The Department of Philosophy at Texas State University invites applications for a full-time Lecturer for the 2014-2015 academic year to begin in August 2014. We anticipate 2 positions. AOS: Open. AOC: Open, with preference for ability to teach one or more of Bioethics, Engineering Ethics, Philosophy of Science, Philosophy of Technology, Existentialism and Phenomenology, or American Philosophy. Lecturers will teach 4 courses/semester with 6-8 sections/year of 1000-level introductory courses (PHIL 1305: Philosophy and Critical Thinking or PHIL 1320: Ethics and Society) that fulfill a core curriculum requirement. The typical class size for 1000-level courses will be 50. We do offer some sections of 100 students and the assistance of a graduate instructional assistant. Other course assignments will be based on expertise and departmental need. This is a 9-month appointment, with anticipated salary of $37,000. Research and travel support available. Lecturers will be appointed for one year, with the presumption of renewal for a 2nd yearbased on departmental need and with evidence of teaching excellence. There are expectations of service to the department, college, or university.
Successful candidates will be expected to be effective teachers and committed to teaching lower level philosophy courses as part of a core curriculum. PhD in Philosophy required. Experience teaching Introduction to Philosophy or Moral Problems courses, and an active research program are strongly preferred.
The Department: The Department of Philosophy at Texas State University grants the BA in Philosophy, the MA in Applied Philosophy and Ethics, and offers undergraduate minors in Philosophy, Religious Studies, and Value Studies, as well as a graduate certificate in Professional Ethics. Departmental activities include the Philosophy Dialogues, a program of ~40 events each semester including lectures, films, and discussions, an active chapter of Phi Sigma Tau, an annual student symposium, an annual alumni banquet, and an Ethics Bowl team.
The University: Founded in 1899, Texas State University is a doctoral-granting Emerging Research University located in the Austin-San Antonio corridor, the largest campus in The Texas State University System, and the 5th largest in the state. Texas State’s more than 35,000 students choose from 96 undergraduate, 88 master’s, and 12 doctoral programs offered by ten colleges (Applied Arts, The Emmett and Miriam McCoy College of Business Administration, Education, Fine Arts and Communication, Health Professions, Honors, Liberal Arts, Science and Engineering, The Graduate College, and the University College). With a diverse campus community including 39% of the student body from ethnic minorities, Texas State is a Hispanic Serving Institution and one of the top 16 producers of Hispanic baccalaureate graduates in the nation. In the fall of 2012, there were over 1,100 full-time faculty and nearly 2,000 full-time staff. Research and creative activities have led to growing success in attracting external support. For FY 2012, Texas State had an annual operating budget of $450 million and research expenditures of more than $36 million. The Alkek Library has more than 2.3 million titles in its collection. Located in the Texas Hill Country, Texas State enjoys a setting that is unique among Texas universities including the headwaters of the San Marcos River, home to eight endangered species and the second-largest springs in Texas. Additional information about Texas State and its nationally recognized academic programs is available at http://www.txstate.edu.
TO APPLY: Please send curriculum vitae, a cover letter including statement of research and teaching interests, the names and contact information for three references, and Texas State Employment Application available at: http://facultyrecords.provost.txstate.edu/faculty-employment/application.html to: Professor Craig Hanks firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include “2-yr Lecturer Search” in the subject line.
Personnel Policies: Faculty are eligible for life, disability, health, and dental insurance programs. A variety of retirement plans are available depending on eligibility. Participation in a retirement plan is mandatory. The State contributes toward the health insurance programs and all retirement plans. http://www.humanresources.txstate.edu/benefits.htm
Texas State University will not discriminate against any person in employment or exclude any person from participating in or receiving the benefits of any of its activities or programs on any basis prohibited by law, including race, color, age, national origin, religion, sex, disability, veterans’ status, or on the basis of sexual orientation. Equal employment opportunities shall include: personnel transactions of recruitment, employment, training, upgrading, promotion, demotion, termination, and salary. Texas State is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and senior administrative positions.
Texas State University is a member of The Texas State University System.
Texas State University is an EOE. Applications from women and minorities are strongly encouraged.