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Assistant Professor of Philosophy

Philosophy/Religion, Central College

Job category Junior faculty / Tenure-track or similar
AOS History of Philosophy
AOS categories History of Philosophy
AOC Ancient Greek Philosophy, Medieval Philosophy, Ethics
AOC categories Ancient Greek and Roman Philosophy
Medieval and Renaissance Philosophy
Ethics
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Location Pella, Iowa, United States
Start date August 2020
Job description

Central College’s department of philosophy and religion seeks applications for a tenure-track appointment at the Assistant Professor level beginning August 2020. The required area of specialization is the history of philosophy, with areas of competence including ancient Greek philosophy, medieval philosophy, and ethics (broadly construed).

The successful candidate will teach introductory and advanced courses in philosophy to majors and non-majors, including courses that are part of the college’s general education curriculum. Applicants should have a strong foundation in the history of philosophy and be able to teach Classical Thought, the first course in our history of philosophy sequence, which covers classical Greek and medieval philosophy. In addition, applicants should be prepared to teach an introductory ethics course, upper-level electives in their areas of competence, as well as courses in applied ethics that engage other college programs (e.g., Biomedical Ethics, Environmental Ethics).     

Potential candidates should be committed to undergraduate teaching, and have an understanding of, and appreciation for, the liberal arts environment. While teaching is the highest priority, all faculty at Central are supported in pursuing a scholarly agenda and professional development.

Central’s department of philosophy and religion is comprised of collegial and dynamic faculty who are committed to the liberal arts as well as excellence in teaching and scholarship. Although philosophy and religion are separate programs within the department, it is important that the successful candidate be open to engaging in dialogue with students and colleagues on questions of faith and reason. 

Graduates in philosophy have pursued advanced degrees in philosophy, theology, law, medicine and educational administration, as well as careers such as actuarial science, software design, and counseling psychology. Over 96% of Central graduates are employed, in graduate school, or completing meaningful service within one year of graduation.

REQUIREMENTS:  Applicants should have a PhD in philosophy and be committed to excellence and innovation in a liberal arts undergraduate education.

Central College of Pella, Iowa, is a private, four-year liberal arts college. Central is known for its academic rigor, leadership and character formation, global experiential learning, STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) and sustainability education, athletics and service. The Central experience is rooted in exploration and self-discovery and enhanced by life in a residential community of 1,100 students. Founded in 1853, Central values its long-standing relationship with the Reformed Churchin America. The college participates inNCAA Division III athletics and is a member of the American Rivers Conference. Central is an active part of the Greater Des Moines region and just minutes from LakeRed Rock, Iowa’s largest lake

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: To apply for this position please visit http://www.central.edu/job-seekers. Review of applications will begin 20 December 2019. Candidates recommended for employment are subject to a background check. Please submit the following materials online:

  1. a letter of application relating your qualifications to the position and the College

  2. an updated curriculum vita

  3. copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts

  4. a statement of teaching philosophy

Please arrange for three confidential letters of reference addressing the candidate's qualifications sent electronically to centraldean@central.edu or mailed to:  Vice President for Academic Affairs & Dean of the Faculty, Central College, 812 University, Pella, Iowa 50219.

Central College is an equal opportunity employer dedicated to creating a diverse community.  Individuals from underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. Central College is a drug/tobacco free workplace. Academic positions at Central College use E-verify.

How to apply
Application type Online
Web address to apply http://www.central.edu/job-seekers
Hard deadline December 20, 2019, 11:59pm CST
Contact
Web address for more information http://www.central.edu
Contact name Nadine Argo
Contact email
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Scheduled expiry date December 20, 2019, 11:59pm CST
Last updated November 6, 2019, 9:14am EST
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