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Lecturer in Philosophy (Full-time)

California Lutheran University

Job category Junior faculty / Fixed term
AOS Ethics
AOS categories Ethics
AOC Latin American Philosophy
AOC categories Latin American Philosophy
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Location Thousand Oaks, California, United States
Job description

Lecturer in Philosophy (Full-time)

Position Category: Faculty

FLSA: Exempt

FTE: .75

Location: Thousand Oaks

University Background:

Cal Lutheran is a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) and McNair Institution, and we are looking for candidates with a demonstrated commitment to and success working in diverse, multi- cultural and multi-racial communities, particularly in mentoring African American, Latinx, and Native American students. Cal Lutheran encourages applicants from all faiths or none, and advocates for justice and fairness for all people. We are an accredited, private, comprehensive university that engages students in critical inquiry and dedicated to educating leaders for a global society. The Thousand Oaks campus is located midway between Santa Barbara and Los Angeles and is home to more than 2,500 undergraduate and 1,110 graduate students who come from 59 countries and represent a variety of faiths. 52% of Cal Lutheran students are from underrepresented groups, and 40% of freshmen are first generation students. Cal Lutheran Faculty are 29% people of color. The mission of the University is to educate leaders for a global society who are strong in character and judgment, confident in their identity and vocation, and committed to service and justice.

Basic Function:

California Lutheran University invites applications for a Lecturer in Philosophy with a focus in Ethics and Latin American Philosophy. The successful candidate should have a strong background (AOS) in Ethics, competence (AOS or AOC) in Latin American Philosophy, and be able to teach other courses in the department (an ability to teach Business Ethics, Ethics, Social Ethics, and Latin American Philosophy is required, and an ability to teach Feminism and/or Philosophy of Race and/or Oppression & Liberation is preferred). Teaching experience (and/or strong potential) and an interest in public and pre-college philosophy is desirable. The standard teaching load is four courses per semester and the successful candidate is expected to work with colleagues from other disciplines to participate in constructive dialogue on issues that we are facing in the 21st century by building upon sources from across intellectual streams. It is also expected that, after the first year of teaching, the person hired will take an active role in first-year advising.

Representative Duties:

• Provide academic instruction to students through lecture, lab, or performance courses. Create assignments and activities in one-on-one, classroom, and distance mediated instructional settings for development of cognitive abilities, communication skills, and higher order thinking skills among students. E

• Observe and evaluate student performance in meeting course objectives and student learning outcomes through assignments, projects, discussions, and examinations; provide feedback in a timely manner to student inquiries in class, online, or during established consultation office hours. E

• Maintain current, accurate records of course enrollment, attendance, student academic progress, course curriculum; prepare and submit grades, data, and reports related to course and student progress in a timely manner. E

• Provide a course syllabus to students in each class within the first week of the class, as outlined in the faculty handbook. E

• Adhere to the responsibilities related to teaching, advising and service, as outlined in the faculty handbook. E

• Attend and participate on committees and in department, division, campus, and University meetings. E

• Evening and weekend hours may be required. E

• Primary responsibilities for this position include teaching the following undergraduate courses (32 units): Ethics, Business Ethics, Social Ethics, Latin American Philosophy, and Feminism and/or Philosophy of Race and/or Oppression & Liberation. E

• Performs related duties as assigned.

E=Essential Duties

Knowledge Of:

• Current theory and practice within the subject discipline

• Principles and best practices of effective teaching

• Student learning outcomes and methods of assessment

• University curricula

• Community and campus resources, services, programs, and professionals available to students

• Methods of gathering, analyzing, and preparing data

• Modern computing technology

• Record keeping techniques with regard to student enrollment, attendance, and progress

• Ethics and Latin American Philosophy.

Ability To:

• Demonstrate a thorough and accurate knowledge in the subject field or discipline

• Deliver course curricula in various learning styles

• Exhibit sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, social, economic, cultural, and ethnic background of University students

• Exhibit sensitivity to and understanding of the needs of students with disabilities

• Integrate current and emerging instructional delivery technologies into the learning process to enhance teaching and the educational experience

• Maintain professional standards that protect student confidentiality

• Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing using tact, patience, and courtesy

• Establish and maintain effective working relationships

• Work constructively with their colleagues and to treat faculty, staff, administrators, and students with respect and professionalism

• Analyze situations accurately and adopt effective courses of action

• Demonstrate commitment to professional excellence and continuous growth within subject field or discipline

• Satisfactorily fulfill a faculty member’s duties and responsibilities and making significant contributions to the University community.

Minimum Qualifications:

Possession of an appropriate Master’s Degree in Philosophy.

Preferred Qualifications:

• Possession of a Ph.D. in from an accredited institution. ABD will be considered.

• Aside from a strong background in Ethics and Latin American Philosophy, we prefer a candidate who is focused on issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

• Aside from teaching Ethics and Latin American Philosophy, an ability to teach Social Ethics, and Business Ethics is required, and an ability to teach Feminism and/or Philosopy of Race and/or Oppression & Liberation is preferred.

Licenses and Other Requirements:


Physical Abilities:

Detect to understand appropriate written correspondence; communicate clearly to exchange information in person and via the telephone or video; operate a computer and other office productivity machinery; stationary position for extended periods of time; move or transport light objects; position self to store and/or retrieve files.

Working Environment:

Indoor classroom environment; subject to visiting a variety of classroom sites on campus.

Hiring Range $56,000-$70,000

Posting Number: Faculty000882020

Open Date: 08/01/2023

Close Date: 11/17/2023

To apply, visit https://apptrkr.com/4492539

California Lutheran University is committed to providing equal opportunity in employment for all persons, regardless of race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, marital status, sex, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender, gender identity or expression, or any other basis protected by applicable law. No person shall be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination in any program, activity or facility of the University on the basis of these factors in a manner consistent with applicable federal and state laws, regulations, ordinances, orders and rules, and University’s policies, procedures, and processes.


Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process can be provided to individuals with qualifying disabilities. Please contact the Human Resources Department for further information or to request an accommodation.

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How to apply
Application type Online
Web address to apply https://apptrkr.com/4492539
Hard deadline November 17, 2023, 11:59pm PST
Web address for more information http://www.callutheran.edu/
Time created August 22, 2023, 8:28pm UTC
Scheduled expiry date November 17, 2023, 11:59pm PST
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