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Lecturer of Philosophy

Augusta University

Job category Junior faculty / Tenured, continuing or permanent
AOS Open
AOC Bioethics
AOC categories Biomedical Ethics
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Location Augusta, Georgia, United States
Job description

Lecturer of Philosophy


Augusta University

Job Summary


Job ID: 269476

Position #: 40070583

The Katherine Reese Pamplin College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences' Department of History, Anthropology, and Philosophy at Augusta University, responding to enrollment growth in recent years, is seeking applicants for an academic year Lecturer in Philosophy. The selected candidate will be expected to teach Introduction to Philosophy, Introduction to Critical Thinking, and Introduction to Ethics, as well as other undergraduate philosophy classes as required. This is a non-tenure eligible faculty position (9-month contract) with duties anticipated to begin in August 2024. Candidates will have a strong commitment to teaching general education classes. Interest in Bioethics will be considered a plus.



• Teach 8 in-person courses per year as assigned by chair. These will include PHIL 2010 (Introduction to Philosophy) and PHIL 2020 (Introduction to Critical Thinking), PHIL 2030 (Introduction to Ethics), and others as required.

• Teach onsite dual enrollment at local high schools.

• Participate in shared governance of department, college, and university as assigned.

Required Qualifications


Master's degree in Philosophy or related field, including at least 18 graduate level hours in Philosophy.

Required faculty employment qualifications for all USG institutions and all academic ranks within these institutions shall be:

• -Consistent with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)'s requirements for institutional accreditation;

• -Evidence of ability as a teacher;

• -Evidence of activity as a scholar and ability in all other duties assigned;

• -Successful experience (which will necessarily be waived for those just entering the academic profession who meet all other requirements); and,

• -Desirable personal qualities judged on the basis of personal interview, complete biographical data, and recommendations.

Preferred Qualifications


• Earned doctorate in Philosophy or related field.

• Experience in teaching in a college or a university setting.

• Qualifications to teach Bioethics and other courses.



This position is academic year based and typically works August through May, depending on dates outlined in offer letter and yearly contract.

The intended work commitment or full-time equivalent (FTE) for this position is 1.0.

Salary and compensation is commensurate with education, experience, and achievements. The salary is subject to availability of funds.

Comprehensive benefits include medical, dental, vision, sick leave, generous retirement plans, tuition waiver, wellness options, and much more!

Also, our full-time employees who have been employed with us successfully for more than 6 months can be considered for the Tuition Assistance Program.

Rank and salary are determined at the time of hire and are based on a variety of factors including but not limited to experience, education, credentials, specialty, training, etc. while also considering internal equity and market data.

Advancement through the faculty ranks at Augusta University is only through the annual Promotion and Tenure process in which faculty may apply if eligible (typically five-year increments). For more information on ranks, please review the Augusta University Promotion and Tenure website:h https://www.augusta.edu/faculty-affairs/promotionandtenure.php

College/Department Information


The Katherine Reese Pamplin College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences forms the heart of the liberal arts mission of Augusta University. We foster critical thinking about complex questions of the human experience; cultivate skills in written, verbal, and creative expression; promote active citizenship and community engagement; and prepare graduates for careers in quickly changing globalized environments. Our faculty and staff share a deep commitment to developing the intellectual potential of our students. We offer many undergraduate degrees as well as select graduate and minor programs that allow our students to gain the knowledge and skills that will transfer to career success. Explore opportunities for growth, including undergraduate research, study abroad, internships, and community service.

The Department of History, Anthropology, and Philosophy offers majors in History (including possible concentrations in Public History or Secondary Education) and Anthropology, as well as a minor in Philosophy and certificates in Museum Studies, Health Humanities, and Bioethics. It covers a range of general education courses in Humanities, Science, and Social Science, and offers courses supporting a variety of programs including the Honors College, ROTC, Education, and Health Society and Policy, among others. With workspaces in the Guard House Museum and Archaeology Lab, as well as access to outstanding local and regional historical documents in the Reese Library Special Collections, we offer a hands-on approach to exploring history and culture in the CSRA.

About Us


Augusta University is Georgia's innovation center for education and health care, training the next generation of innovators, leaders, and healthcare providers in classrooms and clinics on four campuses in Augusta and locations across the state. More than 10,500 students choose Augusta for educational opportunities at the center of Georgia's cybersecurity hub and experiential learning that blends arts and application, humanities, and the health sciences. Augusta is home to Georgia's only public academic health center, where groundbreaking research is creating a healthier, more prosperous Georgia, and world-class clinicians are bringing the medicine of tomorrow to patient care today.

Our mission and values make Augusta University an institution like no other. We are part of the University System of Georgia..



Our Summerville Campus:

2500 Walton Way, Augusta, GA 30904

Conditions of Employment


All selected candidates are required to successfully pass a background check review prior to starting with Augusta University.

For Faculty Hires: Final candidates will be required to provide proof of completed academic degree(s) as well as post-secondary coursework in the form of original transcript(s). Those candidates trained by a foreign institution will also be required to provide an educational/credential evaluation.

All employees are responsible for ensuring the confidentiality, availability, and integrity of sensitive [patient, student, employee, financial, business, etc.] information by exercising sound judgment and adhering to cybersecurity and privacy policies during their employment and beyond.

Equal Employment Opportunity


Augusta University is proud to be an equal opportunity employer welcoming applicants from underrepresented groups, including individuals with disabilities and veterans.

How To Apply


To be considered an applicant for this position, you must apply online at https://apptrkr.com/5074977.

Please upload your Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae, Teaching Philosophy Statement on AU Students, and a List of Three References with Contact Information as one document.

We will begin reviewing applications on March 18, 2024 and continue until the position is filled.

Other Information


This position is also responsible for promoting a customer-friendly environment and providing superior service to our patients, students, faculty, and employees. "Augusta University is a patient-and family-centered care institution, where employees partner every day with patients and families for success."

Augusta University is a tobacco-free environment, and the use of any tobacco products on any part of the campus, both inside and outside, is strictly prohibited.

To apply, please visit: https://apptrkr.com/5074977

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Web address to apply https://apptrkr.com/5074977
Hard deadline No deadline specified (applications considered on an ongoing basis)
Web address for more information https://www.augusta.edu/
Time created March 4, 2024, 10:03pm UTC
Scheduled expiry date August 31, 2024, 6:54pm EST
Last updated March 11, 2024, 7:12pm UTC
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