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Assistant Professor Of Philosophy

University of Tampa

Job category Junior faculty / Tenure-track or similar
AOS Open
AOC Open
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Location Tampa, Florida, United States
Start date August 2024
Job description

Assistant Professor Of Philosophy






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Position Details

The Department of Philosophy & Religion within the College of Arts and Letters at The University of Tampa invites applications for a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor of Philosophy beginning in August 2024.

The University of Tampa is a medium-sized, comprehensive, residentially-based private institution of more than 10,000 undergraduate and graduate students. The University is ideally situated on a beautiful 110-acre campus next to the Hillsborough River, adjacent to Tampa's dynamic central business district, which is a growing, vibrant, diverse metropolitan area. UT reflects this vibrancy; with 24 consecutive years of enrollment growth UT boasts 260 student organizations, a multicultural student body from 50 states and more than 100 countries, and "Top Tier" ranking in U.S. News and World Report.

The area of specialization (AOS) is OPEN. The area of concentration (AOC) is OPEN. The teaching load is 3 courses (12 credit hours) per semester. The successful candidate must be able to teach introductory-level undergraduate courses in both Religion and Philosophy, upper-level undergraduate courses in Philosophy, and a general-education philosophy/humanities course with the theme “Making Sense of the Local and the Global” that is part of the general-education curriculum. An ability to teach Metaphysics and Epistemology (broadly construed) and/or History of Philosophy (particularly Modern Philosophy) is highly desirable.

We are looking for a colleague who is committed to excellence in undergraduate teaching, who is skilled at teaching general-education courses in ways that excite students while introducing them to meaningful inquiry in both Religion and Philosophy, who is able to attract a diverse group of students to become members of our department, and who shares our department's commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion through inclusive pedagogy and research.

The successful candidate will have a background in both Philosophy and Religion and will maintain an active record of scholarship through publications. Other responsibilities include helping to coordinate part-time faculty and curriculum in Religion courses, developing and managing ongoing outcomes assessment procedures, student advising, curriculum development, and service to the department, college, university, and broader community.

The Department of Philosophy & Religion currently has five full-time faculty, and number of part-time adjunct faculty. The department offers a B.A. degree in Philosophy and a Philosophy minor. Its many activities include the preparation and coaching of a successful Ethics College Bowl team and an active Philosophy Club.

Ph.D. in Philosophy or a closely-related, Philosophy-overlapping discipline must be in hand no later than August 15, 2024. Teaching experience is required.

Required Attachments

All required documents listed below should be uploaded the attachment box at the bottom of the "My Experience" page of the application before continuing through the application.

1. Cover letter

2. Curriculum vitae

3. Research writing sample

4. Evidence of teaching effectiveness (including sample syllabi and/or other course materials).

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

The University delivers challenging and high-quality educational experiences to a diverse group of learners. The University has a strong core curriculum rooted in the liberal arts, an enduring commitment to internationalization that has garnered the Senator Paul Simon Award, and a practical, experiential approach to learning. The University offers more than 200 areas of study, including majors in our colleges of Arts and Letters, Business, Natural and Health Sciences and Social Sciences, Math and Education and 14 master's programs.

The College of Arts and Letters (CAL) is a place where theory meets practice and expression meets experience. Guided by faculty who are talented artists and distinguished scholars, students come to CAL to study everything from fleeting 140-character tweets to enduring works of classic literature. The College is home to eight collaborative and innovative academic departments: Art and Design, Communication, English and Writing, Film, Animation and New Media, Languages and Linguistics, Music, Philosophy and Religion, and Theatre and Dance.

As a community of scholars and artists, the College of Arts and Letters engages in cutting-edge creative work, technological innovation, critical scholarly practice, and dialogue with diverse communities. Faculty and students across CAL work with emerging technologies in cutting-edge facilities including the stunning new Ferman Center for the Arts, the Bailey Art Studios and FabLAB, the historic Falk Theatre, the Sykes Chapel and Center for Faith and Values, and the Cass media production facilities.

The University of Tampa is an equal opportunity employer dedicated to excellence through diversity and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, sex, disability, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, marital status, gender identity, veteran status, or any other non-job related criteria. The University of Tampa recognizes the importance of a multicultural community of students, faculty, and staff who seek to advance our commitment to diversity. The University invites applications from underrepresented groups and those who have academic experiences with diverse populations.

Submission Guidelines

To receive full consideration for a faculty appointment with The University of Tampa, please be sure to submit/upload documents as required for this position at time of application submission. Required documents should be submitted in the attachment box at the bottom of the "My Experience" page of the application before continuing through the application.

External Field

Background Check Requirements

Finalists may be required to submit to a criminal background check.

To apply, visit https://apptrkr.com/4906011.

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Time created January 9, 2024, 9:14pm UTC
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