Philosophy Faculty Job at Pellissippi State Community College, Knoxville, TN

  • Pellissippi State Community College
  • Knoxville, TN

Job Description

Title: Philosophy Faculty

Department: Liberal Arts

Anticipated Start Date: Fall 2024

Number of Positions: 1

Position #: 450350

Type of Appointment: Full-Time

FLSA Status: Exempt

Required Documents Needed to Upload at Time of Application: Resume, transcripts and three professional references.

Reference check requirements: Three (3) professional references, two (2) of which should be former or current supervisors and (1) professional reference.

Personal references (friends, clergy, customers, relatives) are not considered acceptable references


5 days a week; 37.5 hours per week; meetings as needed; travel to multiple campuses; night or weekend classes; alternative delivery of classes (e.g. web, web-hybrid, cohort, accelerated); no guarantee of summer sections


To teach and develop PHILOSOPHY courses while furthering the goals of the program, department, college, and community college system


65% A. TEACHING: Develop and teach PHILOSOPHY courses to a diverse student population using both traditional and alternative delivery formats (hybrid, web, cohort, accelerated). Prepare course syllabi, course materials, evaluate student learning and maintain class records.

20% B. SERVICE/OUTREACH: Participate in program/curriculum development and assessment, student advising, department meetings, and college boards and committees. Perform related duties as assigned.

15% C. PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: Participate in continuing professional development to improve teaching, evaluation of student learning and classroom technique.

Note: the College reserves the right to change or reassign job duties, or combine positions at any time.


Marginal tasks performed include the operation of standard office equipment such as computer and copy machines.


A. Master's Degree in Philosophy from a regionally accredited institution.

B. Minimum one-year related teaching experience at the postsecondary level

C. Understanding and acceptance of the comprehensive community college philosophy.


A. experience teaching introductory level courses in philosophy

B. experience using multiple teaching formats, including web-based and traditional on-campus modalities preferred

C. experience teaching in a community college preferred

D. ability to communicate effectively and to establish and maintain effective interpersonal relationships

E. able to engage in the College's mission and values


Candidates should be prepared to teach at any of the college's four campuses, or online as needed. Travel between sites may be required.


Some use of telephone, computer equipment, overhead projector, fax machines and other standard office equipment is required. Facility with computer communication systems, learning management systems, and visual aid production a must.

Special Instructions to Applicants: To be considered for a position at Pellissippi State, you must create an on-line application. Your skills, abilities, qualifications, and years of experience will be evaluated using only what is recorded on your application. Work experience that is not listed on the application will not be considered towards compensation. Please note: attaching a resume does not substitute for completion of the application form. Part-time work experience is calculated at 50% of full-time experience. Please note: to scan, upload, or attach documents, a computer and scanner are available at the Hardin Valley Campus Educational Resources Center, if needed.

Pellissippi State Community College is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA employer

If you have any problems or questions please contact Human Resources at Pellissippi State Community College's Human Resource Office at 865-694-6607 or by email at .

If you are interested in this position, click on Apply located below or Apply Now in the upper right-hand corner.


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Job Tags

Full time, Part time, Work experience placement, Summer work, Night shift, Weekend work,

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