Instructor, Applied Ethics

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University of Northern Iowa
Cedar Falls, IA
Job Description: 

The University of Northern Iowa's Department of Philosophy and World Religions seeks applicants for a renewable term appointment as an Instructor of Applied Ethics beginning in August 2024. This position is endowed through the David W. Wilson Endowment for Integrity and Excellence in the Wilson College of Business, with the specific purpose to expand ethics education across the campus, and the successful candidate will be a Wilson Ethics Fellow. The position has a 4/4 teaching load. The successful candidate will be expected to teach Business Ethics and Professional Ethics and work collaboratively with UNI's Wilson College of Business within the context of its new ethics education initiatives. The position will also offer the possibility of teaching other courses in Religious Studies, in a variety of religious traditions, depending on the candidate's qualifications and interests and departmental needs. The Department is interested in candidates that will share the Department's commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching, and to engaged service (mentoring students, serving on committees, and offering programming on campus and in the wider community).

Building on its historic excellence in teacher education, the university has developed outstanding programs in business, natural sciences, humanities and fine arts, and social and behavioral sciences with advanced degrees available in many programs. The University’s attractive size, approximately 9,000 students, allows UNI to offer faculty, facilities, and academic choices characteristic of a much larger university while retaining a friendly, small-college atmosphere on a park-like campus. UNI has been consistently recognized as one of the "Best Midwest Universities" by U.S. News & World Report. Located in Cedar Falls/Waterloo, the campus is comprised of more than 40 buildings on 940 acres. For more information, visit

The successful candidate must hold an Earned doctorate in Religious Studies or Philosophy at the time of application.

Required qualifications include a compelling record of effective teaching in Applied Ethics and the ability to engage perspectives from both religion and philosophy in teaching ethical issues.

Preference will be given to candidates with a demonstrated ability to teach in multiple subfields of Applied Ethics, a demonstrated ability to teach religion and ethics, and record of effective teaching in both face-to-face and online modalities.

Applications received by January 29, 2024 will receive full consideration. To apply, visit Inquiries may be sent to John Burnight at 319-273-7641 or John [dot] Burnight [__at__] uni [dot] edu. Pre-employment background checks required.

UNI actively seeks to enhance diversity and is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. The University encourages applications from persons of color, women, individuals living with disabilities, and veterans. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, creed, disability, ethnicity, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, political affiliation, pregnancy, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran or military status, or any other basis protected by federal and/or state law.

Deadline for Applications: 
January 29, 2024
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