Lecturer and Outreach Fellow

Chapel Hill, Orange County
Mar 20, 2014

Department: Philosophy

Application Deadline: 04/18/2014

Position Summary: This position is a permanent faculty position as a Lecturer with the Department of Philosophy. The position is for one year with the possibility of renewal. The position oversees all aspects of outreach for the Philosophy Department, including: maintaining the existing Department outreach program, including graduate student engagement with retirement facilities and after school programs; launching the Department's undergraduate outreach program into local high schools that will a) integrate philosophy into existing curriculum; b) work with high school ethics bowl coaches to prepare their teams for competition; managing contacts with local schools and matching appropriate student interns to classroom needs; maintaining and expanding the local high school ethics bowl (HSEB) program, including communicating with coaches/teachers, pursuing new teams, and working with staff to plan the local event; working with the School of Education, teachers, administrators, and other partners to develop integrated philosophy curriculum for K-12 educators and making it publicly available; pursuing new outreach program ideas for faculty, staff, graduate students and undergraduates; pursuing funding sources for the outreach program, including HSEB. The position also teaches one outreach class per semester for Department of Philosophy and begins the process of pursuing a summer institute for teachers and an NEH grant.

Education Requirements: Minimum of a Master's Degree. Ph.D. in Philosophy or related degree preferred.

Qualification and Experience: The ideal candidate will have experience working to integrate philosophy into existing K-12 curriculum, with ethics bowl programs, and with grant writing.

Department Contact Name and Title: Gina Wooldridge, HR Specialist

Department Contact Telephone Number or Email: gwoold@email.unc.edu