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Asian Philosophy Teaching Position

University of Notre Dame in London

Location: London
Salary: £4,000 to £5,400
Hours: Part Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 8th September 2021
Closes: 23rd September 2021

Asian Philosophy Teaching Position(s) for Spring 2022 semester available at the University of Notre Dame (USA) in England.  

The University of Notre Dame, a Catholic research university that ranks in the top 20 among American colleges and universities, has a long tradition of study abroad, with almost 70% of its student body participating in an international program.  UNDE is the home for a longstanding and thriving undergraduate study abroad program for University of Notre Dame (UND) students, providing a range of courses taught in-house by a cadre of local adjunct faculty and visiting faculty from the home campus in South Bend, Indiana. 

The University of Notre Dame’s London Undergraduate Program, in partnership with the Liu Institute for Asia and Asian Studies, seeks an instructor able to propose, develop and deliver their own course in an aspect of Asian Philosophy, meeting the requirements of the University’s 2nd courses in Philosophy, or teach a London-based iteration of an existing course, such as Buddhist Philosophy. The successful candidate will demonstrate a strong direct engagement with primary materials, and non-Eurocentric scholarship, as well as excellent teaching skills. 

Second courses in Philosophy are designed for non-majors to pursue philosophical questions beyond their introduction to philosophy. These courses typically focus on a sub-field of philosophy. For more information on these courses, please see https://philosophy.nd.edu/courses/2nd-courses-in-philosophy/  

Teaching commitment: The class will meet for 14 teaching weeks, EITHER twice a week on either a Tuesday/Thursday pattern, OR once a week for a single class meeting Monday - Friday.  In addition, instructors are expected to make themselves available for some additional office hours for their students, as well as completing all marking, etc. 

Requirements: Relevant PhD, such as philosophy or Asian studies, and university teaching experience in Asian Philosophy or a related  area of Asian Studies is required for this position.
Candidates must already have the right to work in the UK. 

Dates for the Spring semester 2022:  10th January, to April 29th 2022. (Easter break will be the bank holidays only) 

The salary for this position will be commensurate with level of academic experience and the teaching load of the class, in the range of £4,000 to £5,400. 

This post is conditional on the University of Notre Dame being able to run study abroad in London in Spring 2022. 

To apply, please send your cover letter, CV, and details of two references to Ms Alice Tyrell, Director of Academic Programs, University of Notre Dame in England, 1 Suffolk Street, London SW1Y 4HG, or by email to london@nd.edu.   Please ensure that your cover letter makes clear which existing course or courses you would feel particularly well equipped to teach If you wish to propose, develop, and deliver an alternate course, please also include either a one-page outline of the proposed course’s area of focus and learning goals, or an example syllabus. 

Closing date for reception of applications: 23rd September, 2021

Interviews to be scheduled in the week of October 4th - 8th 

London Global Gateway website:  http://london.nd.edu 

If you require further information regarding the posts or application process, please contact london@nd.edu.

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