Assistant Professor of Philosophy - FT

Mount Mary University

United States

December 24, 2021

Description

  • Milwaukee, WI, USA
  • Contract
  • 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 required.

    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).

    Primary Responsibilities:

  • 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, and alumnae.
  • Exceptional ability to multitask and prioritize projects.
  • Experience and understanding of current issues and developments in higher education.
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills, including the ability to work with diverse groups, facilitate group process and foster collaborative decision-making.
  • Qualifications:

  • 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.
  • Working Conditions:

  • 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

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