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Instructional Faculty - Philosophy - Non-Tenure Track Lecturer (EXPIRED)

College of Liberal Arts, Rochester Institute of Technology

Job category Junior faculty / Contract type open
AOS Open
AOC history of philosophy or ethics or critical thinking
AOC categories History of Philosophy
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Location Rochester, New York, United States
Start date August 15, 2018
Job description

Instructional Faculty - Philosophy - Non-Tenure Track Lecturer


College of Liberal Arts


Faculty Type (Tenure Status): Non-Tenure-Track Lecturer

Faculty Discipline:

Faculty Rank: Lecturer

Employment Category: Fulltime

Anticipated Start Date: 15-Aug-2018

Department/College Description


The College of Liberal Arts at RIT offers a unique, technology-infused approach to the traditional Liberal Arts education. We emphasize global education, student-centered research, and social justice. These themes prepare our students for the challenges they will face as citizens living in an evolving global society. We strive to produce well-rounded, intellectual students with the motivation to make an important impact on the world.

The Department of Philosophy at the Rochester Institute of Technology offers a large variety of undergraduate philosophy courses plus graduate courses in Philosophy of Art/Aesthetics, Philosophy of Mind, and the Philosophy of Vision and Imaging. Beyond our introductory level courses, students may take philosophy as General Education electives or as part of a 3-course immersion, a Minor in Philosophy, or a Major in Philosophy. The Department also develops an annual program of speakers, symposia, and conferences.

The Philosophy Department is motivated by a dedication to excellence in teaching. Most of our faculty have received teaching awards, and many of our faculty have received multiple teaching awards. The Eisenhart Award for Outstanding Teaching is RIT’s highest tribute to successful pedagogy, and the Department of Philosophy is home to nine of these awards.


RIT is a national leader in professional and career-oriented education. Talented, ambitious, and creative students of all cultures and backgrounds from all 50 states and more than 100 countries have chosen to attend RIT. Founded in 1829, Rochester Institute of Technology is a privately endowed, coeducational university with nine colleges emphasizing career education and experiential learning. With approximately 15,000 undergraduates and 2,900 graduate students, RIT is one of the largest private universities in the nation. RIT offers a rich array of degree programs in engineering, science, business, and the arts, and is home to the National Technical Institute for the Deaf. RIT has been honored by The Chronicle of Higher Education as one of the “Great Colleges to Work For” for four years. RIT is a National Science Foundation ADVANCE Institutional Transformation site. RIT is responsive to the needs of dual-career couples by our membership in the http://www.upstatenyherc.org/home/index.cfm?site_id=671.

Rochester, situated between Lake Ontario and the Finger Lakes region, is the 51st largest metro area in the United States and the third largest city New York State. The Greater Rochester region, which is home to nearly 1.1 million people, is rich in cultural and ethnic diversity, with a population comprised of approximately 18% African and Latin Americans and another 3% of international origin. It is also home to one of the largest deaf communities per capita in the U.S. Rochester ranks 4th for “Most Affordable City" by Forbes Magazine ,and MSN selected Rochester as the “#1 Most Livable Bargain Market” (for real-estate). Kiplinger named Rochester one of the top five “Best City for Families.”

Detailed Job Description

The Department of Philosophy at the Rochester Institute of Technology invites applications for the position of Lecturer (non-tenure-track, annually renewable) for the 2018-2019 academic year.

AOS: Open. AOC: history of philosophy or ethics or critical thinking.

The successful candidate must demonstrate pedagogical excellence at all levels of undergraduate teaching and should have at least two years of experience as an independent instructor. Responsibilities include teaching introductory philosophy courses, with the option to teach one upper-level undergraduate course, plus departmental service commensurate with teaching responsibilities. Course load is 4 courses per semester. A Ph.D. in Philosophy is expected by the time of appointment.

We are seeking an individual who has the ability and interest in contributing to a community committed to student-centeredness; professional development and scholarship; integrity and ethics; respect, diversity and pluralism; innovation and flexibility; and teamwork and collaboration. Select to view links to RIT's http://www.rit.edu/academicaffairs/policiesmanual/p040, http://www.rit.edu/academicaffairs/policiesmanual/p030, and http://www.rit.edu/academicaffairs/policiesmanual/p050

Required Minimum Qualifications

• A PhD. in Philosophy by the time of appointment.

• At least two years of experience as an independent instructor of philosophy with evidence of pedagogical excellence.

• Ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the college’s continuing commitment to cultural diversity, pluralism, and individual differences.

Required Minimum Education Level


Required Application Documents

Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae or Resume, List of References, Statement of Diversity Contribution

How To Apply

Apply online at http://careers.rit.edu/faculty ; search openings, then Search 3522BR

Please submit: your application, a cover letter stating your interest in the position; a curriculum vitae; and upload the following attachments:

• A teaching dossier including teaching outlook and statement explaining how you will present philosophy to undergraduates within predominantly technical and career-oriented fields of study, as well as sample syllabi and course evaluations (aggregated data)

• List of three references: names and contact information (email address/phone number)

• For ABD applicant, list of references who can attest to the date of the completion of the PhD

• https://www.rit.edu/academicaffairs/facultyrecruitment/forms/Diversity_Statement_Guide_for_candidates_4-12.docx

For additional information about the department, including the list of courses on offer, please see https://www.rit.edu/cla/philosophy/index.html .

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until December 15, 2017.

Additional Details

The hiring process for this position may require a criminal background check and/or motor vehicle records check. Any verbal or written offer made is contingent on satisfactory results, as determined by Human Resources. RIT does not discriminate. RIT promotes and values diversity, pluralism and inclusion in the work place. RIT provides equal opportunity to all qualified individuals and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, age, marital status, sex, gender, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, veteran status or disability in its hiring, admissions, educational programs and activities. RIT provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities under the Rehabilitation Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the New York Human Rights Law, or similar applicable law. If you need reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, and you wish to discuss potential accommodations related to your application for employment at RIT, please contact the Human Resources office at 585-475-2424 or email your request to Careers@rit.edu.

RIT does not discriminate. RIT is an equal opportunity employer that promotes and values diversity, pluralism, and inclusion. For more information or inquiries, please visit RIT/TitleIX or the U.S. Department of Education at ED.Gov.

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Web address to apply http://apptrkr.com/1126859
Hard deadline December 15, 2017, 12:00am EST
Time created November 29, 2017, 3:15pm EST
Scheduled expiry date December 15, 2017, 12:00am EST
Expired on December 16, 2017, 12:46am EST
Last updated February 15, 2018, 3:00pm EST
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