Philosophy Teacher Job Description Template
We are looking for a dynamic philosophy teacher to join our humanities department. In this role, you'll be responsible for teaching daily philosophy classes, creating a comprehensive curriculum, grading tests, assisting students with assignments, and creating an engaging learning environment.
To ensure success as a philosophy teacher, you should be able to introduce new ideas to students that will inspire them to start thought-provoking conversations. Ultimately, a top-notch philosophy teacher is a driven, creative individual with a passion for education and philosophical concepts.
Philosophy Teacher Responsibilities:
- Teaching daily philosophy classes to undergraduate students on a semester basis according to university needs and expectations.
- Planning and developing a curriculum that covers various philosophical topics, like ethics, aesthetics, logic, and metaphysics.
- Creating tests and assignments for grading purposes.
- Maintaining records of student attendance, achievements, and grades.
- Holding office hours to answer questions about assignments and discuss grades.
- Helping final-year students research and write their graduate theses.
- Keeping abreast with new philosophical thought, research, trends, and industry changes.
- Reporting to the department head and discussing any concerns with the course material.
Philosophy Teacher Requirements:
- A Ph.D. in philosophy.
- At least 5 years of experience teaching philosophy at an accredited university.
- A portfolio of published research, case studies, journals, or textbooks preferred.
- Excellent teaching skills and knowledge of best education practices.
- A nuanced understanding of philosophical thought and concepts.
- A proven track record of mentoring philosophy undergraduate and graduate students.
- Solid communication and interpersonal skills.
- The ability to provide intellectual leadership and collaborate with students.
- Good time management and organizational skills.