Lecturer - Philosophy

Wilmington, North Carolina
Mar 22, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Position Title: Lecturer - Philosophy
Department: Philosophy & Religion - 32250
Vacancy Number: 16F-101
Position Number: 6284
Location of Workplace: Main UNCW Campus

Summary of Position:
The Department of Philosophy and Religion at the University of North Carolina Wilmington seeks to hire a lecturer in philosophy to fill a possibly renewable, nine-month, non-tenure track position for the 2017-2018 academic year. Primary responsibilities for this position will be to teach Bioethics courses in our new, innovative Online Accelerated Program (OAP) for Nursing students. Courses are designed and delivered using the Blackboard platform, utilizing best practices established by the Quality Matters program. Courses are delivered in an asynchronous online environment during accelerated 7.5 week sessions. There are four sessions during the normal academic year (fall and spring semesters) and two 7.5 week sessions during the summer semester. There are also options to teach during the regular semester, some face to face courses. Local residence will be required to facilitate learning.

Minimum Requirements:
The successful applicant must be trained in Philosophy with a specialization in Bioethics. Ph.D. preferred (ABD acceptable) with a record of excellence teaching Bioethics online (peer and student evaluations, references).

Preferred Qualifications:
Ph.D. in Philosophy with a concentration in Ethics. Strong preference will be given to those applicants with online Bioethics teaching experience.

Primary Function of Organizational Unit:
The Department of Philosophy and Religion shares the university’s commitment to excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service. A constituent of the College of Arts and Sciences, the department supports the university’s mission to ground all of its students in the humanities by providing a quality undergraduate education taught by a student-centered faculty who consider their scholarship, research, and service to be essential to effective teaching. It seeks to foster philosophy and the study of religions and to encourage a critical appreciation of the deepest issues of human experience of the past and present, in our own culture and globally. It plays a vital role in the University’s effort to stimulate intellectual curiosity, imagination, rational thinking, and thoughtful expression in its students and in the community.
The Department of Philosophy and Religion strives to maintain a diverse faculty who excel in traditional modes of teaching, research, and service but who are also engaged in innovative approaches to teaching and scholarship. The department has been committed since its inception to internationalization of the curriculum, to community and regional service, and to university-wide and interdisciplinary programs, and it supports the university’s resolution to make technology an integral part of all of its activities.

College/School Information:
At UNCW, the College of Arts and Sciences provides the vital foundation for the university’s pursuit of excellence. Through our teaching, we educate students for lives of fulfillment in the twenty-first century. Through our research, we advance the state of knowledge and creativity in the arts and sciences. And through our outreach, we improve the quality of life in Southeastern North Carolina and beyond.

University Information:
The University of North Carolina Wilmington, the state’s coastal university, is dedicated to learning through the integration of teaching and mentoring with research and service. A public institution with over 15,000 students, the university is known for its superb faculty and staff and powerful academic experience. With an array of high-quality programs at the baccalaureate and master’s levels, and doctoral programs in marine biology, educational leadership, psychology and nursing practice. UNCW is consistently recognized at a national level for academic excellence and affordability by publications like U.S. News & World Report, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance and The Business Journals. UNCW also recently earned the 2015 Community Engagement Classification from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, bestowed to higher education institutions dedicated to community involvement.

EEO Statement:
UNC Wilmington actively fosters a diverse and inclusive working and learning environment and is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified men and women from all racial, ethnic or other minority groups, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Applicant Instructions:
Priority review of applications will be given to those received by April 15, 2017 but applications will be accepted until the position is filled. To apply, please complete the online application at http://uncw.edu/consensus A letter of application, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three professional references should be addressed to Matthew Eshleman, Chair of Search Committee, and attached to the online application—not e-mailed or mailed. Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF attachments are specifically preferred. Under North Carolina law, applications and related materials are confidential personnel documents and not subject to public release.

Job Posting Date: 03/21/2017
Priority Consideration Date: 04/21/2017

Priority Consideration Information:
Priority consideration will be given to applications received by the Priority Date; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Address application documents to: Dr. Matthew Eshleman