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Professor and Kingfisher College Chair in the Philosophy of Religion and Ethics (EXPIRED)

Department of Philosophy, University of Oklahoma

Job category Senior faculty / Tenured, continuing or permanent
AOS Philosophy of Religion or Ethics
AOS categories Philosophy of Religion
AOC Open
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Location Norman, Oklahoma, United States
Start date August 16, 2023
Job description


The Department of Philosophy in the Dodge Family College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Oklahoma is seeking an outstanding philosopher to occupy the Kingfisher College Chair in the Philosophy of Religion and Ethics. We anticipate that the appointment will be made at the rank of full professor with tenure. Advanced associate professors or full professors are encouraged to apply. Candidates must have a strong publication record in philosophy of religion or ethics. The typical teaching load is 3 courses per year and involves teaching B.A., M.A., and PhD students.

The successful candidate will become a central member of 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 a cooperative mode and to achieving rigor and excellence in their research and teaching. For more information about our department, please see https://www.ou.edu/cas/philosophy.

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 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.


Required qualifications

  • A PhD in philosophy or a related discipline.
  • An outstanding record of research in philosophy of religion or ethics.

Preferred qualifications

We prefer candidates with the following qualifications:

  • An ability to contribute to the department’s curriculum beyond the candidate’s core research area.
  • A demonstrated commitment to pedagogical approaches that foster the success of students from varied levels of preparation.

If you have questions, please contact the philosophy department chair, Prof. Rusty Jones, at [email protected].

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

The University of Oklahoma, in compliance with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, age, religion, disability, political beliefs, or status as a veteran in any of its policies, practices, or procedures. This includes, but is not limited to:  admissions, employment, financial aid, housing, services in educational programs or activities, or health care services that the University operates or provides.

Diversity Statement 

The University of Oklahoma is committed to achieving a diverse, equitable and inclusive university community by recognizing each person's unique contributions, background, and perspectives. The University of Oklahoma strives to cultivate a sense of belonging and emotional support for all, recognizing that fostering an inclusive environment for all is vital in the pursuit of academic and inclusive excellence in all aspects of our institutional mission.

Mission of the University of Oklahoma

The Mission of the University of Oklahoma is to provide the best possible educational experience for our students through excellence in teaching, research and creative activity, and service to the state and society.

How to apply
Application type Online
Submit applications (letter of interest, CV, and a list of the names and contact information of at least three references whom the committee may contact for letters) at http://apply.interfolio.com/115445. The letter of interest may, but is not required to, elaborate on the candidate’s qualifications for the position in ways that go beyond the information contained in the CV.
Web address to apply http://apply.interfolio.com/115445
Deadline for full consideration: December 15, 2022, 11:59pm CST

(applications under review)

Hard deadline No deadline specified (applications considered on an ongoing basis)
Web address for more information https://www.ou.edu/cas/philosophy
Contact name Rusty Jones
Contact email
Contact phone 1-405-325-6324
Time created November 4, 2022, 8:36pm UTC
Scheduled expiry date May 2, 2023, 7:25pm CST
Expired on May 2, 2023, 7:46pm CST
Last updated July 3, 2023, 3:00pm UTC
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