Lecturer in Philosophy

Texas A&M University-San Antonio
San Antonio, TX

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Arts & Humanities, Philosophy & Religion
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Four-Year Institution

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Job Title

Lecturer in Philosophy


Texas A&M University - San Antonio


Department of Communication, History, and Philosophy

Proposed Minimum Salary


Job Location

San Antonio, Texas

Job Type


Job Description

The Department of Communication, History, & Philosophy seeks applications from qualified candidates for a full-time, non-tenure-track appointment in Philosophy beginning in Fall 2023. Area of specialization is open, but an ability to teach introductory courses in Ethics and Logic is desirable, as is the ability to develop additional upper level courses in the candidate’s area of expertise. The successful candidate will teach introductory and upper-level undergraduate philosophy courses and have service expectations within the department. The base teaching load at A&M-SA is 4/4. Summer teaching assignments may be available but are not guaranteed.

Required Education and Experience:

  • A Master's degree in Philosophy or a closely related field from a regionally accredited institution.

  • A minimum of 18 graduate credit hours in Philosophy.

Preferred Education and Experience:

  • Ph.D. in philosophy or a closely related field from a regionally accredited institution by the time of appointment

  • Experience with teaching lower-division philosophy classes preferred.

  • Experience with hands-on teaching techniques preferred.

  • Experience in culturally diverse settings preferred.

In a letter of interest which explains teaching experience, please also speak to the following topics:

  • Courses prepared to teach or develop

  • Engagement with diverse perspectives in philosophy

  • Approaches to teaching students from diverse backgrounds, including first-generation college students

Texas A&M University–San Antonio: A&M-SA is a comprehensive university with over 7,000 students (Fall 2022) enrolled in undergraduate programs and graduate programs. The successful candidate will join this rapidly growing Hispanic-Serving Institution.

Part of the statewide Texas A&M University System, A&M-SA is located on 694 acres in south San Antonio and serves a diverse student body. Self-reported demographic data indicate 41% of students are the first generation in their family to attend college, 73% are Hispanic, and 63% are women. The faculty and staff are working to implement data-driven and high-impact practices in teaching and learning that lead to student persistence and college completion. It seeks faculty who are committed to this vision, are willing to innovate and experiment, and create a national model for student success.

Application Process: Applicants must complete online.

(1) the application/Faculty Form, and upload

(2) the letter of interest,

(3) curriculum vita, and

(4) unofficial copies of transcripts.

If assistance is required, please contact an HR representative at 210-784-2058.

The priority date for applications is January 15, 2023. The position is open until filled.

Finalists must request at least three current letters of recommendation to be sent directly by the author to the Search Committee Chair, via USPS or email delivery. If selected, finalists must pass a pre-employment background investigation to be hired.

Official transcripts must be on file with the Office of the Provost, and sent directly from each degree-granting institution to Texas A&M University-San Antonio at the address listed below. We cannot accept transcripts issued directly to the candidate. If transcripts are from an international institution, it is the responsibility of the prospective faculty member to have the transcripts translated and evaluated by an approved credential evaluator (e.g., AACRAO; http://www.aacrao.org/credential/index.htm).

Texas A&M University-San Antonio

Office of the Provost

ATTN: Alissa Meyer

One University Way, Ste. 435

San Antonio, Texas 78224

Please direct any questions to Dr. William Kiser: william.kiser@tamusa.edu

The university is committed to inclusive excellence and invites applications from all qualified applicants. A&M-SA is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer committed to provide equal employment opportunity to all persons regardless of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation or gender identity.

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Please ensure that all required documents are uploaded prior to submitting the application. Once application is submitted, no changes or revisions can be made. If you have issues with adding documents with your application, please contact HR at 210-784-2058.

In compliance with ADA, if accommodations are needed for the application process, please contact HR at (210) 784-2058.

All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution’s verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution’s procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.


TAMUSA pic1Texas A&M University-San Antonio (A&M-SA) is a contemporary university that reflects the diverse and heritage-rich community it serves. Founded as the first upper-division institution of higher education in South San Antonio in 2009, A&M-SA today is a comprehensive four-year university offering high-quality, affordable education.

From fall 2008 to fall 2017, enrollment has grown 340 percent. The University currently serves nearly 6,500 students and has graduated more than 8,000 alumni. The student body is 60 percent female and 72 percent Hispanic. Approximately 77 percent of students are the first in their family to attend college.

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Through the University’s 26 undergraduate degrees and 13 graduate degrees, students can pursue a wide variety of in-demand fields, such as education, business, information technology and cyber security, criminology and biology. A&M-SA equips students with the knowledge, marketable skills and high-impact educational experiences that prepare them for rewarding careers, responsible global citizenship and lifelong learning.

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  • A&M-SA offers the lowest undergraduate tuition among four-year universities in San Antonio: $8,216 average cost per year (tuition and fees for spring and fall semesters for 15 credit hours/semester)
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Texas A&M University-San Antonio (A&M-SA) is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate and master’s degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097, call 404-679-4500 or visit http://www.sacscoc.org for questions about the accreditation of A&M-SA.

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