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Assistant or Associate Professor in Philosophy: Practical Reasoning

Department of Philosophy, University of Utah

Job category Faculty (open rank) / Tenure-track or similar
AOS Practical Reasoning (especially as it relates to Value Theory or Epistemology). The ideal applicant will work on ethical, moral, aesthetic, or epistemological issues at the intersection of philosophy and digital technology
AOS categories Epistemology
Metaphysics
Metaphysics and Epistemology
Philosophy of Action
Philosophy of Computing
Aesthetics
Ethics
Meta-Ethics
Normative Ethics
Social and Political Philosophy
Value Theory
AOC Open
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Organization's reference number PRN00470CF
Location Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
Start date July 01 2020
Job description

UNIVERSITY OF UTAH, SALT LAKE CITY, UT — ASSISTANT PROFESSOR/ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR: The Department of Philosophy at the University of Utah seeks to hire a tenure-line professor at the rank of Assistant or early Associate Professor to begin in Fall 2020. We are seeking applicants with an AoS in Practical Reasoning (especially as it relates to Value Theory or Epistemology). The ideal applicant will work on ethical, moral, aesthetic, or epistemological issues at the intersection of philosophy and digital technology (e.g., AI, algorithm ethics, interactive online media), and help build on our existing partnership with computer science and related programs (e.g., the University of Utah’s highly ranked Entertainment Arts & Engineering program) through both their research and teaching contributions.

We welcome applications from early career scholars, ranging from graduate students expecting to defend by Summer 2020, to those who have recently been awarded tenure. Qualified candidates will be considered for appointments with tenure or advanced tenure clocks. Tenure-line faculty in the Philosophy Department carry a 2/2 teaching load, which may include a mix of undergraduate and graduate courses, along with expectations of graduate advising and other contributions to the department’s research and service missions.

The Department values its top-ranking in terms of percent of women
appointed in tenure-line positions (see: women-in-philosophy.org), and is committed to pursuing the benefits that such inclusiveness can bring to philosophical inquiry and the classroom. We enthusiastically welcome applications from candidates who share these values, and who possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students and can help the Department recruit these students as Philosophy Majors. Information pertaining to these issues should be included in your cover letter.

Applicants should provide a CV; cover letter; research statement; teaching statement; writing sample; and at least three letters of recommendation. Deadline: Nov. 1; review of files will begin on Oct. 15.

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, national origin, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, status as a person with a disability, genetic information, or Protected Veteran status. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities. To inquire about the University’s nondiscrimination or affirmative action policies or to request disability accommodation, please contact: Director, Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Circle, Rm 135, (801) 581-8365.

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds, and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen and immunizations.

How to apply
Application type Online
Web address to apply https://utah.peopleadmin.com/postings/97696
Email to apply
Hard deadline November 1, 2019, 11:59pm MST
Contact
Web address for more information https://utah.peopleadmin.com/postings/97696
Contact name Genevieve Dubois
Contact email
Contact phone 801-581-4802
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Scheduled expiry date November 1, 2019, 11:59pm MST
Last updated September 10, 2019, 6:47pm EST
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