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Visiting Assistant Professor or Instructor of Philosophy

Employer
Husson University
Location
Bangor

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Faculty Jobs
Arts & Humanities, Philosophy & Religion
Position Type
Assistant Professor
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
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Job Details

Job Title:

Visiting Assistant Professor or Instructor of Philosophy

Campus:

Bangor

Posting Number:

F00140

Full or Part Time:

Full-Time

Position Type:

Faculty

Rank:

Faculty

Benefits Eligible:

Yes

Job 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.

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.

Duties and Responsibilities:

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.

Specific duties:

  • 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.

Note: This is a face-to-face position; candidates are expected to be on campus.

Education and Experience:

Education: Master’s degree in Philosophy, Ethics, or closely related field; Ph.D. preferred, ABD considered.

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.

Physical Requirements:

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:

Yes

Special 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:

https://husson.peopleadmin.com/postings/3462

Organization


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Mission Statement:

Husson University inspires and prepares students for professional careers in current and emerging fields within the context of an education informed by the sciences and humanities.

The University
Located in beautiful Bangor, Maine, Husson University is a small school that makes a big impact. With 3,400 undergraduate and graduate students and an average class size of 18, Husson University prides itself on being an institution where everyone focuses on the student. Our students are more than just a number here at Husson.

We have a long-standing commitment to providing affordable and accessible education. Our faculty members are some of the leading experts in their fields. They include Fulbright scholars and numerous leaders of honorary and professional societies.

Husson University dining hallWe have a strong focus on experiential learning. In fact, U.S. News & World Report ranked Husson as one of the top 10 institutions in the country for student participation in internships. (2013 and 2014)

Combined, these attributes have made Husson the “University of Choice” for professional careers in current and emerging fields where students succeed, experiential learning is championed and global understanding is promoted. All of our programs are designed to help students achieve career success. With 54 degree programs and 10 graduate professional programs to choose from, you’ll find Husson graduates in organizations devoted to business, information technology, criminal justice, hospitality, education, healthcare, communications, pharmacy and much more.

Our warm, welcoming campus community is part of Maine’s third largest city. Bangor is located along the banks of the Penobscot River and is part of the Maine Highlands. It offers local residents the perfect balance of arts, culture, shopping, dining, and entertainment, in a town with one of the lowest urban crime rates in America. Husson is easy to access from I-95 and Bangor International Airport.

And if you love the great outdoors, Husson offers you four seasons of adventure. Acadia National Park, Baxter State Park, Moosehead Lake Region, and the Camden Hills area are all just a short drive away. Everything from a relaxing day at the beach, to a thrill-packed mountain bike ride in fall foliage, to world-class skiing, is within reach.Husson University dining hall

If career growth and quality of life are important to you, and if you have a passion for educating the next generation of leaders by transforming students’ lives, then we invite you to learn more about Husson University.

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