Adjunct Instructor 3 - Philosophy

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Work type: Faculty - Temporary & Continuing
Location: Big Rapids, MI 49307
Categories: Faculty

Position Title: Adjunct Instructor 3 - Philosophy  
Location: Big Rapids (Main Campus)  
Advertised Salary: $45,412 - $48,500  
FLSA: Exempt  
Temporary/Continuing:  Temporary  
Part-Time/Full-Time: Full-Time  
At Will/Just Cause: Just Cause  
Summary of Position: Ferris State University’s Department of Humanities is looking to fill the position of a Level 3 Adjunct Instructor of Philosophy. This is a 9-month, full time position. Primary responsibilities include teaching core philosophy courses, such as Introduction to Philosophy, Ethics, Applied Ethics Bioethics and other courses, as qualified.  
Position Type: Faculty - Temporary & Continuing  
Required Education: Master’s degree in Philosophy or related area.  
Required Work Experience: Experience teaching Philosophy courses at the college level  
Required Licenses and Certifications:    
Additional Education/Experiences to be Considered: Ph.D. in Philosophy or related area
Experience teaching Ethics and/or Medical Ethics.
Experience teaching some diversity area within the philosophical tradition, such as Women and Gender Studies, Race and Racism Studies, Eastern Philosophy, Jewish Philosophy, Africana Philosophy or Latin American Philosophy

Duties/Responsibilities: o Reports to the Chair of the Department of Humanities
o Primary duties include teaching interdisciplinary undergraduate courses in philosophy, such as introduction to Philosophy, Ethics, Applied Ethics, Bioethics and other courses as assigned.
o Demonstrate excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and the ability to work effectively with a diverse array of students and colleagues.
o Meet with classes at their scheduled times.
o Post and hold office hours at a times convenient for students.
o Participate in traditional functions of adjunct Level 3 instructors which have academic significance and contribute to the University and the Philosophy minor.
o Assure learning through student assessment in all classes, every semester.
o Remain in close consultation with the Humanities Area faculty.
o Submit all syllabi to the Department of Humanities Office, every semester.
o Maintain the confidentiality of designated information and performing duties in compliance with applicable policies and procedures.
o Work effectively with and employ strong relationship-building skills with individuals from diverse communities and cultures.
o Effectively teach on-line, as needed.
Skills and Abilities:    
Required Documents:
  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Unofficial Transcript 1
Optional Documents:    
Special Instructions to Applicants: Transcript 1 (REQUIRED): Applicants must attach a copy of unofficial transcript of Master's and Ph.D. (if applicable). Transcript must include: Institution name, applicant name, degree awarded. Finalist will be required to submit an official transcript of credentials.  
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EEO Statement: Ferris State University, an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, is committed to enhancing equity, inclusion, and diversity within its community. Ferris offers employment opportunities to qualified candidates seeking careers in a student-focused environment that values opportunity, collaboration, diversity and educational excellence.  Learn more about the Ferris Mission and community at The University actively seeks applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and other underrepresented groups. For more information on the University’s Policy on Non-Discrimination, visit: Ferris Non-Discrimination Statement.  

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