After teaching two classes this summer at the Catholic University of America (“The Classical Mind” and “Philosophy of God”), I have now signed my contracts for the Fall at both CUA and the University of Maryland.
I’ll be teaching “The Classical Mind” once again at CUA, but this time to non-first-year students. It’ll be my sixth Fall in a row teaching the course, and I love it every time I do (even though my specialty is actually in modern philosophy). It is a real privilege to get to introduce students to Plato, Aristotle, Augustine, and Aquinas.
At UMD, I’ll be teaching “Existentialism.” I am very excited about this. We’ll cover Dostoevsky, Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, Heidegger, Sartre, and Camus (as well as Jaspers, Ortega, and Kafka, I hope). I’ll also be functioning as my own TA for all three discussion sections, so that should be very interesting. I foresee Gilbert and Sullivan-esque debates between me and myself. The debates, of course, will all be performed in song.
My contracts at both universities are only for the Fall, so I still need to find employment for the Spring. But, one step at a time.