Visiting Assistant Professor - Philosophy

  • University of Texas at El Paso
  • El Paso, TX
  • May 06, 2022
Full time Philosophy

Job Description

Company Description:

The University of Texas at El Paso is a comprehensive public research university that is increasing access to excellent higher education. Located at the westernmost tip of Texas, where three states and two countries converge along the Rio Grande, UTEP is a public research university that transforms lives. Ninety-four percent of UTEP's nearly 25,000 students are minorities, and many are the first in their families to go to college. It is one of the largest and most successful Hispanic-serving institutions in the country, with a student body that is over 80% Hispanic. Located in the second-most educated city in Texas, UTEP is recognized as one of the best research universities in the country for connecting students with the community around them. 

UTEP enrolls students in 168 bachelor's, master's and doctoral programs in 10 colleges and schools. UTEP advances discovery of public value and positively impacts the health, culture, education and economy of the community it serves. With more than $108 million in total annual research expenditures, the University is ranked among the top 5% of colleges and universities in research and fifth in Texas for federal research expenditures at public universities. It is nationally recognized as a Carnegie R1 and a community-engaged university.

About the Department:

The Department of Philosophy at UTEP has a long tradition of supporting work in Ethics, Political Philosophy, and Latin American Philosophy. The department seeks to deepen and expand the work of its graduate students in these areas. The department sustains an active research faculty. Since 2007, the Department of Philosophy has supported an MA in Philosophy, which has successfully placed several graduates in high-level PhD programs.

Job Description:

The Department of Philosophy at the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) invites applications for a one year full-time Visiting Assistant Professor beginning Fall 2022.  Area of specialization: Ethics, especially Metaethics and Moral Psychology. Areas of competence: Feminist Philosophy and at least one of Philosophy of Law, Social-Political Philosophy, or Biomedical Ethics. The teaching load is 2/3. Service to the department, college, and university is expected. Relocation and conference travel support expected. 

Requirements:

Ph.D. awarded by December 2022. Area of specialization: Ethics, especially Metaethics and Moral Psychology. Areas of competence: Feminist Philosophy and at least one of Philosophy of Law, Social-Political Philosophy, or Biomedical Ethics. Experience working with diverse student populations and first-generation students is highly desirable.

Additional Information:

Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. 

In keeping with its Access and Excellence mission, The University of Texas at El Paso is committed to an open, diverse, and inclusive learning and working environment that honors the talents, respects the differences, and nurtures the growth and development of all. We seek to attract faculty and staff who share our commitment.

The University of Texas at El Paso is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. The University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, or gender identity in employment or the provision of services in accordance with state and federal law. Discrimination on the basis of sex includes an employee's or prospective employee's right to be free from sexual harassment under Title IX of the Higher Education Amendments of 1972. Inquiries-including the filing of a Formal Complaint or reporting an incident-about the application of Title IX may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, who can be reached by phone at (915) 747-8358, by email at titleix@utep.edu, or by mail at 500 W. University Ave., El Paso, TX, Kelly Hall, Room 312.

For accommodation information for employees and applicants with disabilities, please contact UTEP's Equal Opportunity Office at eoaa@utep.edu.

Application Instructions:

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applicants must submit a cover letter, CV, and writing sample. Applicants will be prompted to provide the names of three professional references with email addresses to procure letters of reference (Interfolio acceptable). Graduate transcripts will be requested later in the search process. Applicants are encouraged to apply by May 15, 2022. We will conduct interviews by Zoom.

Please address questions to Noell Birondo (nbirondo@utep.edu), the department chair.

Application Details

To Apply: Please use the "Apply" Button Below or see the Job Description Above

When inquiring or applying for this job opening, please also reference AcademicCareers.com.

Be first to receive notifications of new jobs in your specific area by signing up for Job Alerts Here.

Diversity_Logo.png