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Professor/Chair Philosophy (EXPIRED)

Department of Philosophy, University of Nevada, Reno

Job category Senior faculty / Tenured, continuing or permanent
AOS Open
AOC Open
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Location Reno, Nevada, United States
Start date July 1, 2020
Job description

The Department of Philosophy in the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Nevada, Reno invites applications for department chairperson.

The chair will provide academic and administrative leadership for the department, promoting excellence in teaching, scholarship, advisement, and service to the university and the profession. The chair is expected to build consensus, practice shared governance, and be committed to the values of diversity and inclusion. It is anticipated that the chair will build upon the department’s existing strengths (as well as develop new ones) and oversee future hires. The successful applicant should be a strong advocate for the interests of the department and for the discipline of philosophy (at the college, university, and community levels), and be willing to serve for at least three years.

This position will be a concurrent tenured appointment in the department. Teaching responsibilities are two courses per year. Salary and benefits will be competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications, and applications from members of historically underrepresented groups in the philosophy profession are particularly welcome.

Required Qualifications

Ph.D. in philosophy; an established record of research and teaching excellence; and previous administrative experience that would furnish evidence of the applicant’s capacity to perform the duties of department chair.

Preferred Qualifications

Demonstrable skill in mentoring faculty in their professional development; effectiveness at developing both undergraduate and graduate programs; evidence of attention to diversity, equity and inclusion in research, teaching, and/or service; and ability to secure outside funding. Applications from both Associate and Full professors will be considered, but all candidates should have credentials sufficient for appointment as a tenured Full professor.

Compensation Grade

Professor - Rank IV

Department Information

The Department of Philosophy administers BA and MA degree programs, with two tracks at the undergraduate level, one in general philosophy, and the other in ethics, law, and politics. The department has about 80 majors, and an equal number of minors. In recent years, the department has experienced growth in the number of faculty, research productivity, and external funding awards. The department expects to play a noteworthy role in the university’s long-term expansion plans through its course offerings and interdisciplinary collaboration.

The College of Liberal Arts is central to the intellectual and artistic life of the University of Nevada, Reno. The college offers a wide range of undergraduate and graduate degrees and supports major scholarly research and creative activity in the social sciences, humanities, and arts. The quality and effectiveness of the college's departments and programs and the cultural diversity represented across our faculty, staff, and students contribute greatly to the learning, discovery, and engagement that occurs across all disciplines. Consistent with the values of the larger University, the College of Liberal Arts believes that diversity promotes excellence in education.

The University of Nevada, Reno is a land-grant research and teaching institution recently elevated by the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education to the top classification for research universities: R1-Doctoral Universities (very high research activity). It serves approximately 22,000 students, with significant and growing numbers of first-generation students and students of color. The University believes that diversity promotes excellence in education. We are an inclusive and engaged community, and we recognize the added value that students, faculty, and staff from different backgrounds bring to the educational experience.

The University of Nevada, Reno is centrally located in the city, with the nearby Midtown district offering a variety of creative restaurant options and shopping opportunities. The city of Reno is an emerging tech and innovation hub with a diverse population and a rich cultural history. The Reno-Tahoe area has also long been a destination for world-class outdoor recreation. The city is situated on the eastern slope of the Sierra Nevada, 45 minutes from Lake Tahoe, four hours from the San Francisco Bay Area, and near both Yosemite and Lassen National Parks. A conveniently located international airport offers easy and accessible transportation to most western cities, major hubs, and Mexico.

For more information about the city and the surrounding area, please visit www.cityofreno.com and www.visitrenotahoe.com

Total compensation

The total compensation package includes a negotiable competitive salary, moving expenses (if applicable), an attractive retirement plan, health insurance options that include dental and vision, life insurance, long-term disability, annual and sick leave, along with other benefits. Additionally, there is a grant-in-aid educational benefit for faculty and dependents.

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.

Contact Information for this position

Search Chair: Christopher Williams — ctw@unr.edu; (775) 784-4287



Full-Time Equivalent


Required Attachment(s)

Please attach the following documents to your application:

1) A complete curriculum vitae.

2) A cover letter in which you explain your reasons for applying and what your leadership can offer to the department.

3) A separate brief statement (one page maximum) in which you discuss how you would contribute toward our mission of creating a culturally inclusive environment.

4) Names and contact information for at least three academic references.

This posting is open until filled

Qualified individuals are encouraged to apply immediately. This search will close without notice when a sufficient number of applications are received or a hiring decision has been made.

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.

How to apply
Application type Online
Web address to apply https://nshe.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/UNR-exter...
Hard deadline November 1, 2019, 11:59pm PST
Contact name Christopher Williams
Contact email
Contact phone 775-784-4287
Time created September 13, 2019, 3:37pm EST
Scheduled expiry date November 1, 2019, 11:59pm PST
Expired on November 3, 2019, 12:46am PST
Last updated November 3, 2019, 2:46am EST
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