The Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies at Wagner College invites applications for a full-time Clinical Professor of Philosophy in Ethics with a concentration in Bioethics. A Clinical Professor's primary duty is excellence in teaching, and service to instruction including development of curriculum both within the discipline and in collaboration with divisions across the campus. After a successful first year review, a Clinical Professor is eligible for a three-year renewable contract.
Applicants can be broadly trained in ethics but must have demonstrated competence in bioethics. Preference is given to candidates who can additionally offer an introductory critical reasoning course for philosophy minors, pre-law students, or students completing their general education requirements. Wagner College is committed to the practical liberal arts, and teaching excellence. The candidate should be prepared to teach a range of students from those specializing in the health sciences in professional programs like physician’s assistant, nursing, and occupational therapy, to students in the liberal arts who take bioethics or ethics to fulfill general education requirements. Faculty may also have opportunities to teach in applied and environmental ethics. Wagner College is also committed to interdisciplinary and experiential learning. Successful candidates will demonstrate creativity and flexibility in the classroom, and a willingness to work across disciplines and divisions.
- Three courses per semester – 6 per academic year (plus opportunities for overloads)
- Collaborate in developing curriculum and establishing new course offerings
- Participate in interdisciplinary teaching opportunities and experiential learning, such as teaching in the College’s First Year Program and Intermediate Learning Communities.
- Contribute to the intellectual community at the college and inspire students to do the same.
- Earned doctorate in philosophy (preferred) or another discipline in the humanities with a clear connection to ethics and bioethics. ABD considered.
- Prior teaching experience is a plus, but not required.
- Potential for excellence in teaching at the college level
- Commitment and sensitivity to issues of diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility
- Curriculum Vitae.
- Cover letter highlighting the candidate’s ability to meet the position qualifications and highlighting relevant aspects of (a) teaching and (b) your specific interest in Wagner College.
- A statement demonstrating the candidate’s commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility specifically addressing their teaching, research, and professional service.
- 2 recommendation letters.
Please send the application materials to:
Sarah K. Donovan, Ph.D.
Chair, Division of Humanities
For full consideration, applications should be received by October 30th, 2023.
Located on Staten Island, NY and overlooking the Manhattan skyline, Wagner College is a private, non-sectarian 80% residential college of 1,500 traditional-aged undergraduates and 300 graduate students in selected professional programs. Wagner College offers 34 undergraduate majors and graduate programs in six fields. The most popular majors include business administration, nursing, theatre, physician assistant, arts administration, and psychology. All students’ complete internships during their time at Wagner. Grounded in the liberal arts, our general education program deploys a skills-based approach with a strong emphasis on writing, reading, oral competence, research, creativity, intercultural competence, technological competence and information literacy, and quantitative and critical thought. Wagner College is fully accredited by the Regents of the University of the State of New York and by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE). It is a member of the American Council on Education, The Council of Independent Colleges, Association of American Colleges and Universities, and the Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities.
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Wagner College commits to fostering greater diversity, equity, and inclusion at every level of the institution. This requires building a community of students, faculty, administration, and staff who reflect the diversity of our society. The College recognizes the educational benefits for all its members that flow from such a community. We acknowledge past and present social inequities and seek to address them. The College encourages inquiry and reasoned dialogue in a climate of mutual respect and openness that enables genuine liberal arts and professional education.
In compliance with NYC’s Pay Transparency Act, the annual base salary range for this position is $60,000 - $65,000. Wagner College considers factors such as (but not limited to) scope and responsibilities of the position, candidate’s work experience, education/training, key skills, internal peer equity, as well as market and organizational considerations when extending an offer.
Wagner College achieves this mission through the implementation and enhancement of The Wagner Plan for the Practical Liberal Arts, which was formally launched in 1998. This innovative and bold curricular methodology is predicated on a method of integrated learning. It builds upon Wagner’s history of combining liberal arts and focused professional programs, coupled with our unique location and requires experiential learning for all students. The Plan has thus ushered in a new vision of engaged student learning that is at once reflective and integrated, theoretical and practical. Our goal has been, and continues to be, to provide a transformative college experience which best prepares our students for positions of effective and responsible leadership and citizenship in their chosen professions, and in their personal and public lives. From the outset, our faculty have eagerly led this learning centered endeavor.
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