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Assistant Professor (EXPIRED)

Department of Philosophy and Religion , Western Carolina University

Job category Junior faculty / Tenure-track or similar
AOS Biomedical Ethics
AOS categories Biomedical Ethics
AOC Open
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Organization's reference number 212898
Location Cullowhee, North Carolina, United States
Start date August 2024
Job description

The Department of Philosophy and Religion at Western Carolina University invites applications for a full-time, 9-month, tenure-track appointment in philosophy at the assistant professor level, to begin August 1, 2024. We are a small department that values collegiality, emphasizes the intersections of philosophy and religious studies, and contributes heavily to the university’s general education curriculum. We seek a colleague with a commitment to creating classes that are welcoming, accessible, and valuable to students with varied backgrounds and interests. 

The position carries a 3/3 teaching load along with typical scholarship, service and advising expectations. The successful applicant will teach multiple sections per year of “Biomedical Ethics and Social Justice,” a required course in the university’s Integrated Health Sciences Program (ihs.wcu.edu). Ability to teach in other areas that complement our current strengths will be also considered. 

Western Carolina University holds inclusive excellence and belonging as a core value, and the Department of Philosophy and Religion works to make this tangible in a community of mutual respect and support for faculty, staff, and student alike.

Western Carolina University has been named to the 2022 “America’s Best Employers by State” list by Forbes, ranking 14 out of the top 100 employers in North Carolina. Forbes has also ranked Western Carolina University in the Top 100 of America’s Best Midsize Employers for 2023. Western Carolina University is the UNC system’s westernmost campus and has been consistently ranked as one of the top 15 public regional institutions in the South. WCU’s main campus is nestled in a beautiful valley of the Blue Ridge Mountains, 50 miles west of Asheville. WCU is located just 25 miles from the entrance to the Great Smoky Mountain National Park, one of the nation’s most spectacular and most visited national parks. The entire region is known for its excellent quality of life and access to outdoor activities.

Western Carolina University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race; color; religion; sex; sexual orientation; gender identity or expression; national origin; age; disability; genetic information; political affiliation; National Guard or veteran status, consistent with applicable federal, state and local laws, regulations, and policies, and the policies of The University of North Carolina. Additionally, the University promotes the realization of equal employment opportunity for minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and veterans through its affirmative action program.

Persons with disabilities requiring accommodations in the application and interview process please call (828) 227-7218 or email at [email protected].

How to apply
Application type Online
Review of applications will begin after November 1, 2023 and will continue until a candidate has been identified for hire. Applicants must apply online [link] in order to be considered. To apply upload (1) a cover letter; (2) curriculum vitae; (3) a teaching portfolio, including syllabi and evidence of teaching effectiveness; (4) sample of scholarship; (5) unofficial graduate transcript(s); and (6) a listing of contact information for at least three professional references.
Web address to apply https://jobs.wcu.edu/postings/25498
Deadline for full consideration: November 1, 2023, 11:59pm EST

(applications under review)

Hard deadline No deadline specified (applications considered on an ongoing basis)
Web address for more information https://jobs.wcu.edu/postings/25498
Contact name David Henderson
Contact email
Contact phone 828-227-2939
Time created September 25, 2023, 8:26pm UTC
Scheduled expiry date March 23, 2024, 7:19pm EST
Expired on March 23, 2024, 7:46pm EST
Last updated April 23, 2024, 3:00pm UTC
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