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Endowed Willette Professor of Catholic Studies

Department of Philosophy, Colorado State University

Job category Faculty (open rank) / Tenured, continuing or permanent
AOS Catholic Philosophy or Theology
AOS categories Philosophy of Religion
AOC Open – not Ethics or Applied Ethics
AOC categories Philosophy of Religion
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Organization's reference number 202100338F
Location Fort Collins, Colorado, United States
Start date August 2022
Job description

POSITION: The Department of Philosophy in the College of Liberal Arts at Colorado State University invites applications for the Inaugural Endowed Willette Professor of Philosophy (open rank). While primary teaching and research responsibilities will be within the Department of Philosophy, this position will support campus interdisciplinary efforts in Religious Studies.

In addition to or as part of the usual teaching and research obligations, 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 CSU’s commitment to engaged scholarship, in accordance with CSU’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. Candidates should address in their application materials how they intend to engage with local or regional communities, and how this engagement relates to their research and teaching agendas. 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. As CSU is a state institution, there is no requirement that the individual taking this position have a personal commitment to the Catholic Faith. The teaching load is 2-2.

AOS: Catholic Philosophy or Theology.

AOC: Open - not Ethics or Applied Ethics

QUALIFICATIONS

Required Job Qualifications:

  • Doctorate in Philosophy, Religion, Theology or related discipline with doctoral work or record of scholarship within the Catholic intellectual tradition;
  • Demonstrated evidence of nationally recognized scholarship in Philosophy, Philosophical Theology, or related discipline;
  • Ability to teach philosophy courses;
  • Ability to engage with diverse communities and perspectives;
  • Promise of excellence in engaged scholarship/outreach;
  • Evidence of teaching effectiveness;
  • Demonstrated teaching excellence and enthusiasm for designing and offering courses that engage students in understanding of Catholic philosophical traditions;

Preferred Job Qualifications:

  • Evidence of teaching effectiveness at the graduate and undergraduate levels;
  • Demonstrated experience and commitment to engaged scholarship through research, teaching and outreach programs;
  • Ability to engage with the general public in the exploration and discussion of issues surrounding religion and society in a manner that fosters dialog with religious and secular traditions;
  • Demonstrated leadership in working with other faculty to support interdisciplinary courses, curriculum, goals and activities;
  • Ability to advance the department’s commitment to diversity and inclusion;
  • Strong competence in classical Scholastic philosophy;
  • AOC that complements existing departmental strengths; department currently has sufficient strengths in ethics.

SALARY:  Salary is commensurate with qualifications. 

EFFECTIVE DATE:  August 16, 2022.

APPLICATION: Applicants should submit a complete dossier, including a letter of application, curriculum vitae, writing sample, statement of research agenda, and evidence of successful teaching (such as sample teaching evaluations, syllabi, and/or statement of teaching philosophy) through the application portal: https://jobs.colostate.edu/postings/94861. Recommenders will be e-mailed a request for a letter of recommendation immediately upon submission of application. To ensure full consideration, complete applications should be received by December 1st, 2021. Note that a complete application consists of the requested materials and three letters of recommendation. Please inform recommenders that letters should be submitted by December 8th, 2021, to ensure full consideration. Applications may be considered until the position has been filled.

THE DEPARTMENT: 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, the department has internationally recognized strengths in applied ethics and global philosophies, particularly Islamic, South Asian, and East Asian philosophies. The department has historically supported a broad and inclusive approach to philosophy and its three undergraduate concentrations include one in Global Philosophies and Religions.

THE UNIVERSITY: 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.

THE CITY: Colorado State University is located in Fort Collins, a growing community of about 175,000 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.

AFFIRMATIVE ACTION: 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

How to apply
Application type Online
Web address to apply https://jobs.colostate.edu/postings/94861
Deadline for full consideration: December 1, 2021, 12:00am MST

(applications under review)

Hard deadline No deadline specified (applications considered on an ongoing basis)
Contact
Web address for more information http://philosophy.colostate.edu
Contact name Kenneth Shockley
Contact email
Contact phone 970.491.5518
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Scheduled expiry date May 5, 2022, 2:29pm MST
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