Assistant Professor - Philosophy - (FAC001468)

Texas, United States
Salary Not Specified
Oct 14, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time

The Philosophy Department at The University of Houston intends to make one tenure track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor, effective September 1, 2021. AOS: open, but the department has particular needs in the History of Philosophy (including non-Western traditions); AOC: open. Because it is located in one the of the most diverse cities in the United States and has one of the most diverse student bodies in the nation, the University of Houston seeks to recruit and retain a diverse community of scholars.

The Philosophy Department at the University of Houston has 10 tenured and tenure-track faculty whose interests span the discipline. The Department’s terminal MA program has long been ranked among the top 10 terminal MA programs in philosophy in the US. We offer an undergraduate major and minor and contribute substantially to the teaching of the University’s core curriculum.

Responsibilities include teaching 2 courses per semester (with TA support for introductory courses) and normal service to the department, College, and University. Competitive candidates will be capable of active involvement in mentoring our undergraduate and graduate student populations, as well as expected to contribute to an inclusive work and learning environment.

Applications should include a cover letter, CV, a sample of written work, unofficial transcripts, statement of teaching philosophy including a sample syllabi and evidence of commitment to develop an inclusive department that facilitates student growth and faculty success. Letters of recommendation are not required at this stage. Applications must be received by October 30, 2020 to be guaranteed full consideration.

The University of Houston is responsive to the needs of dual career couples. More information can be found here:

The University of Houston is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. The Philosophy department at the University of Houston seeks to promote respect, collaboration and diversity. We are looking for qualified candidates who share our commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion. We particularly welcome applications from women, persons with disabilities, members of historically underrepresented minorities, and LGBTQ+ persons. Additionally, the University prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.

Qualifications :

Ph.D. in Philosophy

Notes to Applicant: Official transcripts are required for a faculty appointment and will be requested upon selection of the final candidate. All positions at the University of Houston are security sensitive and will require a criminal history check.

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