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Assistant Professor specializing Africana and/or African American philosophy

Philosophy, University of Dayton

Job category Faculty (open rank) / Tenure-track or similar
AOS Africana and/or African American Philosophy
AOS categories African/Africana Philosophy
AOC Open
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Organization's reference number 500440
Location Dayton, Ohio, United States
Start date August 16, 2023
Job description

At the University of Dayton, we are looking for new faculty whose passion aligns with our mission. If you are interested in:


- a role in shaping the new Africana Studies minor,
- a focus on meaningful research that advances the common good,
- exploration and implementation of innovative teaching approaches,
- shaping the next generation of individuals who are interested in Africana Studies and engagement in impactful service opportunities, Apply Now!

The Philosophy Department at University of Dayton is seeking a tenure track assistant professor specializing in Africana and/or African American philosophy as part of a College of Arts and Sciences’ Africana Studies cluster. The successful candidate will start August 16, 2023 and join faculty in the departments of English, History, Global Languages and Cultures, and Religious Studies whose research and teaching focus on Africana Studies. In addition to research and teaching, the successful candidate will develop new courses for the Africana Studies minor, and help shape the new major in Africana Studies. This person will have an affiliation with the Race and Ethnic Studies program and may also contribute to other interdisciplinary programs.

The Philosophy Department at University of Dayton is large, collegial and collaborative, currently numbering fifteen tenure-line faculty and nine full-time non-tenure-track faculty, and offering strong major and minor programs. We are a pluralistic department, with a long history of work in feminist philosophy, philosophy of race, and decolonial philosophy, as well as recognizing the value of a variety of philosophical traditions both western and non-western. We value and recognize community engagement in teaching and service. For further information about the department consult our website, https://udayton.edu/artssciences/academics/philosophy/academic/index.php.

The University of Dayton, with a College of Arts and Sciences and professional schools of Business Administration, Education and Health Sciences, Engineering, and Law, has a full-time undergraduate enrollment of approximately 8,000 students. All undergraduate students take twelve hours of Philosophy and Religious Studies. At the University of Dayton, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation and critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. Because we seek a community with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we encourage all interested candidates to apply.

The successful candidate will teach courses in Africana Philosophy and/or African American Philosophy, other courses according to their interests and expertise, as well as departmental needs, including Introduction to Philosophy. The typical teaching load is six undergraduate courses per academic year (three per semester). Summer teaching may be available. We also expect ongoing publication, and faculty research is encouraged and supported (e.g. summer research grants, travel support). Further responsibilities include service to the department, University, and academic community as well as collaborative engagement with colleagues. Faculty also will have the opportunity to work with the College's diverse range of public-facing centers to help further the University mission of engaging local, national, and global communities in culturally responsive and responsible ways.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • ABD nearing completion in Philosophy or a closely related field with at least 18 graduate credit hours of philosophical study or evidence of research expertise
  • Promise of research excellence in Africana or African-American philosophy
  • Promise of teaching excellence

To apply, please submit:

  • A cover letter that addresses all minimum qualifications and any preferred qualifications met,
  • a curriculum vitae,
  • a statement of research interest,
  • a sample syllabus for teaching an undergraduate Africana and/or African American philosophy course,
  • any documents supporting successful experience teaching (e.g., student evaluations of teaching, peer/supervisor evaluative reports on teaching),
  • a writing sample (not to exceed 30 pages),
  • unofficial transcripts,
  • and contact information for three references who will be sent instructions on how to upload letters upon completion of the application.

A federal court on December 7, 2021, issued a ruling that suspends the COVID-19 vaccine requirement that applies to federal contractors nationwide. With this development, the University will pause any enforcement action against employees who have not complied with the requirement to be fully vaccinated by Dec. 8, 2021 or to have requested an exemption to maintain their employment status. The University will continue to monitor the state of the pandemic on campus and in the community as well as developments in federal and state requirements, and also will continue to regularly consult with public health officials and our medical panel. As has been the case throughout the pandemic, our protocols and requirements are subject to change depending on conditions on campus or in our community, and government requirements.

The University of Dayton is a top tier, Catholic research university with offerings from the undergraduate to the doctoral levels. Founded in 1850 by the Society of Mary, the University is a diverse community committed to advancing the common good through intellectual curiosity, academic rigor, community engagement and local, national and global partnerships. Guided by the Marianist educational philosophy, we educate the whole person and link learning and scholarship with leadership and service.

Informed by its Catholic and Marianist mission, the University is committed to the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Informed by this commitment, we seek to increase diversity, achieve equitable outcomes, and model inclusion across our campus community. As an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, we will not discriminate against minorities, women, protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, or on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity. The University is also pleased to provide support for spouses of prospective and newly hired faculty through its dual career program. While we cannot guarantee placement, we serve as an effective resource and support system for your spouse. Information can be found at http://www.udayton.edu/hr/employee_resources/dual_career_resources.php

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Web address to apply https://employment.udayton.edu/cw/en-us/job/500440...
Hard deadline Tomorrow, 11:55pm EST
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Contact name Human Resources
Contact email
Contact phone 937-229-2541
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