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Humanities and Philosophy - Full Time, Non-Tenure Track, Temporary Visiting Assistant Professor

Employer
University of Central Oklahoma
Location
Main Campus - Edmond, OK, 73034

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Faculty Jobs
Arts & Humanities, Philosophy & Religion
Position Type
Assistant Professor
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

Job Details

Job Location: Main Campus - Edmond, OK

Position Type: Faculty

Job Category: OTRS Classified

Description

Position Overview & Job Duties:

The Department of Humanities and Philosophy at the University of Central Oklahoma invites applications for a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy to begin August 2024.

The successful applicant will be expected to teach introductory-level core curriculum courses in Philosophy (Contemporary Moral Problems, Introduction to Philosophy, Logic and Critical Thinking). Upper division teaching in area of expertise is expected. The teaching load is 4 courses per semester (fall and spring).

College/Department Overview:

The College of Liberal Arts currently has 113 full-time and 152 part-time faculty in 8 academic departments. The College serves the University's Core Curriculum programs and enrolls more than 2,850 undergraduate students and more than 300 graduate students in 34 undergraduate and 17 graduate majors. For further information see our website at http://www.uco.edu/la

Experience Required:

A Ph.D. in Philosophy from a regionally accredited or internationally recognized college or university by beginning of appointment.

Experience Preferred:

Significant teaching experience at the undergraduate level is preferred. Experience teaching diverse student populations is desirable.

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

Familiarity with online learning management systems (such as D2L) and web conference platforms (Teams, WebEx, Zoom) is valued.

Physical Demands:

Reasonable accommodations (in accordance with ADA requirements) may be made, upon request, to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Submission Requirements:

Apply at the UCO Careers application portal at https://www.uco.edu/offices/people-culture/talent-acquisition-compensation/. If you are unable to upload any of the requested documents to the UCO Careers application portal, please email them to jobs@uco.edu with the subject ‘HUM/PHIL VAP Search - additional documents.

Online application must include: Cover Letter/Letter of Application; Curriculum Vitae; Writing Sample; Transcript (Highest Degree Obtained)/Transcript (Doctorate); 3 Letters of Reference; Teaching Dossier including Teaching Philosophy Statement, list of courses taught, and two syllabi. Optional Documents: Transcript (Associate/Bachelor); Transcript (Master). If you have confidential letters of reference, please instruct senders or letter services (e.g., Interfolio) to email letters of reference to jobs@uco.edu (if possible, with the subject line ‘HUM/PHIL VAP Search - Reference letters’). These will be uploaded to your application file.

Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Contingent on state funds. Finalists will be required to furnish official transcripts. Generally, includes day/evening, graduate/undergraduate courses and may include weekend classes. Previous successful university teaching experience with racially and culturally diverse student populations preferred. Must be eligible to work in the U.S. All finalists are subject to criminal background checks and previous employment and degree verifications.

Preferred deadline:

June 30, 2024. Additional documentation many be requested at a later date.

Organization

The University of Central Oklahoma prepares future leaders in an opportunity-rich environment, ideally located in the Oklahoma City metropolitan area. Central offers an innovative learning community to its more than 17,000 students, where teaching comes first, a commitment seeded in the university's roots as a teaching college. Students at Central develop personal relationships with more than 450 full-time faculty, 450 adjunct faculty and over 850 staff, like 2008 U.S. Professor of the Year, Dr. Wei Chen, who are committed to transforming lives.

With 117 undergraduate majors and 59 graduate programs, Central is a smart investment for students dedicated to their future success. Notable academic programs include Forensic Science, Music Theatre, Mass Communications, Accounting, the region's only accredited Professional Golf Management program, Jazz Studies and the Academy of Contemporary Music at UCO, located in downtown Oklahoma City's Bricktown district.

Central's appealing 210-acre campus is on track to become a certified botanical garden, offering both a pleasing learning and living environment and a source of pride for students, employees and alumni. In fact, Central is ranked among the top universities nationally in residence life and as one of the top universities to work for by the "Chronicle of Higher Education." Central is also an official U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Training Site, and hosted the 2010 World Sitting Volleyball Championships on campus.   Founded in 1890, Central is the state's first public institution of higher learning, and continues to cultivate creativity and innovation in every corner of campus, bringing to life its core values of Character, Community and Civility each day.

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MISSION

The University of Central Oklahoma (UCO) exists to help students learn by providing transformative education experiences to students so that they may become productive, creative, ethical and engaged citizens and leaders serving our global community. UCO contributes to the intellectual, cultural, economic and social advancement of the communities and individuals it serves.

VISION

UCO will become one of the Top 10 metropolitan universities of our kind in the United States by providing a transformative education as well as development experiences that help learners achieve their highest level of leadership potential.

CALL TO ACTION

The University of Central Oklahoma transforms each student by focusing our resources on the Central Six tenets of transformative learning. 

All students will be transformed with:

  • Discipline Knowledge
  • Leadership
  • Research, Scholarly and Creative Activities
  • Service Learning and Civic Engagement
  • Global and Cultural Competencies
  • Health and Wellness

Transformative learning is a holistic process that places students at the center of their own active and reflective learning experience.

About Edmond/Oklahoma City Metro

The University of Central Oklahoma is located in Edmond, a part of the growing, thriving Oklahoma City metropolitan area. At Central, our students, faculty and staff get the best of both worlds - the "small town" feel of Edmond, with the big city excitement of the Oklahoma City metro. Both the Edmond and the Oklahoma City metro consistently rank nationally among the safest, most affordable and most exciting places to live. In fact, Edmond recently ranked among the best places to live in the nation by Money Magazine and Family Circle magazine, and Oklahoma City ranked sixth in the nation for the "Best Places for Young Adults" by Portfolio.com. From year-round arts, music and theater offering, to exciting sporting events like the NBA's Oklahoma City Thunder, to first class shopping, dining and more, Edmond and the Oklahoma City metro offer a diverse, active, culturally enriched lifestyle that's on the move to even bigger and better opportunities.

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