Visiting Assistant Professor
Posting Number F313P
Quick Link for Posting http://jobs.uark.edu/postings/20132
Working Title Visiting Assistant Professor
About the University
Founded in 1871 as a land grant institution, the University of Arkansas is classified by the Carnegie Foundation among the top two percent of universities in the nation with the highest level of research activity. Ten colleges and schools serve more than 27,100 students with more than 200 academic programs. University of Arkansas students earn nationally competitive awards at an impressive rate and represent 50 states and more than 120 countries.
Located in the stunning Ozark Mountains of Northwest Arkansas, Fayetteville is home to the University of Arkansas campus, known for its spectacular views and ample green spaces. Fayetteville is considered one of the country's finest college towns, and the surrounding northwest Arkansas region is regularly ranked one of the best places to live in the U.S. Some of the nation's best outdoor amenities and most spectacular hiking trails are within a short drive of campus.
As an employer, the University of Arkansas offers a vibrant work environment and a workplace culture that promotes a healthy work-life balance. The benefits package includes university contributions to health, dental, life and disability insurance, tuition waivers for employees and their families, 12 official holidays, immediate leave accrual, and a choice of retirement programs with university contributions ranging from 5 to 10% of employee salary.
About the College/Department
About the College:
The J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences is the largest and most academically diverse unit on campus with 19 departments and 43 academic programs and research centers. The college provides the core curriculum for all University of Arkansas students and is named for J. William Fulbright, former university president and longtime U.S. senator.
The University of Arkansas is committed to providing an educational and work environment in which thought, creativity, and growth are stimulated, and in which individuals are free to realize their full potential. The J. W. Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences promotes these ideals and welcomes applicants who foster an inclusive environment through an open exchange of voices and ideas from populations of diverse backgrounds.
About the Department:
The Department of Philosophy pursues excellence in teaching and research. It offers a broad range of courses for undergraduate and graduates, preparing students for the critical thinking challenges of today's world. Departmental strengths include philosophy of mind, epistemology, and philosophy of religion. Courses cover every major period in the history of western philosophy and the major subfields in contemporary philosophy.
Department Home Page philosophy.uark.edu
Job Type Faculty
Appointment Percent 100
Salary Competitive and Commensurate with Experience and Qualifications
Campus, Office Location Fayetteville Campus - Old Main
Summary of Job Duties
The University of Arkansas invites applicants for a nine-month Visiting Assistant Professor position, renewable for up to three years, in the Department of Philosophy. Duties will include teaching six courses per year, undergraduate and graduate; engaging in some thesis supervision and usual non-teaching duties, for example, committee work; and pursuing an active research program.
Regular, reliable, and non-disruptive attendance is an essential job duty, as is the ability to create and maintain collegial, harmonious working relationships with others.
Please ensure that all relevant application materials include details addressing the minimum qualifications. Applicants not meeting the minimum qualifications will be disqualified from consideration.
- Ph.D. in philosophy conferred by the start of employment
- Experience teaching philosophy
- Areas of specialization and competence are open, but we are particularly interested in Philosophy of Race, Philosophy of Gender, and Applied Ethics
Physical activities associated with this position
For questions regarding reasonable accommodations please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Compliance 479-575-4019.
Does this Position require a Motor Vehicle Reports Check? No
Does this position require a background check? No
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Does this position require a substance abuse test? No
Pre-employment Screening Requirements
Posting Detail Information
Future Open Date
Close Date 05/22/2017
Open Until Filled Yes
Anticipated Start Date 08/14/2017
Recruitment Contact Information
Fulbright College Office of Human Resources and Diversity
J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences
416 N. Campus Drive
Fayetteville, AR 72701-4002
Phone: (479) 575-6729
All application materials must be uploaded to the U of A's employment system at jobs.uark.edu. Please do not send to listed recruitment contact.
Special Instructions Summary
Completed applications received by May 22, 2017 will be assured full consideration. Late applications will be reviewed as necessary to fill the position.
Applicants must submit a cover letter/letter of application, curriculum vitae, writing sample, statement of teaching philosophy, statement of research philosophy.
The names, titles, email addresses, and contact numbers of three professional references willing to provide letters of reference will be requested during the application process.
Hiring Location 222 Administration Building Fayetteville, AR 72701.
The University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. The university welcomes applications without regard to age, race/color, gender (including pregnancy), national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran status, military service, genetic information, sexual orientation or gender identity. Persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment. All applicant information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.
Internal Posting No
City, St. Fayetteville, AR
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Documents Needed to Apply
- Curriculum Vitae
- Cover Letter/Letter of Application
- Writing Sample(s)
- Statement of Teaching Philosophy
- Statement of Research Philosophy
- Proof of Veterans Status