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Assistant Professor of Philosophy (EXPIRED)

Department of Philosophy, University of Oregon

Job category Junior faculty / Tenure-track or similar
AOS Philosophy of Science
AOS categories Philosophy of Science
AOC History of Modern Philosophy
AOC categories Early Modern Philosophy
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Organization's reference number Job no: 529424
Location Eugene, Oregon, United States
Start date Fall 2023
Job description

Position Announcement

The University of Oregon Department of Philosophy seeks applicants for an Assistant Professor of Philosophy specializing in the Philosophy of Science. We have strong interest in candidates whose research and teaching focuses on the philosophical, historical, and practical dimensions of domains of scientific inquiry connected to areas of recent and future growth at the University of Oregon including (but not limited to) biomedical engineering, microbiology, ecology, environmental science, neuroscience, cognitive science, behavioral and social sciences, as well as issues at the intersection of science and ethics (such as discussions of race and gender in genetics). The candidate must also have knowledge in the history of philosophy and be qualified to teach upper-level courses in the history of modern philosophy drawing on thinkers from the era of scientific revolution (and specifically the 17th and 18th centuries).

Department or Program Summary

We are a diverse and growing department with strengths in Continental Philosophy, American & Pragmatist Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy, Latin American Philosophy, Ethics, Social & Political Philosophy, Environmental Philosophy, the Philosophy of Technology and other areas. In addition to the listed AOS/AOC the Department currently has additional teaching needs in Philosophy of Race, Advanced Logic, and Epistemology—we invite applicants to submit sample syllabi in any of these areas.

The University of Oregon is on the academic quarter system, and the default teaching load is five courses across three terms each year. Research and teaching expectations are high. Teaching expectations include introductory, middle-level, and advanced undergraduate courses, graduate teaching in the area/s of specialization and competence, mentoring of graduate student research at the M.A. and Ph.D. levels, directing undergraduate and M.A. theses, as well as chairing or being part of dissertation committees. The department’s faculty keeps a dynamic, expanding, and high level of research and publications nationally and internationally. Service is also taken as a substantial part of faculty duties and responsibilities. We particularly welcome applications from scholars who are from populations historically underrepresented in the academy, and/or who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds.

The University of Oregon is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from minorities, women, and people with disabilities. Applicants should include information about how they will further this goal in their cover letter.

Minimum Requirements

• Ph.D. in Philosophy or equivalent; area of research specialization (AOS) in Philosophy of Science, area of competence (AOC) in history of modern philosophy, and in particular qualifications to teach at least one 17th or 18th-century philosopher as an upper-level undergraduate, and preferably also graduate-level, course.

Preferred Qualifications

• Strong potential for and commitment to contributing to a culture of inclusive teaching and evidence of valuing diversity, equity, and inclusion
• Strong potential to mentor undergraduate and graduate students
• Demonstrated potential for teaching excellence

About the University

The University of Oregon is one of only two Pacific Northwest members of the Association of American Universities and holds the distinction of a “very high research activity” ranking in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. The UO enrolls more than 20,000 undergraduate and 3,600 graduate students representing all 50 states and nearly 100 countries. In recent years, the university has increased the diversity of its student body while raising average GPAs and test scores for incoming students. The UO’s 295-acre campus features state-of-the art facilities in an arboretum-like setting within the traditional homelands of the Kalapuya people. The UO is located in Eugene, a vibrant city of 157,000 with a wide range of cultural and culinary offerings, a pleasant climate, and a community engaged in environmental and social concerns. The campus is within easy driving distance of the Pacific Coast, the Cascade Mountains, and Portland.

Application Deadline

Review begins Friday, October 28, 2022; position open until filled.

Required Application Materials

Candidates are asked to submit the following application materials with their online application:
• Curriculum vitae
• Letter of interest
• Brief research statement
• Writing sample of approximately 20 pages
• Diversity and inclusion statement (see below for more information)
• Teaching portfolio including at least 2 but no more than 4 representative syllabi (in the areas named in the Position Announcement) as well as a brief teaching statement (please combine into one pdf document)
• The names of no more than three references who will be providing letters (reference letters requests will be managed through our online system and sent to the names provided)

Diversity and Inclusion statement: As part of the application process, applicants seeking faculty positions at the University of Oregon are asked to submit a statement about their past, present, and future contributions to promoting equity, inclusion, and diversity in their professional careers. In evaluating these statements, the search committees will consider how the applicant has applied their philosophy of diversity, equity, and inclusion to their practice.

To ensure consideration, applications need to be completed and on file by Friday, October 28, 2022. The system will remain open for applications until the post has been filled.

If you are unable to use this online resource, please contact Roxanne Riedel (at [email protected]) to arrange alternate means of submitting application materials. If you have questions about the opening or position details, please contact the search committee chair Nicolae Morar ([email protected]).

How to apply
Application type Online
Review begins Friday, October 28, 2022; position open until filled.
Web address to apply https://careers.uoregon.edu/en-us/job/529424/assis...
Deadline for full consideration: October 28, 2022, 4:00pm PST

(applications under review)

Hard deadline No deadline specified (applications considered on an ongoing basis)
Web address for more information https://careers.uoregon.edu/en-us/job/529424/assis...
Contact name Roxanne Riedel
Contact email
Contact phone 541-346-7352
Time created August 29, 2022, 8:21pm UTC
Scheduled expiry date February 21, 2023, 11:02pm PST
Expired on February 21, 2023, 11:46pm PST
Last updated April 24, 2023, 3:00pm UTC
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