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Visiting Assistant Professor

Department of Philosophy, University of Nebraska at Omaha

Job category Junior faculty / Fixed term
AOS Open
AOC Open but must be able to teach Introduction to Philosophy: Meaning of Life and Introduction to Ethics.
Workload Full time
Vacancies 2
Organization's reference number 2024F-00113
Location Omaha, Nebraska, United States
Start date August 19, 2024.
Job description

The University of Nebraska at Omaha seeks TWO (2) full-time Visiting Assistant Professors for one-year appointments to begin August 19, 2024. These positions may be renewable. Four courses per semester (eight courses per academic year) with opportunity for upper-level teaching. AOS: Open (though we have needs in Philosophy of Mind). AOC: Open but must be able to teach Introduction to Philosophy: Meaning of Life and Introduction to Ethics

Excellence in teaching is essential. Our lower-level courses cap at 25-30 students and our upper-level courses cap around 20 students. We control our course caps because we take class discussion and the teaching of writing very seriously (and we have been creative about teaching writing in the era of AI). 

Minimum: M.A. in Philosophy or equivalent (defined as a minimum of 18 graduate course work credit hours in Philosophy and ABD status in a Philosophy graduate program). Ph.D. Preferred. 

The University of Nebraska Omaha is a Doctoral/Research institution with over 15,000 students, and its Philosophy department offers an undergraduate BA. We have around 40 majors and a very active philosophy club. 

The university and department have a strong commitment to achieving diversity among faculty and staff. The University of Nebraska does not discriminate based on race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation in its programs, activities, or employment.

How to apply
Application type Online
Candidates should apply for this position at: https://unomaha.peopleadmin.com/postings/20333. Please include a cover letter, vita, evidence of teaching excellence, transcript, letters of recommendation, and writing sample (to be uploaded under the “portfolio” category on the application website). Any items or links that cannot be uploaded through the PeopleAdmin site may be emailed to [email protected]. For further information please contact Dr. William Melanson, Philosophy Department, University of Nebraska at Omaha, Omaha, NE 68182-0265. Review of applications will begin on Wednesday, April 26, 2024, and continue until the positions are filled.
Web address to apply https://unomaha.peopleadmin.com/postings/20333
Deadline for full consideration: April 26, 2024, 12:00am CST

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Hard deadline No deadline specified (applications considered on an ongoing basis)
Web address for more information https://unomaha.peopleadmin.com/postings/20333
Contact name Staci Geis
Contact email
Contact phone 402-554-2628
Time created April 18, 2024, 5:10pm UTC
Scheduled expiry date October 15, 2024, 1:50pm CST
Last updated April 18, 2024, 5:10pm UTC
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We are hiring for 2 unexpected vacancies, so are on an urgent timetable in order to staff them for August start dates and allow hires to make personal arrangements (moving, securing housing, etc.).