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Assistant Professor-Department of Philosophy
DATE:   9/24/2020
JOB TITLE:   Assistant Professor-Department of Philosophy
JOB CLASS:   Regular Full Time
JOB STATUS:   Exempt
TITLE OF IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR:   Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences
DEPARTMENT:   Art and Sciences


Niagara University's Department of Philosophy invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor to commence in the fall 2021 semester.

Job Requirements

The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in Philosophy completed at the time of appointment. Evidence of scholarship and excellence in teaching is preferred. Niagara University’s main campus is in Lewiston, NY, U.S.A., and a site in Vaughan, Ontario, Canada. The primary responsibility for this position will be in Lewiston, NY. The successful candidate will be required to certify that he or she is authorized to work in the United States of America, and will be required to provide timely documentation of identity and employment eligibility. 

As a tenure-track faculty member, the hired candidate will be required to teach three courses in each of the fall and spring semesters, publish impactful scholarly research and participate in service (committees, advisement, etc.) to the department, college, and university.  Attendance at periodic meetings and holding regular office hours will also be expected.  The courses assigned will regularly include an introduction to philosophy, and ethics, as well as regularly teaching courses in metaphysics, epistemology, philosophy of science, philosophy of language, and philosophy of mind. Candidates whose work engages the Catholic Intellectual Tradition will be preferred. This position is subject to budgetary and administrative approval.  

Applications are due November 15th, 2020. 

About the Institution

Niagara University was founded in 1856 by the Catholic Vincentian Fathers, whose mission emphasizes practical training and excellence in service of society.  NU’s traditional stone buildings and leafy green campus sit on Monteagle Ridge, overlooking the Niagara River Gorge just three miles north of the majestic Niagara Falls.  Immediately adjacent to Canada, NU’s bi-national culture is built on close proximity to major manufacturing and business centers in Buffalo and Toronto, attracting from both countries significant populations of students and faculty.  

Along with your online application, applicants should submit a cv; a cover letter that addresses your research interests and your approach to teaching undergraduate students; three letters of recommendation (at least one letter addressing teaching is recommended); and a writing sample (15-page maximum).

Any inquiries about the position or application instructions can be directed to Dr. Abigail Levin, Search Committee Chair, Department of Philosophy, Dunleavy Hall, Niagara University, NY 14109. alevin@niagara.edu

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NIAGARA UNIVERSITY is an equal opportunity employer. Consistent with our Catholic mission, Niagara University is committed to providing equal employment and educational opportunities and will not discriminate on the basis of race, age, sex (gender), national origin, religious preference, sexual orientation, predisposing genetic characteristic, status as veteran or disability. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Megan Altman-Cosgrove, Interim Title IX Coordinator, Office for Equity & Inclusion, 716-286-8314, mcosgrove@niagara.edu, www.niagara.edu/oei, Office Location: O’Shea Hall, B27. For further information on notice of non-discrimination, visit http://wdcrobcolp01.ed.gov/CFAPPS/OCR/contactus.cfm for the address and phone number of the office that serves your area, or call 1-800-421-3481.

Niagara University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. A copy of the Student Right to Know Annual Security Report is available at: http://www.niagara.edu/safety
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