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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.
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
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
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
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.
Background Check Requirements
Finalists may be required to submit to a criminal background check.