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Lecturer (EXPIRED)

Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies, Christopher Newport University

Job category Faculty (open rank) / Fixed term
AOS Modern Philosophy
AOS categories 19th/20th Century Philosophy
AOC Open but Logic and/or Ethics preferred
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Organization's reference number 757-594-8819
Location Newport News, Virginia, United States
Start date August 19, 2013
Job description
The Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies at Christopher Newport University is seeking applicants for a one-year (renewable multiple times) Lecturer position to begin August 19, 2013. The University seeks individuals who are both teachers and scholars, who are committed to undergraduate education, who want to engage students in creative intellectual challenges, and who will be active in their service to the University and community. AOS: Modern Philosophy. AOC: Open but Logic and/or Ethics preferred. The completed Ph.D. is required for the short-list invitation. Record of scholarly accomplishment and teaching experience preferred. 

The Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies consists of 12 full-time faculty, each dynamic teacher/scholars committed to expanding and enhancing the awareness of thought traditions across the centuries and across the globe. CNU's Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies is distinctive for its departmental integration of the study of Philosophy in conjunction with Religious Studies. Our multifaceted and comprehensive curriculum prepares students for admittance to top graduate programs across the country.  Located between historic Colonial Williamsburg and the ocean resort of Virginia Beach, CNU is committed to outstanding teaching and learning, undergraduate education, and the liberal studies core; the University will soon seek to shelter a Phi Beta Kappa chapter. The Fall 2012 freshman class of approximately 1,375 students was selected from over 7,000 applicants with a middle 50% SAT range: 1100-1240 (Critical Reading and Math). Capital improvements (approaching $1 billion) on the beautiful, 260-acre campus integrate the University's liberal arts vision, nurturing mind, body, and spirit. These include the state-of-the-art Trible Library, home to the most comprehensive maritime research collections in the world; three new academic buildings including a newly opened integrated science building; the Freeman Center athletic complex; and the I.M. Pei-designed Ferguson Center for the Arts, which brings to Virginia the finest performing artists in the world. 

Our faculty enjoy an atmosphere of collegiality and mutual respect that rewards outstanding teaching and fosters active intellectual and creative engagement. CNU faculty are productive scholars and researchers, supported by professional development funds. Faculty and administrators regularly consult and collaborate as the University works to sustain a culture of scholarly inquiry, informed debate, and civic action that enriches students, faculty, and the surrounding community. The result is a supportive and cohesive academic setting in which the University cultivates and carries forward its mission. Competitive salary with excellent health and retirement benefits and a well-designed family leave policy further enhance the CNU workplace. For further information on CNU, please visit our website at http://www.cnu.edu.

Applicants should send a letter of application, vita, teaching portfolio (including statement of teaching philosophy and evidence of teaching effectiveness), writing sample, course syllabi for Modern Philosophy and Introduction to Informal and Formal Logic, copy of last graduate transcript (photocopies acceptable for initial screening), and at least three letters of reference to: 

Director of Equal Opportunity and Faculty Recruitment
Philosophy Faculty Search
Search #8407
Christopher Newport University
1 Avenue of the Arts
Newport News, VA 23606-3072

Review of applications begins December 10, 2012. 
Applications received after December 10, 2012, will be accepted but considered only if needed.
Search finalists are required to complete a CNU sponsored background check.

Christopher Newport University, an EO Employer, is fully committed to Access and Opportunity. Application Information   Postal Address: Michelle L. Moody
Equal Opportunity & Faculty Recruitment
Christopher Newport University
1 University Place
Newport News, VA 23606 Phone: 757-594-8819 Fax: 757-594-7508
How to apply
Application type Unknown (see text above)
Hard deadline December 10, 2012, 11:59pm EST
Contact name Michelle L. Moody
Contact email
Time created September 29, 2012, 6:22pm EST
Scheduled expiry date December 10, 2012, 11:59pm EST
Expired on December 10, 2012, 11:59pm EST
Last updated October 4, 2012, 7:05pm EST
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