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Lecturer in Philosophy (EXPIRED)

Department of Philosophy, University of Central Florida

Job category Junior faculty / Contract type open
AOS Open
AOC Reasoning, Contemporary Philosophy, Pragmatism, and/or African American Philosophy
AOC categories African/Africana Philosophy
American Philosophy
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Organization's reference number 501522
Location Orlando, Florida, United States
Start date August 8, 2022
Job description

The Department of Philosophy at the College of Arts and Humanities (CAH), invites applications for a lecturer in Philosophy. The teaching load is eight (4/4) courses per academic year. This is a nine-month, non-tenure earning, position with the possibility of optional summer teaching. The position is expected to begin August 8, 2022.


The successful candidate will primarily fill needs in staffing sections of our state-listed GEP course PHI 2010 Introduction to Philosophy as well as other philosophy program needs as indicated in the preferences below.

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. For more information about the Department of Philosophy, please visit our website at https://philosophy.cah.ucf.edu/.  For more information about UCF, please visit the website at http://www.ucf.edu.

Minimum Qualifications

The successful candidate must have been awarded a Ph.D. in philosophy or a related area from an accredited institution by July 31, 2022. 


Preference will be given to candidates:

1) With one year (or its equivalent of full-time university-level teaching experience;

2) Evidence of ability to teach courses in Reasoning (Philosophical Reasoning, Logic and Ethics, and/or Critical Thinking), particularly with innovative and research-current approaches, and courses in two or more of the following: Contemporary Philosophy, Pragmatism, and African-American Philosophy;

3) Evidence of ability to teach large auditorium sections of introductory courses;

4) With experience in teaching (or the demonstrated ability to teach) interdisciplinary courses that contribute to departmental programs in Humanities & Cultural Studies and Religion & Cultural Studies.

 Application Process

The university requires that all applicants apply online at https://www.ucf.edu/jobs In addition to the online application, applicants must also submit the following: (1) a cover letter that speaks to the candidate’s suitability to the position; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) statement of teaching philosophy; (4) evidence of teaching effectiveness, including a syllabus for Introduction to Philosophy and for one the courses listed in the preferences above; and (5) the contact information for three professional references. Candidates may also submit other documents, including a maximum 10,000-word writing sample.

NOTE: Please have all documents ready when applying so they can be attached at the time of application. 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 Thursday, January 13, 2022. Review of applications will begin once the position is closed.  Candidates will not be considered until all the above required materials are received.  Candidates are responsible for ensuring all materials have been uploaded correctly.

The selected candidate will be required to provide official transcripts.

For further questions about this position, please contact the search committee chair, Dr. Donald E. Jones at [email protected].

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

The University of Central Florida is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law. 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. The UCF's affirmative action plans for qualified individuals with disabilities and protected Veterans are available for inspection in the Office for Institutional Equity, Monday through Friday, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., upon request.

Web address to apply


How to apply
Application type Online
Web address to apply https://jobs.ucf.edu/cw/en-us/job/501522
Hard deadline January 13, 2022, 11:59pm EST
Contact name Dr. Donald Jones
Contact email
Contact phone 407-823-2759
Time created December 10, 2021, 9:41pm UTC
Scheduled expiry date January 13, 2022, 11:59pm EST
Expired on January 15, 2022, 12:46am EST
Last updated January 15, 2022, 5:46am UTC
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