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Ethics, broadly construed

Philosophy, Trinity University

Job category Junior faculty / Tenure-track or similar
AOS Ethics, broadly construed. We welcome applications from candidates working in any philosophical tradition (including non-Anglo-European traditions)
AOS categories Ethics
AOC Open, but the successful candidate will be expected to teach regularly both environmental ethics and the University’s First-Year Experience course, and the department has teaching needs in other areas of practical philosophy, continental philosophy, non-Anglo-European traditions, and philosophy of race.
AOC categories Environmental Philosophy
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Location San Antonio, Texas, United States
Start date Fall 2020
Job description

ASSISTANT PROFESSORSHIP (TENURE TRACK)

RESPONSIBILITIES:  Teaching five undergraduate classes (17 credit hours) each year (i.e., 3 classes one semester followed by 2 the next, or the equivalent).  Engaging in academic research, which includes presentation and publication of scholarly work; attending professional meetings; and participating in professional organizations.  Advising students and serving the department, university, profession, and community. The successful candidate must offer classes that contribute to Trinity’s First-Year Experience or Interdisciplinary Clusters, and that facilitate Trinity’s engagement in experiential learning, faculty-led study abroad programs, or interdisciplinary initiatives.

QUALIFICATIONS:  Recent Ph.D. (or near Ph.D.) in philosophy.  

QUALITIES AND SKILLS:  Strong potential for teaching undergraduates; strong potential for scholarship; strong potential for service to the department, university, and community.

SALARY:  Competitive.

THE DEPARTMENT:  The department offers both a major and a minor in philosophy.  It offers a strong and well-balanced curriculum and a dedicated and productive faculty.  There are six full-time members in the department.

THE UNIVERSITY: Trinity University, founded in 1869, is an independent co-educational, primarily residential institution with a predominant emphasis on undergraduate education in the liberal arts and sciences tradition.  Trinity is widely recognized for the quality of its faculty and student body and is rapidly becoming one of the foremost institutions of its type in the United States.  Undergraduate enrollment is approximately 2,400, including students from all parts of the United States and many foreign countries.  A beautiful campus overlooks downtownSan Antonio, a unique city rich in heritage and ethnic diversity with a population of over one million.  The scenic Texas Hill Country is nearby, and the Gulf of Mexico is only 150 miles away.

APPLICATIONS:  Send digital copy of dossier by Nov. 1, 2019 to Sdurst@trinity.edu.  Hard copies are not required but may be sent to:

Steven Luper, Chair, Search Committee

Philosophy Department

Trinity University

One Trinity Place

San Antonio,TX 78212-7200

The dossier should include the following:

  1. Letter of application
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. At least three letters of reference
  4. Copies of transcripts from graduate institution(s)
  5. Writing sample
  6. Evidence of teaching interests and abilities, such as (i) a statement of teaching philosophy, (ii) teaching evaluations, and/or (iii) a discussion of how the candidate’s teaching will contribute to Trinity’s Pathways curriculum (gotu.us/pathways), including the First-Year Experience (hgotu.us/fye), engagement in experiential learning (gotu.us/experientiallearning), faculty-led study abroad programs (https://trinityinternational.terradotta.com/index.cfm?FuseAction=Abroad.ViewLink&Parent_ID=26587400-5056-BA1F-72FDDD43E2B35356&Link_ID=B3ADE9F9-5056-BA1F-745A8FD5B11B937C), and/or interdisciplinary initiatives. 

Trinity University is an Equal Opportunity employer.  Candidates who are women or people of color are strongly encouraged to apply.

How to apply
Application type Other
Instructions
Send digital copy of dossier by Nov. 1, 2019 to Sdurst@trinity.edu. Hard copies are not required but may be sent to: Steven Luper, Chair, Search Committee Philosophy Department Trinity University One Trinity Place San Antonio, TX 78212-7200 The dossier should include the following: 1. Letter of application 2. Curriculum Vitae 3. At least three letters of reference 4. Copies of transcripts from graduate institution(s) 5. Writing sample 6. Evidence of teaching interests and abilities, such as (i) a statement of teaching philosophy, (ii) teaching evaluations, and/or (iii) a discussion of how the candidate’s teaching will contribute to Trinity’s Pathways curriculum (gotu.us/pathways), including the First-Year Experience (hgotu.us/fye), engagement in experiential learning (gotu.us/experientiallearning), faculty-led study abroad programs (https://trinityinternational.terradotta.com/index.cfm?FuseAction=Abroad.ViewLink&Parent_ID=26587400-5056-BA1F-72FDDD43E2B35356&Link_ID=B3ADE9F9-5056-BA1F-745A8FD5B11B937C), and/or interdisciplinary initiatives.
Email to apply
Hard deadline November 1, 2019, 11:59pm CST
Contact
Web address for more information https://new.trinity.edu/
Contact name Steven Luper
Contact email
Contact phone 210-999-8305
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Scheduled expiry date November 1, 2019, 11:59pm CST
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