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Assistant or early Associate Professor (EXPIRED)

Department of Philosophy, University of Oklahoma

Job category Faculty (open rank) / Tenure-track or similar
AOS Philosophy of Race
AOS categories African/Africana Philosophy
Latin American Philosophy
Native American Philosophy
Philosophy of Race
AOC Open
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Location Norman, Oklahoma, United States
Start date August 2018
Job description

The Department of Philosophy invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professor position or early associate professor position with tenure, beginning fall 2018.


We are seeking an assistant or early associate professor specializing in philosophy of race. Area of competence is open. The typical teaching load is 2 courses per semester, and involves teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Our department has a longstanding interest in philosophy of race, which has been part of our curriculum since 2009. We regularly host visiting speakers in philosophy of race, and many of our undergraduate and graduate students and faculty have strong interests in this area. 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 http://philosophy.ou.edu/faculty-search-in-the-philosophy-of-race.

Our campus and community

The University of Oklahoma is a growing Carnegie-R1 (Highest research activity) 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. Our beautiful campus houses students and faculty from across the US and around the world.

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 33 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 2018 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, 2018 deadline.)
  • The candidate must have a record of research in philosophy of race.

Preferred qualifications

We prefer candidates with the following qualifications:

  • demonstrated excellence of research in philosophy of race
  • ability to enrich our department’s curriculum by offering courses in one or more cultural traditions we do not already cover, e.g., Islamic philosophy, Africana philosophy, Native American philosophy, Latino/-a/-x philosophy, or Indian philosophy
  • ability to contribute to our department’s curriculum in metaphysics, philosophy of mind, and/or philosophy of science
  • evidence, within research and teaching, of attention to intersections of race with other aspects of identity such as gender, class, and disability
  • having served as the instructor of record in courses at the university level
  • demonstrated excellence as an instructor
  • demonstrated commitment to pedagogical approaches that foster the success of students from diverse backgrounds

The University of Oklahoma, in compliance with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, age, religion, disability, political beliefs, or status as a veteran in any of its policies, practices, or procedures. This includes, but is not limited to:  admissions, employment, financial aid, housing, services in educational programs or activities, or health care services that the University operates or provides.

How to apply
Application type Online
Submit applications (cover letter, CV, writing sample, statement of teaching philosophy, evidence of teaching excellence, and three letters of recommendation) at https://apply.interfolio.com/45643. Evidence of teaching excellence may take the form of a confidential letter about the quality of your teaching, student evaluations of teaching, and/or a discussion within your teaching statement about your approach to teaching. To ensure full consideration, please submit all materials by November 15, 2017. **We request that, if possible, candidates upload an anonymized version of their writing sample(s), with the candidate’s name, affiliation, and any other identifying information (e.g., acknowledgements) removed.** If the paper has been published, it is fine to submit an anonymized penultimate draft. Three letters of recommendation will be required for each candidate. 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. If you make any changes to your application after submitting, please add "UPDATED" and the date to the filename of updated documents.
Web address to apply https://apply.interfolio.com/45643
Deadline for full consideration: November 15, 2017, 11:59pm CST

(applications under review)

Hard deadline December 6, 2017, 11:59pm CST
Web address for more information http://philosophy.ou.edu/faculty-search-in-the-phi...
Contact name Prof. Sherri Irvin, search committee chair
Contact email
Contact phone 405-325-6324
Time created October 11, 2017, 3:38pm EST
Scheduled expiry date December 6, 2017, 11:59pm CST
Expired on December 8, 2017, 12:46am CST
Last updated February 7, 2018, 3:00pm EST
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