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Assistant Professor of Philosophy

Department of Philosophy, Loras College

Job category Faculty (open rank) / Tenure-track or similar
AOS Open
AOC Ancient Philosophy, Medieval Philosophy, Metaphysics, Epistemology
AOC categories Ancient Greek and Roman Philosophy
Medieval and Renaissance Philosophy
Epistemology
Metaphysics
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Organization's reference number 10/29/2019
Location Dubuque, Iowa, United States
Start date 10/29/2019
Job description

Assistant Professor of Philosophy

(Available August 2020)

POSITION SUMMARY. The Philosophy program at Loras College, a Roman Catholic archdiocesan institution in Dubuque, Iowa, invites applicants for a full-time, tenure-track, assistant professor position in Philosophy to begin fall 2020.  Ph.D. or D. Phil by time of appointment.  Areas of specialization: Open.  Necessary areas of competence: Ancient Philosophy, Medieval Philosophy, Metaphysics, Epistemology. Additional competence in several of these areas is advantageous: Modern Philosophy, philosophical theology, applied ethics, philosophy of the human person. 

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE. Ph.D. or D. Phil by time of appointment.  Prior teaching experience is desirable, including an openness to experiential learning pedagogies. Candidates should have familiarity with the Catholic intellectual tradition and the history of philosophy. Principal responsibilities: teach seven undergraduate courses per academic year, including courses in the major and general education curriculum at various levels; research and scholarly activity commensurate with teaching load; advising and committee work; possible participation in other college initiatives and service to the Archdiocese of Dubuque.  Candidates will be expected to support the mission of the College and respect the College's Catholic tradition.

DIVISION OF PHILOSOPHICAL, RELIGIOUS, THEOLOGICAL, SOCIAL AND CULTURAL STUDIES has seventeen full-time faculty members. The division offers undergraduate course work in the academic areas of philosophy, religious studies, theology, history, sociology, politics, international relations, gender studies, peace and justice, and international studies. Additional information about the Philosophy Program is available at https://www.loras.edu/majors-programs/philosophy/.

THE COLLEGE. Founded in 1839, Loras College is a Catholic, primarily undergraduate, liberal arts institution that includes pre-professional and career preparation programs, as well as several graduate programs. The Loras College community embraces the core values of truth, respect, responsibility excellence, and service that define the way we work, behave, and relate with others. These values align with our college mission: Loras, as a Catholic liberal arts college, creates a community of active learners, reflective thinkers, ethical decision-makers and responsible contributors in diverse professional, social and religious roles.  The student body consists of approximately 1,500 students, over 90 percent of whom are full-time undergraduates.

THE COMMUNITY. Loras College’s 60 acre campus is located on one of Dubuque’s highest bluffs, overlooking the Mississippi River at the junction of the states of Iowa, Illinois and Wisconsin, about 3 hours west of Chicago. Dubuque’s population is approximately 60,000 and its nineteenth century architecture is woven into limestone bluffs and provides a picturesque backdrop to the river landscape. Many residential and commercial areas have been designated as historical districts to preserve Dubuque’s unique heritage. Its strong education base supports numerous cultural activities, and in addition, there are sporting events, shopping facilities, schools, and churches that are convenient to its residents. The climate has marked seasons with a comfortable summer, cool spring and fall, and a winter that encourages a variety of sports that have in recent years attracted a growing tourism industry.

COMPENSATION. Commensurate with qualifications, education and experience. Fringe benefits include medical/dental/life/disability insurance, flexible spending plan, TIAA retirement plan, tuition remission program, family membership in Graber Sports Center/San Jose Pool, free admission to many college events and free off-street parking.

APPLICATION DEADLINE.   Review of applications begins January 13, 2020.  For more information contact, Prof. Christoffer Lammer-Heindel, 563-588-7733, christoffer.lammer-heindel@loras.edu

APPLICATION.  Go to:  https://loras.applicantpool.com/jobs/to upload your letter of application, curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy, research plans, and unofficial graduate-level transcripts.  Have three letters of recommendation sent directly to the contact above.  Additional materials may be requested at a later date. 

Loras College is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating an educational and work environment that is inclusive, rich in diversity, and supportive of all students, faculty and staff. Individuals from diverse racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.  Please visit www.loras.edu for additional information about Loras College.                           

How to apply
Application type Online
Web address to apply https://loras.applicantpool.com/jobs/
Hard deadline January 13, 2020, 11:59pm CST
Contact
Web address for more information http://www.loras.edu
Contact name Troy Wright
Contact email
Contact phone 563-588-7816
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