Lecturer - Philosophy

Job description

The College of Arts, Letters and Education invites applications for a Lecturer position in Philosophy, housed in the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures (MLL), to begin mid-September 2019.

The Philosophy program is seeking a colleague with a strong commitment to students, collegiality, and public philosophy.

The faculty member hired for this position will be welcomed into an academic community dedicated to cultural diversity, community engagement, and social justice.

Teaching: a typical workload for this position will involve 45 quarter credits per academic year, subject to department needs.

Responsibilities will include teaching courses in the areas of Introductory Philosophy, Introductory Ethics, Critical Thinking, Contemporary Moral Issues, Philosophy and Popular Culture, Advanced Ethics and/or Analytic Philosophy. Additional duties as deemed by the Chair of the department may be added to these responsibilities.

Additionally, all faculty are expected to actively participate in assessment of student learning and to engage in effective teaching.

About Eastern Washington University

Eastern is a regional, comprehensive university located in Cheney, 20 minutes from downtown Spokane. In addition to Eastern's Cheney campus, we also offer our Riverpoint campus in Spokane, plus additional teaching/learning centers located in other cities throughout Washington State. Enrollment has reached over 12,000 students. The Cheney-Spokane area is the heart of the Inland Northwest, with excellent restaurants, theater, shopping, skiing, hiking, lakes, a choice of living in a medium-sized city or a small town, and high quality schools and housing.

Eastern Washington University is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty, staff, students, and academic program offerings and to strengthening sensitivity to diversity throughout the institution. Eastern Washington University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, and applications from members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged.

Conditions of Employment

A copy of the Essential Functions Analysis, which describes conditions of employment, such as physical demands, may be obtained by contacting the Office of Human Resources at 509-359-2381.

The required start date for this position is 09/13/2019. To be considered eligible for appointment into the position, applicants must be available and able to start in the position no later than 09/13/2019.

Physical Demands


Required Qualifications:
  • MA in Philosophy or a closely related field.
  • Two or more years teaching experience at a 2-year or 4-year college or university.
  • Demonstrated ability to apply a culturally responsive and flexible approach that is supportive to the diverse needs, including universal access, of our students, faculty, staff, and the public.

Preferred Qualifications:

Preference may be given to candidates who offer one or more of the following preferred qualifications:

  • PhD in Philosophy or closely related field.
  • Four or more years teaching experience at a 2-year or 4-year college or university.
  • Area of Competence: Normative or Applied Ethics and/or Analytic Philosophy.





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Posted: 10/29/2018
Application Due: 11/26/2018
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