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Teaching Postdoc (EXPIRED)

Department of Philosophy, University of Oklahoma

Job category Postdoc or similar / Fixed term
AOS Modern Philosophy
AOS categories Early Modern Philosophy
AOC Open
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Location Norman, Norman, United States
Start date Fall 2022
Job description

The OU Department of Philosophy welcomes applicants for a two-year Post-doctoral Teaching Scholar. AOS is Early Modern Philosophy and AOC is open. The successful candidate will receive mentorship from senior department faculty, including a manuscript development workshop during the first year of the appointment. Inter-disciplinary work is encouraged and contact with faculty outside the Philosophy Department will be facilitated if desired. Other professional development support is available, such as funding for travel, teaching and pedagogy trainings, and opportunities for teaching advanced courses.

The duties of this position include a 2/2 teaching load (including sections of Introductory Business Ethics) and some light departmental service work, designed to provide essential professional experience at the departmental service level. The duration of the postdoc is two years. The goal is to provide an early-career philosophy PhD with the experience of a tenure-track appointment while providing extensive mentorship support in teaching, scholarship, and service.

The successful candidate will join a vibrant intellectual community that prizes the ability to converse across philosophical traditions and sub-disciplines and values interdisciplinary engagement. We are especially interested in applications from qualified candidates who are committed to practicing philosophy in an inclusive and cooperative mode, while achieving rigor and excellence in their research and teaching. For more information about our department, please see https://www.ou.edu/cas/philosophy/events/faculty-search.

Required qualifications

  • The candidate must have a PhD in philosophy or a related discipline conferred no earlier than 2016 and no later than August 15, 2022. (If you do not already have your PhD in hand, please provide evidence in your application that you will meet this qualification.)
  • Experience teaching philosophy classes as instructor of record.
  • Ability to teach intermediate and advanced Modern European philosophy.
  • A record of quality research in philosophy.

Preferred qualifications

We prefer candidates with the following qualifications:

  • demonstrated excellence of teaching and research
  • ability to contribute to our department’s curriculum more broadly (potentially including Business Ethics, Advanced Logic, and/or Feminist Philosophy)
  • demonstrated commitment to pedagogical approaches that foster the success of students from diverse backgrounds and levels of preparation

Application deadline is May 15, 2022.

Submit all application materials (letter of interest, CV, writing sample, 3 letters of recommendation, statement of teaching philosophy, and evidence of teaching excellence) to Professor Wayne Riggs at [email protected].

The University of Oklahoma (OU) is a growing Carnegie R1 public research university located in the city of Norman, Oklahoma. The university and the surrounding community create an ideal environment where our faculty can integrate work with family, recreation, and a high quality of life. OU enrolls over 30,000 students and has more than 2700 full-time faculty members in 21 colleges. In Fall 2019, approximately 23% of OU’s freshmen were first-generation students, 33% of all students belonged to a minority race/ethnicity and 6% were international.

The University of Oklahoma is committed to achieving a diverse, equitable, and inclusive university community by embracing each person’s unique contributions, background and perspectives. The University of Oklahoma recognizes that fostering an inclusive environment for all, with particular attention to the needs of historically marginalized populations, is vital to the pursuit of excellence in all aspects of our institutional mission. This enhances the OU experience for all students, faculty and staff and for the communities we engage.

Norman is a lively, friendly community with excellent public schools, lots of green space, plenty of restaurants and locally owned small businesses, and year-round outdoor recreation. Oklahoma City, only 17 miles away, offers a thriving cultural scene including excellent recreational opportunities, restaurants, museums and galleries, performing arts organizations, and sports teams. Oklahoma’s 35 state parks offer everything from sand dunes to mountainous lake districts.

If you have questions, please contact the department chair, Prof. Wayne Riggs, at [email protected].

How to apply
Application type Email
Submit all application materials (letter of interest, CV, writing sample, statement of teaching philosophy, and evidence of teaching excellence) to Professor Wayne Riggs at [email protected]
Email to apply
Hard deadline May 15, 2022, 11:59pm EST
Web address for more information https://www.ou.edu/cas/philosophy/events/faculty-s...
Contact name Wayne Riggs
Contact email
Contact phone 4059749595
Time created April 18, 2022, 7:21pm UTC
Scheduled expiry date May 15, 2022, 11:59pm EST
Expired on May 17, 2022, 12:46am EST
Last updated May 17, 2022, 4:46am UTC
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