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Lecturer (EXPIRED)

Department of Philosophy, Santa Clara University

Job category Junior faculty / Fixed term
AOS Open
AOC AOC open, but applicant must be able to teach a two-quarter Core Curriculum sequence in Cultures and Ideas to first year students as well as a range of lower division ethics courses. The ability to teach an intensive Critical Thinking and Writing course to first year students is desirable.
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Organization's reference number FAC000846
Location Santa Clara, California, United States
Start date September 1, 2018
Job description

The Department of Philosophy at Santa Clara University, a private Jesuit, Catholic university, invites applications for a full-time lecturer position. The position is for a three-year term and is renewable. Reappointment is contingent upon superior performance, persistent programmatic need, and availability of funds.The candidate may also be asked to teach upper division courses in his or her research specialty.

Ph.D. in Philosophy prior to date of appointment. The successful candidate will have experience and a proven record of excellence in teaching undergraduates, along with evidence of professional engagement. The ability to teach a range of Core courses in Ethics and a Cultures and Ideas two-course sequence is essential. The ability to teach an intensive Critical Thinking and Writing sequence is desirable. Experience working with people of diverse cultures and identities, and potential to contribute to one or more departmental, college, or university priorities will be especially valued. Applicants should be aware of Jesuit educational philosophy, the social justice mission of the University, and the mission of the Department of Philosophy at Santa Clara University.

Successful candidates will have a strong commitment to, and exemplary record of, undergraduate teaching. The course load is seven courses over three academic quarters (mid-September to mid-June).

Located in the heart of northern California’s Silicon Valley, Santa Clara University is a private Jesuit, Catholic university and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, committed to excellence through diversity and inclusion; in this spirit we particularly welcome applications from women, persons of color, and members of historically underrepresented groups. The University will provide reasonable accommodations to all qualified individuals with a disability.

Duties include but are not limited to teaching seven courses. Other duties include:

1. Conduct assigned class meetings and exams while demonstrating a command of the discipline and pedagogical skill in presenting it effectively.
2. Post and maintain regular weekly office hours on campus.
3. Assign and submit student grades to the Registrar by the designated deadline.
4. Participate in professional activity that is appropriate to the discipline and that contributes to their primary responsibility for teaching.
5. Develop courses and contribute to general curriculum development and assessment in a collegial manner.
6. Serve as an advisor to assigned students and provide informed advice.
7. As appropriate to rank, engage in service to the department, College, University, profession and the wider community, such as serving on committees, participating in professional organizations and activities, participating in and providing support for department and campus events, working with SCU’s Centers of Excellence and/or Residential Learning Communities, and performing community service in virtue of one’s professional expertise or university association.

Santa Clara University does not sponsor any visa applications for this position. The successful candidate must be able to provide evidence of identity and legal authorization to work in the United States.

Santa Clara University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, committed to excellence through diversity and inclusion, and, in this spirit, particularly welcomes applications from women, persons of color, and members of historically underrepresented groups. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or other protected category in accordance with applicable law. The University will provide reasonable accommodations to individuals with a disability.

How to apply
Application type Online
Please submit the materials below to the PeopleAdmin system via the Human Resources website at the website listed below. The application will include: 1. A cover letter addressing the candidate’s qualifications for the position 2. Curriculum Vitae 3. A personal statement addressing teaching philosophy and experience working with people of diverse cultures and identities 4. Student evaluations of teaching and other indications of teaching effectiveness, including original and unedited institutional summaries of numerical evaluations and unedited student comments on teaching (as are found in narrative evaluations of teaching) if possible. Please include a brief explanation of numerical scales or relevant comparisons used. 5. Samples of course syllabi 6. Graduate Transcripts 7. Writing sample (may be a dissertation chapter, published or unpublished work) 8. Contact information for three letters of recommendation. The letters will be solicited through the applicant portal system upon submission.
Web address to apply https://jobs.scu.edu/postings/6444
Hard deadline November 17, 2017, 11:59pm PST
Web address for more information https://jobs.scu.edu/postings/6444
Contact name Dr. Lawrence J. Nelson, Search Committee Chair
Contact email
Contact phone 408-554-5093
Time created October 19, 2017, 9:09am EST
Scheduled expiry date November 17, 2017, 11:59pm PST
Expired on Yesterday, 12:46am PST
Last updated November 19, 2017, 3:46am EST
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Job Market Calendar This institution has indicated that the position advertised will not follow the APA's recommended job market calendar. An explanation, if provided, appears below.

The Dean's office policy is that it will ask the department how much time they want to give a candidate to consider a written offer. It can be anywhere from 1 week to 1 month, depending on the circumstances. Sometimes, there is a very qualified second candidate who may well receive competing offers, as may he first candidate, and consequently the department wants an answer sooner than two weeks. Unanticipated delays in the hiring process can also make a shorter turn-around time imperative for the institution. However, in this particular case, we are adhering to the APA guideline that applications will be accepted after November 1, and it is very unlikely that anyone receiving a written offer will have to respond before February 1.