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Visiting Assistant Professor in Philosophy

Employer
Dominican University
Location
River Forest, Illinois
Salary
Commensurate with experience
Date posted
May 2, 2024
Website
https://jobapply.page.link/4GnVS

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Humanities, Philosophy
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Visiting Assistant Professor in Philosophy

Fall 2024

 

Dominican University invites applications for the position of a non-tenure track Visiting Assistant Professor in Philosophy for the 2024-25 academic year, with the possibility of renewal. This role requires teaching a total of eight undergraduate courses (four in the fall semester and four in the spring semester). Areas of Specialization and Competence are open, and a Ph.D. by the time of employment is preferred. The ideal candidate will be a generalist able to teach a variety of courses, including introduction to philosophy and critical thinking. Experience in teaching introductory courses and evidence of teaching excellence are required, and familiarity with alternative epistemology is preferred.

 

We are committed to fostering a diverse educational environment and encourage applicants from a wide range of backgrounds to apply. Dominican University does not discriminate based on race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, or political affiliation in its programs, activities, or employment practices. This commitment aligns with our mission to prepare students to pursue truth, give service, and create a more just and humane world.

 

DOMINICAN UNIVERSITY 

 

Dominican University is a Catholic, comprehensive teaching university located in River Forest, a suburb of Chicago. Dominican University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission as a baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral degree-granting institution. It is highly regarded for its academic rigor and thoughtful accompaniment of students, its intentional affordability and values-based, relationship-centered learning environment. Dominican currently enrolls over 3,300 students, which includes 2,280 undergraduates and 1,027 graduate students. Sixty-eight percent (68%) of our undergraduate students identify as Latinx, 5% are Black or African American, and 3% are Asian. Under-represented minority students, make up 77% of the DU undergraduate enrollment and 38% of the graduate enrollment. Over 90 percent of undergraduates receive some type of financial aid. Nearly half of all undergraduates are first-generation college students; over half are federal Pell Grant recipients, illustrating their families’ level of income; and 58% are eligible for low-income MAP grants from the State of Illinois. Recognized since 2011 as a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI), a federal designation of the U.S. Department of Education, Dominican is committed to expanding and enhancing educational opportunities for Latinx students and all students from historically underrepresented groups.

 

To Apply:

Applicants will be asked to submit a cover letter and CV and a list of 3 references.  In the cover letter, the applicant should address work and other opportunities they have had to interact and serve in high needs and diverse populations and other interactions with students. Applicants who progress in the search process will be asked to provide official transcripts. A background screening is required upon hire.

 

EEO Statement

Dominican University is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and is dedicated to the goal of building an equity-centered faculty and staff committed to teaching, working, and learning in a multicultural environment. Dominican University believes that justice, equity, and inclusion are critical to our growth and development and seek to recruit, develop, and retain from a diverse pool of applicants who bring varied experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds.

 

If you need accommodations due to a disability, you may contact us at hr@dom.edu for assistance.

 

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