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Endowed Willette Visiting Assistant Professor of Catholic Studies (EXPIRED)

Department of Philosophy, Colorado State University

Job category Visiting fellowship / Professorship / Fixed term
AOS Catholic Philosophy or Catholic Theology
AOS categories Philosophy of Religion
AOC Open, but preference for areas other than ethics
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Location Fort Collins, Colorado, United States
Start date August 16, 2021
Job description

Endowed Willette Visiting Assistant Professor of Catholic Studies 

AOS: Catholic Philosophy or Theology. 

AOC: Open, but preference for areas other than ethics

The Department of Philosophy in the College of Liberal Arts at Colorado State University invites applications for a one-year visiting assistant professor. Primary teaching and research responsibilities will be within the Department of Philosophy. 

The position will require engagement with local or regional communities; the precise form taken by this outreach will be subject to negotiation with the candidate. This position supports C.S.U.’s commitment to engaged scholarship, in accordance with C.S.U.’s land grant mission, and will involve making intentional connection between faculty activity – teaching, research, and service – and the public in ways that respond to community interests and concerns.  The ideal candidate will have a comprehensive understanding of the Catholic philosophical and theological traditions, research interests informed by that understanding, and an enthusiasm for sharing this knowledge and research with diverse student and community groups. The teaching load is 2-2. 

Applicants should indicate in their cover letter courses they would like to teach and the form of engagement they would pursue during their year at Colorado State. 

Required Job Qualifications:

  • Doctorate in Philosophy, Religion, Theology or related discipline with doctoral work within the Catholic intellectual tradition;
  • Publications or evidence of strong research and scholarly promise in Philosophy, Philosophical Theology, or related discipline;
  • Ability to teach courses in philosophy, or related discipline in the liberal arts;
  • Promise of excellence in engaged scholarship/outreach;
  • Evidence of teaching effectiveness;

Preferred Job Qualifications:

  • Evidence of teaching effectiveness at the undergraduate level;
  • Promise of excellence and commitment to engaged scholarship and community engagement through research, teaching and outreach programs; 
  • Ability to model the exploration and discussion of religion-society issues publicly in a rigorous, interfaith, mutually beneficial way.
  • Ability to support interdisciplinary courses, goals and activities; 
  • Ability to advance the department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion;
  • AOC that complements existing departmental strengths

Effective starting date is August 16, 2021. Salary is commensurate with qualifications.  

Applicants should submit a complete dossier, including a letter of application, curriculum vitae, writing sample, statement of research agenda, evidence of successful teaching (such as sample teaching evaluations, syllabi, and/or statement of teaching philosophy), and the names of recommenders for three letters of recommendation at Willette Vising Professor Application Materials Submission. Applications may be considered until the position has been filled. To ensure full consideration, complete applications should be received by 4/19/21. Your recommenders should submit their letters directly to the same application link. Note that a complete application consists of the requested materials and three letters of recommendation. Please inform your recommenders that letters should be submitted by 4/19/21 to ensure full consideration.

Search contacts: Joel Bacon, [email protected]; and Ken Shockley, [email protected]

The Department includes approximately 135 undergraduate majors and minors in Philosophy and 13-15 Masters students in the terminal M.A. degree program. With faculty from a wide variety of areas in philosophy, predominantly working in the analytic tradition, the department has particular strengths in applied ethics and global philosophies.  The department has historically supported a broad and inclusive approach to philosophy.  Its three undergraduate concentrations include one in Global Philosophies and Religions, and it currently has scholars working in areas such as Islamic philosophy and Buddhist philosophy.

Colorado State University has an enrollment of approximately 34,000 residential students, including 4,000 graduate students. It is a Carnegie I Research-Extensive University and is recognized as one of the premier institutions of higher education in the western United States. The Department of Philosophy is housed in the College of Liberal Arts, which enjoys among the largest college enrollments and faculty numbers at the university. 

Colorado State University is located in Fort Collins, a growing community of about 165,000 people.  It sits at the foot of Colorado's Front Range of the Rocky Mountains and on the scenic Cache La Poudre River.  It is located about 60 miles from Rocky Mountain National Park. Denver is also located about an hour's drive away.  Ft. Collins has its own symphony, cultural center, ballet and theater companies, and a beautifully restored downtown restaurant and entertainment district.  Industries in the area include Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Teledyne-Waterpik, Kodak and Anheuser Busch.

Colorado State University is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based on race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or pregnancy and will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services. The Title IX Coordinator is the Executive Director of the Office of Support and Safety Assessment, 123 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523 -2026, (970) 491-7407. The Section 504 and ADA Coordinator is the Executive Director of Human Resources and Equal Opportunity, Office of Equal Opportunity, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-5836.

Colorado State University (CSU) strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations, CSU conducts background checks. The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal (felony and misdemeanor) history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the university, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.

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Deadline for full consideration: April 19, 2021, 11:59pm MST

(applications under review)

Hard deadline No deadline specified (applications considered on an ongoing basis)
Contact name Joel Bacon
Contact email
Contact phone (970)443-5031
Time created April 6, 2021, 4:38pm UTC
Scheduled expiry date July 31, 2021, 4:41pm MST
Expired on July 31, 2021, 4:46pm MST
Last updated September 30, 2021, 3:00pm UTC
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