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Assistant Professor of Instruction in Intellectual Heritage

Temple University
Pennsylvania, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Mar 22, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Humanities, History, Philosophy
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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The Intellectual Heritage (IH) Program of Temple University is pleased to invite applications for a Non-Tenure Track (NTT) Assistant Professorship. The initial appointment will be a one-year renewable contract. The start date of this appointment is August 2022. We seek candidates from all liberal arts disciplines to teach the pair of core courses all Temple undergraduates take: IH I: The Good Life and IH II: The Common Good. The IH courses are the foundation of Temple’s General Education curriculum. In these seminars, students share ideas, ask questions, and actively listen to peers in a free exchange of diverse viewpoints about the historical, social, and cultural bases of prevailing beliefs. They also make connections between historical texts about human existence and current moral, social and political issues. The teaching load will be four classes per semester, with 20-28 students per class. The IH Program is housed in the College of Liberal Arts. For more information on the program, visit Our program values interdisciplinary research, collaboration, and collegiality. We are committed to promoting a diverse intellectual community and strongly encourage applications from women and under-represented communities. Applications will be reviewed as they arrive, but best consideration will be given to applications received by April 15, 2022. Interviews of candidates will be conducted via videoconference.

Temple University is a state-related Carnegie Research University (highest research activity) located in Philadelphia. The College of Liberal Arts is home to 32 undergraduate majors, 32 minors, 23 certificate programs, and 15 graduate degree programs. With its vibrant and diverse array of educational programs, the College of Liberal Arts plays, and its mission mirrors, both the historical importance of the liberal arts in society and the principles on which the university was founded. Temple offers full-time faculty a competitive compensation and benefits package covering health insurance, retirement, and other benefits.  

In accordance with the City of Philadelphia’s mandate, all Temple University students, faculty, staff, and contractors must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, unless they have a medical or religious exemption approved by the university.  An individual is considered fully vaccinated two weeks or more following the second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, or two weeks or more following a single dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Individuals who do not meet the University’s COVID-19 vaccination or exception requirement are prohibited from working until proof of vaccination or an exception is provided.  For more information visit the university's Vaccines web page or speak with your HR contact.


Candidates are expected to have completed a Ph.D. by the beginning of this appointment and should demonstrate evidence of outstanding commitment to interdisciplinary undergraduate teaching through the lens of diversity. In addition to the traditional seminar, we offer special versions of our two courses: online sections; sections for second-language learners; and honors sections. Candidates are encouraged to indicate any experience with discussion seminars, ESL, honors courses, online teaching, teaching with technology, and other innovative or unique teaching practices.

Application Instructions

Applications will only be accepted through Interfolio. Required documents: a cover letter that addresses experience and teaching; a CV; three confidential letters of recommendation; a teaching portfolio that should include a teaching philosophy statement and evidence of how you fulfill that philosophy, including representative student evaluations and syllabi; and a 1-page statement on your contributions to diversity, equity and inclusion, including information about how you understand these issues, your record of activities to date, and your specific plans and goals for advancing diversity, equity and inclusion if hired for this position. Finalists will be asked to submit confidential letters of recommendation. For questions, please contact the Director, Dr. Heath Davis at Please upload all materials to 

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Temple University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all in every aspect of its operations. The University has pledged not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, genetic information, or disability. 

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