Academic Coordinator, Philosophy

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sci
Home Office
Temporary Part Time
Division Faculty of Humanities and Social Sci Wage Min 53606.0000
Location Name Home Office Wage Max 96311.0000
Location , Alberta Position Type Temporary Part Time
Posted 03/13/2017 FTE 0.2
Closing Date 03/31/2017 Job ID 1134


Athabasca University is hiring an academic coordinator with expertise in philosophy. Special knowledge in the following fields would be a definite asset: Environmental philosophy, Eastern philosophy, Ethics, History of Western philosophy. A minimum of a Master’s degree in philosophy is required; a PhD is preferred. Experience in distance learning and familiarity with digital teaching technologies would also be preferred assets. The Coordinator will be responsible for overseeing the teaching, administration and maintenance of Athabasca University’s Philosophy 231 (introduction to Philosophy: East and West), PHIL 342 17th and 18th Century Philosophy), PHIL 350 (Ethics), PHIL375 philosophy of the Environment), PHIL380 (Introduction to Eastern Philosophy) with the possibility of PHIL480 (Philosophy of the Mind). Coordinator duties include supervising and monitoring the performance of course tutors (who teach and consult with students and mark their assignments), the handling of student issues as they are brought forward by students, tutors, or the institution (e.g. grade appeals, course credit challenges, academic misconduct cases, transfer credit requests), and service to the Centre for Humanities (e.g. attending meetings held by the Centre and by the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences).

The Academic Coordinator role description can be viewed at

Term start and end dates:  September 15, 2017 - July 13, 2018.

For further information regarding this position, please contact Dr. Vina Tirven-Gadum, Chair, Centre for Humanities at 1-866-412-5031 or by email at