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Lecturer, Philosophy and Religious Studies (Term)

Philosophy & Religious Studies, Youngstown State University

Job category Junior faculty / Tenured, continuing or permanent
AOS Open
AOC Candidates must be able to teach the departments professional ethics courses (Business Ethics and Professional Ethics).
AOC categories Philosophy of Religion
Applied Ethics
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Location Youngstown, Ohio, United States
Job description

Teach undergraduate courses; pursue appropriate scholarship; and participate in department, college, and university service activities. The official teaching load for this position is 5/5. Candidates must be able to teach the departments professional ethics courses (Business Ethics and Professional Ethics).

The department offers classes in both Philosophy and Religious Studies. We are a small, collegial department that values our students and quality instruction. The department plays a significant role in the university’s general education program, teaching over 40 sections a year. We are home to an ethics center and a Center for Islamic Studies. Additionally, the department brings in speakers for a university level speakers series every semester.

Youngstown State University—an urban research university—emphasizes a creative, integrated approach to education, scholarship, and service. The University places students at its center; leads in the discovery, dissemination, and application of knowledge; advances civic, scientific, and technological development; and fosters collaboration to enrich the region and the world.

The University: Creates diverse educational experiences that develop ethical, intellectually curious students who are invested in their communities; Provides access to a broad range of undergraduate programs; Offers graduate programs in selected areas of excellence, including those that meet the needs of the region; Supports economic development through applied learning and research; Integrates teaching and learning, scholarship, and civic engagement; Fosters understanding of diversity, sustainability, and global perspectives; and Advances the intellectual and cultural life of the city, region, and world.

Position is a one-year initial appointment, but is expected to be ongoing.

Minimum Qualifications

MA in Philosophy.

Ability to contribute to the diversity, cultural sensitivity, and excellence of the academic community.

Desired Qualifications        

PhD in Philosophy or completed by August 15, 2018 and Teaching experience.

While the candidate must be able to teach Business and Professional Ethics, the department also has needs for occasional classes in Philosophy of Science and Philosophy of mind. Contribution to the History of Philosophy or logic would also be helpful.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Transcript 1 – Applicants are required to upload all unofficial transcripts as an unsecured PDF file. If you cannot upload all transcripts as a single file, Optional Transcripts can be used to upload transcripts for degrees prior to most recent graduate work in Philosophy.

At time of hire, selected candidate must provide an official transcript. Official transcripts must be provided in an unopened, sealed envelope that bears the embossed or raised college seal, date and Registrar’s signature.

Other Document 1 should be used to submit evidence of quality teaching.

All applicants will be required to submit three confidential letters of reference. Upon application, references will be emailed a link to attach a reference letter for the applicant.

YSU is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty, staff, and students.

How to apply
Application type Online
Web address to apply https://jobs.ysu.edu/postings/4067
Hard deadline No deadline specified (applications considered on an ongoing basis)
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Time created November 29, 2017, 2:05pm EST
Scheduled expiry date June 17, 2018, 11:50am EST
Last updated November 29, 2017, 2:58pm EST
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