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Assistant Professor (EXPIRED)

Philosophy Department, Mercyhurst University

Job category Junior faculty / Tenured, continuing or permanent
AOS Open but ethics/applied ethics preferred
AOC Applied ethics, logic/critical thinking, history of philosophy
AOC categories History of Philosophy
Applied Ethics
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Location Erie, Pennsylvania, United States
Start date Fall 2021
Job description

The Philosophy Department at Mercyhurst University (Erie, PA) invites applications for a full-time Assistant Professor position. Start date: Fall 2021. The position is a continuing non-tenure-track appointment, renewable yearly, contingent upon satisfactory performance and instructional need. The standard course load for MU faculty is eight courses per year. The department is looking for an instructor to teach courses in applied ethics, introduction to logic, and other areas. It is essential that candidates have a broad philosophical education, a record of teaching excellence, and a passion for diversity, interdisciplinarity, public outreach, and social justice. Candidates should be dedicated to teaching undergraduates in our liberal arts core, major, and minor courses. The successful candidate will be someone who can encourage and increase student interest in philosophy and be able to show the relevance and value of philosophical thinking to matters of contemporary ethical, social, and political concern. Areas of specialization: open. Areas of competence: applied ethics, logic/critical thinking, history of philosophy. Advanced doctoral status (ABD) or completed PhD required by the start date. 

Mercyhurst University is a four-year, Catholic, liberal arts institution founded in 1926 by the Sisters of Mercy. It is located in northwestern Pennsylvania along Lake Erie. A Mercyhurst education, inspired by the works and vision of the Sisters of Mercy, aims at engaging students for life and at creating leaders in justice and service. Today Mercyhurst University is home to more than 3,000 undergraduate and graduate students seeking academic excellence, professional expertise, an environment of inclusiveness, and high expectations for growth and development of the whole person. As an equal opportunity employer Mercyhurst University seeks candidates who are committed to the principles of diversity and our Mission.

Mercyhurst University is an Equal Opportunity Employer that encourages members of diverse groups to apply.

How to apply
Application type Email
Applicants should submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, transcripts (initial submissions may be unofficial copies), three letters of recommendation, and a statement of teaching philosophy to: Human Resources Mercyhurst University 501 East 38th Street, Erie, PA 16546 [email protected]
Web address to apply https://www.mercyhurst.edu/human-resources
Email to apply
Deadline for full consideration: March 22, 2021, 8:00pm EST

(applications under review)

Hard deadline No deadline specified (applications considered on an ongoing basis)
Web address for more information https://www.mercyhurst.edu/human-resources
Contact name James Snyder, Ph.D.
Contact email
Time created February 23, 2021, 3:20pm UTC
Scheduled expiry date September 11, 2021, 10:22am EST
Expired on September 11, 2021, 10:46am EST
Last updated September 11, 2021, 2:46pm UTC
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