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Lecturer of Philosophy

Department of Philosophy, Metropolitan State University of Denver

Job category Junior faculty / Fixed term
AOS Open
AOC Must be able to teach Applied Ethics or Logic courses; ability to also teach Ancient or Philosophy of Religion is an asset
AOC categories Ancient Greek and Roman Philosophy
Philosophy of Religion
Philosophy of Science
Workload Full time
Vacancies 2
Location Denver, Colorado, United States
Start date August 2024
Job description

Position Summary

The Department of Philosophy at Metropolitan State University of Denver invites applications for two non-tenure track one-year lecturer position to begin in August 2024. One of the appointments has the opportunity to be renewed. These full-time positions are focused on teaching key department courses with strong and/or growing enrollment including PHI 1010 - The Big Questions: An Introduction to Philosophy; PHI 1030 - Thinking about Ethics: Morality and the Good Life; PHI 1060 - Ethics in Medicine and Science, PHI 1110 - Language, Logic & Persuasion (this is a designated Oral Communication course); PHI2040 Philosophy of Religion; PHI3000 History of Ancient Philosophy; and PHI 3370 - Computers, Ethics, and Society. The teaching will primarily be done in person, with a possibility of some online/hybrid instruction. For more information on the Department of Philosophy in our College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences, please visit: https://www.msudenver.edu/philosophy/.

Position Responsibilities

The successful candidates will teach four courses per semester, which may include both lower and upper-division courses, as well as developing new philosophy courses for MSU Denver in areas of growing interest (e.g. environmental ethics, philosophy of technology).

Required Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in Philosophy or closely related discipline. ABD candidates with evidence of a plan for successful dissertation defense before the start of the fall 2024 semester in August are welcome to apply
  • Evidence of ability to teach most or all of the courses highlighted above

Preferred Qualifications

  • Evidence of excellence in undergraduate teaching
  • Evidence of ability to develop new philosophy courses for MSU Denver in areas of growing interest (e.g. environmental ethics, philosophy of technology)
  • Experience with and sensitivity to the needs of a diverse urban student population including (but not limited to) students of color, LBGTQIA students, students from low-income backgrounds, first-generation students, students with disabilities, undocumented students, non-traditional students, student veterans, and English language learners

Salary for Announcement

The salary range for these positions is $55,000 - $57,000 at Lecturer level. The salaries of the finalists selected for the roles will be set based upon a variety of factors, including but not limited to, internal equity, education, experience, specialty and training.

MSU Denver offers excellent benefits that include medical, dental, retirement, tuition benefit, free RTD pass, and more. For a brief overview of these options, please visit our Benefits section.

How to apply
Application type Online
Complete applications received by Monday, February 26, 2024 at 11:59 PM MST will receive full consideration, however applications will be accepted after this date until the position is filled. Interested applicants must apply online at MSU Denver's career site, https://msudenver.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/MSUDenver, and search for JR102000. Please attach the following required documents: 1. Curriculum vitae, including contact information for at least 3 references 2. Letter of application, addressing the candidate’s ability to teach the courses highlighted in the position summary 3. Teaching dossier, including sample syllabi and a statement of teaching philosophy. Other relevant teaching documents may be included in your dossier but are not required. 4. Unofficial graduate transcripts. Official transcripts will be required of the candidate selected for hire **Applicants will notice on the application portal there is one location (the resume/cover letter submission field) to upload all required materials. Multiple documents can be submitted into this one field; alternatively, merge all documents into one PDF and upload. ​Once submitted, you will not be able to edit your application.
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Deadline for full consideration: February 26, 2024, 11:59pm MST

(applications under review)

Hard deadline No deadline specified (applications considered on an ongoing basis)
Web address for more information https://msudenver.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/MSUDenver/...
Contact name Tanya Rogowsky, Senior Human Resources Partner, MSU Denver
Contact email
Contact phone 303-556-5740
Time created February 6, 2024, 10:29pm UTC
Scheduled expiry date August 4, 2024, 6:01pm MST
Last updated February 6, 2024, 10:29pm UTC
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