Academic Year Adjunct Lecturer
Santa Clara University
Department, Program, Center: Philosophy
Specialty or Subdiscipline:
College or School: College of Arts and Sciences
The Department of Philosophy at Santa Clara University, a Jesuit, Catholic university, invites applications for Academic Year Adjunct Lecturer positions. One fixed-term, three-year term position (non-tenure track) and multiple fixed-term, one-year positions (non-tenure track) will be filled, contingent on funding and programmatic need. Courses assigned will include lower-division applied ethics. Areas of teaching may include business ethics, ethics in health care, or ethics in the law. Other specific assignments will be made according to the academic qualifications of the individual and programmatic need, and may include Informal Logic, Early Modern Philosophy, Critical Thinking and Writing, and/or a two-course first-year sequence in Cultures and Ideas. The successful candidate will teach 7-8 courses over the year, with at least two courses in each quarter, fall, winter and spring. Each quarter is 10 weeks long, with an 11th week set for final examinations.
Salary: Salary range at least $53,410-$64,800
Required: (1) Ph.D. in Philosophy or a closely-related field. (2) Demonstrated excellence in teaching undergraduate philosophy courses, including applied ethics.
Preferred: 1) Ability to teach undergraduate courses in any of the following areas of departmental need: Political Philosophy, Biomedical Ethics, Neuroethics, Environmental Philosophy, Environmental Ethics, Ethics in Science, Technology and/or Engineering, Philosophy of Race, Buddhist Philosophy, or Indian Philosophy 2) Experience teaching introductory critical thinking and/or writing courses.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.
Faculty responsibilities include (1) teaching and (2) service, as specified by the Santa Clara University Faculty Handbook (sec. 220.127.116.11). Duties include but are not limited to:
1. Planning and teaching at least one course per quarter and up to eight courses over the three quarters of the academic year in a manner that demonstrates a command of the discipline and skill in presenting it effectively. Courses that are approved for the University Core must be taught from an approved syllabus. The successful candidate may use a previously-approved syllabus or may work with the chair to design an appropriate syllabus for timely submission to the relevant University Faculty Core Curriculum Committee.
2. Fulfilling all responsibilities associated with assigned courses, including:
a. Conducting and appearing at all assigned class meetings in a timely and prepared way;
b. Assigning and evaluating assignments that align with the course description and course learning outcomes, and providing timely feedback to students;
c. Holding regular weekly office hours on campus;
d. Submitting student grades that are appropriate, accurate and fair measures of student performance to the Office of the Registrar by the designated deadline;
e. Administering numerical and narrative evaluations for all courses;
f. Fulfilling other instructional or academic duties as may be assigned by the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences or the Chair of the Department.
Santa Clara University does not sponsor any visa applications for this position. The successful candidate must be able to provide evidence of identity and legal authorization to work in the United States.
Open Until Filled: Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Please submit the materials below to the PeopleAdmin system via the Human Resources website. The application will include:1. A cover letter addressing the candidates qualifications for the position, teaching philosophy and experience working with people of diverse cultures and identities 2. Curriculum Vitae 3. Student evaluations of teaching and other evidence of teaching excellence 4. Samples of course syllabi taught or proposed 5. Unofficial Graduate Transcripts 6. Writing sample (may be dissertation chapter, or unpublished work) 7. Contact information for three letters of recommendation.
For questions, please contact Dr. Shannon Vallor (firstname.lastname@example.org), Search Committee Chair, Department of Philosophy, Santa Clara University, 500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA 95053-0310, 408-554-5190.
To view the full job posting and apply for this position, go to https://jobs.scu.edu
About Santa Clara University
Santa Clara University is a comprehensive Jesuit, Catholic university located in Californias Silicon Valley, offering its 8,800 students rigorous undergraduate curricula in arts and sciences, business, and engineering, plus masters, Ph.D., and law degrees.
Distinguished by the highest retention rate and ranked second among all masters universities in the West by U.S. News and World Report, Santa Clara University is Californias oldest operating institution of higher-education. The University is focused on creating an academic community that educates citizens and leaders who will build a more just, humane, and sustainable world.
Santa Clara University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, committed to excellence through diversity and inclusion, and, in this spirit, particularly welcomes applications from women, persons of color, and members of historically underrepresented groups. The University will provide reasonable accommodations to individuals with a disability.
Santa Clara University annually collects information about campus crimes and other reportable incidents in accordance with the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act. To view the Santa Clara University report, please go to the Campus Safety Services website at http://www.scu.edu/cs/. To request a paper copy please call Campus Safety at (408) 554-4441. The report includes the type of crime, venue, and number of occurrences.
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