Assistant Professor of Philosophy
Philosophy Program , University of Providence
|Job category||Faculty (open rank) / Tenure-track or similar|
|AOC||AOS and AOC open but the successful candidate must be well-versed in the history of philosophy and the department has a strong preference for faculty who engage with topics in the Catholic intellectual tradition. The ability to teach Medieval Philosophy by Spring 2023 and Modern Philosophy by Spring 2024 is required.|
|Location||Great Falls, Montana, United States|
|Start date||August 15, 2022|
WHO WE ARE
The University of Providence is a four-year, private, Catholic liberal arts university with a main campus located in Great Falls, Montana offering both face to face and online programs. Founded by the Sisters of Providence in 1932, the University is sponsored by Providence Ministries. As part of the Providence Health System (PHS) the University continues to create academic programs to address current and future workforce needs for the healthcare system and industry. Guiding all Providence Ministries are the shared values of dignity, compassion, justice, excellence and integrity.
The Assistant Professor of Philosophy is a full-time, tenure-track appointment. The University of Providence Philosophy program is a small, but growing, discipline within the Humanities Department that largely teaches courses supporting the UP Lumen Core. Our introductory course on what it means to be human aims to introduce students to the philosophical life by developing their natural curiosity into a deep sense of wonder that animates a life of historically informed, systematic, rational reflection on human experience of the world. More concretely, the course explores elements of logic, theories of human nature, and the philosophy of religion. Our core course in ethics explores the major ethical traditions in an applied and normative context that draws on themes developed in the introductory course. In both courses we aim to help students understand the role philosophy plays in the ongoing development of the Judeo-Christian tradition and the ongoing dialogue between faith and reason. In addition to these two core courses, the philosophy department supports a small minor with courses primarily in the history of philosophy. Philosophy faculty often also have the opportunity to co-teach integrated learning courses with faculty in other disciplines and to teach UP’s robust freshman experience course.
ESSENTIAL POSITION COMPETENCIES AND REQUIREMENTS
Deadline: Review of applications will begin immediately; full consideration will be given to applications received by May 29, 2022.
Position Type: Faculty
Location: University of Providence Campus in Great Falls, Montana
|How to apply|
Applicants should submit a letter of interest/cover letter; a current CV; UP application; a teaching dossier including a teaching statement, sample syllabi for at least introduction to philosophy and upper-division ethics courses, sample assignments, and proof of teaching effectiveness; three letters of reference, at least one of which addresses teaching. These should be emailed to [email protected]
|Email to apply|
|Deadline for full consideration:||
May 29, 2022, 11:59pm MST
(applications under review)
|Hard deadline||No deadline specified (applications considered on an ongoing basis)|
|Web address for more information||https://www.uprovidence.edu/employment/|
|Contact name||Melanie Houge|
|Time created||May 11, 2022, 4:12pm UTC|
|Scheduled expiry date||November 6, 2022, 2:43pm MST|
|Last updated||May 11, 2022, 4:12pm UTC|
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