The University of Northern Iowa — Instructor, Philosophy

The University of Northern Iowa’s Department of Philosophy and World Religions is seeking a visiting professor appointment in Philosophy at the rank of Term Instructor for a 3-year term appointment beginning August 2020. The successful candidate’s primary teaching responsibilities will be three sections of Humanities, at least one section of Ethics each year, and a section of Ancient Philosophy every other year, totaling a 4-4 load. The Humanities courses combine two traditional courses – Western Civilization, and the Great Books of the West (philosophy, religion, and literature) – and constitute a three-course sequence: (1) Ancient Cultures through High Middle Ages, (2) Late Middle Ages to Enlightenment, and (3) French Revolution to the present.

The successful candidate will share the department’s commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching, and to engaged service (mentoring students, serving on committees, and offering programming on campus and in the wider community).

UNI has a bold vision that we will be a diverse and inclusive campus community that provides an engaged education empowering students to lead locally and globally. We seek faculty across disciplines, departments, and colleges to work together to build our national prominence in any of four distinct but interrelated areas of our vision and strategic plan: engaged learning, diversity and inclusion, sustainability, and community engagement.

Earned doctorate degree in Philosophy required.

Required qualifications include a compelling record of effective teaching in Ethics, Ancient Philosophy, and the equivalent to at least one course in the Humanities sequence. AOS: Ethics or Ancient Philosophy and AOC: In Ethics or Ancient Philosophy, whichever is not an AOS. A demonstrated commitment to engaged learning and excellent oral and written communication skills.

Applications received by March 20, 2020, will receive full consideration. To apply, visit Inquiries may be sent to Susan Hill at 319-273-6221 or Pre-employment background checks required. 

UNI actively seeks to enhance diversity and is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  The University encourages applications from persons of color, women, individuals living with disabilities, and protected veterans.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, creed, disability, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by federal and/or state law.

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