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Apply now Job no: 242608-AS
Work type: Onsite, Staff-Part Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Teaching and Instruction of For-credit Courses

Job Summary:

Teach during the Spring 2022 semester. Duties include: prepare and present lectures; hold office hours; prepare, administer and grade exams; submit grades. Typical course needs include Introduction to Philosophy (101), Introductory Ethics (241), or Contemporary Moral Issues (341). May supervise a graduate student teaching assistant, if one is assigned to the course.

About the Job:

Lecturer (TL020)

Institutional Statement on Diversity:

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

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PhD or other terminal degree, or a degree at least one level above the level of instruction, or otherwise approved as qualified by the Dean
PhD or other terminal degree, or a degree at least one level above the level of instruction.

Master's Degree


Minimum of a master's in philosophy, PhD preferred.

Additional Information:

The Department of Philosophy at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is searching for a philosopher to teach undergraduate courses such as introduction to philosophy, introductory ethics and contemporary moral issues, based upon department needs. Each course would be hired at 40% FTE for the Spring 2022 semester starting January 6, 2022 through May 22, 2022.

Candidates from under-represented groups are especially encouraged to apply. The University of Wisconsin is an equal opportunity employer.

There is a possibility this position can be extended in subsequent semesters to teach one or more of the courses listed on this PVL, or similar courses within the department. This position may become renewable if there is a need for an ongoing appointment.

Candidates should be available for interviews on Zoom in November.

Please reference PVL #242608 in all correspondence.



Work Type:

Part Time: 40% - 80%

This position requires work be performed in-person, onsite, at a designated campus work location.

Appointment Type, Duration:

Terminal, 5 month appointment.
This position has the possibility to be extended or converted to an ongoing appointment based on need and/or funding


Minimum $42,124 ACADEMIC (9 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:

Applications must come through UW Jobs website (, referencing PVL 242608. To begin the application process please click on the 'Apply Now' button.You will be asked to create a profile.

Candidates should include a cover letter addressing experience and education relevant to the position; a curriculum vitae; and evidence of teaching effectiveness. References will be requested from finalists. All applications will be considered through the assured consideration date of October 26, 2021.


James Messina

Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )

Official Title:


Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Terminal

Job Number:


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