Associate Professor

University of North Texas
Texas, United States
Salary Not specified
Dec 17, 2020
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

The Department of Philosophy and Religion is a pluralistic department that encourages both traditional scholarship and more practical, engaged and interdisciplinary approaches in philosophy, as well as work that addresses public concerns.

Members of the department pursue research agendas commensurate with UNT’s ambitions and obligations as a Carnegie-ranked Tier One public research university that is also both a Hispanic and Minority Serving Institution.

We have BA programs in philosophy and religion and MA, and PhD programs in philosophy.

The Department of Philosophy and Religion at the University of North Texas invites applications for the Bhagwan Adinath Professor of Jain Studies. The appointment will be at the rank of Associate Professor, with an expected starting date of Fall 2021.

Responsibilities of the position include teaching undergraduate courses in Jainism and other Asian religions, and organizing a public event each semester in coordination with the Jain community of North Texas. The successful candidate will typically teach a 2/2 load, including introductory and advanced undergraduate courses, and graduate courses.

The appointment is in the UNT department of Philosophy and Religion, the leading program in environmental philosophy in the United States. We seek candidates who will complement and add to our department strengths in biocultural conservation, philosophy of water, food ethics, energy ethics, comparative philosophy of religions, and the history of philosophy. The department seeks a dynamic individual who is interested in exploring ways that their area of expertise intersects with contemporary social issues and public debates.

PhD in Religious Studies or Comparative Religions, and related fields.

As a faculty member in a doctorate-granting department at a Research-1 university, the candidate must have a publishing record consistent with university standards, and experience or preparedness to teach and mentor graduate students. The candidate must have some experience teaching Jainism and Asian religions.

The candidate would teach some of the following undergraduate courses: Hinduism; Islam; Buddhism; World Religions; Philosophy of Religion; Religion in American Society; and Religion and the Environment.

The successful candidate will also be able to teach graduate courses in our MA and PhD programs in philosophy in the candidate’s area of expertise and to develop new courses pertinent to our department’s focus on social and environmental philosophy.

Candidates with a commitment to mentoring historically underrepresented racial and ethnic groups and/or first-generation college students are especially encouraged to apply.

A demonstrated ability to attain grant funding for research and/or projects is preferred.

AOS: Postcolonialism, Multiculturalism, and Religion / AOC: Jainism and other Asian religions