|Position Type||Visiting Professor|
|Classification Title||Visiting Assistant Professor|
|Position's Functional Title||Visiting Assistant Professor of Interdisciplinary Ethics|
|Position Start Date||08/16/2021|
|Position End Date (if temporary)|
Governors State University (University Park, IL) is a minority-majority institution inviting applications for a full-time, one-year, non-tenure track Visiting Assistant Professor in Interdisciplinary Ethics, to begin in the Fall 2021 semester. This position is a 12-month contract with a teaching load of 27 credit hours (9 courses) over Fall 2021, Spring 2022, and Summer 2022. There is no required committee work. Depending on expertise, however, the successful candidate may be invited to participate in committees as appropriate and in support of their own professional development.
We seek a teacher-scholar who is committed to enhancing our culture of diversity, equity and inclusion and who will complement existing faculty strengths across our Interdisciplinary Studies and Philosophy programs. A successful candidate is a teacher/scholar with teaching and research expertise in interdisciplinary studies, cross-cultural ethics, healthcare ethics, interdisciplinary ethics, justice studies, and/or professional ethics. The candidate will teach core and elective courses for Interdisciplinary Studies majors and Philosophy minors. This position will also assist in delivering the general education courses, including First Year Seminar (an interdisciplinary humanities course) and/or Mastering College. The ability to teach logic and practical reasoning and/or contribute to our cross-disciplinary programs in Gender & Sexuality Studies, Global Studies, or Religious Studies is also preferred. We seek candidates with outstanding teaching skills, evidence of—or potential for—a distinguished record of scholarship as well as service to the institution, discipline, and/or community. Women, people of color, people with disabilities, and first-generation college graduates are especially encouraged to apply.
Governors State University is the only regional public comprehensive university in Chicago’s south suburban area, serving more than 5,500 students annually. Since its founding in 1969, GSU has offered accessible, high-value educational opportunities to a culturally diverse student body of first-generation students, returning adults, and veterans. With the lowest undergraduate tuition in Illinois, GSU offers accredited programs that have earned high praise from national accrediting agencies. In 2014, GSU accepted its inaugural class of first-year students as it transitioned from an upper-division and graduate institution into a regional comprehensive university with a state-of-the-art general education program. New faculty at GSU must demonstrate enthusiasm and ability to work with students at all levels, from first-year to graduate.
It is the policy of Governors State University, in its role as educator, employer, and purchaser of goods and services, to provide equal opportunity and affirmative action. Discrimination based on race, color, sex, religion, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or veteran status is strictly prohibited.
Salary and benefits package are commensurate with education and experience.
1. Ph.D. or terminal degree in Philosophy, Ethics, Interdisciplinary Studies, or a closely related discipline; ABD in the final stages of completion will also be considered (and may be appointed as Visiting Instructor).
2. Knowledge and ability to teach undergraduate courses in philosophy, ethics, and interdisciplinary studies more broadly.
3. Documented record of an ability to make intellectual contributions through scholarly publications/presentations.
4. Ability to complement the program’s strengths.
1. Experience with first-generation, culturally diverse, and non-traditional students.
|Open Until Filled||Yes|
|Type of Search||External|
|Quicklink for Posting||http://employment.govst.edu/postings/5530|
|Special Instructions to Applicants||
To apply, applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, cover letter, teaching philosophy, sample syllabi, unofficial transcripts, and list of professional references by December 1, 2020 to receive full consideration, although applications will be accepted until the position is filled. References will only be contacted prior to candidate interviews.
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