University of South Carolina Aiken, History, Political Science, and Philosophy
Instructor, philosophy/religious studies
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|Location:||South Carolina, United States|
Instructor of Philosophy—University of South Carolina Aiken
The Department of History, Political Science, and Philosophy at the University of South Carolina Aiken (USC Aiken) invites applications for an Instructor of Philosophy to start August 16, 2023. This position primarily serves engineering majors; students minoring in philosophy, pre-law, and religious studies; and general education students. Responsibilities include a 4-4 teaching load in philosophy and religious studies (Engineering Ethics, Introduction to Formal Logic, Introduction to Asian Religions and Philosophies, and additional philosophy and possibly religious studies courses), as well as service to the department, university, profession, and community. The successful candidate will be expected to teach in person every semester, with likely online teaching as well.
We seek an individual with:
- demonstrated excellence in teaching in-person and online Philosophy and Religious Studies courses at the undergraduate level.
- commitment to the personal and professional growth of students, willingness to mentor students outside the classroom and supervise and assist with student organizations.
- demonstrated commitment to or experience with professional service
- commitment to being an active member of a collegial, inter-disciplinary department.
A Master’s degree in philosophy required by time of application with graduate coursework or relevant experience in religious studies. Strong preference given to candidates with demonstrated experience teaching in both disciplines. Salary is commensurate with education and experience.
The Department of History, Political Science, and Philosophy offers B.A. degrees in History and Political Science, along with minors in History, Political Science, Philosophy, Pre-Law, and Religious Studies. We serve approximately sixty majors and all USCA undergraduates through our general education offerings. The department includes eleven full-time faculty members, representing four disciplines.
USC Aiken continues to diversify its faculty ranks to more closely resemble our student population, approximately 40% of whom are from underrepresented racial or ethnic groups. USC Aiken is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities or decisions for qualified persons on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, transgender status, genetics, or protected veteran status, or pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions.
Complete applications received by February 15, 2023 will receive full consideration. To be considered for this position, applicants must apply online at: https://uscjobs.sc.edu/postings/137993 and upload the following with their online application: a current CV; cover letter that addresses teaching experience and philosophy, service experience, and commitment to mentoring and teaching diverse students; unofficial graduate transcripts; syllabi for one philosophy course and one Religious Studies course; and full contact information for 3 professional references who can speak to teaching experience. Please direct additional questions to Dr. Elizabeth Georgian, Search Chair, Department of History, Political Science, and Philosophy, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Additional materials will be solicited as needed.
The University of South Carolina Aiken, a public comprehensive university in the University of South Carolina system, offers undergraduate and master’s degrees to more than 3,900 students in 50 programs of study. USC Aiken, newly recognized as a master’s-granting university, has long been ranked as a top public regional college in the South by U.S. News & World Report’s guide "America’s Best Colleges" with 23 consecutive years ranking among the top three and 15 times as #1. Additionally, USC Aiken was recognized for being a Best College for Veterans and a Top Performer in Social Mobility. USC Aiken is South Carolina’s COPLAC institution providing a unique and strong liberal arts core within our degree offerings. We boast students from 35 states and 32 countries. USC Aiken has ten NCAA Division II Athletic programs. Learn more about USC Aiken at www.usca.edu.
Situated on 450 acres, USC Aiken is located thirty miles from Augusta, GA (home of the Masters Tournament and Fort Gordon, the home of the US Army Cyber Command), 60 miles from Columbia, SC, and within three hours’ drive of Charleston, SC and the Appalachian Mountains, and four hours’ drive of Coastal South Carolina. Aiken is well known for its southern charm, equestrian life and events, famous thoroughbred horses, historic homes, and the wonderful weather.
Dr. Elizabeth Georgian
|Secondary Categories:||Religious Studies and Theology