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Assistant Professor, Philosophy (EXPIRED)

Department of Philosophy, University of Central Florida

Job category Junior faculty / Tenure-track or similar
AOS Ancient Greek and Roman Philosophy
AOS categories Ancient Greek and Roman Philosophy
AOC Ethics, Logic, Philosophy of Science, or another area in the History of Philosophy.
AOC categories Logic
Philosophy of Science
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Location Orlando, Fl, United States
Start date August 8, 2020
Job description

Job Description

The Department of Philosophy at the University of Central Florida (UCF) seeks to hire an assistant professor of philosophy with specialization in Ancient Greek and Roman history of philosophy.  The department seeks competency in two of the following areas: ethics; formal logic; philosophy of science; a second historical period, topic, or figure. The teaching load is 5 (3/2) classes per academic year prior to tenure (3/3 post tenure). Research expectations are consistent with productivity in the discipline in a major metropolitan research university. The position includes usual service activity. This is a 9-month per year, tenure-earning position with the possibility of optional summer teaching. The position is expected to begin August 8, 2020.

One of the nation’s largest universities, at nearly 70,000 students, UCF is a metropolitan, Hispanic-serving institution (HSI) that promotes a diverse and inclusive environment, with students from 50 states and 148 countries. UCF recently achieved the Carnegie Foundation’s highest classifications for research activity and community engagement.

The successful candidate will join the Department of Philosophy in the College of Arts and Humanities. The department includes degree programs in Philosophy, Humanities & Cultural Studies, and Religion & Cultural Studies, and graduate certificate programs in Cognitive Sciences and Theoretical and Applied Ethics.

Position Minimum Qualifications

Candidates must have an awarded Ph.D. in philosophy or a closely related area from an accredited institution by May 31, 2020. The successful candidate must also have college or university-level teaching experience and research in Ancient Greek and Roman history of philosophy appropriate to time before, during or since degree conferral and possess at least two of the following as areas of competence: ethics, formal logic, philosophy of science, and an additional historical period, topic, or figure in the history of philosophy.


1) Evidence of success or considerable promise in research productivity in publications and/or externally funded activity is highly desirable and 2) Demonstrated experience in teaching or ability to teach from at least one of the following: introductory level courses in philosophy; upper-level course(s) in the Area of Specialization and Areas of Competence; philosophy courses that contribute to the major; departmental graduate courses; online courses; interdisciplinary courses that contribute to other departmental programs.

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

As an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, UCF encourages all qualified applicants to apply, including women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of traditionally underrepresented populations. UCF's

Equal Opportunity Statement can be viewed at: http://www.oie.ucf.edu/documents/PresidentsStatement.pdf. As a Florida public university, UCF makes all application materials and selection procedures available to the public upon request.

Additional Application Materials Required

The university requires that all applicants apply online at ucf.edu/jobs. In addition to the online application, please attach the following documents at the time of application: 1) a cover letter including an explanation of the applicant’s academic work that is consistent with the position description; 2) a curriculum vitae including the names and contact information for three professional references; 3) a writing sample of a published or in-progress work, preferably of no more than 20 pages; 4) evidence of teaching effectiveness; and 5) the position qualifications questionnaire that is downloadable at https://philosophy.cah.ucf.edu/ucf_section/jobs/.

NOTE: Have all documents ready when applying so they can be attached at that time. Once the online submission process is finalized, the system does not allow applicants to submit additional documents at a later date.

The application deadline is February 6, 2020. The review process will begin once the application period has closed. Finalists for the position will be interviewed initially by Skype or other video/audio conferencing method. For any questions, contact the search committee chair, Dr. Nancy Stanlick, at Nancy.Stanlick@ucf.edu.

The selected candidate will be required to provide official transcripts.

How to apply
Application type Online
Web address to apply https://philosophy.cah.ucf.edu/ucf_section/jobs/
Email to apply
Hard deadline February 6, 2020, 11:59pm CST
Web address for more information https://www.ucf.edu/jobs/
Contact name Dr. Nancy Stanlick
Contact email
Time created December 16, 2019, 5:09pm EST
Scheduled expiry date February 6, 2020, 11:59pm CST
Expired on February 8, 2020, 12:46am CST
Last updated March 10, 2020, 3:00pm EST
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