Associate Professor - Philosophy

Lowell, MA
Mar 31, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

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University of Massachusetts Lowell

Title of Position Being Posted
Associate Professor - Philosophy


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Open Until Filled

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Position Status:
Job Opening

Anticipated Hiring Range:
Salary commensurate with experience

General Summary of Position:
The Department of Philosophy at the University of Massachusetts Lowell seeks applications for an Associate Professor position.

The Philosophy Department currently consists of eight full-time faculty members. We offer a B.A. degree in philosophy with optional concentrations in both Communications and Religious Studies. Faculty have the opportunity to engage with a range of interdisciplinary undergraduate and graduate degree programs. UMass Lowell is a public national research university with 17,000 students; it is ranked as a top-tier national university by U.S. News and World Report.

Area of research specialization is open, although applications from candidates with research and teaching expertise related to Ethics, Social and Political Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion, Public Philosophy, or Non-Western Philosophies, and who can contribute to interdisciplinary research efforts at the University, are strongly encouraged. The standard teaching load is 3/3 but faculty who meet university standards for research productivity are eligible for a 2/2 load. Service to the Department and University is expected as well.

Applicants should provide CV, cover letter, writing sample, evidence of effective teaching, and names and contact information of three references. Candidates should describe past experience with and future interest in leadership roles at the professional, University, and Departmental levels, and should describe how their research and teaching strengths complement the current strengths of the Department.

Initial interviews will take place by videoconference.
Applications should be submitted by December 15, 2016 to ensure full consideration.

The University of Massachusetts Lowell is committed to increasing diversity in its faculty, staff, and student populations, as well as curriculum and support programs, while promoting an inclusive environment. We seek candidates who can contribute to that goal and encourage you to apply and to identify your strengths in this area.

Minimum Qualifications (Required):
-Ph.D. in Philosophy or related discipline (must have Ph.D. at the time of application)
-Track record of successful scholarly publication and engagement with the field
-Undergraduate teaching experience in core areas that are aligned with the needs of the department
-The ability to work effectively with diverse groups

Other Considerations:

Required Applicant Documents:
Cover Letter
Curriculum Vitae
Writing Sample
Evidence of Teaching
Names and contact information of three references

Optional Applicant Documents:
Teaching Evaluations

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Initial interviews will take place by videoconference.
Applications should be submitted by December 21, 2016 to ensure full consideration.

The position is open until filled. However, the position may close when an adequate number of qualified applications are received.

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The University of Massachusetts Lowell is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action, Title IX employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age over 40, protected veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, marital status, or other protected class.


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