Visiting Assistant Professor or Instructor of PhilosophyCampus:
F00140Full or Part Time:
YesJob Description Summary:
The College of Science and Humanities at Husson University invites applications for a full-time one year Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy to begin in fall 2022. Teaching responsibilities will include ethics, introductory philosophy, and other courses within the candidate’s area of specialization. Duties and Responsibilities:
Husson University is a private institution of approximately 3500 undergraduate and graduate students located in Bangor, Maine. The University is dedicated to offering premier professional programs designed to maximize experiential learning opportunities and student success. Bangor has been ranked as one of the top 50 small cities in the U.S. It offers a safe, affordable community with excellent education and healthcare, easy access to major urban centers, and a wealth of outdoor recreation opportunities. Year-round activities can be enjoyed on the numerous lakes, trails, and ski areas. The University is approximately 40 minutes west of the Maine coast and the nearby mountains of Acadia National Park and an hour south of the newly designated Katahdin Woods and Waters National Monument.
The position requires teaching four courses per semester. Teaching responsibilities include courses in ethics, introductory philosophy, and courses within the candidate’s area of specialization, based on the needs of the department. Experience in the field of medical ethics is a plus.
Note: This is a face-to-face position; candidates are expected to be on campus. Education and Experience:
- Teach at least four courses each fall and spring semesters in ethics and introductory philosophy in a classroom setting;
- Assist and support students beyond the classroom, in part by holding regular office hours;
- Prepare for class including development of syllabi, materials, and lesson plans;
- Work collegially with other faculty in the area to develop and use common syllabi, course materials, and assessment methods;
- Use instructional technology, especially the Canvas LMS, Husson G-Suite applications, the eFaculty portal, and Examplify;
- Assess and report student performance;
- Attend and participate in faculty meetings, retreats, and trainings;
- Perform other duties as assigned, for example, student advising and/or occasional participation in orientations, open houses, convocations, and commencement;
- Interact with the internal and external community in a collegial and professional manner at all times.
Education: Master’s degree in Philosophy, Ethics, or closely related field; Ph.D. preferred, ABD considered.Physical Requirements:
Experience: Evidence of effective teaching in philosophy. Demonstrated dedication to improving classroom teaching, exploring new methods, and adapting to student needs. Demonstrated ability to work well as a part of a team.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit and use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee frequently is required to reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, and talk or hear. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.EEO Statement:
Husson University is an Equal Employment Opportunity.Open Until Filled:
YesSpecial Instructions to Applicants:
Review of completed applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Interested parties should submit a cover letter, current CV with the names of three references, and a statement of teaching philosophy. Quick Link to Posting: