Assistant Professor - Philosophy and Religion

Location
Wilmington, North Carolina
Posted
Oct 03, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Position Title: Assistant Professor - Philosophy and Religion
Department: Philosophy & Religion - 32250
Vacancy Number: 16F-131
Position Number: 4565
Location of Workplace: Main UNCW Campus

Summary of Position:
The University of North Carolina Wilmington’s Department of Philosophy and Religion seeks a Philosopher to fill a position at the rank of Assistant Professor, to begin August 2018. This is a full time, tenure track position. AOS: Metaphysics or Epistemology.  Preference will be given to candidates pursuing social, experimental, or interdisciplinary approaches to these areas.  AOC: Metaphysics, Logic.  Strong evidence of excellence in both research and teaching is required.  Ordinary teaching load is 3/3.  Candidates are required to have Ph.D. in hand at time of appointment.

Minimum Requirements:
Ph.D. in Philosophy.

Preferred Qualifications:
Ph.D. in Philosophy specializing in metaphysics and/or epistemology.

Primary Function of Organizational Unit:
The Philosophy and Religion Department seeks to foster philosophy and the study of religions and to encourage a critical appreciation of the deepest issues of human experience of the past and present, in our own culture and globally.
It plays a vital role in the University’s mission to embrace global diversity and critical thinking. Founded in 1963, the department has grown from three faculty members to include sixteen full-time faculty.
We train students to think critically about contemporary issues and problems.

College/School Information:
At UNCW, the College of Arts and Sciences provides the vital foundation for the university’s pursuit of excellence. Through our teaching, we educate students for lives of fulfillment in the twenty-first century. Through our research, we advance the state of knowledge and creativity in the arts and sciences. And through our outreach, we improve the quality of life in Southeastern North Carolina and beyond.

University Information:
The University of North Carolina Wilmington, the state’s coastal university, is dedicated to learning through the integration of teaching and mentoring with research and service. A public institution with nearly 16,000 students, the university is known for its superb faculty and staff and powerful academic experience. With an array of high-quality programs at the baccalaureate and master’s levels, and doctoral programs in marine biology, educational leadership, psychology and nursing practice. UNCW is consistently recognized at a national level for academic excellence and affordability by publications like U.S. News & World Report, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance and The Business Journals. UNCW also recently earned the 2015 Community Engagement Classification from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, bestowed to higher education institutions dedicated to community involvement.

EEO Statement:
UNC Wilmington actively fosters a diverse and inclusive working and learning environment and is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified persons from all racial, ethnic or other minority groups, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Applicant Instructions:
Please submit a complete dossier including a letter of application, CV, a writing sample, evidence of teaching excellence (Other A), and contact information for three (3) professional references by November 3rd in order to receive priority consideration. Applicants should submit all materials through the online application system. Letters of interest should be addressed to Heath White, Chair of Search Committee. Documents should be Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF. Under North Carolina law, applications and related materials are confidential personnel documents and not subject to public release.

Job Posting Date: 10/03/2017
Priority Consideration Date: 11/03/2017
Priority Consideration Information: Priority consideration will be given to applications received by the Priority Date; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Address application documents to Dr. Heath White