JOB – Asst. Prof. of Practice; Director, Philosophy in the Public Interest

NAU-logo-2The Department of Philosophy at Northern Arizona University seeks to fill one, benefit eligible, NON-tenure track Assistant Professor of Practice with primary administrative responsibilities for NAU’s College of Arts & Letters’ Philosophy in the Public Interest program, and teaching responsibilities of 1 course per term. Position will be at least .75 FTE.  Position is renewable on a year-to-year basis contingent upon effective performance, department needs, and continued funding.

NAU’s Philosophy in the Public Interest creates opportunities in Northern Arizona for public deliberation and reflective philosophical activity, highlighting the contributions the latter makes to the former.  For more information about the program, visit this link.

Minimum Qualifications

Ph. D. in Philosophy in hand by start of contract; minimum 1 year full-time administrative experience managing and fundraising for humanities activities for a broad audience, including the non-academic community; minimum 1 year teaching experience in philosophy with primary responsibility for course design, instruction and student assessment.

Preferred Qualifications

Candidates will possess a demonstrated excellence in administrative leadership in community outreach as well as excellence teaching philosophy at the undergraduate level.  In addition to standard introductory level courses in philosophy, the department has need of instructional excellence in areas of ethics and applied ethics (including environmental ethics).  Also preferred are candidates with a demonstrated commitment to working with diverse students, staff and faculty.

How to Apply

Send complete dossier consisting of a CV, a statement on the candidate’s vision for the direction of the Philosophy in the Public Interest Program, at least three letters of recommendation, teaching portfolio that includes syllabi, student evaluations, including at least one complete set of course evaluation by students, and to

PPI Professor of Practice Search Chair,
Department of Philosophy
Box 6011
Northern Arizona University
Flagstaff, AZ 86011-6011.

More Information

Christopher Griffin

Northern Arizona U