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Assistant Professor of Philosophy

Milwaukee School of Engineering
Job Location:
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

The Humanities, Social Science, and Communication (HSC) Department at the Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE) invites applications for a full-time position of Assistant Professor of Philosophy. The position will begin fall of 2022. MSOE utilizes long-term contracts for full-time faculty and provides opportunity for rank advancement. MSOE expects, supports, and rewards a strong commitment to excellence in teaching.

The candidate will be responsible for teaching a variety of ethics courses as well as several undergraduate elective courses as part of MSOE’s general education program (these might include, for example, epistemology, social and political philosophy, philosophy of mind and AI, among others). Currently, MSOE uses a quarter system, and the selected candidate will be responsible for teaching 4 courses in each of the fall, winter, and spring quarters. In the fall of 2023, MSOE will transition to a semester system and the selected candidate will teach 3 – 4 courses each semester. The selected candidate will also be expected to engage in scholarship and contribute service to the institution and their profession. 

Minimum requirements

  • AOS: Open
  • AOC: Ethics and Applied Ethics
  • 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.

Preferred competencies

  • Teaching and research interests that complement those of other members of the department and university
  • Experience or interest in advising undergraduate research

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 two 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 university
An 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.

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Review of materials will begin immediately. Applicants should submit a single PDF file 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 list of three professional references 5) one scholarly writing sample.

The above statements reflect the general details necessary to describe the principle functions of the occupation described and shall not be construed as a detailed description of all the work requirements that may be inherent in the occupation. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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