University of Dayton, Dayton, OH Dept of Philosophy, Tenure-track
Oct 28, 2014 → Nov 21, 2014
The Department of Philosophy at the University of Dayton, Dayton, OH, invites applications for a tenure-track position, beginning August 16, 2015.
Description: AOS contemporary aesthetics. AOC Teaching competency: philosophy of art, philosophy of literature, and or philosophy of film. The typical teaching load is six undergraduate courses per academic year (three per semester), including introductory, general education, and upper level offerings. Some summer teaching may be available. The Philosophy Department currently has eighteen tenure-line faculty and four lecturers and offers strong major and minor programs. We are a pluralistic department, open to many philosophical traditions.
Required qualifications: Ph.D. dissertation must be in contemporary aesthetics. We require successful completion of all coursework required for Ph.D. in philosophy. Evidence of competence to link aesthetics with social justice issues (in research, teaching, and /or activism) is required. We also require promise for excellence in teaching.
Preferred qualifications: We strongly prefer a Ph.D. in philosophy in hand. We prefer candidates who have successfully taught philosophy of art, philosophy of literature, and or philosophy of film. We prefer candidates with demonstrated success in teaching and advising students from diverse backgrounds. We also prefer candidates with artistic performance experience. We prefer demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with colleagues in and beyond the department. We prefer the demonstrated ability to work in an interdisciplinary context, including collaborating with other relevant departments and/or programs. In your cover letter and/or other documentation please tell us specifically how your work in aesthetics is related to social justice and/or community building, using examples if possible.
The University of Dayton, with a College of Arts and Sciences and professional schools of Business Administration, Education and Health Sciences, Engineering, and Law has a full-time undergraduate enrollment of approximately 8,000 undergraduate students. All undergraduates take twelve hours of philosophy and religious studies. Interviews will be conducted at the APA Eastern Division meetings. Application deadline is November 17, 2014. Submit applications (letter of interest, CV, three letters of recommendation, research writing sample, teaching statement, sample syllabi for introduction to philosophy and contemporary aesthetics, evidence of teaching skills if applicable, and a graduate transcript) at Dayton.
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The University of Dayton, founded in 1850 by the Society of Mary, is a top-tier Catholic research university. The University seeks outstanding, diverse faculty and staff who value its mission and share its commitment to academic excellence in teaching, research and artistic creativity, the development of the whole person, and leadership and service in the local and global community.
To attain its Catholic and Marianist mission, the University is committed to the principles of diversity, inclusion and affirmative action and to equal opportunity policies and practices. We act affirmatively to recruit and hire women, traditionally under-represented minority groups, people with disabilities and veterans.