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Assistant Professor of Philosophy

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The Department of Philosophy at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) seeks to hire a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Philosophy, anticipated start date August 2020. Areas of Specialization (AOS): Open. Areas of Competence (AOC): Open. Research interests should complement those of current faculty. The Department of Philosophy has teaching needs in metaphysics, philosophy of mind, history of philosophy, and symbolic logic. Completion of a Ph.D. in philosophy is required prior to start of appointment.

The Department of Philosophy at UAB supports an undergraduate major and also serves the core curriculum. Current faculty research is in areas of analytic philosophy with traditional strengths in ethics, epistemology, and philosophy of science. Please visit the department website at www.uab.edu/cas/philosophy for more information.

With over 22,000 students and 2,200 full-time faculty members, UAB ranks in the top 20 public universities for federal research funding and is the major teaching-research university in the state. Interdisciplinary scholarship and teaching is prominent, and the Department of Philosophy collaborates closely with multiple units across campus. UAB ranks in the top ten nationally for student diversity, and Birmingham is the largest city in Alabama, offering a vibrant cultural community with a wide array of recreational opportunities.

Applications should include a letter of application, CV, graduate transcripts (which need not be official), writing sample, research statement, teaching statement, evidence of teaching excellence (such as peer and student evaluations), and at least three confidential letters of recommendation. For full consideration, complete application materials must be received by November 16, 2019. Application materials should be submitted via http://uab.peopleadmin.com/postings/5611. Questions may be directed to Matt King ([email protected]), Chair of the Search Committee.

UAB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to fostering a diverse, equitable and family-friendly environment in which all faculty and staff can excel and achieve work/life balance irrespective of, race, national origin, age, genetic or family medical history, gender, faith, gender identity and expression as well as sexual orientation. UAB also encourages applications from individuals with disabilities and veterans.

A pre-employment background check investigation is performed on candidates selected for employment.




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Posted: 10/21/2019
Application Due: 12/20/2019
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