Lecturer of Philosophy

Ohio, United States
Salary Not Specified
Apr 05, 2021
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Department of Philosophy invites applications for a non-tenure track lecturer position for an anticipated appointment of two years but with possibility of renewal, to begin August 16, 2021. At the University of Dayton, we are looking for new faculty whose passion aligns with our mission. We value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community.  The Department of Philosophy offers an undergraduate major and minor in philosophy, as well as educating students from all majors and supporting the professional schools.  Additional information about the Department of Philosophy is available at: https://udayton.edu/artssciences/academics/philosophy/index.php. If an exploration and implementation of innovative teaching approaches, educational values that promote inclusive excellence, and shaping the next generation of individuals in philosophy sound appealing, apply today.

The person appointed to this position is expected to contribute to the undergraduate teaching needs of the Department of Philosophy including mentoring undergraduate students. While the successful candidate should be prepared to teach four courses per semester including Introduction to Philosophy and Medical Ethics, the courses to be offered each semester will be determined in consultation with the chair of the Department of Philosophy. 


 Minimum qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in philosophy, or master’s degree in a closely related field with at least 18 graduate credit hours of philosophical study
  • Experience teaching philosophy as the instructor of record at the university level
  • Experience teaching medical ethics
  • Effective written communication skills


Preferred qualifications: While not everyone may possess all of the preferred qualifications, the ideal candidate will bring many of the following

  • PhD in philosophy or a closely related field
  • Demonstrated ability to incorporate, in teaching, contemporary developments in the field of medicine
  • Successful experience in one or more of the following:
    • teaching philosophy courses at the undergraduate level including introductory philosophy
    • teaching medical ethics as instructor of record
    • teaching material related to diversity and social justice
    • teaching students from diverse backgrounds
    • working collaboratively with colleagues in and beyond the department
  • Effective interpersonal communication skills
  • Effective classroom management skills
  • Ability to successfully foster and maintain student engagement 
  • Commitment to educating the whole person in the Marianist tradition and a commitment of service to the community, university and profession


Application process: 

Candidates should submit cover letter, CV, unofficial graduate transcript(s), contact information for three references who will receive instructions on how to upload the letters upon completion of the application, sample syllabus for a course on medical ethics and a description of your approach to teaching this course including how your commitment to the principles of inclusive excellence inform your work, and evidence of teaching excellence including student evaluation results. To apply, please go to: https://employment.udayton.edu/cw/en-us/job/498640/lecturer-in-philosophy-specializing-in-medical-ethics


Applications must be received by April 26, 2021.



The University of Dayton is a top tier, Catholic Research University with offerings from the undergraduate to the doctoral levels.  Founded in 1850 by the Society of Mary, the University is a diverse community committed to advancing the common good through intellectual curiosity, academic rigor, community engagement and local, national and global partnerships. Guided by the Marianist educational philosophy, we educate the whole person and link learning and scholarship with leadership and service. 


Informed by its Catholic and Marianist mission, the University is committed to the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Informed by this commitment, we seek to increase diversity, achieve equitable outcomes, and model inclusion across our campus community. As an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, we will not discriminate against minorities, women, protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, or on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity.


The University is also pleased to provide support for spouses of prospective and newly hired faculty through its dual career program. While we cannot guarantee placement, we serve as an effective resource and support system for your spouse. Information can be found at http://www.udayton.edu/hr/employee_resources/dual_career_resources.php.