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This is a non-tenure track, full-time, benefit eligible, academic year appointed position on the Flagstaff Mountain campus beginning Fall 2022. This appointment is renewable depending on effective performance, department needs, and funding.
NAU cannot provide any U.S. immigration support or sponsorship for this position.
The Department of Philosophy at Northern Arizona University welcomes applications for the position of Assistant Teaching Professor (non-tenure track). The Area of Specialization (AOS) and Area of Competence (AOC) are open, but the department has strong preferences for applicants able to teach courses in Political Philosophy, Ethics (especially Environmental Ethics), Latinx, and Indigenous Philosophy. The typical course load for this position is four undergraduate courses per semester. The successful candidate will support the teaching of a 100 level, large-capacity course, on Borderlands Philosophy which serves General Studies requirements. The department has an interest in candidates that can teach some combination of Introduction to Ethics, Environmental Ethics, and upper-division courses in Political Philosophy that serve our Philosophy, Politics, and Law program. Other responsibilities include mentoring students and performing service activities in the department, college, university, and local community.
Minimum Qualifications (applicants must meet these minimum qualifications to be considered)
Flagstaff has a population of about 70,000, rich in cultural diversity. Located at the base of the majestic San Francisco Peaks, Flagstaff is 140 miles north of Phoenix at intersection of Interstate 17 and Interstate 40. Northern Arizona University (NAU) has a student population of 29,569, including approximately 21,000 on its main campus in Flagstaff and the remainder at more than 20 locations statewide and online.
While our emphasis is undergraduate education, we offer a wide range of graduate programs and research. Our institution has carefully integrated on-campus education with distance learning, forming seamless avenues for students to earn degrees.
Committed to a diverse and civil working and learning environment, NAU has earned a solid reputation as a university with all the features of a large institution but with a personal touch, with a faculty and staff dedicated to each student’s success. All faculty members are expected to promote student learning and help students achieve academic outcomes. For information about diversity, access and equity at NAU, see the Center for University Access and Inclusion webpage.
COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement
As of 12/10/21, the Safer Federal Workforce employee vaccination requirement is currently suspended pending the outcome of a federal court-issued injunction. This injunction has suspended the recent executive order issued by President Biden requiring all employees of federal contractors to receive COVID-19 vaccinations. For current status of the vaccine requirement and/or questions, please visit FAQs for Employee Vaccination Requirement.
Northern Arizona University requires satisfactory results for the following: a criminal background investigation, an employment history verification and a degree verification (in some cases) prior to employment. You may also be required to complete a fingerprint background check. Additionally, as an employer in the state of Arizona, NAU is required to participate in the federal E-Verify program that assists employers with verifying new employees' right to work in the United States. Finally, each year Northern Arizona University releases an Annual Security Report. The report is a result of a federal law known as the Clery Act. The report includes Clery reportable crime statistics for the three most recent completed calendar years and discloses procedures, practices and programs NAU uses to keep students and employees safe including how to report crimes or other emergencies occurring on campus. In addition, the Fire Safety Report is combined with the Annual Security Report for the NAU Flagstaff Mountain Campus as this campus has on-campus student housing. This report discloses fire safety policies and procedures related to on-campus student housing and statistics for fires that occurred in those facilities. If you would like a free paper copy of the report, please contact the NAUPD Records Department at (928) 523-8884 or by visiting the department at 525 E. Pine Knoll Drive in Flagstaff.
Commensurate with qualifications and experience.
This is a Faculty (FAC) position. NAU offers an excellent benefit package including generous health, dental and vision insurance; participation in the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS) or the Optional Retirement Program (ORP); sick leave accruals and 10 holidays per year; and tuition reduction for employees and qualified family members. More information on benefits at NAU is available at the NAU HR benefits page. Faculty are hired on a contract basis, renewable according to terms of the Conditions of Faculty Service. Employees offered a position will be eligible for state health plans (including NAU's BCBS Plan). Employees will have 31 days from date of hire to enroll in benefits, and their benefits will then be effective the first day of the pay period following their completed enrollment. If a new employee chooses the Arizona State Retirement System (ASRS) retirement option, participation in the ASRS Plan (and the long-term disability coverage that accompanies it) will begin on the first of the pay period following 183 days of employment. New employees who choose to participate in the Optional Retirement Plan (ORP; an alternative to the ASRS plan) will begin to participate on the first day of employment. The long-term disability plan that accompanies the ORP will begin on the first day of the pay period following 90 days of employment. More information about NAU benefits is available at the NAU HR benefits page.
This vacancy will be open until filled or closed. Review of applications will begin on April 26, 2022.
How to Apply
To apply for this position, please click on the orange button on the right that says "Apply for a Job" on this page [https://in.nau.edu/human-resources/] and follow the links for a faculty position. Applicants will eventually get to a page that lists all the faculty positions open at NAU, find and click on the one for this position.
Other materials may be requested of finalists selected for interview.
Browser Google Chrome works best with PeopleSoft, Fire Fox also usually works. Applicants may have significant problems if they try to use Explorer. Step by step instructions on how to apply can be found here: https://in.nau.edu/human-resources/employment-application-instructions/. If you need additional assistance, please contact NAU Human Resources directly:
If you need assistance completing your application there are instructions available on line via this 15 minute .pdf tutorial https://in.nau.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/5/2018/08/Applicant-Tutorial_2021.pdf or in person in the Human Resources Department located in Building 91 on the NAU Flagstaff Campus, on the corner of Beaver and DuPont Streets.
If you are an individual with a disability and need reasonable accommodation to participate in the hiring process please contact the Affirmative Action Office at 928-523-3312/TDD - 928-523-1006 or PO Box 4083, Flagstaff AZ 86011.
Any questions regarding the process PRIOR to submission of materials may also be addressed to: Alexandria.McConocha@nau.edu
This position is exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and therefore will not earn overtime or compensatory time for additional time worked.
Equal Employment Opportunity
Northern Arizona University is a committed Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Institution. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. NAU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.
EEO is the Law Poster and Supplements
NAU is an Employer of National Service. AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other National Service alumni are encouraged to apply.
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