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Assistant Professor (EXPIRED)

Department of Philosophy and Humanities, University of Texas at Arlington

Job category Junior faculty / Tenure-track or similar
AOS Philosophy of Mind and Cognitive Science, particularly Philosophy of Neuroscience, or Bioethics, esp. Neuroethics
AOS categories Philosophy of Mind
Biomedical Ethics
AOC Open
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Organization's reference number F00466P
Location Arlington, Texas, United States
Start date Fall 2024
Job description

Job Summary

The Department of Philosophy and Humanities in the College of Liberal Arts, the University of Texas at Arlington, invites applications for an Assistant Professor, tenure track.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

In addition to research and teaching in Philosophy, the occupant of the position will be expected to take an active role in the development of the department’s Medical Humanities program and possibly in a University initiative in Brain Health. The teaching load is generally 3-2.

Required qualifications

Required qualifications include a PhD in Philosophy with a specialization in Philosophy of Mind and Cognitive Science, particularly Philosophy of Neuroscience, or Bioethics, especially Neuroethics.

Preferred qualifications

Preferred qualifications include considerable teaching experience and an interest in teaching or developing courses in a broad range of philosophical and medical humanities subdisciplines.

Special Instructions to Applicant

To apply applicants should go to https://uta.peopleadmin.com/postings/26016 and submit the following materials:


  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Cover Letter
  • Writing Sample
  • Teaching Portfolio (including teaching statement, sample syllabi, and student evaluations)
  • Contact information for 3 references


Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Applications received by November 30th will be given full consideration.

Questions may be addressed to Miriam Byrd at [email protected].

Benefits at UTA

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CBC Requirement

It is the policy of The University of Texas at Arlington to conduct a criminal background check on any applicant who is under final consideration for employment with the University.

Department and College/School Information

The Department of Philosophy and Humanities at UTA offers a B.A. major in Philosophy, B.A. minors in Classical Studies, Philosophy, and Medical Humanities, as well as language instruction in Greek and Latin and certificates in Ethics and Medical Humanities. The department includes scholars of national and international reputation. Areas of specialization range across Philosophy and Classics and represent a variety of methodological approaches. The department is large enough to offer a full range of courses and small enough that every major can receive individual attention.

University Information

The University of Texas at Arlington is located in the heart of the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington metroplex, a vibrant and diverse metropolitan area that is home to over 7 million people, one of the fastest-growing tech economies in the United States, and a wide array of arts, entertainment, and cultural activities. UTA is a comprehensive teaching, research, and public service institution dedicated to the advancement of knowledge through scholarship and creative work. The University is committed to providing access and ensuring student success, and to a culture of innovation, entrepreneurship, and commercialization of discoveries by our community of scholars. With an enrollment of more than 40,000 students, UTA is the second largest in the University of Texas System. As a result of its combination of rigorous academics and innovative research, UTA is designated as a Carnegie R-1 “Very High Research Activity” institution. UTA ranks No. 4 nationally in Military Times’ annual “Best for Vets: Colleges” list and is among the top 30 performers nationwide for promoting social mobility of its graduates (U.S. News & World Report, 2023). UTA is designated by the U.S. Department of Education as both a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) and an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution (AANAPISI), and it has one of the top 30 most ethnically diverse undergraduate student body in the United States (U.S. News & World Report, 2023). Its approximately 270,000 alumni, including some who occupy leadership positions at many of the 24 Fortune 500 companies headquartered in North Texas, contribute to UTA’s $22.2 billion annual economic impact on Texas.          

“Furthermore, UTA is poised to experience widespread growth in the near future. The university recently launched the first phase of its RISE 100 initiative aimed at recruiting 100 new tenure-system faculty to amplify research standing and position UTA as a leader in key scholarly areas; more details are available at

(https://www.uta.edu/administration/president/strategic-plan/rise100). The successful candidate for this position will have the opportunity to join UTA during an exciting period of growth and contribute as the university broadens its impact.”

EEO Statement

It is the policy of The University of Texas at Arlington (UTA or The University) to provide an educational and working environment that provides equal opportunity to all members of the University community. In accordance with federal and state law, the University prohibits unlawful discrimination, including harassment, on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy, disability, genetic information, and/or veteran status.  The University also prohibits discrimination on the   basis of gender identity, and gender expression. Retaliation against persons who oppose a discriminatory practice, file a charge of discrimination, or testify for, assist in, or participate in an investigative proceeding relating to discrimination is prohibited. Constitutionally-protected expression will not be considered discrimination or harassment under this policy. It is the responsibility of all departments, employees, and students to ensure the University's compliance with this policy.

 ADA Accommodations

The University of Texas at Arlington is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If you require reasonable accommodation in completing this application, interviewing or otherwise participating in the employee selection process, please direct your inquiries to 817-272-5554 or email [email protected]. 

For more information about UTA, please visit: http://www.uta.edu/uta  

How to apply
Application type Online
To apply applicants should go to https://uta.peopleadmin.com/postings/26016 and submit the following materials: Curriculum Vitae Cover Letter Writing Sample Teaching Portfolio (including teaching statement, sample syllabi, and student evaluations) Contact information for 3 references
Web address to apply https://uta.peopleadmin.com/postings/26016
Deadline for full consideration: November 30, 2023, 11:59pm CST

(applications under review)

Hard deadline January 7, 2024, 11:59pm CST
Web address for more information https://uta.peopleadmin.com/postings/26016
Contact name Miriam Byrd
Contact email
Contact phone 817-272-2764
Time created October 31, 2023, 7:27pm UTC
Scheduled expiry date January 7, 2024, 11:59pm CST
Expired on January 9, 2024, 12:46am CST
Last updated February 9, 2024, 3:00pm UTC
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