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Instructor, I2 - Renewable, Philosophy

The University of Alabama
Tuscaloosa, AL

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Instructor, I2 - Renewable, Philosophy



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Teaching assignment may include the following: Medical Ethics, Introduction to Ethics, Introduction to Philosophy, Philosophy of Law, Aesthetics, and Ancient Philosophy

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The Department of Philosophy at The University of Alabama is searching for a philosopher to fill a three-year full time, renewable instructorship, beginning August 16, 2021. The position will include teaching and service to the department. Special teaching needs include courses in Medical Ethics, Introduction to Ethics, Introduction to Philosophy, Philosophy of Law, Aesthetics and Ancient Philosophy. Ph.D. preferred and evidence of teaching excellence required. To apply for the position, go to Application materials will be accepted until position is filled; departmental review of applications will begin 30 days after initial posting, June 20. Finalists will be interviewed by phone or via Zoom. The University of Alabama is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. The Department actively seeks diversity in its employees.

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The University of Alabama is an Equal Employment/Equal Educational Opportunity Institution. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, age, genetic or family medical history information, disability, or protected veteran status, or any other legally protected basis, and will not be discriminated against because of their protected status. Applicants to and employees of this institution are protected under Federal law from discrimination on several bases. Follow the link below to find out more.
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Applicants must submit (i) a CV that includes a list of graduate courses completed, (ii) documentation of teaching experience and excellence (upload to “other doc 1” tab), plus (iii) three letters of recommendation. The first two documents must be uploaded to the UA jobs website. The letters of recommendation should be sent via Interfolio, by email to [email protected] or hard copies may be mailed to: Lesley Perkins, Department of Philosophy; Box 870218; The University of Alabama; Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0218.


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The University of Alabama embodies an academic community that demands excellence in teaching, research and service and provides an inclusive, nurturing environment for the discovery of knowledge and the development of well-rounded leaders. Founded in 1831 as Alabama's first public college and known as the Capstone of Higher Education, UA provides a premier undergraduate and graduate education built upon global engagement, high-quality scholarship, outstanding teaching, and diversity and inclusivity throughout the community.

Our Mission

The University of Alabama will advance the intellectual and social condition of the people of the state, the nation and the world through the creation, translation and dissemination of knowledge with an emphasis on quality programs in the areas of teaching, research and service.

Our Vision

The University of Alabama will be known as the university of choice for the best and brightest students in Alabama, and all students who seek exceptional educational opportunities. The University of Alabama will be a student-centered research university and an academic community united in its commitment to enhance the quality of life for all Alabamians and the citizens of the nation and the world.

Our Core Values

The University of Alabama is committed to:

  • Undergraduate education that produces socially-conscious, ethical and well-rounded leaders who are grounded in their subject matter and capable of controlling their own destinies.
  • Graduate education that is deeply vested in subject matter knowledge, professional content, research skills and creative activity.
  • Public outreach and service that is held in the highest regard and fosters impactful public engagement to enhance the quality of life for the citizens of Alabama, the nation and the world.
  • Campus life that embodies collaboration, collegiality, respect and a culture of inclusivity.

Our Strategic Goals

  • Provide a premier undergraduate and graduate education that offers a global perspective and is characterized by outstanding teaching, high-quality scholarship and distinctive curricular and co-curricular programs. Increase the University’s productivity and innovation in research, scholarship and creative activities that impact economic and societal development.
  • Enrich our learning and work environment by providing an accepting, inclusive community that attracts and supports a diverse faculty, staff and student body.
  • Provide opportunities and resources that facilitate work-life balance and enhance the recruitment and retention of outstanding faculty and staff.
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