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Assistant Professor of Philosophy

Department of Philosophy, University of Central Florida

Job category Junior faculty / Tenure-track or similar
AOS History of Philosophy
AOS categories African/Africana Philosophy
Latin American Philosophy
Native American Philosophy
Philosophy of Race
AOC Philosophy of law, philosophy of science and/or specialized sciences, formal logic, and/or social/political philosophy.
AOC categories Logic
Philosophy of Science
Philosophy of Law
Social and Political Philosophy
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Organization's reference number 30194
Location Orlando, Florida, United States
Start date August 8, 2018
Job description
  1. The Department of Philosophy at the University of Central Florida seeks to hire an assistant professor of philosophy with specialization in the history of philosophy and any one or more of the following: African American Philosophy, Latin American Philosophy, Native American Philosophy, or philosophy of race broadly construed. Area(s) of competency in one or more of the following: philosophy of law, philosophy of science and/or specialized sciences, formal logic, and/or social/political philosophy. The teaching load is 5 (3/2) classes per academic year prior to tenure. Research expectations are consistent with productivity in the discipline in a major metropolitan research university. The position includes usual service activity. This is a 9-month tenure-earning position with the possibility of optional summer teaching. The position is expected to begin August 8, 2018.

  2. Minimum Degree Requirement: The successful candidate must have university-level teaching and research appropriate to time before, during or since degree conferral or at least one year (or its equivalent) of full time university level teaching and research experience, and have been awarded a Ph.D. in philosophy or a closely related area from an accredited institution by May 31, 2018.

    Preferences: 1) Evidence of success in or considerable promise in research productivity in publications and/or externally funded activity is highly desirable; 2) ability to contribute to department efforts to recruit and retain students, and 3) demonstrated experience in teaching or ability to teach from among the following: introductory level courses in philosophy; upper-level course(s) in the AOS and AOC; upper level courses in the history of philosophy that contribute to the major; online courses; interdisciplinary courses.

  3. The salary for this position is negotiable.

  4. The University requires that all applicants must apply online at www.jobswithucf.com. Attach the following documents at the time of application: 1) a cover letter including an explanation of the applicant’s academic work that is consistent with the position description, 2) curriculum vitae including the names and contact information for three professional references; 3) a writing sample of a published or in-progress work of no more than 20 pages; 4) evidence of teaching effectiveness; and 5) the position qualifications questionnaire that is downloadable at http://philosophy.cah.ucf.edu/files/PositionQualificationsQuestionnaire30194PHILAsstProf.docx. The selected candidate will be required to provide official transcripts.  As an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, UCF encourages all qualified applicants to apply, including women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of traditionally underrepresented populations. UCF's Equal Opportunity Statement can be viewed at: http://eeo.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 University of Central Florida is a major metropolitan research university located in Orlando, Florida, with over 66,000 students and an expansive main campus. Among UCF’s values are commitment to diversity, partnerships, and excellence in graduate and undergraduate education. The successful candidate will join the Department of Philosophy in the College of Arts and Humanities, which includes departments of English, Writing and Rhetoric, Modern Languages and Literatures, History, Philosophy, The School of Visual Arts and Design, the School of Performing Arts, and the Florida Interactive Entertainment Academy. The Department of Philosophy includes degree programs in Philosophy, in Humanities, and in Religious Studies and graduate certificate programs in cognitive sciences and theoretical and applied ethics.

  5. NOTE: Have all documents ready when applying so they can be attached at that time. Once the online submission process is finalized, the system does not allow applicants to submit additional documents at a later date.

  6. The application deadline is December 14, 2017. The review process will begin once the application period has closed. Finalists for the position will be interviewed initially by Skype or other video/audio conferencing method. For any questions, contact the search committee chair, Dr. Nancy Stanlick, at Nancy.Stanlick@ucf.edu.
How to apply
Application type Online
Instructions
The questionnaire can be found at http://philosophy.cah.ucf.edu/files/PositionQualificationsQuestionnaire30194PHILAsstProf.docx
Web address to apply https://www.jobswithucf.com
Email to apply
Hard deadline December 14, 2017, 11:59pm EST
Contact
Web address for more information https://www.jobswithucf.com
Contact name Nancy Stanlick
Contact email
Contact phone (407) 823-2161
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Scheduled expiry date December 14, 2017, 11:59pm EST
Last updated November 10, 2017, 9:13am EST
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