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Renewable Term Lecturer

Department of Philosophy, Santa Clara University

Job category Junior faculty / Fixed term
AOS Open
AOC Critical Thinking and Writing
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Organization's reference number R1042
Location Santa Clara, California, United States
Start date 9/1/2021
Job description

The Department of Philosophy at Santa Clara University, a private Jesuit, Catholic university, invites applications for a full-time Lecturer position. The position is for a three-year term and is renewable. Reappointment is contingent upon superior performance, persistent programmatic need, and availability of funds. AOS/AOC is open, but it is essential that the successful applicant be able to teach a two-quarter Core Curriculum sequence in Critical Thinking and Writing to first year students. The ability to teach Business Ethics and/or a lower-division Metaphysics and Epistemology survey with an emphasized writing component is also highly desirable, and we have persistent need as well for courses in Non-Western and Early Modern philosophy.  The candidate may also be asked to teach upper-division courses in his or her research specialty.

Successful candidates will have a strong commitment to, and exemplary record of, undergraduate teaching. The course load is seven courses over three academic quarters (mid-September to mid-June).

Located in the heart of northern California’s Silicon Valley, Santa Clara University is a private Jesuit, Catholic university and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, committed to excellence through diversity and inclusion; in this spirit we particularly welcome applications from women, persons of color, and members of historically underrepresented groups. The University will provide reasonable accommodations to all qualified individuals with a disability.

Salary: Salary and benefits competitive.

Basic Qualifications: Ph.D. in Philosophy prior to date of appointment. The successful candidate will have experience and a proven record of excellence in teaching undergraduates, along with evidence of professional engagement. The ability to teach a two-quarter Critical Thinking and Writing sequence is essential. Experience working with people of diverse cultures and identities, and potential to contribute to one or more departmental, college, or university priorities will be especially valued. Applicants should be aware of Jesuit educational philosophy, the social justice mission of the University, and the mission of the Department of Philosophy at Santa Clara University.

Responsibilities: Duties include but are not limited to teaching seven courses. The appointee will be evaluated on the quality of their teaching (70%), scholarly activity (15%), and professional service (15%).  Specific duties include:

1. Conduct assigned class meetings and exams while demonstrating a command of the discipline and pedagogical skill in presenting it effectively.
2. Post and maintain regular weekly office hours on campus.
3. Assign and submit student grades to the Registrar by the designated deadline.
4. Participate in professional activity that is appropriate to the discipline and that
ontributes to their primary responsibility for teaching.
5. Develop courses and contribute to general curriculum development and assessment in a collegial manner.
6. Serve as an advisor to assigned students and provide informed advice.
7. As appropriate to rank, engage in service to the department, College, University, profession and the wider community, such as serving on committees, participating in professional organizations and activities, participating in and providing support for department and campus events, working with SCU’s Centers of Excellence and/or Residential Learning Communities, and performing community service in virtue of one’s professional expertise or university association.

Work Authorization: Santa Clara University does not sponsor any visa applications for this position. The successful candidate must be able to provide evidence of identity and legal authorization to work in the United States.

About Santa Clara University: Santa Clara University is a comprehensive Jesuit, Catholic university located in California’s Silicon Valley, offering its 8,800 students rigorous undergraduate curricula in arts and sciences, business, and engineering, plus master’s, Ph.D., and law degrees.

Distinguished by the highest retention rate and ranked second among all master’s universities in the West by U.S. News and World Report, Santa Clara University is California’s oldest operating institution of higher-education. The University is focused on creating an academic community that educates citizens and leaders who will build a more just, humane, and sustainable world.

EEO Statement: Santa Clara University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, committed to excellence through diversity and inclusion, and, in this spirit, particularly welcomes applications from women, persons of color, and members of historically underrepresented groups. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or other protected category in accordance with applicable law. The University will provide reasonable accommodations to individuals with a disability.

Santa Clara University annually collects information about campus crimes and other reportable incidents in accordance with the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act. To view the Santa Clara University report, please go to the Campus Safety Serviceswebsite. To request a paper copy please call Campus Safety at (408) 554-4441. The report includes the type of crime, venue, and number of occurrences.

Americans with Disabilities Act

Santa Clara University affirms its' commitment to employ qualified individuals with disabilities within the workplace and to comply with the Americans with Disability Act. All applicants desiring an accommodation should contact the Department of Human Resources, and 408-554-5750 and request to speak to Indu Ahluwalia by phone at 408-554-5750 or by email at iahluwalia@scu.edu.

How to apply
Application type Online
Recommenders should send their letters of recommendation directly to philosophy@scu.edu.
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Hard deadline Tomorrow, 11:59pm PST
Contact name Scott LaBarge
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Time created December 11, 2020, 5:33pm EST
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