Professor of Instruction of Philosophy
The Department of Philosophy & Religion within the College of Arts and Letters at The University of Tampa invites applications for a non-tenure-track, full-time Instructional Faculty position (Professor of Instruction) beginning in August 2019.
The University of Tampa is a medium-sized, comprehensive, residentially based private institution of 9,200 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 22 consecutive years of enrollment growth UT boasts 260 student organizations, a multicultural student body from 50 states and 140 countries and “Top Tier” ranking in U.S. News and World Report.
Teaching load is 4 courses (16 credit hours) per semester at the introductory undergraduate level. The Area of Specialization (AOS) is Open. However, either the Area of Specialization or the Area of Competence must include Africana Philosophy and/or Philosophy of Race (both broadly construed). Willingness to develop competence to teach either or both of the following undergraduate courses is highly desirable: an intro-level World Religions course (run under a Religion/Religious Studies course designation) and an intro-level Modern Philosophy (i.e., 17th and 18th-century Western philosophy from Descartes through Kant with an emphasis on metaphsyics and epistemology) course. In addition, depending upon the needs of the department, the successful candidate will teach Introduction to Philosophy and may be permitted to teach additional intro-level courses that focus upon diverse perspectives in philosophy.
The department is committed to rigorous undergraduate teaching that introduces students to an inclusive vision of philosophy encompassing classic figures and texts, contemporary debates (both within and outside of academia), and a wide range of voices and perspectives, including many that have traditionally been marginalized.
Teaching experience is preferred. Ph.D. in Philosophy must be in hand no later than August 15, 2019. The successful candidate will be committed to excellence in undergraduate teaching, skilled at attracting a diverse group of students to become interested in philosophy and become philosophy majors, have a broad background in philosophy, and have teaching competencies that complement those of the existing faculty in the department. Other responsibilities include holding regular office hours, student advising, assisting with ongoing outcomes assessment procedures, and additional professional service in support of the department, college, and university.
The Department of Philosophy & Religion offers a B.A. degree in Philosophy and a Philosophy minor. Its many activities include the preparation and coaching of a successful Ethics College Bowl team and an active Philosophy Club.
To be assured of full consideration, submit all materials by January 4th, 2019, but please note that applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.
For details and to apply visit www.ut.edu/jobs
Applicants should be prepared to attach a cover letter, a current curriculum vita (including at least 3 professional references), teaching portfolio, including a teaching statement and evidence of teaching effectiveness.
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 embraces the disciplines within the fine and performing arts and the humanities through 22 degree programs, 29 minors and an MFA in Creative Writing. The College is home to eight collaborative academic departments: Art and Design, Communication, English and Writing, Film, Animation and New Media, Languages and Linguistics, Music, Philosophy and Religion, and Speech, Theatre and Dance. Faculty across The College embrace both theory and practice and engage with emerging technologies in cutting-edge facilities. The College also presents a range of public events from art exhibitions in the Scarfone-Hartley Gallery, to theatre and dance productions in the historic Falk Theatre, to musical events in the stunning venues in Plant Hall. The College leverages its downtown location to make connections with numerous outstanding artistic and cultural organizations in the Tampa Bay area and also embraces global learning opportunities. The scholarly Tampa University Press and the literary journal, the Tampa Review both call this College their home.
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.
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