The Department of Philosophy at Santa Clara University, a private Jesuit, Catholic university, invites applications for a full-time lecturer position. The position is for a three-year term and is renewable. Reappointment is contingent upon superior performance, persistent programmatic need, and availability of funds. AOS/AOC open, but it is essential that the successful applicant be able to teach a two-quarter Core Curriculum sequence in Cultures and Ideas to first year students as well as a range of lower division ethics courses. The ability to teach an intensive Critical Thinking and Writing course to first year students is desirable. The candidate may also be asked to teach upper division courses in his or her research specialty.
Successful candidates will have a strong commitment to, and exemplary record of, undergraduate teaching. The course load is seven courses over three academic quarters (mid-September to mid-June).
Located in the heart of northern California's Silicon Valley, Santa Clara University is a private Jesuit, Catholic university and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, committed to excellence through diversity and inclusion; in this spirit we particularly welcome applications from women, persons of color, and members of historically underrepresented groups. The University will provide reasonable accommodations to all qualified individuals with a disability.
Salary and benefits competitive.
Ph.D. in Philosophy prior to date of appointment. The successful candidate will have experience and a proven record of excellence in teaching undergraduates, along with evidence of professional engagement. The ability to teach a range of Core courses in Ethics and a Cultures and Ideas two-course sequence is essential. The ability to teach an intensive Critical Thinking and Writing sequence is desirable. Experience working with people of diverse cultures and identities, and potential to contribute to one or more departmental, college, or university priorities will be especially valued. Applicants should be aware of Jesuit educational philosophy, the social justice mission of the University, and the mission of the Department of Philosophy at Santa Clara University.
Duties include but are not limited to teaching seven courses. Other duties include:
1. Conduct assigned class meetings and exams while demonstrating a command of the discipline and pedagogical skill in presenting it effectively. 2. Post and maintain regular weekly office hours on campus. 3. Assign and submit student grades to the Registrar by the designated deadline. 4. Participate in professional activity that is appropriate to the discipline and that contributes to their primary responsibility for teaching. 5. Develop courses and contribute to general curriculum development and assessment in a collegial manner. 6. Serve as an advisor to assigned students and provide informed advice. 7. As appropriate to rank, engage in service to the department, College, University, profession and the wider community, such as serving on committees, participating in professional organizations and activities, participating in and providing support for department and campus events, working with SCU's Centers of Excellence and/or Residential Learning Communities, and performing community service in virtue of one's professional expertise or university association.
Santa Clara University, a comprehensive Jesuit, Catholic university located in California's Silicon Valley, offers its more than 8,000 students rigorous undergraduate curricula in arts and sciences, business, and engineering, plus master's, Ph.D., and law degrees. Distinguished nationally by the fourth-highest graduation rate among all U.S. master's universities, California's oldest operating higher-education institution demonstrates faith-inspired values of ethics and social justice.