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Civil Discourse Program Senior Specialist (EXPIRED)

The Center for Ethics and Human Values, The Ohio State University

Job category Administration (non-academic) / Tenured, continuing or permanent
AOS Open
AOC Open
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Location Columbus, Ohio, United States
Start date Start date: Negotiable, but we would like to fill the position as soon as possible during spring semester 2023.
Job description

Job Description

Working closely with the Center for Ethics and Human Values (CEHV) Director and steering committee of CEHV, the Civil Discourse Program Senior Specialist will have two principal goals: first, to integrate civil discourse themes into existing University programming by creating and leading opportunities for students to learn about, and engage in, civil discourse on difficult topics; second, to coordinate closely with partners on the Civil Discourse Project, supporting student engagement with the full range of civil discourse-related opportunities offered at the University.

The Program Senior Specialist will develop content and provide instruction on civil discourse for a wide range of existing student programming, including teaching ARTSSCI 2400(E): Conversations on Morality, Politics, and Society once per year. The Program Senior Specialist will also coordinate and collaborate with leadership of existing student programs to facilitate the meaningful integration of civil discourse training into those programs and establish an effective communication network among student program leaders concerning civil discourse opportunities. The Program Senior Specialist will also coordinate with university partners on the Civil Discourse Project to support joint events and encourage student participation in partner offerings.

Education: develop content and provide instruction on civil discourse for student programs such as University Survey courses, Scholars programs, First Year Success Series, STEP program, student organizations, Residential Life, etc., both in-person and online; work with CEHV’s undergraduate Civil Discourse Fellows to host a series of Civil Discourse Forums for the university community; pursue independent research on public discourse, pluralism, democracy, and related topics; support student research opportunities, outreach, and other engagement on civil discourse; teach one course per year: “Conversations on Morality, Politics, and Society” (ARTSSCI 2400).

Integration into existing University programming: coordinate and collaborate with the Offices of Undergraduate Education and Student Life to advance civil discourse within existing student programming; build bridges to student program directors and leaders of student organizations to introduce civil discourse trainings; establish and maintain effective regular communication with student program directors and student organizations about the Civil Discourse Project.

Coordination with partners to support student engagement with full range of Civil Discourse Project offerings: facilitate effective regular communication among CDP’s university partners, including the Institute for Democratic Engagement and Accountability and the Divided Community Project; help to coordinate joint CDP events; promote student participation in the variety of in-depth civil discourse opportunities offered by CDP Partners.

Required Qualifications:

Master’s level degree in Philosophy, Political Science, Philosophy of Education, or related field. A minimum of four years of relevant experience, including teaching experience at the undergraduate level (which may include teaching experience as a graduate student).

Desired Qualifications:

Doctoral degree in Philosophy, Political Science, Philosophy of Education, or related field. Advanced knowledge of debates around freedom of speech, democratic deliberation, pluralism, diversity, and inclusion; Experience with program management and development.

Deadline: January 10th (for full initial consideration), but applications will be considered until the position is filled.

Start date: Negotiable, but we would like to fill the position as soon as possible during spring semester 2023.

A complete application consists of (1) a cover letter characterizing your teaching and research interests, and related program or outreach experience with students or other groups, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) evidence of teaching effectiveness, and (4) names and contact information for three references. All documents must be attached during the application process. Attachments cannot be added after an application has been submitted.

The Center for Ethics and Human Values (CEHV) is a faculty-led, University-level center that promotes practical reflection and discussion on the ethical challenges that shape our personal, professional, and public life. As part of its mission, CEHV is partnering with other campus groups on a new Civil Discourse Project aimed at undergraduate students. Grounded in Ohio State’s Shared Values -- including diversity and innovation, inclusion and equity, and care and compassion – the project aims to support a culture of free and respectful discussion that advances the aims of academic freedom and inclusive community. More information about CEHV and its Civil Discourse for Citizenship initiative can be found here: https://cehv.osu.edu.

The target hiring range for this position is $49,800-$66,400.

Ohio State is focused on enhancing the health and safety of our community. Therefore, the university is requiring every student, faculty and staff member to be compliant with Ohio State’s COVID-19 vaccine requirement.

By the start of employment, all newly hired employees must receive at least the first dose of a two-dose series or a single dose of a one-dose series COVID-19 vaccination. Individuals who choose a two-dose series vaccination must receive the second dose within 45 days of their start date. Proof of vaccination will be required at time of hire.

Candidates may request a medical or religious exemption from the vaccination requirement. Campus employees may also request an exemption for personal reasons. Ohio State Wexner Medical Center, College of Medicine or OSUP Employees are not eligible for personal exemptions. All exemptions are subject to Ohio State’s approval and subject to change, including revocation, due to legal and regulatory requirements.

How to apply
Application type Online
The Civil Discourse Program Senior Specialist role on requisition R65605 has published and can be found on our career sites at the following links:
Web address to apply https://osu.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/OSUCareers/job/C...
Deadline for full consideration: January 10, 2023, 11:59pm EST

(applications under review)

Hard deadline No deadline specified (applications considered on an ongoing basis)
Web address for more information https://cehv.osu.edu/
Contact name Piers Turner
Contact email
Time created December 5, 2022, 3:22pm UTC
Scheduled expiry date June 2, 2023, 9:30pm EST
Expired on June 2, 2023, 9:46pm EST
Last updated August 3, 2023, 3:00pm UTC
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