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Assistant Professor and Director of the Jewish Studies Program

Department of Philosophy & Religion, University of North Texas

Job category Faculty (open rank) / Tenure-track or similar
AOS Jewish Philosophy or Jewish Theology or Jewish Religious Studies
AOS categories Philosophy of Religion
AOC Environmental Philosophy/Theology, Philosophy of Nature, Feminism, Social-Political Philosophy, Decolonial or Non-Western Philosophy, History of Philosophy.
AOC categories History of Philosophy
Philosophy of Biology
Environmental Philosophy
Feminist Philosophy
Social and Political Philosophy
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Organization's reference number F1444P
Location Denton, Texas, United States
Start date Thursday, August 15, 2024
Job description

The Department of Philosophy and Religion is the leading program in social-environmental philosophy and religion in the United States. We offer BA degrees in philosophy and religion, and MA and PhD degrees in philosophy.

UNT has a highly diverse campus with a wide range of languages spoken in addition to English. We welcome candidates who have experience withHSI/MSIs and/or who speak Spanish, Vietnamese, American Sign Language, Chinese (Cantonese, Mandarin and other variations), Arabic, Tagalog, Farsi, French, or/and Yoruba.

The Department of Philosophy and Religion is seeking an Assistant Professor who will also serve as the Director of the  Jewish Studies Program. 

In terms of research the successful candidate will have a focus related to Environmental Philosophy/Theology, Philosophy of Nature, Feminism, Latinx Thought, Social-Political Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Decolonial thought, Caribbean, or Afro-Jewish thought.

The successful candidate will typically teach a 2/2 load, including introductory and advanced undergraduate, and graduate courses in the area of expertise and to develop new courses related to our department’s focus on social and environmental philosophy.

The candidate’s department service will be devoted to directing the UNT Jewish Studies Program (JSP). Responsibilities include planning events, inviting speakers, recruiting students, and organizing activities to enhance student engagement and to increase the visibility of the JSP on campus.

Minimum Qualifications: PhD in Philosophy, Religious Studies, or Comparative Religions. As a faculty member in a doctorate-granting department at a Research-1 university, the candidate must have a publishing record consistent with university standards, and experience or preparedness to teach and mentor graduate students. The candidate must also have teaching experience teaching courses in Judaism.

Preferred Qualifications: Experience teaching Judaic Philosophy or Religion including some of the following: Ancient Greek Philosophy, Medieval Philosophy, Modern European Philosophy, Hebrew Bible, Rabbinic Judaism, Kabbalah, Judaism and Philosophy, Judaism and Religious Diversity, Philosophy of Religion, Theories and Methods in Religious Studies, Social-Political Philosophy, Feminism, Latinx or Decolonial Thought.

Area of Specialty Jewish Philosophy or Jewish Theology or Jewish Religious Studies.

Applicants must apply through https://jobs.untsystem.edu/postings/77630

How to apply
Application type Online
Web address to apply https://jobs.untsystem.edu/postings/77630
Deadline for full consideration: January 2, 2024, 12:00am CST

(applications under review)

Hard deadline May 1, 2024, 5:00am CST
Web address for more information https://jobs.untsystem.edu/postings/77630
Time created November 3, 2023, 6:13pm UTC
Scheduled expiry date May 1, 2024, 5:00am CST
Last updated November 3, 2023, 6:13pm UTC
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