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Instructor II / Assistant Professor - Philosophy

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Work type: Instructional
Location: Forest Park Campus
Categories: Other

Title: Instructor II / Assistant Professor - Philosophy

Employee Classification: Faculty F/T 

Department Philosophy

Position Summary:

The Social Science-Humanities Department at STLCC-Forest Park is seeking a full-time, continuing position in Philosophy to start August 2022. The hire will be made at the level of Instructor II or Assistant Professor, depending on the candidate’s qualifications and teaching experience. Preference will be given to candidates with community college experience teaching Introduction to Philosophy and Ethics. The new Philosophy faculty member will be expected to teach, mentor students, fulfill some administrative duties within the Social Science-Humanities Department, and serve on campus committees. The successful candidate will also demonstrate the use of varied teaching techniques that help students develop critical thinking skills and understand the relevance of philosophy to their lives.

Primary Duties Performed:

Instructors are responsible for instruction, grading, record-keeping, and compliance with legal and institutional obligations. Instructors should expect to meet all deadlines and to regularly use standard software, including the Microsoft Office suite, as appropriate. Instructors must conduct all activities with an appreciation and respect for diversity of people, styles, and views.

In addition to providing excellent instruction, all faculty members are expected to adhere to the following specific requirements:
•Maintaining the appropriate number of office hours at times of day convenient for students;
•Providing meaningful, timely responses and feedback to students’ work and questions;
•Meeting all department and college deadlines;
•Maintaining accurate records of student attendance and reporting attendance as required;
•Keeping careful grade records throughout each term;
•Reporting both midterm and final grades on Banner Web;
•Attending scheduled faculty meetings and training sessions;
•Successfully completing policy-related tutorials;
•Checking messages and college voice mail accounts on a timely basis;
•Responding to messages and requests from students and administration within the 24 hours immediately following receipt; and
•Complying with all provisions of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).

Required Qualifications:

Requires a Master’s degree in Philosophy.

Preferred Qualifications:

• Prefer Ph.D. in Philosophy with a focus on Ethics.
• Prefer Community College Teaching Experience.
• Prefer experience working with developmental reading students.
• Preference will also be given to those who demonstrate excellence in online teaching.

Salary Range:

Commensurate with experience

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion:

St. Louis Community College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes individuals with diverse backgrounds, experience, and ideas who embrace and value diversity and inclusivity.   

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