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Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy

Milwaukee School of Engineering
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Job Summary

The Humanities, Social Science, and Communication (HSC) Department at the Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE) invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy. The position will begin fall of 2024 for a one-year appointment with the possibility of one additional year of appointment. The candidate will be responsible for teaching a variety of Ethics courses as part of MSOE’s general education program, including Engineering Ethics and Bioethics. The selected candidate will teach 4 courses each semester and is encouraged to engage with the department and the university, but the position carries no service or scholarship expectations.

Who We Are

Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE) is an academic institution intrinsically tied to the real world—a confluence of industry knowledge, work ethic and an enduring desire to know more. The university offers bachelor’s and master’s degrees in engineering, computer science, machine learning, user experience, construction management, actuarial science, business and nursing. With about 3,000 students, faculty and staff, MSOE is large enough for big opportunities and small enough for personal attention.

A Small University Dedicated to Achieving Big Things

MSOE is a supportive environment where everyone is valued. Our method of learning by doing is our distinction: it is how we teach, how we learn and how we serve. Faculty bring their real-world experience into the classroom, and small class sizes keep instructors in close contact with students. MSOE’s top priority is serving our students. By joining our community, you are building the leaders of tomorrow.

Our Mission

MSOE is the university of choice for those seeking an inclusive community of experiential learners driven to solve the complex challenges of today and tomorrow. We are united by our six values—collaboration, excellence, inclusion, innovation, integrity and stewardship—which represent the core of our campus culture. Under the leadership of Dr. John Walz, MSOE has embarked on an ambitious strategic plan, Extraordinary Together, that propels the institution forward. MSOE fosters a welcoming and inclusive environment where diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging (DEIB) are central to all campus initiatives and guided by our DEIB Strategic Plan.

Minimum Requirements

  • AOS: Open
  • AOC: Ethics and Applied Ethics
  • A Ph.D. in Philosophy or related field
  • The candidate should have a strong record of undergraduate teaching experience.
  • The candidate should have strong communication and interpersonal skills, including the ability to build successful relationships with students and faculty from other departments.

About the Department

The HSC department holds a unique position in an applications-oriented institution which allows faculty the opportunity to design and teach a variety of courses across disciplines. The department is a collegial environment with three other philosophers as well as faculty in psychology, history, literature, Spanish, user experience, and communication. Our offices are housed in the Grohmann Museum, which displays a collection of industrial art created from 1580 to the present.

About the UniversityAn institution that offers degrees in engineering, business, nursing, and user experience, MSOE is located on the beautiful east side of downtown Milwaukee, just blocks from Lake Michigan and within easy walking distance of the city’s highly acclaimed fine arts and entertainment venues. The institution serves approximately 3,000 undergraduate and graduate students. The mission of MSOE is to be the university of choice for those seeking an inclusive community of experiential learners driven to solve the complex challenges of today and tomorrow. The MSOE community is guided by six values – collaboration, excellence, inclusion, innovation, integrity and stewardship – that represent the core of our campus culture.

Why Join MSOE?

At MSOE, we invest in our employees’ professional and personal growth. MSOE offers very competitive, fully comprehensive benefit plans to all full-time employees including medical, dental, life, disability and vision insurance as well as a 403(b) retirement plan with company matching of up to 6% of employee earnings and immediate vesting. Educational benefits are available for employees and family members. Plus, employees have access to our state-of-the-art fitness center as well as on-site dining facilities. MSOE also offers paid parental leave for employees. Located in the heart of downtown Milwaukee, MSOE is just blocks away from beautiful lakefront, the theater district, museums, sports and music venues, parks and shopping. To view more detailed information about MSOE, please visit

How to Apply

Applicants should submit a single PDF file in the “resume” section of the application which includes: 1) a letter of interest; 2) a current curriculum vitae; 3) a statement of teaching philosophy and evidence of successful teaching if available; 4) a writing sample; 5) a list of three professional references. Review of materials will begin immediately. Letters of recommendation are not requested at this time.

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