The Director of the Philosophy program provides vision and leadership for the program, as well as serving as curriculum developer and instructor, interacting and advising students within the program, and teaching up to 8 courses per year (24 semester hours) within the discipline of philosophy.
- Provide overall leadership for the philosophy program
- Oversee the development and ongoing refinement of the philosophy curriculum to ensure its consistency with CIU’s institutional mission and its suitability for vocational preparation
- Advise and counsel students within the program
- Assist the division chair and dean of the College of Arts and Sciences in the recruitment and evaluation of adjunct faculty as needed
- Advise the library regarding acquisition and preservation of relevant materials (print and electronic)
- Teach up to eight (8) college level courses per year (24 semester hours)
- Supervise adjunct faculty as needed
- Work within the program budget in consultation with the division chair
- Serve on committees as assigned within the university
- Assist in training students via internships and practicum experiences as appropriate
- Participate in faculty meetings at the college and university level; attend other appropriate events including chapel, conferences, and student events
- Yearly affirm the institution’s mission, doctrinal position, and community standards
- Extensive knowledge of the disciplines associated with philosophy, including but not limited to: logic, classical, medieval, modern, contemporary, and moral philosophy
- Demonstrate a strong knowledge in ethics and the history of Western philosophy including the interconnections between philosophy and theology
- Provide creative vision for the program
- Oversee and ensure the vitality of the curriculum
- Ability to teach effectively at the college level, utilizing technology as appropriate
- Competent in or able to learn and facilitate online education
- Ability to judge competencies and character while remaining sensitive to the needs of those being served
- Understand the needs and trends associated with traditional college age students as well as the traits necessary for graduates of the philosophy program to display
- Ability to confront and resolve conflicts when necessary
- Commitment to CIU’s mission and vision
- Commitment to live within the standards of the CIU community
- An earned doctorate (PhD) in Philosophy from an accredited university is required.
- Some level of post-secondary training in biblical/theological studies is desired to ensure biblical consistency in one’s philosophy of teaching philosophy in a biblical university
- Cross-cultural ministry experience is desired.
- Preference given to individuals with at least three years of teaching at the college level.