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Tenure-Track Faculty - Philosophy

Dutchess Community College
Poughkeepsie, NY

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Category:: Faculty Full-Time
Department:: English and Humanities
Locations:: Poughkeepsie, NY
Posted:: Jan 10, 2022
Closes:: Open Until Filled
Type:: Full-time
Position ID:: 141351

About Dutchess Community College:

Located in the heart of New York's beautiful and historic mid-Hudson Valley, just 90 minutes north of New York City, DCC is part of the State University of New York, the largest comprehensive public higher education system in the country. Recently honored among Campus Pride's Top 8 Community Colleges Leading the Way for LGBTQ Inclusion, DCC is dedicated to respecting individuality, embracing diversity and partnering with the community to achieve shared goals. The College welcomes applications from faculty and staff who share and are anxious to support the institution's values of Excellence, Access, Diversity, Collaboration and Accountability, and who are passionate about engaging with both students and the community.

Job Description:

Tenure-Track Full-time Positions in Human Services

The Department of English and Humanities at Dutchess Community College invites applications for a Tenure-track Philosophy position. The openings include one tenure track and one temporary full-time faculty position with an expected start date in August of 2022.

Teaching competency in the history of philosophy (Western, Indigenous, and/or non-Western) and ethics in addition to contemporary social and political philosophy as well as environmental ethics is desirable. The successful candidate will have theoretical and pedagogical competence in areas that would contribute to one or more of the college's interdisciplinary programs and encourage our students to appreciate diverse perspectives, theories, and philosophies-such as Race, Sex and Gender, LGBTQIA2+, Africana, Post-Colonialism, and Feminism. DCC highly values the diversity of candidates from underrepresented populations. Dutchess Community College offers both in-person and online introductory courses in philosophy, critical thinking, ethics, and religion.

Preference will be given to candidates with experience working with or teaching community college students and to those with an understanding and appreciation of the role of the community college in higher education. Preferred candidates will also be able to demonstrate an understanding of the role of assessment in course and program development. Successful candidates should be creative thinkers that understand trends in the field and demonstrate the ability to implement innovative approaches to support student success. A commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion and how diversity impacts learning, and instruction is strongly preferred.

Salary and Benefits:

The salary range for this position is $56,554 - $73,531, and is commensurate with degree level and experience. DCC offers a competitive benefits package. This generous package includes medical, dental and vision, retirement options, paid leave, group life insurance and employee assistance programs.


Minimum qualifications. M.A. in Philosophy. Ph.D. preferred.

Additional Information:

Faculty positions are covered by a collective bargaining agreement between Dutchess Community College and Dutchess United Educators (DUE).

Employment will require a criminal background screening.

Dutchess Community College is an AA/EOE employer. As part of the State University of New York (SUNY), in its continuing effort to seek equity in education and employment, and in support of federal and state anti-discrimination legislation, has adopted a policy to provide an educational and employment environment free from unlawful discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability, gender identity, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, domestic violence victim status, or criminal conviction.

Application Instructions:

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Applicants for this position should submit a current resume and cover letter that clearly states how the candidate fulfills the required and preferred qualifications. Any materials not listed here should not be included and will not be viewed by the committee.

Review of applications will begin January 10, 2022 and will continue until position is filled.


Working at Dutchess Community College 

Dutchess Community College has been in Dutchess County for more than 50 years. We have the reputation of being the best community college in the state for academic excellence and the success of our graduates. Students who transfer to a four-year school after Dutchess do better and graduate at a higher rate than students who transfer from other colleges. Plus, we currently have the lowest tuition of any college or university in the state.

Our main campus is in Poughkeepsie, with a major extension site in Wappingers Falls. Students can also take DCC classes at high schools throughout the county.

We offer associate degrees and certificates in more than 60 program areas. Some of these programs are occupationally-oriented, designed to provide the skills students need to enter the job market immediately upon graduation. Other programs are designed to provide the first two years' of study toward a bachelor’s degree at a four-year college or university. The certificate programs provide a condensed program in a particular field of study and usually can be completed in one or two semesters of study.

There are three different types of degrees from which students can choose:

The Associate in Arts Degree (A.A.) is used primarily for transfer programs that lead to the bachelor of arts degree at a four-year college or university. It may be used for general liberal arts programs.

The Associate in Science Degree (A.S.) may be used for certain occupationally-oriented studies, but is primarily designed to serve science or professionally-related programs that lead to transfer to a bachelor of science degree at a four-year college or university.

The Associate in Applied Science Degree (A.A.S.) is structured as an occupationally-oriented degree. However, it may be appropriate as a transfer degree to certain types of specialized baccalaureate program such as the bachelor's of technology.

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