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Department Chair (EXPIRED)

Department of Philosophy, University of Alabama at Birmingham, University of Alabama at Birmingham

Job category Faculty (open rank) / Tenured, continuing or permanent
AOS Open
AOC Open
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Location Birmingham, Alabama, United States, Alabama, United States
Job description

Chair, Department of Philosophy

College of Arts and Sciences

The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB)

The College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) seeks an innovative and visionary leader to Chair the Department of Philosophy. Research in the department focuses on core areas of analytic philosophy, and current faculty have particular strengths in contemporary ethics, epistemology, and philosophy of science. The department supports an undergraduate major and also serves the core curriculum. Undergraduate programs are growing rapidly at UAB and commensurate student and faculty growth in the department is expected in the coming years.   Please see the department website for more information: http://www.uab.edu/cas/philosophy/

The successful candidate will be an accomplished scholar with administrative experience and vision to lead a department that emphasizes quality undergraduate education, faculty research, and community outreach. Appointment at the full professor level is expected. A doctoral degree in philosophy is required. AOS/AOC: Open.

With over 20,900 students and 2,200 full-time faculty members, UAB ranks in the top 20 public universities for federal research funding and is the major teaching-research university in the state. Interdisciplinary scholarship and teaching is prominent, and the Department of Philosophy collaborates closely with multiple units across campus. UAB ranks in the top ten nationally for student diversity, with over one hundred countries represented on campus. Birmingham is the largest city in Alabama and offers a vibrant cultural community with a wide array of recreational opportunities.

Applications should be submitted through the PeopleAdmin systemhttp://uab.peopleadmin.com/postings/3533. Applications should include a Letter of Application (that considers an applicant’s administrative experience and research agenda), a CV, and contact information for three professional references. Additional information (e.g., one writing sample or a teaching portfolio) is welcomed but not required. Formal letters of reference will be requested for short-listed applicants. Questions may be directed to Douglas P. Fry (dfry@uab.edu), Chair of the Philosophy Search Committee.

 Review of applications will begin 1/10/19 and continue until the position is filled.

 UAB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to fostering a diverse, equitable and family-friendly environment in which all faculty and staff can excel and achieve work/life balance irrespective of race, national origin, age, genetic or family medical history, gender, faith, gender identity and expression as well as sexual orientation. UAB also encourages applications from individuals with disabilities and veterans.


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How to apply
Application type Email
Email to apply
Hard deadline January 10, 2019, 11:59pm CST
Web address for more information http://uab.peopleadmin.com/postings/3533
Contact name Janiece Finkley
Contact email
Contact phone 205.996.6148
Time created September 12, 2018, 11:23am EST
Scheduled expiry date January 10, 2019, 11:59pm CST
Expired on January 12, 2019, 12:46am CST
Last updated March 14, 2019, 3:00pm EST
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