Tenure Track Assistant Professor, Philosophy

University of Tampa (Tampa)

United States

November 1, 2021

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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 2022.

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.

Teaching load is 3 courses (12 credit hours) per semester. The area of specialization (AOS) is FEMINIST PHILOSOPHY AND/OR MODERN PHILOSOPHY. The area of concentration (AOC) is FEMINIST PHILOSOPHY AND/OR MODERN PHILOSOPHY. The successful candidate must be able to teach an undergraduate Modern Philosophy course (i.e., 17th and 18th century epistemology and metaphysics from Descartes through Kant) as well as a variety of other undergraduate courses in the AOS and AOC. In addition, the successful candidate will be able and willing to teach a wide variety of undergraduate philosophy courses, including in at least some of the following areas: philosophy of mind, philosophy of science, environmental philosophy, metaphysics & epistemology, applied ethics, ethics, logic, philosophy of race/Africana philosophy, philosophy of art/aesthetics, and philosophy of film.

The successful candidate will have a broad background in philosophy, will be committed to excellent undergraduate teaching, and will maintain an active record of scholarship through publications. Other responsibilities include developing and managing ongoing outcomes assessment procedures, student advising, curriculum development, serving as advisor to an undergraduate philosophy club, and service to the department, college, university, and broader community. A Ph.D. in Philosophy must be in hand no later than August 15, 2022. Teaching experience is required.

The Department of Philosophy & Religion currently has two tenure-stream faculty members, several full-time non-tenure-stream faculty, and offers a B.A. degree in Philosophy and a minor. Its many activities include the preparation and coaching of a successful Ethics College Bowl team and an active Philosophy Club.

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 Statement

4. Teaching Portfolio

5. Writing Sample

To be assured of full consideration, submit all materials by November 1st, 2021—but please note that applications will be reviewed until the position is filled. Letters of recommendation may be requested by the hiring committee from select applicants during the search process.

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/affirmative action 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.

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