St. Cloud State University

Adjunct Instructor - Philosophy

United States

Closing in 148 days

Position Details

Position Information

Classification Title Adjunct

Working Title Adjunct Instructor - Philosophy Hire Type Adjunct/PT Faculty Division Academic Affairs Department College of Liberal Arts/School of the Arts Unit Philosophy Location SCSU Main Campus, 720 Fourth Avenue South, St. Cloud, MN 56301 FLSA Exempt Full/Part Time Part Time FTE Employment Condition Adjunct Work Shift Varies Work Schedule/Hours/Days


Posting Details

This adjunct position will remain open for 1 year to allow departments' access to candidate pools when there is a need to hire an adjunct to teach a course(s) during defined academic semester(s). To learn more about the school and department:

College of Liberal Arts Department of Philosophy

The successful candidate will share St. Cloud State's commitment to our mission, and in particular, the value we place in diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) as outlined in SCSU's It's Time strategic framework. Notably, we uphold the advancement of diversity, equity, and inclusion and engage in intentional actions to address systemic inequities throughout the university and surrounding environment. DEI values, practices, and strategies are embedded into the fabric of our institution and campus community, and they align with the priorities expressed in the Minnesota State system's Equity 2030 initiative. SCSU expects all of its employees to help advance these practices and to contribute to the development of an anti-racist, inclusive community.

Employment for this position is covered by the collective bargaining agreement for the Inter Faculty Organization (IFO) which can be found here.

Salary Minimum Salary Maximum Salary Type Per Credit Bargaining Unit/Plan 209, IFO Job Description

St. Cloud State University is seeking applications for potential adjunct instructors who qualify to teach in the College of Liberal Arts – Department of Philosophy.

Required Qualifications

  • ABD or doctoral work in a graduate philosophy program with an earned Master's degree considered
  • Evidence of teaching excellence is encouraged, such as sample syllabi, student evaluations, and/or letters of recommendation
  • Evidence of demonstrated ability to teach and work with persons from culturally diverse backgrounds
  • Preferred Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in philosophy preferred
  • Evidence of teaching excellence is encouraged, such as sample syllabi, student evaluations, and/or letters of recommendation
  • Other Requirements About

    Founded in 1869, St. Cloud State is an award-winning regional public university and proud member of the Minnesota State Universities & Colleges system. The 100-acre campus is about an hour northwest of Minneapolis and St. Paul, along the oak-crowned west bank of the Mississippi River. St. Cloud State students prepare for life, work and citizenship by exploring the world around them and making it better. St. Cloud State employees value active and applied learning, community engagement, sustainability, and global and cultural understanding. These commitments complement more than 200 majors, minors and pre-professional programs, 60 graduate programs and 250 student clubs and organizations. St. Cloud State began as a normal school in 1869 and became St. Cloud State Teachers College in 1921. Bachelor's degrees were first offered in 1925. Master's degrees debuted in 1957. In 1975, the institution became St. Cloud State University. In recent years, the University added applied doctoral programs in Higher Education Administration and Educational Administration and Leadership. A diverse mix of students from Midwestern towns and U.S. metropolitan areas are learning alongside more than 1,000 international students from about 80 nations.

    Additional information on St. Cloud State University can be found here

    Why Work For Us

    Help people achieve their educational dreams. We are looking for diverse people with passion, who are engaged, serious in the work of helping those who strive and desire a college education to achieve their goals.

    Benefits Info

    Posting Detail Information

    Posting Number 22-00015

    Number of Vacancies Re-posting Desired Start Date Position End Date (if temporary) Open Date Close Date 10/31/2023 Open Until Filled Accept Applications Yes Special Instructions Summary Posting Contact Carolyn Hartz, Chair, Department of Philosophy Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

    St. Cloud State University is committed to excellence and actively supports cultural diversity. To promote this endeavor, we invite individuals who contribute to such diversity to apply, including minorities, women, LGBT, persons with disabilities and veterans. St. Cloud State University does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, creed, religion, age, national origin, disability, marital status, status with regards to public assistance, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or status as a U.S. veteran. The Title IX coordinator at SCSU is Chocoletta Simpson. For additional information, contact the Office of Institutional Equity & Access, (320) 308-5123, Admin. Services Bldg. Rm 121.

    Supplemental Questions

    Required fields are indicated with an asterisk ().

  • How did you learn about this employment opportunity?
  • SCSU Job Opportunities
  • Chronicle of Higher Ed
  • Personal Contact- Invited to Apply
  • Other
  • Have you worked at St. Cloud State University or any Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System institutions in the past?
  • Yes
  • Yes, Current Employee
  • No
  • St. Cloud State values diversity among its faculty, staff and students. Describe how you will contribute to equity, inclusion and social justice efforts and engage students of all backgrounds in the courses that you would teach.
  • (Open Ended Question)

    Documents Needed to Apply

    Required Documents

  • Resume/CV
  • Cover Letter
  • Unofficial Bachelor's Transcript
  • Unofficial Master's Transcript
  • Contact Information for 3 Professional References
  • Optional Documents

  • Unofficial Doctorate Transcript
  • Portfolio
  • Job details


    Adjunct Instructor - Philosophy


    St. Cloud State University


    United States


    May 26, 2023

    Application deadline

    October 31, 2023

    Job type




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