Term-Faculty (Non-Tenure Track) Philosophy

Job description

The Department of Philosophy seeks to fill one full-time, non-tenure track faculty position in Philosophy for the 2021-22 academic year. We are looking for a faculty member who will further and promote philosophical dialogue within and among the many interdisciplinary studies that are currently flourishing at DePaul. The purpose is twofold: First, to enrich other programs of study by bringing informed philosophical dialogue to those programs; and second, to broaden the role of the Philosophy Department in such dialogue and extend its interdisciplinary engagement and reach. The successful applicant will be expected to teach a total of nine courses over the academic year, in the Department of Philosophy, in the University’s Honors Program, and in Peace, Justice, and Conflict Studies, with the possibility of teaching in other departments or programs as opportunities arise. Specific courses will be determined in consultation with the Department of Philosophy. This is a one-year non-tenure track position. Position renewal may be possible pending budget/enrollment and performance.

Required Qualifications:

Applicants must possess a PhD in Philosophy by the time of appointment. We are looking for someone specializing in critical philosophical analysis of those issues arising at the intersections of race, ethnicity, health, and structural health inequities, both within the domestic context including the local Chicago contextand within the global context of international development and global social justice. Ideally, this instructor would not only possess a solid foundation in the philosophical tradition of Continental philosophy central to our department, but also work in a manner that extends beyond this tradition into the domains of critical race and ethnic studies, peace studies, and critical healthcare and development studies. Furthermore, given the focus of the position on engaging in concrete social inequities and forms of structural oppression, applicants should ideally not only possess extensive teaching experience, but also have significant experience working outside of academia, hands-on, as a professional within communities affected by these issues. Experience of working with NGOs in the area of international peacebuilding efforts is especially desirable. The ability to bring a comparative approach to multicultural issues of social justice based on international experience is also particularly welcome.

DePaul seeks candidates with demonstrated cultural competencies to include teaching, service and research in diverse learning communities. DePaul also seeks applicants that reflect the diversity of its student body and the city of Chicago. Applicants who have experience working with a diverse range of faculty, staff, and students, and who can contribute to an inclusive climate are encouraged to identify their experiences in these areas. Women and members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Applications must include a cover letter, a current CV, evidence of relevant teaching and professional experience (including recent course syllabi and evaluations), a diversity statement that discusses best strategies for supporting historically marginalized students, and 3 letters of recommendation. The deadline for receipt of complete applications is Friday, April 23.  

Close Date: Apr 23, 2021

Applicant Documents

Cover Letter(1)
Diversity Statement(1)
Student evaluations(1)
Confidential Letter of Recommendation or Evaluation(3)

​DePaul University is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, genetic information or any other legally protected status, in accordance with applicable federal, state and local EEO laws. A copy of DePaul University's Safety and Security Information Report and Fire Safety Report is available upon request. The report includes statistics about crimes that occurred on campus and public property immediately adjacent to campus. The report includes institutional policies concerning campus security, sexual assault and other matters. It also includes fire statistics, fire safety practices and standards of the institution. A copy of this report can be obtained by contacting the Crime Prevention Office at 773-325-7775 or by visiting the DePaul Public Safety website at http://publicsafety.depaul.edu.




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Posted: 4/8/2021
Application Due: 6/7/2021
Work Type: Full Time