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Assistant Professor

Department of Philosophy, University of Nebraska at Omaha

Job category Junior faculty / Tenure-track or similar
AOS Ethics, Health, Medicine, Biomedical Sciences
AOS categories Philosophy of Biology
Applied Ethics
Biomedical Ethics
Ethics
Meta-Ethics
Normative Ethics
AOC Ethics
AOC categories Ethics
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Organization's reference number 2019F-00144
Location Omaha, Nebraska, United States
Start date August 17, 2020
Job description

The Philosophy program at the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) seeks an Assistant Professor of Philosophy (tenure-track) with an AOS: Open (Ethics, Health, Medicine, Biomedical Sciences) and AOC: Ethics with an anticipated start date of August 17, 2020.  We are looking for a candidate who can build bridges across disciplinary boundaries on issues related to the areas of ethics, health, medicine, and the biomedical sciences. 

The successful candidate will be expected to teach a range of lower level and upper level courses— particularly in ethics—that contribute to the general education curriculum, the Philosophy major, and a new Medical Humanities major.  The position carries a standard 3-3 teaching load, research, and service expectations.  The PhD in Philosophy is required before August 17, 2020. 

The successful candidate will be connected to the newly established program in Medical Humanities within the Kooser Health Humanities Center focusing on the role that humanities, social sciences, and healing arts play in enhancing wellness and reducing illness in the lives of patients, families, communities, and health care professionals  To support a vision of a nationally recognized program and promote interdisciplinary collaboration in the Medical Humanities, UNO is conducting simultaneous hires within anthropology, geography, and philosophy. 

The successful candidate will also have the opportunity to engage with relevant researchers at the University of Nebraska Medical Center

UNO is a Doctoral/Research institution with over 15,000 students.  The Philosophy program at UNO offers three different concentrations within its Philosophy major: (i) Generalist; (ii) Ethics, Law, and Social-Political Philosophy; and (iii) Philosophy of Brain and Mind.  

UNO has a strong commitment to achieving diversity among faculty and staff.  We are particularly interested in receiving applications from members of under-represented groups and strongly encourage women and persons of color to apply. The University of Nebraska does not discriminate based on race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation in its programs, activities, or employment. 

How to apply
Application type Online
Instructions
Applications for the philosophy position should be made on-line at https://unomaha.peopleadmin.com/postings/9779. Review of applications will begin on November 11, 2019, and continue until the position is filled. REQUIRED MATERIALS 1. A letter of application 2. A complete CV 3. letters of recommendation 4. unofficial graduate transcripts 5. 1 writing sample (uploaded under “Portfolio”) Send letters of recommendation and any materials that cannot be uploaded directly to unophilosophy@unomaha.edu. For further information contact Dr. William Melanson, Philosophy Department, University of Nebraska at Omaha, Omaha, NE 68182-0265.
Web address to apply https://unomaha.peopleadmin.com/postings/9779
Deadline for full consideration: November 11, 2019, 8:00am CST

(applications under review)

Hard deadline No deadline specified (applications considered on an ongoing basis)
Contact
Web address for more information https://unomaha.peopleadmin.com/postings/9779
Contact name Dr. William Melanson
Contact email
Contact phone 402.554.2628
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Time created October 15, 2019, 9:19am EST
Scheduled expiry date May 1, 2020, 11:24am CST
Last updated October 15, 2019, 9:19am EST
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