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Assistant Professor -Tenure Track-Philosophy & Religious Studies

Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies, University of Wisconsin, Whitewater

Job category Faculty (open rank) / Tenure-track or similar
AOS Ethics
AOS categories Ethics
Normative Ethics
AOC Applied Philosophy
AOC categories Applied Ethics
Environmental Philosophy
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Organization's reference number TAM # 18942
Location Whitewater, Wisconsin, United States
Start date Anticipated Start Date: 22/08/2023
Job description

Assistant Professor - Tenure-Track - Philosophy and Religious Studies - 18942 

ATTENTION: 

The Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies in the College of Letters and Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater seeks a tenure-track Assistant Professor in the area of Ethics and Applied Ethics beginning August 2023. This is a full-time position with responsibilities for teaching undergraduate courses in Philosophy and the capstone course in the General Education program, research, and service to the university and community. Research expertise should complement existing faculty expertise and should include Normative and Applied Ethics. 

JOB DETAILS: 

The teaching load for this position is 4/4. In addition to teaching Philosophy courses and the capstone course in the General Education program, World of Ideas, the successful candidate will be expected to oversee our Interdisciplinary Ethics Certificate and contribute to the Liberal Studies program administered by the department and help advise Liberal Studies majors. The candidate will also be expected to pursue an active research agenda, contribute to campus, professional, and public service, and embrace the principles of diversity and inclusion as a member of the university community. 

QUALIFICATIONS: 

Candidates are encouraged to have a Ph.D. in Philosophy by the time of application. ABD candidates may apply, but must complete their degree by the contract start date in August 2023. We seek a colleague with a record of excellence in undergraduate teaching and an active research agenda that complements existing faculty strengths. AOS: Normative Ethics and Applied Ethics. AOC: Open. Candidates who can teach Environmental Ethics and our “Truth in the Media” course preferred. 

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities 

  • Ability to interact respectfully and work collaboratively with people from diverse socioeconomic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds, including students, parents, staff, and faculty.
  • Willingness and ability to be an active participant in following applicable safety rules and regulations, including necessary training and drills. 

DEPARTMENT INFORMATION: 

The Philosophy and Religious Studies Department administers the Philosophy minor, the World Religions minor, and the Liberal Studies major and minor. We have seven full-time faculty or academic staff members and an Academic Department Associate. The College of Letters and Sciences forms the core of the University, providing students with the essential elements of a liberal education in humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences. 

CAMPUS INFORMATION: 

Founded in 1868, UW–Whitewater is one of eleven comprehensive universities in a public higher education system that also includes two doctoral institutions and a statewide Extension. UW-Whitewater’s main campus is located in Whitewater, with a branch campus in Rock County, in the city of Janesville. Together, these campuses form a preeminent academic institution driven by the pursuit of knowledge, powered by a spirit of innovation, and focused on transforming lives. UW-Whitewater’s campuses are located conveniently near Milwaukee, Madison, and Chicago, and thus offer the advantage of beautiful small-town environments with easy access to the cultural and commercial opportunities of major metropolitan areas.

The Warhawk family — led by caring faculty and staff — is devoted to student success within a broad range of academic programs offered at the associate, bachelor, master, and doctoral levels. These include both on-campus and online programs, and span the disciplines, from the theoretical to the applied, and encompass study in the arts, business, education, humanities, natural sciences, social sciences, technology, and professional and interdisciplinary programs.

UW-Whitewater has a special mission within the UW System to serve students with disabilities and, as such, embraces the principles of universal design and is one of the most accessible campuses in the nation. The campuses have more than 200 student organizations and UW-Whitewater’s intercollegiate athletic teams compete at the NCAA Division-III level. UW-Whitewater is committed to seeking and sustaining a culturally and ethnically diverse campus environment, building a diverse faculty and staff with expertise and interest in serving students with diverse needs, backgrounds, ethnicities, abilities and other distinct characteristics in respectful, sensitive and understanding ways. The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer, and actively seeks and encourages applications from women, people of color, persons with disabilities, and veterans. 

ORGANIZATION INFORMATION: 

The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is part of the 13-campus University of Wisconsin System (https://www.wisconsin.edu).

Wisconsin Statute 19.36(7)(b) provides that applicants may indicate in writing that their identity should be kept confidential. In response to a public records request, the University will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful final candidate will be released. See Wisconsin Statute 19.36(7)(a).

Per Regent Policy Document 20-19, University of Wisconsin System Criminal Background Check Policy and UW System Administrative Policy 1275 Recruitment Policies, UW-Whitewater requires criminal background checks as a contingency to employment. A criminal background check will be conducted prior to an offer of employment. All final candidates must be asked, prior to hire, whether they have been found to have engaged in, are currently under investigation for, or left employment during an active investigation in which they were accused of sexual violence or sexual harassment. When obtaining employment reference checks, these same sexual violence or sexual harassment questions must also be asked.

The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater requires that all employees be active participants in following applicable safety rules and regulations including necessary training and drills.

For UW-Whitewater Campus safety information and crime statistics/annual Security Report, see http://www.uww.edu/asfr. If you would like a paper copy of the report please contact the UW-Whitewater Police at 262-472-4660. 

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS: 

Well-qualified candidates can expect a salary commensurate with the candidate’s education, related experience, and qualifications.

UW System employees receive an excellent benefit package. To learn more about the UW System’s comprehensive benefit package, review the UW System Employee Benefits Brochure

TO ENSURE CONSIDERATION: 

Applications received by December 21, 2022 are ensured full consideration. Applications received after that date may be given consideration at the discretion of the search committee. The most qualified applicants will be invited to participate in the next step of the selection process.

If you have questions regarding this recruitment or if you are unable to complete the application online due to a disability or system problem, please contact us at (262) 472-1072 or [email protected].

For questions regarding this position, please contact:

Christopher Minor

Professor of Philosophy

Search Committee Chair

[email protected]

TO  APPLY: 

Only complete application packages will be considered. This includes online submission of the following documents:

  • Cover Letter/Letter of Interest
  • Curriculum Vita
  • Evidence of teaching effectiveness
  • One page statement of teaching philosophy 
  • One page statement of commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion 
  • Sample publication or scholarly writing sample
  • Name and contact information for three professional references
  • Copies of Unofficial undergraduate and graduate transcripts (Official transcripts will be required if offered the position) 

To apply and submit these documents online, please visit http://www.uww.edu. Click the Employment link at the bottom of the page then follow the UW-Whitewater Careers link at the top of the next page. The Job ID is 18942.

If you have questions regarding this recruitment, or if you are not able to complete the application online due to a disability or system problem, please contact Human Resources at 262/472-1024 or [email protected].

This Job ID is 18942.

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TO ENSURE CONSIDERATION: Applications received by December 21, 2022 are ensured full consideration. Applications received after that date may be given consideration at the discretion of the search committee. The most qualified applicants will be invited to participate in the next step of the selection process. If you have questions regarding this recruitment or if you are unable to complete the application online due to a disability or system problem, please contact us at (262) 472-1072 or [email protected] For questions regarding this position, please contact: Christopher Minor Professor of Philosophy Search Committee Chair [email protected] TO APPLY: Only complete application packages will be considered. This includes online submission of the following documents: Cover Letter/Letter of Interest Curriculum Vita Evidence of teaching effectiveness One page statement of teaching philosophy One page statement of commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion Sample publication or scholarly writing sample Name and contact information for three professional references Copies of Unofficial undergraduate and graduate transcripts (Official transcripts will be required if offered the position) To apply and submit these documents online, please visit http://www.uww.edu. Click the Employment link at the bottom of the page then follow the UW-Whitewater Careers link at the top of the next page. The Job ID is 18942. If you have questions regarding this recruitment, or if you are not able to complete the application online due to a disability or system problem, please contact Human Resources at 262/472-1024 or [email protected] This Job ID is 18942.
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