Assistant College Lecturer in Philosophy

Cleveland State University

Job Summary:
The Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies at Cleveland State University invites applications for an Assistant College Lecturer position to begin August 19, 2024. CSU is committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body. CSU is striving to be a nationally recognized and student focused public research institution that provides accessible, affordable, and Engaged Learning opportunities for all.

(AOS) Area of Specialization: Open;
(AOC) Area of Competence: Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Science, Technology Ethics, Logic.

Teaching duties will consist of four courses per semester including Data Ethics, Engineering Ethics, Introductory Logic, and/or Health Care Ethics, as well as upper-level courses such as Philosophy of Mind and/or Philosophy of Science. Normal department service. The applicant should speak to their ability to teach these courses in the cover letter.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Philosophy;
  • Evidence of teaching experience;
  • Ability to teach Data Ethics and/or Engineering Ethics.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in Philosophy;
  • Ability to teach courses in at least one of the following areas: philosophy of mind, philosophy of science, introductory logic, and philosophy of language;
  • Evidence of teaching achievement, especially with respect to courses such as Data Ethics or Engineering Ethics.

Salary commensurate with qualifications.

Applicant Instructions:
Applications will only be accepted online at Mailed or emailed application materials will not be accepted.

Preference will be given to applications received by April 15, 2024. All inquiries about the position should be directed to the Search Committee Chair, Michael Wiitala, at

List of documents applicant is required to submit:

  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Copy of Graduate Level Transcripts
  • Evidence of Teaching Achievement
  • Diversity Statement*
  • Contact information for 3 references (references will be contacted to upload a letter of support)

*Cleveland State University is an urban campus serving a racially, culturally, and economically diverse student body. Diversity is extremely important to CSU. Explain your experience serving diverse students and how you will make a positive contribution to CSU’s inclusive community. For applicants who have not yet had the opportunity for such experience, note how your work will contribute to CSU’s commitment to diversity and mission as an urban serving university.

CSU is an urban university with more than 15,000 students located in the heart of Cleveland, OH. According to the Brookings Institution, CSU is No. 18 in the U.S. among public universities that fulfill a critical dual mission: providing upward mobility and conducting impactful research. CSU is the only Ohio university in the top tier of the Brookings list. For additional information about the city of Cleveland, see

Hire is contingent upon the maintenance of existing levels of funding from the State of Ohio. Offer of employment is contingent on satisfactory completion of the University’s verification of credentials (including evidence of a Ph.D.) and other information required by law and/or University policies or practices, including but not limited to a criminal background check.

It is the policy of Cleveland State University to provide equal opportunity to all qualified applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran, or genetic information.

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