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Lecturer or Assistant Teaching Professor in Philosophy

Job Description

Posting Number


Internal Recruitment


Working Title

Lecturer or Assistant Teaching Professor in Philosophy

Anticipated Hiring Range

Commensurate with experience and credentials.

Work Schedule

Varies Based on Teaching Schedule

Job Location

Raleigh, NC


Philosophy & Religious Studies

About the Department

The NC State Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies is committed to offering a high quality undergraduate Philosophy curriculum, including a major and minor in Philosophy, that gives students an opportunity to confront through historical and contemporary resources a wide range of central philosophical issues, such as the relationship between the mind and brain, the ethical implications of scientific advances, the justification of moral, political, and legal institutions, the relationship between human knowledge and reality, and the nature of the logic that structures human language and thought; offering a high-quality undergraduate Religious Studies curriculum, including a major and a minor in Religious Studies, that provides students an extended opportunity to examine the multiple interpretations of the category “religion” – including religion as a social construction, as an element of psychological development, as a branch of metaphysics, and as a constellation of ritual practices – and the ways in which religious traditions have played a central role in human culture and history; developing the analytical abilities and expressive powers of our students; providing and expanding educational and research opportunities at the graduate level; and conducting research, teaching and scholarship that further knowledge and understanding in the disciplines of Philosophy and Religious Studies.

Essential Job Duties

The Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies at NC State University welcomes applications for the position of Lecturer or Assistant Teaching Professor in in Philosophy during 2024/25. These are short term contract positions involving one or more courses for one or two semesters.

Courses in which the Department may have teaching needs include Introduction to Philosophy, Contemporary Moral Issues, Issues in Business Ethics, Data Ethics, Biomedical Ethics, Logic, Metaphysics, Epistemology, Philosophy of Science, and other PHI courses listed in the NC State course catalog (http://catalog.ncsu.edu/coursedescriptions/phi/).

We may require instructors for either classroom courses or online distance education courses (but local residence is required for both).

Depending on the Department’s needs, selected candidates would be offered contracts to teach one or more course-sections for either a single semester or the full academic year.

Other Responsibilities

Perform other duties as assigned by the department head.

Minimum Education and Experience

Lecturer: Master’s Degree in Philosophy or related field, an equivalent degree or equivalent professional experience is required. If teaching graduate level courses, a Doctor’s Degree, an equivalent degree, or equivalent professional experience is required.

Assistant Teaching Professor: Doctor’s Degree in Philosophy or related field, an equivalent degree, or equivalent professional experience is required.

Rank is dependent upon qualifications.

Other Required Qualifications

  • Strong commitment to excellence in teaching is expected.
  • Excellent communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Ph.D. strongly preferred.

Required License(s) or Certification(s)


Valid NC Driver's License required


Commercial Driver's License required


Job Open Date


Anticipated Close Date

Open until filled.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Please attach an application letter, your Curriculum Vitae, and evidence of teaching effectiveness (using the “Teaching Statement” option) to your online application and arrange to have three letters of reference sent by email attachment to Kendall Hubbard at khubbar4@ncsu.edu. Review of applications will begin on April 1, 2024, and will continue until available positions are filled.

Position Number


Position Type

Non-Tenure-Track Faculty

Full Time Equivalent (FTE) (1.0 = 40 hours/week)

0.225 - 1.0, depending on department needs


9 Month Recurring

Mandatory Designation - Adverse Weather

Non Mandatory - Adverse Weather

Mandatory Designation - Emergency Events

Non Mandatory - Emergency Event

Department ID

160501 - Philosophy & Religious Studies


NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran. Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process are welcome to contact 919-515-3148 to speak with a representative at the Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity.

If you have general questions about the application process, you may contact Human Resources at (919) 515-2135 or workatncstate@ncsu.edu.

Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. Degree(s) must be obtained prior to start date in order to meet qualifications and receive credit.

NC State University participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.

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