Philosophy, Full-Time, Tenure-Track, Assistant Professor

Oklahoma, United States
Salary Not Specified
Nov 10, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time

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Position Overview:

Teaches, advises and mentors students, evaluates student performance, and maintains department and student records in accordance with university policies. Adheres to educational philosophy of the university. Works in a collaborative manner with colleagues and professional peers. Participates in university meetings that relate specifically to faculty. Serves on department, college, and university committees as requested. Prepares departmental reports as requested. Engages in teaching, service, and scholarly and/or creative activities as defined in the tenure and promotion policy in the UCO Employee and Faculty Handbook. Teaching, research, department/school and university service is expected. This position is a full-time, tenure track position.

Department Specific Essential Job Functions:

Philosophy professors teach a variety of introductory core courses per semester (Intro to Philosophy, Logic and Critical Thinking, Contemporary Moral Problems) as well as upper-year undergraduate courses in several areas of the discipline. The teaching load is 4/4. Applicants must be willing to teach in a variety of instructional formats as appropriate (face-to-face, hybrid, online).

Submission Requirements:
Online application must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, academic writing sample, teaching portfolio (including teaching philosophy statement, list of courses taught, and two syllabi), diversity statement, and degree transcripts for all degrees (Initial applications may be accompanied by unofficial transcripts).

Preferred deadline: December 17, 2020. Additional documentation many be requested at a later date. If you have confidential letters of reference, please instruct senders or letter services (e.g., Interfolio) to email letters of reference to These will be uploaded to your application file.

ATTENTION CANDIDATES: All faculty searches at the University of Central Oklahoma have been paused while further review is conducted by Academic Affairs. We apologize for this inconvenience. We hope to resume our search as soon as possible.


Experience Required:

A completed PhD in Philosophy from a regionally accredited or internationally recognized institution by the beginning of the appointment.

Experience Preferred:

The ability to teach upper division courses in some area of non-Western philosophy (e.g., African/Africana Philosophy, Arabic Philosophy, Asian Philosophy, Latin American Philosophy, Native American Philosophy) is strongly preferred. The ability to teach courses in other under-served areas of philosophy is also valued, as is experience teaching diverse student populations. Additionally, applicants are asked to provide a statement that speaks to their lived experience, knowledge, skills, or achievements in diversity, equity, and inclusion work within or transferrable to a higher education setting.


Familiarity with use of online learning management systems (for example, D2L). Competence in a European language is desirable for department study tours.

Physical Demands:

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

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