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Assistant Professor (EXPIRED)

Department of Philosophy, University of Nevada, Las Vegas - UNLV

Job category Junior faculty / Tenure-track or similar
AOS Open
AOC Philosophy of Law. We especially encourage applications from candidates whose additional areas of competence include one or more of: Continental Philosophy, Normative Ethics, Philosophy of Race or Gender, African/Africana Philosophy, Eastern Philosophy, or Latin American Philosophy.
AOC categories Philosophy of Law
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Organization's reference number R0112866
Location Paradise, Nevada, United States
Start date Fall 2019
Job description

Job Description

The University of Nevada, Las Vegas invites applications for Philosophy, Assistant Professor, UNLV Department of Philosophy [R0112866]


This is a tenure-track position in the Department of Philosophy at UNLV that comes with the research, teaching, and service expectations of a research institution. A principal responsibility of the position is teaching the Philosophy of Law course required for the popular “Law and Justice” tracks within our major and minor. The successful candidate will have a strong research agenda or teaching background in the Philosophy of Law. The department currently has strengths in analytic philosophy, broadly construed, and the History of Western Philosophy. We especially encourage candidates to apply who could compliment and diversify these strengths. This would include candidates with research or teaching interests in (though not limited to) Continental Philosophy, Normative Ethics, Philosophy of Race or Gender, African/Africana Philosophy, Eastern Philosophy, or Latin American Philosophy. This would also include applicants whose research or teaching in the Philosophy of Law addresses questions related to immigration, race, gender, sexual orientation, or disability. UNLV also provides opportunities for engaged philosophy projects and community outreach.


UNLV is a doctoral-degree-granting institution of approximately 29,000 students and more than 3,000 faculty and staff that is classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as a research university with high research activity. UNLV offers a broad range of respected academic programs and is on a path to join the top tier of national public research universities. The university is committed to recruiting and retaining top students and faculty, educating the region's diversifying population and workforce, driving economic activity through increased research and community partnerships, and creating an academic health center for Southern Nevada that includes the launch of a new UNLV School of Medicine.  UNLV is located on a 332-acre main campus and two satellite campuses in Southern Nevada.  For more information, visit us on line at:  http://www.unlv.edu


The successful candidate will demonstrate support for diversity, equity and inclusiveness as well as participate in maintaining a respectful, positive work environment.


This position requires a Ph.D. or equivalent at time of appointment.


Salary competitive with those at similarly situated institutions.  Position is contingent upon funding. 


Review of candidates’ materials will begin on Nov. 30th, and best consideration will be gained for materials submitted prior to that date.

Candidates should prepare six documents to be uploaded to the online application portal (myworkdayjobs.com):

(1) a letter of interest describing their academic qualifications and professional experiences, how they will bring value to the department’s and university’s curricula, and how they align, enhance, and compliment current faculty research interests; candidates are also invited to include in their letter a statement detailing any ways in which their teaching, service, or scholarship supports the success of students with disabilities or students from racial, ethnic, and gender backgrounds that are underrepresented in philosophy.

(2) a CV

(3) references: a list of the names (with contact information) of three or four academic references (letters themselves should be sent separately)

(4) & (5) two writing samples

(6) a teaching dossier presenting evidence of teaching excellence        

The preferred naming convention for the document files is CandidateLastName.CandidateFirstName.DocumentName. All documents are to be uploaded in the section of the application titled "Resume / Cover Letter." Documents can be uploaded by clicking the "Select Files" button or by dropping files in the upload area. Additional documents can be uploaded by clicking the "Upload" button.

In addition, applicants should arrange to have three or four confidential letters of academic reference sent directly to the search committee at [email protected].

For assistance with the application process and online portal, please contact UNLV Human Resources at (702) 895-3504 or [email protected].


UNLV employees or employees within the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) MUST use the “Find Jobs” process within Workday to find and apply for jobs at UNLV and other NSHE Institutions. Once you log into Workday, type "Find Jobs" in the search box which will navigate to the internal job posting site. Locate this specific job posting by typing the requisition number, “R0112866” in the search box.

If you complete an application outside of the internal application process, your application will be returned and you will have to reapply as an internal applicant which may delay your application.


UNLV is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action educator and employer committed to achieving excellence through diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, color, religion, sex, age, creed, national origin, veteran status, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, or any other factor protected by anti-discrimination laws. The University of Nevada, Las Vegas employs only United States citizens and non-citizens lawfully authorized to work in the United States. Women, under-represented groups, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

How to apply
Application type Online
Web address to apply https://nshe.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/UNLV-External/j...
Deadline for full consideration: November 30, 2018, 6:59pm PST

(applications under review)

Hard deadline January 11, 2019, 6:59pm PST
Time created November 6, 2018, 1:01pm UTC
Scheduled expiry date January 11, 2019, 6:59pm PST
Expired on January 12, 2019, 7:46pm PST
Last updated March 15, 2019, 3:00pm UTC
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