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Assistant Professor of Philosophy (EXPIRED)

Humanities, Widener University

Job category Junior faculty / Tenure-track or similar
AOS Ethics; Applied Ethics in fields such as business, nursing, and engineering
AOS categories Applied Ethics
AOC Open
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Location Chester, Pennsylvania, United States
Start date August, 2023
Job description

Widener University’s College of Arts and Sciences Humanities Division invites applications for a tenure-track position as an Assistant Professor of Philosophy beginning in fall 2023. The successful candidate will demonstrate a strong commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching and a knowledge of current trends and research in their field(s). Teaching duties will include required courses in ethics and applied ethics for students majoring in business, engineering, and nursing as well courses required of all students as part of the University’s general education program. Opportunities exist as well for co-teaching of an interdisciplinary nature within the College of Arts and Sciences. The ability to contribute to racial-ethnic studies, gender studies, or cross-disciplinary area studies would be welcomed.

The successful candidate will demonstrate an active and coherent agenda in scholarly and professional development as well as the ability to contribute to a robust system of faculty governance. The Ph.D. in Philosophy or closely related field is required at the time of appointment.  

Widener University is committed to fostering an environment in which faculty, staff, and students from a variety of backgrounds, cultures, and personal experiences are welcomed and can thrive. The College of Arts and Sciences puts high priority on inclusive pedagogy, inclusive mentoring, and community engagement. Those candidates experienced in, or who would enjoy, working with a diverse range of faculty, staff, and students, and those who can contribute to the climate of inclusivity, are encouraged to identify their experiences in these areas throughout their application.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (including, but not limited to):

Essential duties:

  • Teaching; Professional development relating to the discipline including pedagogy; publication of research; participation in academic citizenship at all levels within the University.

Secondary responsibilities:

  • Advising; department leadership

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS (education/training and experience required):

Required: 

  • A demonstrated commitment to undergraduate education and a PhD in philosophy or a philosophy-related discipline. ABD candidates may be considered if the degree will be completed by May 2023.

Preferred:

  • Prior experience in interdisciplinary teaching and team-taught courses

Qualified candidates must complete the online application form at widener.edu/jobs by November 1. Please submit a letter of application, CV, transcripts, teaching philosophy and evidence of teaching effectiveness, and research plans as a single pdf. Incomplete applications will not be considered. In addition, three confidential professional letters of reference should be sent to [email protected]. Review of complete applications will begin on November 1. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Only those selected to interview will be contacted. 

Widener University is committed to fostering an inclusive community in which faculty, staff, and students from a variety of backgrounds, cultures, and personal experiences are welcomed and can thrive.  We are an equal opportunity employer and are committed to providing equal educational and employment opportunities for all persons without regard to age, color, national origin, race, religion, disability, veteran status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, or status as a protected veteran.

Widener University requires all prospective employees to provide proof of being fully vaccinated (including booster) against COVID-19 prior to employment or apply and be approved for a medical/religious exemption.  Offers may be rescinded if new employee does not provide proof of being fully vaccinated in a timely manner.

Widener University, an independent, metropolitan, doctoral-intensive university, connects curricula to social issues through civic engagement. Dynamic teaching, active scholarship, personal attention and experiential learning are key components of the Widener Experience. Located in Chester, PA, Widener's main campus is nestled between Philadelphia, PA and Wilmington, DE, with Law Schools located in both Harrisburg and Wilmington. For more information about the university, please visit our website at www.widener.edu.

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Widener University’s College of Arts and Sciences Humanities Division invites applications for a tenure-track position as an Assistant Professor of Philosophy beginning in fall 2023. Please visit the website for more information about the position and how to apply.
Web address to apply https://careers.widener.edu/en-us/job/492925/assis...
Hard deadline November 1, 2022, 11:59pm EST
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Web address for more information https://careers.widener.edu/en-us/job/492925/assis...
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Time created October 3, 2022, 7:41pm UTC
Scheduled expiry date November 1, 2022, 11:59pm EST
Expired on November 3, 2022, 12:46am EST
Last updated November 3, 2022, 4:46am UTC
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