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Assistant Professor (EXPIRED)

Department of Philosophy, Stetson University

Job category Junior faculty / Tenure-track or similar
AOS Ethics and/or Bio-Medical/Health Ethics
AOS categories Biomedical Ethics
AOC Open
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Location DeLand, Florida, United States
Start date August 15, 2013
Job description





POSITION: Stetson University seeks a Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Philosophy with specialization in Ethics and/or Bio-Medical/Health Ethics

QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. in Philosophy is required

RESPONSIBILITIES:  Teaching load is three courses per term with possible summer teaching; Introduction to Philosophy and Introduction to Logic to be taught on a regular basis; occasional teaching in the Honors Program and/or freshmen seminar program; the ideal candidate will be enthusiastic about developing an interdisciplinary program in public health or pre-health education; department and College service expected.  

THE DEPARTMENT:  The Philosophy Department currently has three full-time professors and is happy to grow to four.  The Department is a community of engaged teacher-scholars; faculty work closely with majors on undergraduate research.  More information regarding the Philosophy Department is available at the Department website:  http://www.stetson.edu/other/academics/programs/philosophy.php

THE UNIVERSITY: Founded in 1883, Stetson University (http://www.stetson.edu) is a private, selective university comprised of a rich array of liberal arts and professional academic program. Collectively, Stetson’s faculty works with 3,800 students in undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs. The University’s historic main campus, located in DeLand, Florida, enrolls more than 2,500 students in undergraduate programs in the College of Arts and Sciences, the School of Business Administration, and the School of Music. Stetson University College of Law, Florida’s first law school, moved from the main campus to Gulfport in 1945, and, with the addition of the Tampa Law Center, serves over 1,000 students working full-time or part-time toward J.D. or LL.M. degrees.  Graduate programs offered at the main campus and at Stetson University Center in Celebration include Business, Educational Leadership, Reading, Education, Counseling, and English. Stetson has regularly been ranked among the best regional universities in the Southeast and was the first private college in Florida to be granted a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa. 

Stetson University provides an inspiring education that engages students with rigorous academic and creative study grounded in liberal learning.  Working closely with faculty, staff, and with one another, students cultivate abilities to explore issues deeply, think critically, reason empirically, speak persuasively, and connect ideas creatively.  Stetson’s academic program prepares and inspires students to dare to be significant™, realizing 21st century learning goals that will foster their ability and commitment to make a difference in the world.  We seek faculty who themselves dare to be significant; think across disciplinary, methodological, and social boundaries; exercise pedagogical creativity and adaptability (including the use of technology to enrich and extend learning); and are passionate lifelong learners. 

Stetson values the development of the whole person committed to engaging and building lifelong connections with the larger world through Personal Growth, Intellectual Development, and Global Citizenship. To that end, the University fosters policies, practices, and modes of inquiry to support and explore these values areas, integrated in a University-wide commitment to personal and social responsibility.  Firmly committed to inclusive excellence, our vibrant community of teacher-scholars nurtures the potential of individual students to lead lives of significance and prepares each to meet the challenges of shaping the future—locally, nationally, and globally.

THE COMMUNITY:  DeLand is a picturesque residential community of 25,000 located 20 miles west of Daytona Beach and 35 miles northeast of Orlando. The area offers extensive cultural as well as recreational activities.

INCLUSIVE EXCELLENCE:  Stetson University is a welcoming community that (pro)actively and intentionally engages inclusive excellence both as a core value of our community and intellectual/creative life and as a means to effect institutional transformation at all levels of the university. We believe that individual and cultural differences enhance all aspects of our educational mission, but we also aspire to foster critical understanding of the interpersonal and institutional dimensions of these differences. We strive to be a community that at the individual, interpersonal, and institutional levels

·      welcomes, respects and bridges differences

·      recognizes the value of diversity in advancing the University and local and global societies

·      creates inclusive learning environments, including a diverse curriculum predicated on ideas of inclusivity, community engagement, and social justice

·      aims to build a more socially heterogeneous bodies of students, faculty and students

Stetson’s commitment to inclusive excellence extends throughout the University and to each of our core values: global citizenship, intellectual development, and personal growth. We strongly encourage members of under-represented groups and women to apply for employment. Candidates are encouraged to highlight skills and experiences that demonstrate a commitment to social justice, diversity and inclusion.

SALARY: Salary is competitive.

STARTING DATE: August 15, 2013

APPLICATION: Applicants must send the following materials for consideration:

  • CV
  • 3 letters of reference
  •  graduate school transcripts
  •  brief writing sample
  •  teaching evaluations, if available

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

The deadline for interviews at the Eastern Meeting of the American Philosophical Association in Atlanta is December 7th. Application materials may be submitted electronically via interfolio (preferred), to Dr. Ronald L. Hall at ronhall@stetson.edu  or mailed to the following address: Dr. Ronald L. Hall, Chair, Department of Philosophy, Stetson University, 421 N. Woodland Blvd, DeLand FL 32723.

Stetson University is an Equal Opportunity Employer that affirms cultural diversity and inclusion as a core value of academic excellence at Stetson University. We are committed to achieving equal access in education, employment, and participation through the recruitment and retention of outstanding faculty, staff, and students from diverse backgrounds, and to meaningful academic and intellectual transformation in curriculum, research and service. We are dedicated to actions and policies that foster a community in which individuals with various identities, cultures, backgrounds, and viewpoints work together to create opportunities for engagement through rewarding and fulfilling careers and personal experiences in a culturally and racially diverse society and a globalized world. We strongly encourage members of historically under-represented and economically-disadvantaged groups and women to apply for employment. Stetson University is an EEO, ADA, ADEA, and GINA employer.

How to apply
Application type Unknown (see text above)
Web address to apply https://secure.interfolio.com/apply/20721
Hard deadline May 30, 2013, 8:06pm EST
Web address for more information http://www.stetson.edu/administration/academic-aff...
Contact name Ronald Hall
Contact email
Contact phone 386-822-7584
Time created November 9, 2012, 6:16pm EST
Scheduled expiry date March 9, 2013, 1:15pm EST
Expired on June 1, 2013, 1:06am EST
Last updated June 1, 2013, 1:06am EST
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