Non-Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in the Intellectual Heritage Program

Temple University

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Application Deadline: June 15, 2014

The Intellectual Heritage Program at Temple University invites applications from experienced instructors with doctorates in the humanities and social sciences for a full-time, non-tenure-track position for the 2014-2015 academic year, with the possibility of renewal.

The Intellectual Heritage Program administers a two-semester interdisciplinary humanities curriculum required of all undergraduates. The two-course sequence, which is organized around such themes as Community, Faith, Science, Power, and City introduces students to works of literature, philosophy, and social and political theory that have shaped notions of self and society from antiquity to the present (e.g. the Iliad, Plato’s Apology, the DaodejingThe Origin of Species,CapitalThe Souls of Black FolkCivilization and Its DiscontentsThe Second SexThe Death and Life of Great American Cities). Both of the seminar-style courses promote critical inquiry, cultivated through close reading, debate, and writing. The teaching load will be four classes per semester, with 25-30 students per class.

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Applications are due by June 15, 2014 and must include: a cover letter stating interest and qualifications; a CV; and the names and contact information of three professional references. Please do not send supplemental materials until requested.

Candidates should submit all materials via email to

Please address your cover letter to Dr. Joseph Schwartz, Director of the Intellectual Heritage Program.

Temple University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Affirmative Action Employer and welcomes applicants from underrepresented groups.

Posted: June 13, 2014