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Teaching Assistant Professor (EXPIRED)

Philosophy Department, University of Illinois

Job category Junior faculty / Fixed term
AOS logic or formal philosophy
AOS categories Metaphysics and Epistemology
Philosophy of Language
Philosophy of Mind
Decision Theory
Philosophy of Cognitive Science
Philosophy of Computing
Philosophy of Mathematics
AOC logic
AOC categories Logic
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Organization's reference number F2000034
Location Champaign, Illinois, United States
Start date August 16, 2020
Job description

The Department of Philosophy at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is searching for a full-time teaching assistant professor of philosophy to oversee its online logic curriculum. AOS: logic, formal philosophy, AOC: logic.

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit http://go.illinois.edu/EEO.  


Normal instructional duties for this position will include teaching one face-to-face logic course per year (in either the fall or spring semester) and serving as the instructor of record for two 8-week, online sessions of both PHIL 102 Logic and Reasoning and PHIL 103 Logic and Reasoning QR II in each of the fall and spring semesters.

While teaching professorial appointments are, as the name implies, teaching focused, the title of “professor” also comes with expectations that the person holding it engages with and contributes to a scholarly community in ways that go beyond teaching alone. Thus, teaching professors are expected not only to teach but also to engage in research activities that enhance the reputation of the department and to provide service to the department, campus, and/or profession.

For further information on teaching professorial appointments at Illinois, see https://provost.illinois.edu/files/2017/09/Provost-Comm-No-25-Specialized-Faculty.pdf and https://provost.illinois.edu/policies/provosts-communications/communication-26-promotion-to-teaching-research-or-clinical-associate-or-full-professor-titles/.


Ph.D. in philosophy or a related discipline and appropriate background in AOS are required. Prior experience in teaching and/or developing online courses is desired.


This is a full-time, 9-month non-tenure track appointment, renewable yearly subject to positive performance evaluations. Funding has been secured for the position for 3 years and the position is potentially renewable past 3 years, subject to enrollments, funding, and positive performance evaluations. The expected start date is August 16, 2020.  

Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications.


To apply for this position, please create a candidate profile at https://jobs.illinois.edu and upload the following:

  • cover letter
  • resume
  • teaching evaluations and other teaching materials providing evidence of qualify instruction (syllabi, sample assignments)
  • teaching statement (2 pages, summarizing teaching philosophy and teaching accomplishments)
  • research narrative (2 pages, describing current research agenda and future research plans)
  • Up to three sample scholarly works

Online application will require names and contact information including email addresses for three professional references. Referees will be contacted electronically 1-2 business days after submission of the application. Full consideration will be given to complete applications received by the deadline date of March 30, 2020.  The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.  As a qualifying federal contractor, the University of Illinois System uses E-Verify to verify employment eligibility.

How to apply
Application type Online
Web address to apply https://jobs.illinois.edu/academic-job-board/job-d...
Email to apply
Hard deadline March 30, 2020, 11:59pm CST
Web address for more information http://www.philosophy.illinois.edu
Contact name Erin Tarr
Contact email
Contact phone 2173003887
Time created March 11, 2020, 12:26pm EST
Scheduled expiry date March 30, 2020, 11:59pm CST
Expired on April 1, 2020, 12:46am CST
Last updated June 1, 2020, 3:00pm EST
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Due to this hire being approved late in the year - we needed to compress our hiring scheudle to get interviews and an offer/acceptance finalized before the end of the semester.