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Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Tenure-track

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Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Applications may be submitted at this time via UNCG Jobsearch. The Search Committee will schedule online interviews for selected candidates in early January. All applications received before November 15th will be read although the search will remain open until the position is filled. Applicants are required to upload the following documents with their electronic application: * Resume * Cover Letter * Unofficial Transcript * Writing Samples (please limit to under 15 pages) * Research Statement * Two sample syllabi for courses to be taught at UNCG and Evidence of Teaching Effectiveness. Upload each one separately via "Other Documents 1, 2, 3". Applicants are asked to provide the names, email addresses, and phone numbers of at least three (3) contacts to provide Letters of Recommendation, in the References section of the electronic application. These contacts will be solicited by the UNCGjobsearch system via email, and asked to provide a confidential Letter of Recommendation on behalf of the applicant. This will occur as soon as the applicant successfully submits the application and receives a confirmation number from the UNCGjobsearch system.

Posting Details

Position Information

Position Number 13577
Functional Title Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Tenure-track
Position Type Tenure Stream
Position Eclass FC - Faculty 9 month Non Leave earn
University Information

The University of North Carolina at Greensboro is a world-class, research intensive, regional University with a diverse portfolio of expertise and a particular focus on fostering healthy lives, vibrant communities and global connections.

UNCG is a leading institution within the 17-campus University of North Carolina System. Recognized for its programs in the Music, Theater and Dance; Nursing; Business; Education; Life and Physical Sciences; and Health and Human Sciences, UNCG continues to grow its enrollment and enjoys the most diverse student populations of all the UNC system universities. With more than 20,000 students, UNCG has a significant and positive impact in North Carolina and the Greensboro/Triad area in particular. UNCG is nationally recognized for its distance learning initiative and serves many rural areas of North Carolina with its highly rated online educational programs.

Established in 1892, the University of North Carolina at Greensboro was founded as the first public university in North Carolina for women. In 1963 the school became co-educational, but the legacy of providing both opportunity and excellence continues today.

Primary Purpose of the Organizational Unit
Position Summary

Assistant Professor of Philosophy

Assistant Professor of Philosophy, tenure-track. Start Fall 2018. 6 UG courses/year (3/semester, normally two preps). Usual non-teaching duties. AOS: Philosophy of Law or Political Philosophy. Ability to teach Philosophy of Law required. Ability to teach courses in Applied Ethics preferred.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach both on campus and online courses such as Philosophy of Law, Ethics & International Affairs, Business Ethics, Medical Ethics, Environmental Ethics, Contemporary Moral Problems. Research or teaching interests in legal, political, or economic issues affecting minorities are especially welcome. Other desirable interests include Philosophy of Economics or International Law.

Minimum Qualifications

Candidates must hold or anticipate a Ph.D. in Philosophy by August 1, 2018.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience preferred, including online teaching.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Applications may be submitted at this time via UNCG Jobsearch. The Search Committee will schedule online interviews for selected candidates in early January. All applications received before November 15th will be read although the search will remain open until the position is filled.

Applicants are required to upload the following documents with their electronic application:

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Unofficial Transcript
  • Writing Samples (please limit to under 15 pages)
  • Research Statement
  • Two sample syllabi for courses to be taught at UNCG and Evidence of Teaching Effectiveness. Upload each one separately via “Other Documents 1, 2, 3”.

Applicants are asked to provide the names, email addresses, and phone numbers of at least three (3) contacts to provide Letters of Recommendation, in the References section of the electronic application. These contacts will be solicited by the UNCGjobsearch system via email, and asked to provide a confidential Letter of Recommendation on behalf of the applicant. This will occur as soon as the applicant successfully submits the application and receives a confirmation number from the UNCGjobsearch system.

Recruitment Range Competitive
Org #-Department Philosophy - 12212
Job Open Date 09/20/2017
For Best Consideration Date 11/15/2017
Job Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
FTE 1.0 (Full-Time)
Type of Appointment Permanent
If time-limited, please specify end date for appointment.
Number of Months per Year 9
FLSA Exempt

Key Responsibilities

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R for Rare (0-30%), O for Occasional (30-60%), F for Frequent (60-90%), C for Constant (90-100%).

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References
  4. Unofficial Transcript(s)
  5. Writing Sample(s)
  6. Research Statement
  7. Other Documents
  8. Other Documents 2
  9. Other Documents 3
Optional Documents

Supplemental Questions

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  1. * Please indicate how you learned of the vacant position for which you are applying:
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    • Piedmont Triad Area Newspaper
    • The Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Inside Higher Ed
    • Other professional journal / website
    • NCWorks.gov
    • UNC School System Job Board
    • Personal Networking
    • Facebook
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    • NorthCarolinaDiversity.com
    • Other
  2. If you selected "Other", please provide the name of the resource here.

    (Open Ended Question)