ADVERTISEMENT: TEMPORARY LECTURESHIP IN THE HISTORY OF PHILOSOPHY
The UJ Philosophy Department is seeking one part-time and temporary lecturer to instruct the following course in the last term of 2012, beginning 10 September:
Great Philosophers I. Based in the Philosophy Department at UJ, this second-year course for philosophy majors should provide a contextualised and critical reading of one or more of the major philosophers from: (1) the Classical period (e.g. Socrates, Plato, Aristotle); (2) the Western Middle Ages (e.g. Augustine, Aquinas); and (3) the early modern age in Europe (e.g. Hobbes, Descartes, Locke, Hume). The class, which would meet for four lecture periods each week for seven weeks, is likely to draw approximately 175 students. The lecturer would likely have two tutors to assist with maintaining an orderly classroom, running tutorials and marking smaller assessments. Lecturers would be expected to attend meetings of all instructors, to mark exams, supplementaries and long questions in assignments, to maintain consultation times, and in general to adhere to the Department’s teaching norms (documentation available on request).
Required: at least a Master’s Degree (or otherwise well qualified—make your case); teaching experience. Desired: solid background in the history of philosophy; prior lecturing.
NB: This post was advertised earlier in the year; if you applied then and would like to be reconsidered, you need merely indicate that you’d like your original documents to be reviewed.
UJ Philosophy will give some (not necessarily conclusive) preference to post-graduates registered for a degree in its Department. In addition, while experience and ability must be sufficient, the Department reserves the right to hire less than the best qualified (narrowly construed) for reasons of equity, a broad distribution of opportunities, development of potential and similar considerations.
To apply, by Friday, 13 July at 12.00 email the following to Prof. T. Metz: (1) a c.v. that includes, among other things, third-year and post-graduate courses taken and the marks received in them, courses tutored/lectured, and contact details of three references; (2) a teaching portfolio that includes evidence of teaching ability such as a proposed course schedule for this course, student evaluations, handouts, etc.; (3) a cover letter detailing your suitability for the post.