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Teaching Professor Department of Philosophy

Department of Philosophy, Xavier University

Job category Visiting fellowship / Professorship / Contract type open
AOS Ancient Philosophy, Philosophy of Science, Philosophy of Mind
AOS categories Ancient Greek and Roman Philosophy
Philosophy of Mind
Philosophy of Science
AOC Study of great books in the history of Western Philosophy
AOC categories History of Philosophy
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Organization's reference number 999749
Location Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
Start date Fall 2020
Job description

The Department of Philosophy at Xavier University invites applications for a non-tenure-track, yearly-renewable Teaching Professorship, beginning in Fall 2020. The Teaching Professor position is renewable on a yearly basis, with the potential after six years for promotion to Senior Teaching Professor with a rolling two-year renewable contract. Candidates must be dedicated to undergraduate teaching.  The successful candidate will be able to engage diverse groups of students in learning opportunities.

Duties will include teaching mostly beginning and intermediate level philosophy courses (PHIL 100:  Ethics as Introduction to Philosophy and PHIL 200:  Philosophical Perspectives) as well as occasional elective courses (for a description of these courses, see our departmental website).  AOS: Preference for ancient philosophy, philosophy of science, philosophy of mind.  AOC: Preference for the study of great books in the history of Western philosophy

In addition to teaching, duties include service and participation in the life of the Department and University consistent with the mission of Jesuit higher education, and professional development activities on and off campus.  Teaching load is typically four courses per semester.

Qualifications: The candidate must have completed all requirements for a Ph.D. in philosophy by August 24, 2020.  In addition, we look for evidence of excellence in and commitment to undergraduate teaching. Candidates must be committed to outstanding teaching in a liberal arts tradition of active learning, with a strong background in the history of philosophy and dedication to teaching from primary sources.

Xavier is committed to a diverse and inclusive environment; we welcome a broad spectrum of candidates, and particularly invite applications from women, ethnic and racial minorities, and other individuals who are under-represented in the profession.

Application Process:  To apply, please submit a dossier that includes a cover letter, a current curriculum vitae, three references that can speak especially to teaching experience, along with any other evidence of teaching excellence. Applicants should submit the dossier Xavier University website in a maximum of 5 separate files. Letters of recommendation can be included in the dossier. If a letter is sent directly from the recommender, address it to philteachingprof@xavier.edu. Candidates should also submit sample syllabi for our PHIL100 and PHIL200 classes. See our website for further information about these courses: https://www.xavier.edu/philosophy-department/ (Philosophy Core Classes tab). To ensure full consideration, all materials must be received by December 31, 2019. Questions may be sent to osbornj1@xavier.edu.

Xavier University is part of a 500-year-old Jesuit Catholic tradition of academic excellence in the liberal arts that serves a diverse population of students. Xavier’s urban location in Cincinnati allows faculty to work with community partners to develop engaged learning and internship opportunities. Xavier is a member of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities as well as the Big East. U.S. News and World Report has ranked the University 20 years in a row among the top 10 Midwest colleges and universities.

Xavier University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

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Application type Online
Web address to apply https://jobs.silkroad.com/(X(1)S(zfj5ctcqzjxmyuwtx...
Hard deadline December 31, 2019, 11:59pm EST
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Web address for more information https://www.xavier.edu/working-at-xavier/
Contact name Jodi Osborn
Contact email
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