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Assistant Professor-in-Residence of Philosophy

Department of Philosophy, The University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Job category Junior faculty / Tenured, continuing or permanent
AOS Open
AOC Logic or Ethics. Must be willing and able to teach courses in logical meta-theory or engineering ethics.
AOC categories Logic
Applied Ethics
Ethics
Normative Ethics
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Organization's reference number R0128158
Location Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Start date Fall 2022
Job description

ROLE of the POSITION 

This is a teaching-intensive (4/4), non-tenure track position in the Department of Philosophy at UNLV. Though non-tenure track, the position is continuing and comes with the opportunity for promotion to Associate and Full Professor-in-Residence. The position also comes with commensurate service expectations. The principal responsibility of the position will include teaching multiple sections of either a course in logical metatheory (PHIL 422, a second formal logic course aimed primarily to computer science majors) or a course in Ethics for Scientists and Engineers (PHIL 242, a second-year seminar required of students in the engineering college). The successful candidate will have a strong teaching background in one or both of these areas. Other instructional assignments are possible, in accordance with department needs. The department currently has strengths in analytic philosophy, broadly construed, and the history of western philosophy. We especially encourage candidates to apply who could compliment and diversify these strengths. This would include candidates with instructional interests in (though not limited to) Continental Philosophy, African/Africana Philosophy, Indigenous Philosophy, and other Non-European Philosophy. UNLV also provides opportunities for engaged philosophy projects and community outreach. 

PROFILE of the UNIVERSITY 

Founded in 1957, UNLV is a doctoral-degree-granting institution comprised of approximately 31,000 students and more than 3,900 faculty and staff. To date, UNLV has conferred more than 136,000 degrees, producing more than 120,000 alumni around the world. UNLV   is classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as an R1 research university with very high research activity. The university is committed to recruiting and retaining top students and faculty, educating the region's diversifying population and workforce, driving economic activity through increased research and community partnerships, and creating an academic health center for Southern Nevada that includes the launch of a new UNLV School of Medicine.  UNLV is located on a 332-acre main campus and two satellite campuses in Southern Nevada.

Here at UNLV, we have come together and created one of the most affirmative and dynamic academic environments in the country. UNLV sits in the top spot in U.S. News & World Report’s annual listing of the nation’s most diverse universities for undergraduates. The university has ranked in the top ten since the rankings debuted more than a decade ago. We continue to show our commitment to serving our wonderfully diverse population and building the future for Las Vegas and Nevada. 

For more information, visit us online at: http://www.unlv.edu 

COMMITMENT to DIVERSITY 

The successful candidate will demonstrate support for diversity, equity and inclusiveness as well as participate in maintaining a respectful, positive work environment. 

VACCINATION MANDATE POLICY 

Per the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) Emergency COVID-19 Employee Vaccination Policy, all NSHE employees must be vaccinated against COVID-19 or have an approved medical or religious waiver request.  All candidates for employment must have this information on file with Human Resources prior to their start date. Information about how the policy applies to new hires is now available on the COVID-19 Employee Vaccine Mandate webpage.   

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS 

This position requires a Ph.D. in Philosophy or another related discipline at time of appointment 

SALARY RANGE 

Salary competitive with those at similarly situated institutions. Position is contingent upon funding.   

APPLICATION DETAILS 

Candidates should prepare four documents to be uploaded to the online application portal: 

  1. a letter of interest describing their academic qualifications and professional experiences, how they will bring value to the department’s and university’s curricula, and how they align, enhance, and compliment current faculty research interests; applicants are also invited to include in their letter a statement detailing any ways in which their teaching, service or scholarship supports the success of students with disabilities or students from racial, ethnic, and gender backgrounds that are underrepresented in philosophy; 
  2. a CV; 
  3. a list of the names (with contact information) of three or four academic references (letters will be solicited at a later stage); at least one of these references should be from someone familiar with, and who can comment upon, the candidate’s experience and performance in the classroom; 
  4. a single pdf file to be uploaded in the “Other Docs” field that includes (a) one sample of scholarly writing (a pdf of a recent publication is acceptable);  and (b) a teaching dossier presenting evidence of teaching excellence, and including a proposed syllabus for either engineering ethics or logical metatheory, and teaching evaluation summaries for such courses (if available). 

Although this position will remain open until filled, review of candidates’ materials will begin on January 30, 2022. Materials should be addressed to Dave Beisecker, Search Committee Chair, and are to be submitted online as we do not accept emailed materials for the initial application. For assistance with the application process, please contact UNLV Human Resources at (702) 895-3504 or [email protected]

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR INTERNAL NSHE CANDIDATES 

UNLV employees or employees within the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) MUST use the “Find Jobs” process within Workday to find and apply for jobs at UNLV and other NSHE Institutions. Once you log into Workday, type "Find Jobs" in the search box which will navigate to the internal job posting site. Locate this specific job posting by typing the requisition number, “R0128158” in the search box. 

If you complete an application outside of the internal application process, your application will be returned and you will have to reapply as an internal applicant which may delay your application. 

SAFETY AND SECURITY STATEMENT 

UNLV is committed to assisting all members of the UNLV community in providing for their own safety and security. The Annual Security Report and Annual Fire Safety Report compliance document is available online. 

EEO/AA STATEMENT 

UNLV is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action educator and employer committed to achieving excellence through diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, color, religion, sex, age, creed, national origin, veteran status, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, or any other factor protected by anti-discrimination laws. The University of Nevada, Las Vegas employs only United States citizens and non-citizens lawfully authorized to work in the United States. Women, under-represented groups, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. 

TITLE IX STATEMENT 

UNLV does not discriminate in its employment practices or in its educational programs or activities, including admissions, on the basis of sex/gender pursuant to Title IX, or on the basis of age (40 or older), disability, whether actual or perceived by others (including service-connected disabilities), gender (including pregnancy related conditions), military status or military obligations, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, national origin, race, color or religion pursuant to Title 4, Chapter 8, Section 13 of the NSHE Handbook. Reports of discriminatory misconduct, questions regarding Title IX, and/or concerns about noncompliance with Title IX or any other anti-discrimination laws or policies should be directed to UNLV’s Title IX Coordinator Michelle Sposito. The Title IX Coordinator can be reached through the online reporting form, by email at [email protected], by phone at (702) 895-4055, by mail at 4505 S. Maryland Parkway, Box 451062, Las Vegas, NV, 89154-1062, or in person at Frank and Estella Beam Hall (BEH), Room 555. 

Job Category 

Academic Faculty 

Exempt

Yes

Full-Time Equivalent

100.0%

Note to Applicant

This position may require that a criminal background check be conducted on the candidate(s) selected for hire.  

HR will attempt to verify academic credentials upon receipt of hiring documents. If the academic credentials cannot be verified,  HR will notify the faculty member that an official transcript of their highest degree must be submitted within thirty days of the faculty member’s first day of employment. 

References will be contacted at the appropriate phase of the recruitment process.  

As part of the hiring process, applicants for positions in the Nevada System of Higher Education may be required to demonstrate the ability to perform job-related tasks.  

For positions that require driving, evidence of a valid driver's license will be required at the time of employment and as a condition of continued employment.  

All document(s) must be received on or before the closing date of the job announcements (if a closing date is provided).

Recruitments that provide a work schedule are subject to change based on organizational needs.

How to apply
Application type Online
Web address to apply https://nshe.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/UNLV-Exte...
Deadline for full consideration: January 30, 2022, 11:59pm PST
Hard deadline No deadline specified (applications considered on an ongoing basis)
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