Philosophy/Religion, Assistant Professor

Fort Myers, FL
Oct 10, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Position Information

Job Title Philosophy/Religion, Assistant Professor

Appointment Type 9 Month

Job Description

As an Assistant Professor of Philosophy/Religion, you will teach at the undergraduate level; be involved in course and/or curriculum development; research/scholarship; participate on College and University committees and/or initiatives.

Florida Gulf Coast University is a comprehensive university dedicated to quality education, research, and service. All faculty are expected to be excellent teachers, responsive to changing professional needs; committed to innovative delivery of instruction resulting in improved student learning; committed to effective use of technology including distance learning; produce peer reviewed scholarship; and provide service to the College, University and Community. Teaching assignments may be on the main campus or at off-campus sites within our region.

Required Qualifications

Earned Ph.D. in Philosophy, Religious Studies or related field from a regionally accredited institution or equivalent accreditation.

Must possess a minimum of 18 graduate hours in the field of instruction.

ABD will be considered if degree is conferred by August 7, 2018. If successful candidate is ABD, appointment will be made at a Lecturer level on a fixed contract.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience teaching World Religions/ Comparative Religion, Philosophy of Religion, and courses in Philosophy that complement the existing strengths of the FGCU Philosophy Program (esp. social-political philosophy, phenomenology, hermeneutics, and the history of philosophy).

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Ability to demonstrate a record of teaching effectiveness and innovation for undergraduate education.

Experience or commitment to the use of technology in distance learning & university teaching. Interest in collaborating both within and outside the University in the development and delivery of instruction resulting in improved student learning. Must value continued scholarship and service to the school and university.

Salary Range

Job Duties

Essential Job Duties

Makes strong teaching contributions to our general education curriculum (specifically Contemporary World Religions).

Advises students, works with the community in service learning, and assists in developing curriculum in the Philosophy BA and Religious Studies minor.

Serves on department, college, and university committees.

Other Duties

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number F82P

Open Date 10/09/2017

Close Date 12/01/2017

Open Until Filled

Special Instructions to Applicants

Candidates must demonstrate the potential for scholarship resulting in publication.

Appointment will be made on a 9-month multi-year appointment basis available August 2018.

Because applications and materials are subject to public review and retention under Florida's Public Records Law, please DO NOT send examples of your project/scholarship unless requested to do so. Therefore all submitted materials including articles, disks, slides, books, etc., become the property of FGCU and CANNOT BE RETURNED. As applicable, finalists will be notified of the need to submit specific additional materials. Such materials will become the property of FGCU.

Under Florida's Public Records law, applications will be available for public review upon request.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you possess an earned Ph.D. in Philosophy, Religious Studies or related field from a regionally accredited institution or equivalent accreditation?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. If ABD, will degree be conferred by August 7, 2018?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Do you possess a minimum of 18 graduate credit hours in the field of instruction?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Please indicate how you first learned of this position.
    • Job Board
    • Print Advertisement
    • Social Media
    • Job Fair/Conference
    • FGCU Website
    • Employee Referral
    • Other
  5. * Per the question above, please specify the name of where you FIRST learned of the position?

    (Open Ended Question)

Documents Needed To Apply

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Transcripts
  3. Curriculum Vitae
  4. List of 5 Professional References (with relationship of each)
  5. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  6. Statement of experience with students in research or scholarship as it fits discipline.
Optional Documents
  1. Letter of Recommendation