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Lecturer in Philosophy and Composition

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Babson College is an Equal Opportunity employer committed to enhancing diversity across all levels of the College. Candidates who believe they can contribute to this value are strongly encouraged to apply.

Posting Details

Position Details

Posting Title Lecturer in Philosophy and Composition
Discipline Philosophy and Composition
Proposed Rank Lecturer

Position Summary Information

Job Description Summary

Applications are invited for a lecturer in the Arts and Humanities Division at Babson College. Babson students are enrolled in both liberal arts and management courses throughout their four undergraduate years. Candidates must be qualified and willing to teach both a range of philosophy courses for non-majors as well as first-year writing courses. The proportion of philosophy and writing courses will vary annually, depending on scheduling needs. In addition to their teaching duties, candidates should expect to participate in Rhetoric Program activities including but not limited to learning outcomes assessment, curriculum development, or faculty development activities. The position starts on September 1, 2018 with a normal teaching load of 6 courses per year (split between philosophy and rhetoric) and with expectations of intellectual vitality and service to the College.

Only applications submitted online will be accepted. Please include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and letters of reference in the application. Additional materials might be requested after initial screening. Review of applications will begin on February 19 and will continue until the position is filled.

We are looking for an accomplished teacher with:
• PhD. or ABD
• Demonstrated success in teaching a range of philosophy courses
• Demonstrated success in the teaching of writing at the college level
• Areas of specialization that might include ancient philosophy, Asian philosophy, African philosophy, continental philosophy or rhetoric.
• Experience in teaching, service, and scholarship in ways that will enhance the college’s commitment to diversity and inclusion
• Engagement as a colleague who is committed to the success of Babson College.

Additional Information

Babson College, located fourteen miles west of Boston, is an independent school of management that takes a unique approach to preparing undergraduates, graduate students, and working professionals for the challenges of the modern business world. Babson’s dynamic curriculum focuses on developing skills that transcend business so that students develop multidimensional abilities that prepare them to make important contributions to business and society. Our students understand that economic and social value creation are not mutually exclusive, but instead are integral to each other. The fundamental business skills and entrepreneurial mindset they cultivate at Babson equip them to make a difference on campus and around the world.
Babson has over 2,000 full-time undergraduate students and more than 1,300 full and part-time graduate students. Our highly diverse student body hails from 45 U.S. states and 57 countries. Non-U.S. students comprise more than 25% of undergraduates and more than 40% of our full time graduate students. Babson offers a Bachelor of Science degree, MS and MBA programs, and executive education programs worldwide. We seek faculty who are aligned with our values of teaching excellence, collaboration, diversity and inclusiveness, and those who embrace our mission to educate leaders who create great economic and social value everywhere. We seek candidates who are eager to engage as educators among a diverse student community. Babson College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer committed to enhancing diversity across all levels of the College. Candidates who believe they can contribute to this goal are strongly encouraged to apply.

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a PhD or have you completed all requirements for your doctorate except the dissertation?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Have you taught both philosophy and writing courses at the college level?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. CV / Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Teaching Ratings
  4. Teaching Philosophy
  5. Research Statement
Optional Documents