Assistant Professor of PhilosophyClassification Title:
9-Mo Tenure-Track/ Tenured FacultyCollege:
Col Liberal Arts & Science (Col)Department:
Permanent - Full-timeMonths per year:
9Primary Purpose of Department:
Our philosophy department embodies an intertraditional approach to philosophy: we engage in work within and between philosophical traditions, aiming to build a philosophical culture where sub-disciplinary boundaries are less important than the resources traditions provide for addressing concrete practices and problems. The philosophy department offers a major and minor, a Graduate Certificate in Applied Ethics, and an M.A. in Ethics and Applied Philosophy. It has connections to other units across the university, both at the graduate and undergraduate levels, and is closely affiliated with UNC Charlotte’s Center for Professional and Applied Ethics (https://ethics.charlotte.edu/). For more information on the department, including its vision for intertraditionality, visit https://philosophy.charlotte.edu/.Vacancy Open to:
All CandidatesDescription of Work:
The University of North Carolina at Charlotte recognizes the differentiation of mission, goals, and objectives inherent in the diversity of disciplines represented by its colleges and departments. Thus, the Job Responsibilities and Essential Functions for Tenured and Tenure Track Faculty should be interpreted in the context of the related departmental and collegiate goals.
Teaching, Advising, Curriculum and Instructional Development – Faculty responsibilities and essential functions with respect to teaching may include but are not limited to: subject matter competence, course design, course presentation, advising and consultation, directing student research, curriculum and instructional development, and grading student work.
Scholarly Research, Creative, and Other Professional Activities – All tenured and tenure-track faculty are expected to participate in expanding the knowledge base of her/his academic field by conducting research or engaging in other creative activities as appropriate to the faculty member’s discipline. Faculty responsibilities and essential functions with respect to research may include but are not limited to: research/creative activity that generates new knowledge and/or synthesizes and/or integrates existing knowledge, publication, an on-going agenda for research, scholarly, and creative activity, and are expected to seek extramural support for their work.
Service to University, the Public, and the Profession – All tenured and tenure-track faculty are expected to engage in a program of service appropriate to their discipline. Faculty responsibilities and essential functions with respect to service may include but are not limited to: service to the administration and governance of the University, public service, and service to the profession.
To view the complete Job Responsibilities and Essential Functions for Tenured and Tenure-Track Faculty document visit our website: http://provost.uncc.edu/academic-budget-personnel/handbook/search-committeeEssential Duties and Responsibilities:
The Department of Philosophy at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte invites applications for an Assistant Professor position beginning August 15, 2024. The area of specialization (AOS) is social and political philosophy, with a desired focus on migration and/or environment. We have a preference for non-ideal approaches and for research that is significantly grounded in philosophical traditions historically underrepresented in the field (e.g., feminist, queer/trans, Africana, Latin American / Latinx, Asian, Indigenous, disability studies, etc., including innovative applied and interdisciplinary work).Minimum Experience/Education:
The area of teaching competence (AOC) is open but the successful candidate must be able to contribute to Latin American Studies and/or one or more of the following interdisciplinary programs: Women’s and Gender Studies, Legal Studies, Film Studies, Health & Medical Humanities, Environmental Studies. Workload for pre-tenure and for research intensive faculty is two courses per semester, at all levels from large general education classes to graduate seminars.
UNC Charlotte gives primary consideration to the earned doctorate or terminal degree in the teaching discipline or a related discipline.Preferred Education, Skills and Experience:
Candidates must (1) have a PhD in Philosophy or a related discipline at the time of appointment; (2) provide evidence of scholarly activity appropriate for a tenure-track position in a philosophy department; and (3) provide evidence of the ability to teach and mentor a diverse student population at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Finalists will be asked to discuss how their teaching practices engage students of different ages, races, ethnicities, backgrounds, identities, and abilities, helping to remove barriers in order to ensure the success of all students regardless of their entry pathway into the university.Special Notes to Applicants:
Applicants must apply electronically at https://jobs.charlotte.edu/ (position number 005825) and attach (1) a detailed application letter responding to the job qualifications and description and (2) a current CV. Additional materials will be requested at later stages of the search. For additional information, please contact Dr. Martin Shuster (email@example.com). Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled.Job Open Date:
Note that the Philosophy department is searching for two new Assistant Professors this job cycle—this position as well as another position in feminist philosophy and/or philosophy of gender or sexuality (position number 002459). We strongly encourage all candidates who are suitably qualified to apply for both positions at https://jobs.charlotte.edu/.
As an EOE/AA employer and an ADVANCE Institution that strives to create an academic climate in which the dignity of all individuals is respected and maintained, the University of North Carolina at Charlotte encourages applications from all underrepresented groups. The candidate chosen for this position will be subject to a criminal background checks and will be required to submit a transcript of their highest earned degree.
09/26/2023Open Until Filled:
YesDate Review of Applications will Begin:
11/01/2023Proposed Hire Date: