Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Religious Studies & Liberal Studies Coordinator

Philosophy and Religious Studies

Position: Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Religious Studies & Liberal Studies Coordinator

Qualifications: A Ph.D. in either Philosophy or Religious Studies by the time of application.  Specialization is open to any area in Philosophy or Religious Studies.  Candidates must excel in undergraduate teaching (face-to-face and online), have active research agendas, and be committed to liberal education.  Candidates must also be able to work with a diverse population of students.  We prefer candidates who can demonstrate proficiency in administration.

Rank: Faculty − Tenure Track

Salary: Competitive

Description: The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies announces a full-time, tenure-track position in our Liberal Studies Program beginning August 20, 2014.  The Liberal Studies Program is managed through the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies.

As the Liberal Studies Coordinator, the successful candidate will be responsible for advising Liberal Studies majors, assessing the program, initiating and directing needed curricular changes in the program, and communicating program needs to other university bodies.  The Coordinator will teach “Introduction to Liberal Studies” and our capstone course for Liberal Studies majors.  The Coordinator will also teach upper level courses in Philosophy or Religious Studies that support the Liberal Studies Program as well as our upper level general education course, “World of Ideas.”  A significant portion of the courses taught by the Coordinator will be online.

Typical department member teaching load is 4/4, but the Liberal Studies Coordinator will receive a one course reduction per semester to accommodate administrative and advising duties.

University: UW-Whitewater is a premier public regional university with an enrollment of over 14,500 students in 50 undergraduate majors and 11 master’s degree programs.  It offers high-quality, career oriented programs with a model general education curriculum.

Community: Whitewater is a city with a population of over 14,000 located in southeastern Wisconsin near the scenic Kettle Moraine State Forest.  The area offers a wide variety of summer and winter recreational activities.  Whitewater is 45 miles from Madison, 50 miles from Milwaukee, and 110 miles from Chicago.

Application: A complete application package must include:
•A cover letter
•Vita including all relevant professional experience
•Evidence of teaching effectiveness in face-to-face and online courses
•Unofficial transcripts
•Three (3) letters of recommendation
•And, if possible, evidence of successful administrative experience

Applications must be received by December 1, 2013 to receive consideration for interviews. We will conduct preliminary interviews in January 2014 via Skype.

Please submit materials via e-mail to: libstjob@uww.edu

The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer, and actively seeks and encourages applications from women, people of color, persons with disabilities, and all veterans. Names of applicants may be disclosed unless requested otherwise. Names of finalists will be released. A criminal background check is required for employment.