested in teaching.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • PhD in philosophy preferred, but we will consider candidates who have achieved ABD status and who will complete their degree by September 1, 2019;

  • Demonstrated effectiveness in teaching;

  • A commitment to undergraduate teaching; and

  • Experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and a demonstrated commitment to pedagogical methods that enable students across racial, ethnic, and socio-economic groups to reach their maximum potential.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Prior experience teaching courses in environmental philosophy, oppression and privilege, and ethical theory.

Application Procedures: To apply, visit https://gustavus.edu/jobs and complete the online application. The documents that must be uploaded include the following:

  • Letter of application that addresses the position qualifications;

  • Curriculum vitae;

  • A brief (one page) statement of teaching philosophy;

  • A brief (one page) statement of research interests;

  • Transcripts (scanned copies acceptable); and

  • The names and contact information for three professional references (at least one must be able to address teaching experience and effectiveness).

For full consideration, applications must be received by April 20, 2019. While applications may be accepted after this date, it is not guaranteed that they will be considered. Incomplete applications will not be considered by the search committee.

Gustavus Adolphus College is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. The College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, disability, or veteran status in its education or employment programs or activities.

How to apply
Application type Online
Web address to apply https://gustavus.edu/jobs
Deadline for full consideration: Today, 5:00am CST

(applications under review)

Hard deadline No deadline specified (applications considered on an ongoing basis)
Contact
Contact name Lisa Heldke
Contact email
Contact phone 507-933-7029
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Time created March 26, 2019, 2:14pm EST
Scheduled expiry date October 12, 2019, 12:35pm CST
Last updated March 26, 2019, 2:14pm EST
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