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Assistant Professor, Philosophy

University of Nevada, Reno

Job category Junior faculty / Tenure-track or similar
AOS Ethics (theoretical and/or applied)
AOS categories Ethics
AOC Open
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Location Reno, Nevada, United States
Job description

Assistant Professor, Philosophy




University of Nevada, Reno - Main Campus


The University of Nevada, Reno (UNR) appreciates your interest in employment at our growing institution. We want your application process to go smoothly and quickly. Final applications must be submitted prior to the close of the recruitment.

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Job Description

The Department of Philosophy (https://www.unr.edu/philosophy) at the University of Nevada, Reno, seeks candidates for a 9 month tenure-track position (Assistant Professor) to begin Fall 2025. Area of specialization (AOS): Ethics (theoretical and/or applied). Area of competence (AOC): Open. The successful candidate must be prepared to teach upper and lower division courses in ethical theory, applied ethics, and other value-theory courses. Ability to teach bioethics is desirable. All requirements for the PhD must be completed by July 1, 2025.

The normal teaching load for research-active faculty is five courses per year. Duties include undergraduate and graduate teaching, research, graduate student advisement (including MA thesis supervision), and service to the university.

Required Qualifications

• Ph.D. in Philosophy in hand by July 1, 2025.

• A developing research agenda in ethics.

• A record of, or potential for, publishing in top-tier journals and presses in relevant fields.

• Demonstrated excellence, or clear evidence of potential for excellence, in teaching.

Compensation Grade

Assistant Professor

Salary is competitive and commensurate with related education and experience. To view the salary schedule for this position, please visit: https://www.unr.edu/hr/compensation-evaluation/salary-schedules.

Remarkable Retirement

Our retirement plan is beyond compare. Your 17.50% contribution is generously matched by the University. With the faculty retirement plan, you are 100% vested your first day. Sit back and watch your retirement dollars grow! All permanent employees on an annual "A" or "B" contract who are employed at least 50% full-time are eligible to participate in the NSHE retirement program unless they are members of PERS of Nevada.

Perks of working at UNR


• Health insurance options including dental and vision - https://www.unr.edu/bcn-nshe/benefits/insurance

• Generous annual and sick leave, life insurance, and long-term disability - https://www.unr.edu/hr/benefits/leave-and-time-off/faculty

• E. L. Wiegand Fitness Center offers annual or semester memberships and spouse/domestic partner membership options. https://www.unr.edu/fitness/memberships

• https://nam04.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.mountaineap.com%2F&data=04%7C01%7Cgrogan%40unr.edu%7C3fa78435a81649cb4b4308da173ea3e7%7C523b4bfc0ebd4c03b2b96f6a17fd31d8%7C1%7C0%7C637847855041025402%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000&sdata=OhP1JFRzr9YJpmCoVmE5dHNglSsgKO6%2B0IIrlsa0Yco%3D&reserved=0 supports employees (and eligible dependents) through life's difficult moments. Mountain EAP is located in Reno and specializes in counseling and advising services for personal or interpersonal issues.

• Several Diversity Committees and Affinity Groups focusing on campus-wide diversity initiatives to ensure we are working to create a diverse and welcoming campus climate. https://www.unr.edu/diversity/groups

• Faculty Senate is the principal representing body for faculty. Its membership includes representatives from each academic and administrative major unit of the University. https://www.unr.edu/faculty-senate

• No state income tax!

Grants-in-aid for Faculty Employees

The University is proud to provide a reduced-rate tuition benefit to faculty and qualified dependents. Faculty can take up to six credits per semester at a reduced rate. Dependents of faculty have unlimited credits, but in order to be eligible children must be unmarried and under the age of 24 and must receive at least 50% of their financial support from the employee and/or employee's spouse or domestic partner. https://www.unr.edu/hr/benefits/educational-benefits/faculty

Faculty Dual Career Assistance Program

The University of Nevada, Reno recognizes the importance of addressing dual-career couples' professional needs. We offer a dual career assistance program to newly hired faculty spouses/partners that provides resources and assists them to identify career opportunities in Northern Nevada. https://www.unr.edu/hr/jobs/dual-career-program

About the Department

The department of Philosophy at the University of Nevada, Reno has a friendly and collegial atmosphere. Faculty are highly engaged with the discipline, establishing international research networks and implementing innovative pedagogical techniques. They are dedicated to the department and its students and have an exciting vision for positive developments within the department. Each faculty member is dedicated to student achievement and unified departmental development. We have regular social events, colloquia, and works-in-progress seminars that enrich our departmental research and community culture.

College and University Information

The https://www.unr.edu/ is a public Research 1 land-grant institution of the Nevada System of Higher Education with a student population of approximately 21,000, including over 3,000 graduate students. We are a comprehensive, doctoral university that has been designated as a Carnegie R1 institution with very high research activity and a Carnegie Community Engagement Classification. Nearly half of our students are students of color, and we are an Emerging Hispanic Serving Institution. In accordance with the University's land grant tier-one research institution mission, our faculty are expected to contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching, and service in a pluralistic environment.

The University has dynamic intellectual, artistic and sports life and a close relationship to the city of Reno, an emerging tech and innovation hub with a diverse population and a rich cultural history that hosts an active art, music and festival scene. Known for its proximity to Lake Tahoe and the Sierra Nevada mountains, Reno is a vibrant, diverse and growing city located on the eastern slope of the Sierra Nevada, about 200 miles east of San Francisco, about 100 miles east of Sacramento and 30 miles north of the state capital, Carson City. Combined with the neighboring city of Sparks, the Reno-Sparks metropolitan area has a population of more than 500,000. Reno is only 30-45 minutes from Lake Tahoe and major ski resorts and is rated one of the top locations in the United States for living and outdoor recreation. It has an international airport with direct flights to many U.S. transportation hubs and to Mexico. For more information about the city and the surrounding area, please visit https://www.reno.gov/ and https://www.visitrenotahoe.com/.

The College and the University of Nevada, Reno recognize that diversity promotes excellence in education and research. We are an inclusive and engaged community and recognize the added value that students, faculty and staff from different backgrounds bring to the education experience. We believe that cultivating an environment that embraces and promotes diversity and inclusivity is fundamental to the success of our students, our employees, and our community.

The College additionally hosts a number of affinity groups, a College Diversity Committee, in addition to department Diversity committees and honorific awards to support DEI efforts. Many of the Diversity and Equity general education courses (CO10) are offered by the college. The College also houses the https://www.unr.edu/gender-race-identity, the https://www.unr.edu/global-studies, and the https://www.unr.edu/social-research. The College offers many engaging https://www.unr.edu/liberal-arts/community-engagement that further support these efforts.

Finally, we play an active role in addressing racism, bias, and inequities in society and at the local level. For examples of the innovative and unique ways we work to dismantle racism, visit our https://www.unr.edu/liberal-arts/diversity-and-engagement website. The College emphasizes inquiry, discovery, and openness to new ideas and perspectives and supports major scholarly research and creative activity in the humanities, social sciences, and arts.

Contact Information for this position

Search Chair: David Rondel mailto:[email protected]

Search Coordinator: Sara Wilson mailto:[email protected]



Full-Time Equivalent


Required Attachment(s)

Please note, once you submit your application the only attachment/s viewable to you will be the attachment/s to the resume/CV section of the application. Any additional required attachment/s to the cover letter, references, additional documents sections of the application, will not be viewable to you after you submit your application. All uploaded attachment/s will be on the application for the committee to review. To request updates to attachments, prior to the committee review of applications, please contact the candidate helpdesk at mailto:[email protected].

Please attach the following documents to your application:

1) A complete Curriculum Vita

2) Cover letter outlining qualifications, experience, research plans and teaching experience

3) Contact information for three professional/academic references

4) A statement of teaching philosophy

5) A brief statement (one page maximum) about how you would contribute toward our mission of creating a culturally inclusive environment in the role for which you are applying.

6) A sample of written research

This posting is open until filled

All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply. First review of applications will begin September 20, 2024.

Posting Close Date

Note to Applicant

A background check will be conducted on the candidate(s) selected for hire.

HR will attempt to verify academic credentials upon receipt of hiring documents. If the academic credentials cannot be verified, HR will notify the faculty member that an official transcript of their highest degree must be submitted within thirty days of the faculty member's first day of employment.

References will be contacted at the appropriate phase of the recruitment process.

Applicants hired on a federal contract may be subject to E-Verify.

As part of the hiring process, applicants for positions in the Nevada System of Higher Education may be required to demonstrate the ability to perform job-related tasks.

For positions that require driving, evidence of a valid driver's license will be required at the time of employment and as a condition of continued employment.

Schedules are subject to change based on organizational needs.

The University of Nevada, Reno is committed to providing a place of work and learning free of discrimination on the basis of a person's age (40 or older), disability, whether actual or perceived by others (including service-connected disabilities), gender (including pregnancy related conditions), military status or military obligations, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, national origin, race (including hair texture and protected hairstyles such as natural hairstyles, afros, bantu knots, curls, braids, locks and twists), color, or religion (protected classes).

About Us

The University of Nevada, Reno is a leading American public research university committed to the promise of a future powered by knowledge. Founded in 1874 as Nevada's original land-grant university, the University serves 21,000 undergraduate and graduate students from all 50 states and 63 countries.

Classified by the Carnegie® Classification of Institutions of Higher Education as an R1 (“Very High Research”) university, it is also recognized in the Carnegie® Community Engagement classification. The University is also ranked by U.S. News & World Report among the “Best National Universities” and “Best National Public Universities.” It also ranks in the top tier of the WSJ/Times Higher Education World University Rankings and the New York Times' “Top Colleges for Economic Diversity.”

Since 2009, nearly $1 billion has been has invested in advanced labs, facilities, and residence halls on the main campus. The University is home to Nevada's first medical school - the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine - and it delivers on its original land-grant mission with outreach across the state through the University of Nevada, Reno Extension, Nevada Agricultural Experiment Station, Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology, Nevada Small Business Development Center, the Nevada Seismological Laboratory, and Wolf Pack Athletics.

The main campus is in Reno, Nevada, a burgeoning global technology hub with a vibrant midtown and downtown. Found where the high desert of the Great Basin meets the High Sierra and Lake Tahoe, the beautiful, 290-acre main campus is also a Nevada State Arboretum. In recent years, the University has expanded to include two additional locations: the Redfield Campus in south Reno and the Wayne L. Prim campus in Incline Village, which is the home of the University of Nevada, Reno at Lake Tahoe.

As part of the Nevada System of Higher Education - comprised of two research universities, one state college, four community colleges and an environmental research institute - the University is committed to developing strong partnerships with each of these institutions for the benefit of all Nevadans.

Through its commitment to high-impact education, world-improving research and creative activity, and outreach that's transforming Nevada's communities and businesses, the University continues its nearly 150-year tradition of benefitting our state, nation and world.

The University recognizes that diversity promotes excellence in education and research. The inclusive and engaged community on campus recognizes the added value that students, faculty, and staff from different backgrounds bring to the educational experience.

Today, the University delivers on its original land-grant mission of access to education and knowledge by investing in the academics, facilities, support, engagement and vibrant campus life that promote our diverse students' cognitive growth and academic achievement - all while remaining one of the best values in American higher education.

For more information, please visit the http://www.unr.edu/.

University of Nevada, Reno

To apply, visit https://apptrkr.com/5325273

Founded in 1874, the University of Nevada, Reno is the State of Nevada’s land grant institution with a statewide mission and presence. The University of Nevada, Reno is a Carnegie I Research Institution and has been recognized as a “Top Tier” Best National University by U.S. News & World Report. With an enrollment of nearly 21,000 students we offer 145 Tier 1 accredited degree programs. Located in the picturesque Truckee Meadows the University of Nevada, Reno is surrounded by numerous state and national parks, is 45 minutes from beautiful Lake Tahoe, and four hours from San Francisco.


The University of Nevada, Reno recognizes that diversity promotes excellence in education and research. We are an inclusive and engaged community and recognize the added value that students, faculty, and staff from different backgrounds bring to the educational experience.


The Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) is committed to providing a place of work and learning free of discrimination on the basis of a person’s age, disability, whether actual or perceived by others (including service-connected disabilities), gender (including pregnancy related conditions), military status or military obligations, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, national origin, race, or religion.

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How to apply
Application type Online
Web address to apply https://apptrkr.com/5325273
Hard deadline No deadline specified (applications considered on an ongoing basis)
Time created June 14, 2024, 8:06pm UTC
Scheduled expiry date December 9, 2024, 7:57pm PST
Last updated June 21, 2024, 5:20pm UTC
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June 21, 2024, 4:22pm UTC

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