Assistant Professor - Philosophy

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Position TitleAssistant Professor - PhilosophyExternal Link to Posting & Religion - 32250Vacancy Number16F-246Position Number2012Location of WorkplaceMain UNCW CampusBrief Summary of Work for this Position

A tenure-track position in Philosophy and Religion at the Assistant Professor level to begin August 2020. A research specialization in ethics is required and an established record of publication or strong potential for publication is expected. The ideal candidate will provide evidence of actual or potential excellence in teaching some area(s) of applied ethics. ABD required, PhD expected in hand at the time of appointment.

Minimum Requirements

Ph.D. in Philosophy, or A.B.D. Philosophy, specialization in Ethics

Preferred QualificationsPrimary Function of Organizational Unit

The Department of Philosophy and Religion shares the university’s commitment to excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service. A constituent of the College of Arts and Sciences, the department supports the
university’s mission to ground all of its students in the humanities by providing a quality undergraduate education taught by a student-centered faculty who consider their scholarship, research, and service to be essential to effective teaching. It 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 effort to stimulate intellectual curiosity, imagination, rational thinking, and thoughtful expression in its students and
in the community.

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. Guided by our Strategic Plan, the university is committed to nurturing a campus culture that reflects its values of diversity and globalization, ethics and integrity, and excellence and innovation. A public institution with nearly 17,000 students, the university is focused on supporting and enhancing the student-centered learning experience that has been a hallmark since its founding in 1947. UNCW offers an array of programs at the baccalaureate and master’s levels, and doctoral programs in marine biology, educational leadership, psychology and nursing practice. UNCW is one of the 17 institutions that make up the UNC System.

EEO Statement

At the University of North Carolina at Wilmington (UNCW), our culture reflects our values of inclusion, diversity, globalization, ethics and integrity and innovation and we are committed to providing equality of educational and employment opportunity for all persons without regard to race, sex (such as gender, gender identity, marital status, childbirth, and pregnancy), age, color, national origin (including ethnicity), religion, disability, sexual orientation, political affiliation, veteran status, military service member status, genetic information, or relationship to other university constituents – except where sex, age, or ability represent bona fide educational or occupational qualifications or where marital status is a statutorily established eligibility criterion for State funded employee benefit programs. UNCW believes that embracing the unique contributions of our faculty, staff and students is critical to our success and paramount in being recognized for our global mindset.

Applicant Instructions

Priority review of applications will be given to those received by November 1,
2019 but applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Applications
must be filed electronically at Applicants should submit (1) a letter of application, describing interest in and qualifications for the position, (2) a CV, (3) a writing sample, (4) a portfolio of teaching materials, and (5) contact information for three professional references. Materials should be addressed to Dr. Heath White, Chair of Search Committee, and attached to the online application—not e-mailed or mailed.

Position TypePermanentAnticipated Ending Date if Time-Limited PositionsJob Posting Date09/20/2019Priority Consideration Date11/01/2019Priority 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 toDr. Heath White, Chair of the Search CommitteeApplicant DocumentsRequired Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vita
  3. Writing Sample
  4. Portfolio/Work Sample
  5. List of 3 Professional References
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    Posted: 4/10/2020
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