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Lecturer of Philosophy

Philosophy/Religion, Central College

Job category Junior faculty / Fixed term
AOS Classical Greek and Medieval Philosophy, with an ability to teach ethics and political philosophy
AOS categories Ancient Greek and Roman Philosophy
History of Philosophy
Medieval and Renaissance Philosophy
AOC History of Philosophy and be able to teach introductory classes
AOC categories Social and Political Philosophy
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Location Pella, Iowa, United States
Job description

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT:  One year (non-tenure line) lecturer appointment beginning August 2017

QUALIFICATIONS:   Ph.D. in philosophy, outstanding ABD applicants will be considered. Area of competence in Classical Greek and Medieval Philosophy, with an ability to teach ethics and political philosophy. Candidates should have a broad background in the History of Philosophy and be able to teach introductory classes.  

RESPONSIBILITIES: Applicants should be committed to undergraduate teaching.  The successful candidate will teach introductory and advanced courses in philosophy to majors and non-majors, including courses that fulfill the core requirement for all students in Literature and Philosophy. Potential applicants should be committed to undergraduate teaching, and have an understanding of, and appreciation for, the liberal arts environment.

The faculty at Central interact in an academically stimulating and congenial environment with a focus on student success. Graduates in philosophy have pursued advanced degrees in philosophy, theology, law, medicine and educational administration, as well as careers such as actuarial science, software design, and counseling psychology. Over 93% of Central graduates are employed, in graduate school, or completing meaningful service within one year of graduation.

Founded in 1853, Central College of Pella, Iowa, is a private, residential four-year liberal arts college known for its academic rigor and strength in global experiential learning, STEM (science, technology, engineering and math), sustainability education, athletics success and tradition, and leadership and service. Central continues to value its long-standing relationship with the Reformed Church in America that began in 1916. The college participates in NCAA Division III athletics and is a member of the Iowa Conference. Central is an active part of the Greater Des Moines region and just minutes from Lake Red Rock, Iowa’s largest lake.

How to apply
Application type Online
Instructions
To apply for this position visit http://www.central.edu/jobseekers/ . Review of applications will begin March 24, and will continue until the position is filled. Candidates recommended for employment are subject to a background check. Please submit the following materials online: 1. a letter of application relating your qualifications to the position at a liberal arts, residential college 2. a curriculum vitae 3. copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts 4. a one-page statement of teaching philosophy Three confidential letters of reference addressing the candidate's qualifications for this opportunity at a liberal arts college can be sent electronically to centraldean@central.edu or mailed to: Vice President for Academic Affairs & Dean of the Faculty, Central College, 812 University, Pella, Iowa 50219.
Web address to apply http://www.central.edu/jobseekers/
Deadline for full consideration: March 24, 2017, 12:00am CST

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Scheduled expiry date September 25, 2017, 3:31pm CST
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