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Assistant Professor - Ethics (Tenure-track) (EXPIRED)

Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

Job category Faculty (open rank) / Tenure-track or similar
AOS Normative Ethics and Applied Ethics
AOS categories Applied Ethics
Normative Ethics
AOC Environmental Ethics and Ethics of Big Data
AOC categories Biomedical Ethics
Environmental Philosophy
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Organization's reference number 14984
Location Whitewater, Wisconsin, United States
Start date August 2019
Job description

Assistant Professor - Philosophy & Religious Studies - 14984


The Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies in the College of Letters and Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater seeks a tenure-track Assistant Professor in the area of Ethics and Applied Ethics beginning August 2019. This is a full-time position with responsibilities for teaching undergraduate courses in Philosophy and the capstone course in the General Education program, research, and service to the university and community. Research expertise should complement existing faculty expertise and should include Normative and Applied Ethics.


The teaching load for this position is 4/4. In addition to teaching Philosophy courses and the capstone course in the General Education program, World of Ideas, the successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the Liberal Studies program administered by the department and advise the program’s majors. The candidate will also be expected to pursue an active research agenda, contribute to campus, professional and public service, and embrace the principles of diversity and inclusion as a member of the university community.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Candidates must have a Ph.D. at time of application.
  • A record of excellence in undergraduate teaching and an active research agenda that complements existing faculty strengths. AOS: Normative Ethics and Applied Ethics. AOC: Environmental Ethics and Ethics of Big Data.
  • Salary is commensurate with academic preparation and experience.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Candidates must have the ability to interact respectfully with people from diverse socioeconomic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds.
  • Candidates must show a willingness and ability to be an active participant in following applicable safety rules and regulations, including necessary training and drills.


The Philosophy and Religious Studies Department administers the Philosophy minor, the World Religions minor, and the Liberal Studies major and minor. We have nine full-time faculty or academic staff members and an Academic Department Associate. The College of Letters and Sciences forms the core of the University, providing students with the essential elements of a liberal education in humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences.


UW-Whitewater (http://www.uww.edu) is the largest regional comprehensive university within the UW System and enjoys a reputation as a high quality residential campus located near the scenic Kettle Moraine State Forest in southeastern Wisconsin. UW-Whitewater is situated on 400 acres of land and has an annual budget of more than $219 million. UW-Whitewater is located in the community of Whitewater, which has 14,622 residents and is within convenient driving distance to the metropolitan areas of Madison, Milwaukee and Chicago. The university enrolls more than 12,000 students in more than 50 majors housed within four academic colleges. UW-Whitewater also offers 16 master’s degrees and a Doctorate in Business Administration. The university’s strategic plan can be found at: www.uww.edu/strategic-plan. It has a special mission within the UW System to serve students with disabilities and, as such, embraces the principles of universal design and is one of the most accessible campuses in the state. UW-Whitewater is a Division III NCAA university and member of WIAC (http://wiacsports.com). The campus has over 200 student organizations and is a vital economic engine for southeastern Wisconsin.

UW-Whitewater is committed to seeking and sustaining a culturally and ethnically diverse campus environment, building a diverse faculty and staff with expertise and interest in serving students with diverse needs, backgrounds, ethnicities, abilities and other distinct characteristics in respectful, sensitive and understanding ways. The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer, and actively seeks and encourages applications from women, people of color, persons with disabilities, and veterans.


The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is part of the 26-campus University of Wisconsin System (https://www.wisconsin.edu).

Wisconsin Statute 19.36(7)(b) provides that applicants may indicate in writing that their identity should be kept confidential. In response to a public records request, the University will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful final candidate will be released. See Wisconsin Statute 19.36(7)(a).

UW-Whitewater requires criminal background checks as a contingency to employment. A criminal background check will be conducted prior to an offer of employment.

The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater requires that all employees be active participants in following applicable safety rules and regulations including necessary training and drills.

For UW-Whitewater Campus safety information and crime statistics/annual Security Report, see http://www.uww.edu/asfr. If you would like a paper copy of the report please contact the UW-Whitewater Police at 262-472-4660.

To learn more about UW-Whitewater's competitive benefits packages go to our: ALEX webpage, which is our interactive benefits decision support tool.


UW-Whitewater embraces AAC&U’s LEAP principles (http://www.uww.edu/leap) and emphasizes student, staff and faculty participation in High-Impact Practices (https://www.aacu.org/resources/high-impact-practices). The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs (http://www.uww.edu/orsp) provides support for faculty scholarly and creative activities as well as other opportunities to apply for reassigned time and/or other resources to support research activities. UW-Whitewater faculty and staff also have access to technology transfer and research resources provided by WiSys (https://www.wisys.org).


Applications received by January 3, 2019 are ensured full consideration. Applications received after that date may be given consideration at the discretion of the search committee. Application materials will be evaluated and the most qualified applicants will be invited to participate in the next step of the selection process.

If you have questions regarding this recruitment, or if you are not able to complete the application online due to a disability or system problem, please contact us at 262-472-1024 or hrstudent@uww.edu.

For questions regarding the position, please contact:

Crista Lebens
(262) 472-5269


Only complete application packages will be considered. A complete application includes online submission of the following documents:

·      A letter of application
·      Curriculum vita
·      Evidence of teaching effectiveness
·      Copies of all undergraduate and graduate transcripts
·      Names and contact information for three (3) references

In addition, three (3) letters of recommendation (with candidate name in the subject line) must be sent to searchforethics@uww.edu by the referees directly.

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Hard deadline January 3, 2019, 11:59pm CST
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Contact name Crista Lebens
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Contact phone (262) 472-5269
Time created November 26, 2018, 3:37pm EST
Scheduled expiry date January 3, 2019, 11:59pm CST
Expired on January 5, 2019, 12:46am CST
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