Lecturer in Philosophy: The Department of Philosophy and Political Science at The University of Alabama in Huntsville invites applications for a full-time, 18-month lecturer appointment beginning January 2022. Ideal candidates will be serious educators and scholars with excellent teaching skills and prior online teaching experience. The successful candidate will have a teaching load of four courses (12 credit hours) for the semester; at least two of these sections will be Introduction to Philosophy, with other introductory-level undergraduate courses in philosophy set by arrangement with the department chair. The successful candidate will teach most of these courses in-person, but some may be online. Experience with both formats will be favorably considered. The successful candidate also will value inclusiveness and diversity and support our commitment to equity. The preferred qualification is a Ph.D. in Philosophy; the minimum qualification for the position is an M.A. in Philosophy.
About the University: The University of Alabama in Huntsville, classified as a High Research Activity institution, offers academic and research programs in the Colleges of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences; Business; Education; Engineering; Nursing; Professional Studies; and Science. Huntsville maintains one of the highest per capita incomes and standards of living in the Southeast. It is a national center of aerospace and high technology research and is home to NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center. Huntsville and surrounding communities present many opportunities for healthcare research and professional practice.
About the College: The College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences at The University of Alabama in Huntsville comprises 9 departments and 84 full-time faculty. We offer a wide array of programs in the arts, humanities, and social sciences including 21 B.A. programs, five M.A. programs, and eight certificate programs. The college has also led the way in creating several interdisciplinary minors, such as Women's and Gender Studies, Global Studies, and Game Design and Development. Our class sizes are relatively small and our collegial faculty are committed to our students' successes.
About the Department: The Department of Philosophy and Political Science offers a B.A. in Philosophy, a B.A. in Political Science, an M.A. in Public Affairs & Policy, undergraduate minors in philosophy and political science, an undergraduate certificate in Pre-Law, and a graduate certificate in International Security Policy. Faculty are committed to excellence in teaching, research and service.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2021 and continue until the position is filled.
APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Applications must include: 1) a cover letter that addresses qualifications for the position description, 2) a curriculum vitae, 3) a copy of graduate transcripts, 4) evidence, if available, of teaching experience or excellence. We seek candidates who value inclusiveness and diversity and who will support our commitment to equity. 5) Candidates must submit a 1-page statement of past or future contributions to equity, inclusivity, and diversity in research, teaching, and/or service. You may draw upon your personal as well as professional experience in developing this statement. Applications should be sent to the Philosophy Search Committee Chair at firstname.lastname@example.org . 6) Three letters of recommendation should be sent separately to the same email address.
The University of Alabama in Huntsville is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including marital or parental status), pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, citizenship, genetic information, or status as a veteran.
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