Milwaukee, WI, USA
The Department of Theology & Philosophy at Mount Mary University invites
applicants for the position of Assistant Professor of Philosophy to begin
August 2022. The area of specialization is open, but desirable areas of
expertise include (each broadly construed) History of Philosophy, Social and
Political Philosophy, Philosophy of Gender, Philosophy of Race, Latin American
or Latinx Philosophy, African/Africana Philosophy, Asian Philosophy,
Indigenous or Native American Philosophy, and/or Environmental Philosophy. The
successful candidate must also have a strong competency in the history of
philosophy and ethics.
This full-time, tenure track appointment requires a 12-credit per semester
teaching load. The successful candidate will teach cooperatively with a
theologian in a joint-taught Core curriculum course, "Search for Meaning," as
well as a variety of philosophy courses from introductory general education
classes to classes in the Philosophy major.
Preference will be given to candidates with experience working directly with
students from diverse racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds.
Experience with online instruction preferred.
Strong candidates will be versatile, committed teachers and scholars.
Consistent with the mission of the University, the successful candidate will
reflect a commitment to social justice and a deep understanding and
appreciation for the Catholic intellectual tradition, and a commitment to the
education for leadership of a diverse community of women.
Teaching experience and a PhD in Philosophy completed by the start date are
Applicants should submit (i) a cover letter, (ii) CV, (iii) three (3)
confidential letters of recommendation, and (iv) a statement of teaching
philosophy by December 31, 2021 for full consideration. Candidates selected
for an interview will be asked to submit a writing sample and transcripts.
Founded in 1913 by the School Sisters of Notre Dame, Mount Mary University,
provides an environment for the development of the whole person. The
University encourages leadership, integrity, and a deep sense of social
justice arising from a sensitivity to moral values and Christian principles.
Mount Mary commits itself to excellence in teaching and learning with an
emphasis on thinking critically. The university offers all-women undergraduate
education and co-ed graduate education, with approximately 1,500 students.
With one in four undergraduate students at Mount Mary identifying themselves
as Hispanic, in 2020, Mount Mary University became one of only two colleges in
Wisconsin to be designated by the federal government as a Hispanic-Serving
Institution. The university is also ranked as one of the two most diverse
schools in the Midwest (according to U.S. News and World Report).
Teaching "Search for Meaning" and upper-level courses in Philosophy.
Active service to the department, University, and community.
Engage in scholarly activities that support and advance the profession,
including publication and/or presentation.
Perform other duties, responsibilities, or special projects as assigned.
Skills and Experience :
Demonstrated commitment to promoting inclusiveness and teaching and
mentoring a diverse student body.
Outstanding verbal, writing, and presentation skills; must be able to
communicate and interact effectively with Mount Mary students, employees,
Exceptional ability to multitask and prioritize projects.
Experience and understanding of current issues and developments in higher
Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills, including
the ability to work with diverse groups, facilitate group process and
foster collaborative decision-making.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform
each primary duties satisfactorily. The requirements listed are
representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with
disabilities to perform primary functions.
Varying workflow; sometimes stressful with high workload times of the year
Complete work required within a limited space
Complete work required within a limited time
Mount Mary University encourages applications from all qualified
candidates and is vitally committed to all aspects of diversity, equity, and
inclusion. We welcome and encourage applications from qualified candidates and
all will receive consideration for employment regardless of race, color,
religion, sex, national origin, age, ethnicity, pregnancy, disability, genetic
information, or any other groups protected by law. Mount Mary seeks to hire
and retain personnel who will make a positive contribution to its mission,
vision, and values.
For more information about diversity, equity, and inclusion at Mount Mary
please visit https:// www. mtmary.edu/about/diversity