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Continuing Non-Tenure Track Assistant Professor
Villanova University

  • Dec. 4, 2017
 
  • Continuing Non-Tenure Track Assistant Professor
  • Villanova University
    Villanova, PA
    United States
 
  • 1/6/2018
  • Fall 2018
  •  
 
  • Assistant Professor
  • Literature - General
    History - General
    Classics
    African American Studies
    Humanities - General
    Literature - Medieval/Renaissance
    Philosophy
    Religion and Theology
 
 
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Continuing Non-Tenure Track Assistant Professor


Posting Number: 2017443F

Position Type: Faculty

Recruitment Type: Internal/External Applicants

Work Schedule: FT/9 Month

Department: 151-Augustine and Culture Seminar Program

Position Summary

The Augustine and Culture Seminar(ACS) Program seeks scholars in the Humanities to apply for four (4) full-time, continuing non-tenure track assistant professor positions, starting in Fall 2018. These appointments will initially be one-year appointments, and followed by renewable three-year appointments (based upon successful evaluation, and at the University's sole discretion).

Villanova is a Catholic university sponsored by the Augustinian order. Diversity and inclusion have been and will continue to be an integral component of Villanova University's mission. The University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and seeks candidates who understand, respect and can contribute to the University's mission and values.

We welcome applications from experienced teachers/scholars who can both complement and broaden our current interdisciplinary faculty working in the disciplines of Literature, Theology, History, Philosophy, Political Science, and Classics. ACS explores a wide and diverse range of significant voices through human history, and we seek applicants who are interested in exploring how those voices can join in fruitful conversation with our Catholic, Augustinian tradition. We particularly welcome applications from teacher/scholars in the following areas:
[*] African American Studies
[*] Medieval Studies
[*] Early Modern Studies
[*] Islam, Judaism, or other global religions in dialogue with Christianity.

The deadline for applications is January 6, 2018.
Villanova is a Roman Catholic University sponsored by the Augustinian Order. An AA/EEO employer, Villanova seeks a diverse faculty committed to scholarship, service, and especially teaching, who understand, respect, and can contribute to the University's mission and values. Diversity and inclusion have been and will continue to be integral components of Villanova University's mission.

Duties and Responsibilities

Duties and Responsibilities:
Full-time assistant professors teach four (4) courses of the Augustine and Culture Seminar each semester. ACS is a mission-driven, two-semester interdisciplinary first-year seminar, required of all students. Each class is capped at sixteen students.
ACS centers on the close reading of primary texts from a wide range of traditions, time periods, and genres. ACS 1000 focuses on texts of antiquity and the Middle Ages, including Augustines Confessions. ACS 1001 continues the emphasis on self in the world through the lens of modernity, starting with Shakespeare and continuing to the present. The course gives attention to the Catholic Intellectual Tradition and its ongoing mission to defend the dignity of the human person, recognize the need for human solidarity, and serve the common good.
The students are expected to write a minimum of thirty pages a semester. Full-time assistant professors can expect to work with students on their argumentation and writing skills.
Full-time assistant professors will actively participate in the life of the Program, including teaching in themed Learning Communities and participating in ACSPs faculty development program. Full-time assistant professors will have the opportunity to periodically teach courses outside of ACSP in their home discipline(s).

Minimum Qualifications

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in a Humanities discipline.

Preferred Qualifications

Successful candidates will have a record of excellence in teaching undergraduate students in the Humanities, and have an interest in teaching the thought and influence of Augustine and the Catholic Intellectual Tradition.

Physical Requirements and/or Unusual Work Hours

N/A

Special Message to Applicants

Applicants must apply on-line at http://jobs.villanova.edu. All material must be received by January 6, 2018. Questions about the position can be directed to Dr. Marylu Hill, Associate Professor, Director, The Augustine and Culture Seminar Program at marylu.hill@villanova.edu.
Applications must include:
Application letter
Current and complete curriculum vitae.
Copies of unofficial transcripts (undergraduate and graduate).
Contact information for three references who will receive and email to upload confidential letters of recommendation when the application is submitted.
Statement of Contribution to the Mission.
Evidence of teaching effectiveness, including a Statement of Teaching Philosophy.
Statement of research interests.
Please note that official transcripts are required if you are a finalist.
Optional Documents include:
Writing Sample.

Posting Date: 11/07/2017

Closing Date (12am ET): 1/6/2018

Open Until Filled:

Salary Posting Information: Salary commensurate with experience

Salary Band: N/A

Job Classification: Faculty

To apply, visit: https://jobs.villanova.edu/postings/12633

Villanova is a Catholic university sponsored by the Augustinian order. Diversity and inclusion have been and will continue to be an integral component of Villanova University's mission. The University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and seeks candidates who understand, respect and can contribute to the University's mission and values. Villanova University is committed to providing leadership in the attainment of equal employment for all individuals. It is the policy and practice of Villanova University to recruit and select applicants on the basis of their qualifications and abilities. This effort is in compliance with all federal and state laws, including Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1975, Executive Order 11246, and the Americans with Disabilities Act.



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