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Faculty Instructor (Philosophy) NVC - req5037 

Posting closes on: 1/2/2019 at 6:00pm CST

The date after which applications are not guaranteed review is 1/2/2019

Employment type:  FA

Hours per Week: Varies

Hourly or Salaried: Salary                              

Entry Pay:  Depends on education level

Funding source: Hard Money

Benefits Eligible: Yes

Location: Humanities Chair
3535 N. Ellison Dr.
San Antonio, Texas, 78251
United States

Requisition #: req5037

Outside working hours if other than M-F 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.: Evenings and weekends may be required

Job Summary and Description

Full-time members of the faculty are professional educators who have the primary responsibility of fulfilling the Alamo Colleges’ mission, vision, values, and goal of providing a quality education for all students attending the colleges. Faculty members are classified according to the ranks of Instructor, Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, and Professor. Faculty members are protected by academic freedom and bound by its accompanying responsibilities. They are responsible to a College President, Chancellor, and Board of Trustees through the chain of command and accountable to the Board’s policies and administrative procedures. The relationship of the faculty member to the student is one of leader, teacher, adviser, and facilitator of learning.

Faculty job descriptions are defined for Full-Time Teaching Faculty, Adjunct Teaching Faculty, Librarian Faculty, and Counselor Faculty. Faculty Chairpersons have a separate job description.

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Minimum Education and Experience:
  • Master's degree in the teaching discipline or a Master's degree in another field with at least 18 hours post-graduate studies in the teaching discipline.

Preferred Education and Experience:

  • Ph.D. in Philosophy or a closely related field.
  • Ability to integrate diverse traditions, perspectives, and socially relevant philosophical issues into introductory level courses.
  • Ability to teach a course in World Religion (a comparative study of world religions).
  • Ability to develop a departmental curriculum for an Introduction to Philosophy course.
  • Ability to support and assess students’ attainment of course outcomes, especially outcomes related to student writing.
  • Ability to work and serve collaboratively and effectively as part of a college community, department, or committee.

For consideration, please submit the following:  Cover letter, curriculum vitae, unofficial copies of graduate transcripts, contact information (name, title, email, and phone number) for three references, statement of teaching and service philosophy, and a sample syllabus for one of
the following courses: introduction to philosophy or world religions. 

In addition, please include a sample assignment for an introductory course that assesses one or (preferably) both of the following learning outcomes:

  1. Respond to a question/problem with an argument;
  2. Analyze and interpret primary and secondary sources.

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