Philosophy Instructor

Carterville, Illinois
Jun 06, 2019
Institution Type
Community College

Philosophy Instructor

Job Description:

Philosophy Tenure-Track Faculty
Fall 2019

Position Summary: John A. Logan College is seeking applicants for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position in Philosophy to begin fall 2019. Faculty are covered under a 9-month contract period (August through May) and are required to teach a minimum of 15 credit hours and serve eight office hours per week for student consultation in fall and spring semesters. Additional teaching opportunities with compensation may be available in the summer semester. The instructor will be responsible for teaching courses such as Introduction to Philosophy, Ethics and Moral Problems, Logic, World Religions, and other philosophy classes as needed. The instructor will be responsible for revising and updating the Philosophy curriculum to insure program success. The instructor must be available to teach classes during the day and evenings, as needed.

Specific Job Duties: To instruct students in the facts and skills pertaining to assigned courses; conduct classes as scheduled; consider the needs of the students and assist them by seeking help from other college services; distribute to all students a course syllabus that covers the class requirements, grading procedure, attendance requirements, and course objectives; inform students of educational and occupational opportunities; utilize instructional technology for online learning and record-keeping; update the Philosophy curriculum, prepare outlines, and select textbooks; submit midterm and final grade reports, attendance records, early alerts, and other reports pertaining to assigned courses by required due dates; establish partnerships and dual credit opportunities with district high schools; serve as the lead instructor in Philosophy; recruit students into philosophy courses; assist in identifying adjunct faculty and working with them to make sure instructional objectives are being met; stay current in the field and with instructional practices by participating in professional development; participate on college committee(s); participate in accreditation, assessment activities, and program review; perform other duties as outlined in the Faculty Collective Bargaining Agreement; represent the College credibly with respect to any of its activities, and observe, support, and enforce the regulations, policies, and programs of the College; other duties as assigned.

Requirements: Master’s degree in Philosophy; community college teaching experience; strong communication skills and basic computer literacy

Preferred Qualifications: Online teaching experience; curriculum development experience

Deadline to Apply: Open until filled

John A. Logan College is an established, growing, and innovative higher education institution. In fall 2017, the College enrolled 3,717 students in baccalaureate-transfer and career education programs. Carterville is located in southern Illinois and is within ten minutes of a major university and within two hours of St. Louis, MO.

The College has been affiliated with the NEA/IEA for thirty-nine years. Starting salary is determined by educational level and teaching experience as per contract salary schedule, and opportunities exist for overload and summer teaching. The College provides an excellent fringe benefit package. Further information about the College may be obtained at

Send a John A. Logan College faculty application, resume, copy of all transcripts, and the names, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of four professional references to:

Office of Human Resources
John A. Logan College
700 Logan College Drive
Carterville, IL 62918

618-985-2828 Ext. 8273

John A. Logan College is an affirmative action institution and is committed to equal opportunity for all.

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