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Limited Term Lecturer, Philosophy

Purdue University Northwest
Hammond, Indiana, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Mar 11, 2024

Job Details

Job Summary

The Department of History, Philosophy, Politics, and Economics is seeking applications for Limited Term Lecturers (LTLs) in Philosophy. LTL positions are temporary, non-benefits eligible, part-time positions hired each semester on an as-needed basis.

The Primary Responsibilities of successful candidates will be to:
  • Teach on campus and/or online courses in introductory Philosophy courses
  • Follow the syllabus and curricula provided.
  • Maintain office hours and provide feedback to students in a timely manner.
  • Maintain FERPA certification
  • Assist with program-related duties and administrative tasks, including orientation, proctoring, student evaluations, curriculum and program review
  • Understand and adhere to University policies and guidelines
  • Have competency in effective and appropriate online (synchronous and asynchronous) delivery and in-person instruction
Education, Experience, Training and/or Certifications
  • Master’s degree in Philosophy or a related field (minimum 18 hours of graduate work in Philosophy)
  • Strong interpersonal, presentation, and written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated experience teaching at the college level or relevant professional experience
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate both orally and in writing in English
College Profile

The College of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences serves over 1,400 undergraduate students and 170 graduate students across a wide range of programs. The College also houses the Community Counseling Center that provides quality affordable mental health services and the Institute for Social and Policy Research, which uses social science and policy analysis methods to find solutions to educational, social, and health-related challenges facing the citizens of Northwest Indiana and the Chicago metropolitan region. The college is also home to the Willie T. Donald Exoneration Advisory Coalition to support those who have been wrongfully convicted in the state of Indiana.

How to Apply

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. To apply, applicants should submit the following:

1) a cover letter specifically addressing required experience
2) a curriculum vitae
3) list of three professional references.

A background check will be required for employment in this position. We are looking to fill positions as early as January 2023 but will keep qualified candidates in our pool for future reference.

Purdue University Northwest is committed to advancing diversity in all areas of faculty effort, including scholarship, instruction, and engagement. Candidates should address at least one of these areas in their cover letter, indicating their experiences, current interests or activities, and/or future goals to promote a climate that values diversity and inclusion.

Purdue University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce. All individuals, including minorities, woman, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

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Purdue University Northwest

Purdue University Northwest (PNW) is a premier metropolitan university located in Northwest Indiana that is dedicated to empowering transformational change in our students and in our community.

PNW sits between Chicago’s skyscrapers and Lake Michigan’s sandy shores. Diverse, hardworking, and innovative, we’re where academic excellence meets real-world experience. At PNW, students from next door and students from halfway across the world come together to learn, grow, and connect.

At Purdue University Northwest, we go beyond the classroom, walking the extra mile with students to empower confidence and encourage real-world experiences. We push beyond the boundaries of innovation to drive engagement and make an impact in Northwest Indiana and the world at large.

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