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Assistant Professor

Department of Philosophy, University of Oklahoma

Job category Junior faculty / Tenure-track or similar
AOS Metaphysics, broadly construed
AOS categories Metaphysics
Philosophy of Language
Philosophy of Mind
Philosophy of Science
AOC Open
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Location Norman, Oklahoma, United States
Start date Fall 2022
Job description


We are seeking an assistant professor specializing in metaphysics, construed broadly to concern, for example, philosophy of science, philosophy of mind, philosophy of language, or ontology. Area of competence is open. However, the department has teaching needs in formal logic, modern philosophy, feminist philosophy, and business ethics. The typical teaching load is 2 courses per semester and involves teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

The successful candidate will be a central member of a vibrant intellectual community that prizes the ability to converse across philosophical traditions and sub-disciplines and values interdisciplinary engagement. We are especially interested in applications from qualified candidates who are committed to practicing philosophy in an inclusive and cooperative mode, while achieving rigor and excellence in their research and teaching. For more information about our department, please see https://www.ou.edu/cas/philosophy.

See also: https://www.ou.edu/cas/philosophy/events/faculty-search

The University of Oklahoma (OU) is a growing Carnegie R1 public research university located in the city of Norman, Oklahoma. The university and the surrounding community create an ideal environment where our faculty can integrate work with family, recreation, and a high quality of life. OU enrolls over 30,000 students and has more than 2700 full-time faculty members in 21 colleges. In Fall 2019, approximately 23% of OU’s freshmen were first-generation students, 33% of all students belonged to a minority race/ethnicity and 6% were international.

Norman is a lively, friendly community with excellent public schools, lots of green space, plenty of restaurants and locally owned small businesses, and year-round outdoor recreation. Oklahoma City, only 17 miles away, offers a thriving cultural scene including excellent recreational opportunities, restaurants, museums and galleries, performing arts organizations, and sports teams. Oklahoma’s 35 state parks offer everything from sand dunes to mountainous lake districts.

Required qualifications

  • The candidate must be ABD in philosophy or a related discipline at the time of application, with evidence that the PhD will have been defended prior to the fall 2022 start date. (If you do not already have your PhD in hand, please specifically discuss how you meet this qualification in your letter of interest. Describe how much of your dissertation is already complete, and explain your plan for completion by August 15, 2022 deadline.)
  • A record of research in metaphysics and/or related fields.

Preferred qualifications

We prefer candidates with the following qualifications:

  • demonstrated excellence of research in metaphysics and/or related fields
  • ability to contribute to our department’s curriculum in metaphysics and related fields
  • having served as the instructor of record in courses at the university level
  • demonstrated commitment to pedagogical approaches that foster the success of students from diverse backgrounds and levels of preparation

Application deadline is December 10, 2021.

Submit applications (letter of interest, CV, writing sample, statement of teaching philosophy, and evidence of teaching excellence) at https://apply.interfolio.com/96756

**Please upload an anonymized version of your writing sample(s), with your name and affiliation removed.** If the paper has been published, it is fine to submit an anonymized penultimate draft.

Three letters of recommendation will be required for all candidates. During the application process you will be prompted for the contact information for references. Each letter writer will receive an e-mail with instructions about how to upload the letter.

The University of Oklahoma is committed to achieving a diverse, equitable, and inclusive university community by embracing each person’s unique contributions, background and perspectives. The University of Oklahoma recognizes that fostering an inclusive environment for all, with particular attention to the needs of historically marginalized populations, is vital to the pursuit of excellence in all aspects of our institutional mission. This enhances the OU experience for all students, faculty and staff and for the communities we engage.

If you have questions, please contact the search committee chair, Prof. Martin Montminy, at [email protected].

How to apply
Application type Online
Web address to apply https://apply.interfolio.com/96756
Hard deadline December 10, 2021, 11:59pm CST
Web address for more information https://www.ou.edu/cas/philosophy/events/faculty-s...
Contact name Martin Montminy
Contact email
Time created November 10, 2021, 10:32pm UTC
Scheduled expiry date December 10, 2021, 11:59pm CST
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