Full-Time Philosophy/Ethics Professor
The Junior Year Ethics Experience Program of Lasell's Undergraduate
Core Curriculum is seeking a Full-Time Assistant Professor to teach
and coordinate the delivery of the Junior Ethics Experience
(appointment at a more senior level may be considered, commensurate
with experience). Lasell's Core Curriculum focuses on combining
career readiness and professional skill development, through a
variety of cohort experiences, with a strong grounding in the
liberal arts and a commitment to diversity, social justice, and
inclusion. Lasell's ethics experience is grounded primarily in a
course (PHIL302 - Ethical Reasoning), which familiarizes students
with ethical theories. The experience also encourages students to
apply ethical reasoning not only to their daily lives and careers,
but also to broader questions of social justice and community. This
cohort experience is therefore designed to engage third-year
students deeply with the following aspects of life-long learning
embedded in our Core Curriculum: Civic & Community Engagement;
Intercultural Knowledge & Effectiveness; and Moral &
As a teaching-centered university, Lasell's typical course load is
4-4 but the Coordinator of the Junior Year Ethics Experience
receives a course release in the fall semester to coordinate the
team of faculty, both full and part-time, who teach the multiple
sections of this course offered every semester. This coordination
includes professional development and regular meetings to ensure
that the Ethics Experience is a common cohort one for the students.
Working closely with the Director of the Donahue Institute for
Equity & Social Justice, the Coordinator assists in organizing
co-curricular activities for the entire community, so as to
guarantee that students in PHIL302 have opportunities to apply
moral and ethical reasoning as they also develop their
intercultural knowledge and effectiveness.
As a principal member of the Core Curriculum Steering Committee,
the Ethics Experience Coordinator participates in conversations and
contributes to the assessment and alignment of this cohort
experience with the other Core Curriculum experiences, namely the
First Year Seminar and the Sophomore Multidisciplinary Experience.
These three courses, along with a series of Knowledge Perspective
courses and others, comprise the general education framework at
Lasell. Additionally, the Coordinator collaborates with the Dean of
Curricular Integration and the Dean of the School of Humanities,
Education, Justice & Social Sciences to develop the schedule of
offerings and teaching assignments. While primary responsibility
lies in teaching PHIL302, there are opportunities to teach other
courses. The Philosophy/Ethics faculty member is also a member of
the Humanities Program, which houses the English, Global Studies,
and History majors. In this role, the faculty member contributes to
the well-being of that department and its students.
- Doctoral degree in Philosophy or a related field required; ABD
or other terminal degree will be considered.
- Experience in a student-centered teaching environment, as well
as a passion for innovative, project-focused initiatives that
utilize active, experiential pedagogy. (Prior college teaching
experience to diverse students is preferred.)
- Productivity and currency in an academic discipline as well as
commitment to the college community are priorities.
- Proven ability to work effectively and collaboratively with
diverse constituents including faculty, staff, students, community
leaders and individuals of all backgrounds.
- Clear commitment, given the three major learning outcomes of
Lasell's Core Curriculum, to community engagement, diversity, and
advancing cultural and gender equity through ethical
- Ability to bring global and non-Western perspectives into the
teaching of ethics.
- Ability to work both within and beyond departments to shape the
ongoing development of undergraduate and graduate programs; both
the undergraduate and graduate programs are looking to enhance and
- Demonstrated commitment to contributing to an inclusive campus
environment in which members from all backgrounds can thrive.
- Passion for fostering an atmosphere of appreciation of and
commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion
Interested candidates should upload a cover letter, a statement of
teaching philosophy, and a curriculum vitae.
Lasell University offers a competitive salary and benefits package
for eligible employees. This includes but is not limited to
outstanding time off benefits, health, dental and vision insurance,
a 403B with a matching contribution after one year of service,
tuition benefits and more.
Lasell University requires all employees to be vaccinated and to
provide the documentation upon the start of employment. Lasell also
provides individuals the opportunity to request a medical or
Lasell University is committed to equal opportunity in every
aspect of hiring and employment. Lasell proactively reviews its
policies and practices to assure that decisions with respect to
every dimension of employment are made without regard to age, color
of skin, disability, gender expression and identity, genetic
predisposition, marital status, national origin, race, ethnicity,
religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran's status, status as a
victim of domestic violence, and all other protected groups and
classes under Federal and State Laws and executive