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Assistant Professor, Philosophy (Logic)

Employer
University of Connecticut
Location
Storrs Campus

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Arts & Humanities, Philosophy & Religion
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Tenured & Tenure-Track
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Full Time
Institution Type
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Search #: 497860
Work type: Full-time
Location: Storrs Campus
Categories: Faculty Tenure Track

INTRODUCTION

The Philosophy Department of the University of Connecticut (UConn) invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor at the Storrs campus. Area of specialization: Philosophical Logic with preferred additional areas of specialization in Formal Epistemology, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Psychology, Cognitive Science, Philosophy of Science, Philosophy of Mathematics, or Philosophy of Language. Competence in the History of Philosophy in one or more of these areas is desirable.

The ideal candidate will contribute to UConn’s Logic Group and ECOM (Expression, Communication, and the Origins of Meaning). The candidate will also have an opportunity to collaborate with UConn’s vibrant collective of centers, departments, institutes, and programs with which the Philosophy Department has strong relationships. They include the Institute for Brain and Cognitive (IBACS). Additional research groups include The Vice Squad (focusing on social ethics and virtue theory) and Philosophy and Global Affairs. This constellation of research groups is part of the Philosophy Department’s aim of building a new kind of department addressing 21st-century problems and dedicated to human dignity and planetary well-being.

Founded in 1881, UConn is a Land Grant and Sea Grant institution and member of the Space Grant Consortium. It is the state’s flagship institution of higher education and includes a main campus in Storrs, CT, four regional campuses throughout the state, and 13 Schools and Colleges, including a Law School in Hartford, and Medical and Dental Schools at the UConn Health campus in Farmington. The University has approximately 10,000 faculty and staff and 32,000 students, including nearly 24,000 undergraduates and over 8,000 graduate and professional students. UConn is a Carnegie Foundation R1 (highest research activity) institution, among the top 25 public universities in the nation. Through research, teaching, service, and outreach, UConn embraces diversity and cultivates leadership, integrity, and engaged citizenship in its students, faculty, staff, and alumni. UConn promotes the health and well-being of citizens by enhancing the social, economic, cultural, and natural environments of the state and beyond. The University serves as a beacon of academic and research excellence as well as a center for innovation and social service to communities. UConn is a leader in many scholarly, research, and innovation areas. Today, the path forward includes exciting opportunities and notable challenges. Record numbers of undergraduate applications and support for student success have enabled the University to become extraordinarily selective.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Ph.D. (or equivalent foreign degree) in philosophy or a closely related discipline with philosophical training by August 2023.
  • Ability to foster and support diversity, inclusion, and equity through academic and research programs.
  • Strong research focus on philosophical logic and evidence of research productivity.
  • Demonstrated commitment to effective and inclusive undergraduate teaching and the ability to teach graduate seminars and advise qualifying examinations and dissertations in a Ph.D. program.
  • Ability to contribute substantially through research, teaching, and/or public engagement to the Philosophy Department, the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and the University.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • An additional area of specialization in Formal Epistemology, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Psychology, Cognitive Science, Philosophy of Science, Philosophy of Mathematics, or Philosophy of Language.
  • Competence in the History of Philosophical Logic or in one or more of the listed areas of additional specialization
  • Demonstrated commitment to interdisciplinary or transdisciplinary work.
  • A strong teaching focus in one or more of the preferred additional Areas of Specialization above.
  • Demonstrated commitment to effective and inclusive teaching in a diverse student community.

APPOINTMENT TERMS

This is a full-time, 9-month, tenure-track position with an anticipated start date of August 23, 2024. The teaching load is 2 courses per semester or a total of 4 courses each academic year. The successful candidate’s academic appointment will be at the Storrs campus. Faculty may also be asked to teach at one of UConn’s regional campuses as part of their ordinary workload. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT

Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.

TO APPLY

Please apply online to Academic Jobs Online https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/25851 and submit the following application materials:

  • A letter of application that addresses the criteria for the position.
  • Curriculum vitae.
  • A research statement.
  • A teaching statement.
  • Equity and inclusion statement.
  • Sample article or chapter.
  • Three reference letters.

Preference will be given to those who apply by October 9, 2023; however, screening of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

For questions about this position, please contact the search chair, Keith Simmons (keith.simmons@uconn.edu).

This position will be filled subject to budgetary approval.

All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics, which may be found at http://www.ct.gov/ethics/site/default.asp.

All members of the University of Connecticut are expected to exhibit appreciation of, and contribute to, an inclusive, respectful, and diverse environment for the University community.

The University of Connecticut aspires to create a community built on collaboration and belonging and has actively sought to create an inclusive culture within the workforce. The success of the University is dependent on the willingness of our diverse employee and student populations to share their rich perspectives and backgrounds in a respectful manner. This makes it essential for each member of our community to feel secure and welcomed and to thoroughly understand and believe that their ideas are respected by all. We strongly respect each individual employee’s unique experiences and perspectives and encourage all members of the community to do the same. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

The University of Connecticut is an AA/EEO Employer.

Advertised: Sep 21 2023 Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: Nov 21 2023 Eastern Standard Time

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The University of Connecticut is a national leader among public research universities, with more than 30,000 students seeking answers to critical questions in classrooms, labs, and the community. A culture of innovation drives this pursuit of knowledge throughout the University’s network of campuses. Connecticut’s commitment to higher education helps UConn attract students who thrive in the most competitive environments, as well as globally renowned faculty members. Our school pride is fueled by a history of success that has made us a standout in Division I athletics. UConn fosters a diverse and vibrant culture that meets the needs and seizes the opportunities of a dynamic global society.

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