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Faculty - Philosophy

St. Louis Community College
St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
May 21, 2024

Job Details

Title: Faculty - Philosophy

Employee Classification: Faculty F/T

Department: Philosophy

Salary Range: Commensurate with Experience

Who we are:

We are not-for-profit: St. Louis Community college (STLCC) is a non-profit institution dedicated to empowering students, expanding minds, and changing lives. Employees are committed to strengthening the St. Louis community with inclusive and transformative education.

We are a respected employer: For 60 years, STLCC has served the St. Louis community, expanding to 4 main campuses, 2 education centers, 2 workforce training centers, and 5 centers of excellence. More than one-half of the households in St. Louis have at least one member who has taken classes at STLCC.

We make an impact in the community: Through credit courses, continuing education, and workforce development programs, STLCC annually serves nearly 69,000 students. More than 80% of career and technical graduates employed in their fields or continue their education at four-year institutions within six months of graduation. STLCC sends more transfer students to Missouri’s four-year colleges/universities than anyone else.

We value Diversity, equity & inclusion: STLCC is committed to fostering an atmosphere of appreciation for all people, regardless of race, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or class.

What you get:

Benefits package [for full-time employees]: STLCC offers one of the best benefit packages in the St. Louis area. As a STLCC employee you will have access to a 100% match on your contribution to retirement, two health insurance plans options that are no cost to the employee - including an HSA option, low-cost life insurance with a 3x salary benefit, and other low-cost benefits including dental, vision, AD&D, ST LT disability insurance.

Opportunity to grow: Over half of our employees have served the college for more than 12 years, exploring different career paths and advancing to higher level positions.

Education & training opportunities: STLCC offers tuition waivers for employees [full-time and part-time] + their dependents. Full-time employees can take advantage of tuition reimbursement for other institutions after just 6 months of service, and an annual professional development allotment.

Work/life balance: Full-time STLCC employees have access to a generous time off package, including holidays, vacation, personal days, medical leave, and other leave options. Our holiday schedule even includes a paid winter holiday at the end of the calendar year.

Commitment to wellness: STLCC HR boasts a dedicated health and wellness specialist who is enthusiastic about creating a culture of wellness throughout the College. With access to college wellness vendors, employees are educated, motivated, and rewarded for healthy behaviors. STLCC employees and anyone living in their household also have access to an employee assistance program (EAP) that can help them with virtually any life need.

The basics of this position:

The Department of Humanities at St. Louis Community College, Meramec seeks applications for a full-time Faculty position at the rank of Instructor II / Assistant Professor in Philosophy to begin Fall semester 2024. The normal teaching load is five courses per semester with additional duties of serving on committees, advising students, and participating in professional development activities. The successful candidate will employ multiple teaching strategies to create student-centered learning environments and demonstrate a commitment to using assessment to improve teaching and learning. The ability to work effectively with students, faculty, and staff of diverse backgrounds is required. Candidates must also be willing to travel to other STLCC campuses for possible teaching assignments and meetings. Please upload cover letter, CV, and official or unofficial graduate and undergraduate transcripts.

What you'll do:
  • Instructors are responsible for instruction, grading, record-keeping, and compliance with legal and institutional obligations. Instructors should expect to meet all deadlines and to regularly use standard software, including the Microsoft Office suite, as appropriate. Instructors must conduct all activities with an appreciation and respect for diversity of people, styles, and views.

    In addition to providing excellent instruction, all faculty members are expected to adhere to the following specific requirements:
    •Maintaining the appropriate number of office hours at times of day convenient for students;
    •Providing meaningful, timely responses and feedback to students’ work and questions;
    •Meeting all department and college deadlines;
    •Maintaining accurate records of student attendance and reporting attendance as required;
    •Keeping careful grade records throughout each term;
    •Reporting both midterm and final grades on Banner Web;
    •Attending scheduled faculty meetings and training sessions;
    •Successfully completing policy-related tutorials;
    •Checking messages and college voice mail accounts on a timely basis;
    •Responding to messages and requests from students and administration within the 24 hours immediately following receipt; and
    •Complying with all provisions of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).
Education, experience, and other requirements:

Master's Degree in Philosophy

Preferred Qualifications:

Ph.D; ability to teach across the Philosophy curriculum, especially various Ethics courses; community college teaching experience; online teaching experience or willingness to teach online courses

Applications close: Jun 21 2024 Central Daylight Time


Since 1962, St. Louis Community College has held fast to the belief that education has the power to lift up individuals and our communities. Ready to join a team dedicated to expanding minds and changing lives? Explore our current openings and see what makes STLCC extraordinary.

As an employer, St. Louis Community College is committed to offering full-time employees a comprehensive and competitive benefits package.

At STLCC, we strive to foster an atmosphere of appreciation for all people, regardless of race, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status or class.

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