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Visiting Scholar - Philosophy/Religious Studies

Department of History and Philosophy, State University of New York at Old Westbury

Job category Visiting fellowship / Professorship / Fixed term
AOS Applied Ethics
AOC Introductory Philosophy, Ethics, Logic, Religion, Africana, Islamic, Asian or Latin American Philosophy
AOC categories African/Africana Philosophy
Arabic and Islamic Philosophy
Asian Philosophy
Latin American Philosophy
Philosophy of Religion
Logic
Applied Ethics
Environmental Philosophy
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Organization's reference number 156351
Location Old Westbury, New York, United States
Start date Fall 2023
Job description

The Department of History and Philosophy seeks to hire a Philosophy or Religion Studies scholar, forone-year position as a Social Justice Fellow beginning in the Fall 2023 Semester. This is a one-year position that may be eligible for conversion into a tenure-track line. Area of specialization is open, but preference will be given to candidates specializing in Applied Ethics and Justice.  Candidates are expected to have broad competency to teach courses in Introductory Philosophy, Ethics, Logic and/or Religion.  Preference will be given to candidates with competency in Africana, Islamic, Asian or Latin American Philosophy.  Ability to develop Philosophy and/or Religion courses contributing to the departmental programs in Environmental Studies and History as well as other programs in the College is preferred.

The Department of History and Philosophy houses a B.A. in history, a B.A. in Environmental Studies and a B.A. in the combined areas of philosophy and religion.  We also offer content courses in our School of Education's Master of Arts in Teaching degree in Adolescence Education Social Studies.

SUNY Old Westbury's Social Justice Fellows will receive reassigned time equivalent to one course per semester to develop and begin operationalizing the Old Westbury Center for Social and Environmental Justice (CSEJ).  The Social Justice Fellows are based in academic departments across campus and, together, will form an interdisciplinary cohort under the aegis of Academic Affairs.  Responsibilities may include:

  • Developing and delivering campus-wide programming related to social justice, including professional development programming and programming that will promote the work of the CSEJ within and beyond Old Westbury.
  • Collaborating on plans for the physical space of the CSEJ.
  • Collaborating with faculty working on the Black Studies Center, Women's Center, El Conuco, and related Centers and programs, including co-curricular partnerships.
  • Establishing connections with community partners and local institutions to support and promote the work of the CSEJ.
  • Interfacing with and providing support for the Old Westbury Model particularly in areas of overlap with the CSEJ.
  • Engaging and collaborating with the PRODiG committee and fellows and the DEI & Social Justice Presidential Committee in a mutually supportive and beneficial manner.
  • Connecting and working with essential stakeholders on campus including but not limited to the Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Title IX, and Ombuds, the Faculty Senate and governance bodies, Student Success programs and Student Affairs.

Comprehensive Benefits: https://www.suny.edu/media/suny/content-assets/documents/benefits/benefit-summaries/FTUUPbenefitsummary-April-2022.pdf

Requirements:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in Philosophy or Religion or ABD (with Ph.D. awarded by December 2023).
  • Ability to teach the introductory Philosophy and Religion courses.
  • Evidence of an active research agenda.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience teaching at the college level.
  • Experience teaching a culturally and economically diverse student population.
How to apply
Application type Online
Instructions
Application Instructions: Please submit the following online at https://oldwestbury.edu/interviewexchange.com: 1. letter of application, 2. curriculum vitae, 3. statement of teaching philosophy, 4. statement of research focus and methodological strengths, 5. contact information (name, email address and telephone number) for three references (we will request letters only for short-listed candidates) and, 6. a fully completed Old Westbury employment application (available during the online application process). Only applications submitted online will be considered. CLOSING DATE FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS: February 15, 2023 VISA sponsorship is not available for this position. We encourage protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, women and minorities to apply. Employment in this position will be contingent on the College's verification of credentials and any other information required by federal or state law, and SUNY Old Westbury polices, including the completion of a criminal background check.
Web address to apply https://oldwestbury.interviewexchange.com/joboffer...
Hard deadline February 15, 2023, 11:59pm EST
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Web address for more information https://www.oldwestbury.edu/
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Time created December 1, 2022, 7:40pm UTC
Scheduled expiry date February 15, 2023, 11:59pm EST
Last updated December 1, 2022, 7:40pm UTC
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