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Assistant Professor

Department of Humanities and Philosophy, University of Central Oklahoma

Job category Junior faculty / Tenure-track or similar
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AOS categories History of Philosophy
AOC Open
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Organization's reference number 15775
Location Edmond, Oklahoma, United States
Start date August 2022
Job description

Position Overview:

The Department of Humanities and Philosophy at the University of Central Oklahoma invites applications from a diverse group of qualified applicants for a tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin August 2022.

The Humanities and Philosophy department is a joint department, consisting of seventeen full-time faculty in Humanities or in Philosophy. The department offers BA degrees in Humanities and in Philosophy; minors in Classical Studies, Humanities, Philosophy, and Religious Studies; and an MA degree in Liberal Studies. Both Humanities and Philosophy courses are components of the university's core curriculum required for all undergraduates.

The Humanities program offers an interdisciplinary approach to the study of aesthetics, art, film, literature, and religion from diverse cultures across world history. Humanities faculty represent the many facets of the discipline, embodying in their teaching and research the interdisciplinary nature of the field. The Philosophy program covers core areas in philosophy and its history.

Department Specific Essential Job Functions:

The successful applicant will be expected to teach introductory-level core curriculum courses in both Philosophy (Intro to Philosophy; Contemporary Moral Problems; Logic & Critical Thinking; Social and Political Philosophy) and in Humanities (General Humanities - Ancient to Medieval; General Humanities - Renaissance to Modern).

In addition, the successful applicant will be expected to teach upper-division courses in their area of specialty in Humanities and/or Philosophy. The ability to teach courses that expand our curricular offerings in non-Western Philosophy and/or Humanities is strongly preferred.

Qualifications

Experience Required:

A completed PhD in either Philosophy or in a Humanities field (such as Art History, Cinema Studies, History, Literature, Musicology, Religious Studies, Visual Culture, or other related disciplines), from a regionally accredited or internationally recognized college or university by beginning of appointment.

Experience Preferred:

A complementary graduate degree from the other side of our department (e.g. a Philosophy MA with an Asian Studies PhD, or an Art History MA with a Philosophy PhD) is valued but not required.

Demonstrated ability to use interdisciplinary methods in teaching courses that incorporate a mix of ideas, literature, film, music, visual or performing arts is appreciated. Ability to diversify the curriculum in under-represented areas of humanities and/or philosophy is highly valued.

Significant teaching experience at the undergraduate level is preferred. Experience teaching diverse student populations is desirable.

How to apply
Application type Online
Instructions
If you are unable to upload any of the requested documents to the UCO Careers application portal, please email them to [email protected] with the subject ‘HUM/PHIL TT Search - additional documents’. Online application must include: cover letter - curriculum vitae - three letters of recommendation - academic writing sample - teaching portfolio (including teaching philosophy statement, list of courses taught, and at least two syllabi, one for an interdisciplinary Humanities course and one for a Philosophy course) - diversity statement - and degree transcripts for all degrees (Initial applications may be accompanied by unofficial transcripts). Confidential letters of recommendation may be emailed [email protected] (if possible, with the subject line ‘HUM/PHIL TT Search - Reference letters’).
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Deadline for full consideration: October 15, 2021, 11:59pm CST
Hard deadline No deadline specified (applications considered on an ongoing basis)
Contact
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Contact name Jerry Green
Contact email
Contact phone 405.974.5612
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Time created September 9, 2021, 9:19pm UTC
Scheduled expiry date January 5, 2022, 4:15pm CST
Last updated September 9, 2021, 9:19pm UTC
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