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Assistant Professor in Philosophy (Technology)/College of Liberal Arts

University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

Job category Junior faculty / Tenure-track or similar
AOS Philosophy of Technology or cognate fields
AOS categories Philosophy of Science
AOC Applied Ethics
AOC categories Applied Ethics
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Location Edinburg, Texas, United States
Start date Fall, 2023
Job description

Assistant Professor in Philosophy (Technology)/College of Liberal Arts

Job Class Code: 10031

FLSA: Exempt

Posting Number: FRGV1437

Location: Brownsville, Texas

Division/Organization: Provost - Academic Affairs

Appointment Period for Non-Tenure Position:

Tenure Status: Tenure Track

FTE: 1.0

Scope of Job:

We seek applicants who are dedicated to serving The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley's diverse student body as a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor in the Department of Philosophy beginning in the 2023-2024 academic year. Area of Specialization preferred: Philosophy of Technology or cognate fields (e.g. Philosophy of Engineering, Philosophy of Science, etc.). Area of competence preferred: Applied Ethics.

The successful candidate will teach multiple sections of a class on ethics, technology, and society which partly fulfills a graduation requirement in professional ethics for students in the College of Engineering at UTRGV as well as being a general-interest course in the philosophy of technology. The successful candidate will work with the College of Engineering to develop assessments and track the progress of those students in the course who are engineering majors. They will also use their research and service to build our strengths in Philosophy of Technology and related fields.

The Department of Philosophy at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley is a pluralistic department that contains faculty with specializations in Philosophy of Technology, Philosophy of Science, Applied Ethics, Environmental Philosophy, Latin American Philosophy, Borderlands Philosophy/Spirituality, Social and Political Philosophy, Critical Philosophy of Race/Gender/Class, Philosophy of Law, and Religious Studies. We seek candidates who can teach vital courses on technology, work with the College of Engineering to assess those students in the class who are engineering majors, and inspire students to pursue a major in Philosophy by teaching a range of courses and building programs and opportunities for students. We also seek candidates who can build connections to our strengths in one or more of these areas: Philosophy of Technology, Philosophy of Science, Applied Ethics, Environmental Philosophy, Latin American Philosophy, Borderlands Philosophy/Spirituality, Social and Political Philosophy, Critical Philosophy of Race/Gender/Class, Philosophy of Law, and Religious Studies. Because UTRGV aims to grow as a research institution, we welcome candidates whose work would support this priority. Because UTRGV aims to become a B3 (Bilingual, Bicultural, & Biliterate) University to better serve our 90% Hispanic student body, we welcome candidates to show how their experience, work, or teaching might support these priorities as well. We are a multi-campus university, and the successful candidate may be asked to teach on one or more campus, though great efforts are made to minimize travel.

Complete application includes: 1) a letter of interest, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) list of three references, 4) teaching portfolio, 5) sample of research, and 6) unofficial graduate transcripts. Candidates may design their teaching portfolios in whatever way best communicates their excellence in teaching, but they should include sample syllabi and evidence of excellent teaching. Application deadline is January 15, 2023. Start date is Fall, 2023.

About UTRGV:

It is UTRGV's Vision “To be one of the nation's leaders in higher education, its premier Hispanic-serving institution, and a highly engaged bilingual university, with exceptional educational, research, and creative opportunities that serve as catalysts for transformation in the Rio Grande Valley and beyond.” As such, UTRGV is committed to building a diverse faculty and staff that can contribute to an enriching learning environment that strives for more equitable outcomes for student success. UTRGV is a distributed campus, one university spanning four counties and multiple locations. Our purpose is to be a university for the entire Rio Grande Valley and beyond. Over 91% of the students enrolled at UTRGV identify as Hispanic, making UTRGV one of the top 3 universities with the highest percentage of Hispanic students.

Thanks to a steadfast commitment to safety and success, UTRGV yielded record-breaking outcomes in enrollment and student success in the fall 2021 semester. For additional information, please visit our https://www.utrgv.edu/newsroom/2020/09/17-utrgv-marks-record-high-enrollment-student-success-outcomes-amid-pandemics-challenges.htm#:~:text=UTRGV%20announced%20Thursday%20that%20its,from%20the%20previous%20fall%20semester.

Department/College Background

The Department of Philosophy at The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley is a pluralistic department that contains faculty with specializations in Philosophy of Technology, Philosophy of Science, Applied Ethics, Environmental Philosophy, Latin American Philosophy, Borderlands Philosophy/Spirituality, Social and Political Philosophy, Critical Philosophy of Race/Gender/Class, Philosophy of Law, and Religious Studies.

Minimum Qualifications:

A Ph.D. in Philosophy or related field from an accredited university is required. ABDs will be considered, but a conferred doctorate by August 31, 2023 is required for appointment.

Discipline Specific Required Qualifications:

Preferred Qualification:

We seek candidates who can teach vital courses on technology, work with the College of Engineering to assess those students in the class who are engineering majors, and inspire students to pursue a major in Philosophy by teaching a range of courses and building programs and opportunities for students. We also seek candidates who can build connections to our strengths in one or more of these areas: Philosophy of Technology, Philosophy of Science, Applied Ethics, Environmental Philosophy, Latin American Philosophy, Borderlands Philosophy/Spirituality, Social and Political Philosophy, Critical Philosophy of Race/Gender/Class, Philosophy of Law, and Religious Studies. Because UTRGV aims to grow as a research institution, we welcome candidates whose work would support this priority. Because UTRGV aims to become a B3 (Bilingual, Bicultural, & Biliterate) University to better serve our over-90% Hispanic student body, we welcome candidates to show how their experience, work, or teaching might support these priorities as well.

Salary: Commensurate with Qualifications and Experience

License or Certification Required?: No

Number of Vacancies: Varies

Desired Start Date: 09/01/2023

EEO Statement

It is the policy of The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley to promote and ensure equal employment opportunities for all individuals without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information or protected veteran status. In accordance with the requirements of Title VII of the civil rights act of 1964, the title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended, our University is committed to comply with all government requirements and ensures non-discrimination in its education programs and activities, including employment. We encourage women, minorities and differently abled persons to apply for employment positions of interest.

Diversity Statement

UTRGV is a Hispanic-serving Institution dedicated to student success and building a diverse faculty committed to working in a multicultural environment. UTRGV has an NSF ADVANCE grant to increase the representation of women in STEM fields and to promote a positive, family friendly workplace for all faculty. We strongly encourage applications from women and minorities.

Open Date: 11/03/2022

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Dear Applicant,

Human Resources will not be held responsible for redacting any confidential information from the documents you attach with your application. The confidential information includes the following:

Date of Birth

Social Security Number

Gender

Ethnicity/Race

Please make sure that you omit this information prior to submission. We are advising that Human Resources will be forwarding your application to the department as per your submission.

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley reserves the right to discontinue accepting applications prior to the stated close date of this position, after meeting the posting requirement of three (3) calendar days.

Security sensitive; All UTRGV employees are required to have a criminal background check (CBC). CBCs will be conducted for all candidates invited for an on-campus interview.

Additional Information:

UTRGV is a distributed institution. As such and as assigned, the position may require presence at multiple locations throughout the Rio Grande Valley. Work is performed primarily in a general office environment. This position is security sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of the Texas Education Code §51.215. The retirement plan for this position is Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS), subject to the position being at least 20 hours per week and at least 135 days in length. This position has the option to elect the Optional Retirement Program (ORP) instead of TRS, subject to the position being 40 hours per week and at least 135 days inlength.

Please Note:

Texas law requires faculty members whose primary language is not English to demonstrate proficiency in English as determined by a satisfactory paper-based test score of 500 (computer-based of 173 or internet-based of 61) on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or a satisfactory test score of 6.0 on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).

Incomplete applications will not be considered. All positions are subject to budget approval.

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Hard deadline January 15, 2023, 11:59pm CST
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