Assistant Professor in Philosophy of Law /College of Liberal Arts

Employer
University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
Location
Texas, United States
Salary
Salary Not specified
Closing date
Sep 27, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Humanities, Philosophy
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Job Details



Assistant Professor in Philosophy of Law /College of Liberal Arts

Job Class Code: 10031
FLSA: Exempt
Posting Number: FRGV1198
Location: Rio Grande Valley
Division/Organization: Provost - Academic Affairs
Appointment Period for Non-Tenure Position:
Tenure Status: Tenure Track
FTE: 1

Scope of Job:
The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley seeks applicants for an Assistant Professor of Philosophy position beginning in the 2022-2023 academic year who specialize in diverse and critical approaches to law or law and race, broadly construed. Successful candidates will demonstrate interest and ability to lead our department's new Pre-Law concentration by sparking student interest, ​advising, and recruiting, creating new courses, and working across disciplinary lines with other programs and departments. We are especially interested in candidates who combine their expertise in law with issues of contemporary social relevance, especially race but also health, immigration, environment, gender, sexuality, language, religion, or class. If applicable, we welcome candidates to show how their work might engage with issues of importance to the Rio Grande Valley and the U.S./Mexico border or if candidates have the ability to engage with linguistically diverse communities. Successful candidates will demonstrate research potential consistent with UTRGV's vision of an emerging research institution and a dedication to teaching at all levels, primarily on the Brownsville campus.



Minimum Qualifications:
A Ph.D. in Philosophy, J.D. or S.J.D, or Ph.D. in a related field from an accredited university of higher education prior to start date of Fall 2022. ABDs will be considered, but a conferred doctorate by September 1, 2022 is required for appointment.

Discipline Specific Required Qualifications:


Preferred Qualification:


Salary: Commensurate with Qualifications and Experience
License or Certification Required?: No
Number of Vacancies: 1
Desired Start Date: 09/01/2022

EEO Statement:
EEO Statement
It is the policy of The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley to promote and ensure equal employment opportunities for all individuals without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information or protected veteran status. In accordance with the requirements of Title VII of the civil rights act of 1964, the title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended, our University is committed to comply with all government requirements and ensures non-discrimination in its education programs and activities, including employment. We encourage women, minorities and differently abled persons to apply for employment positions of interest.
Diversity Statement
UTRGV is a Hispanic-serving Institution dedicated to student success and building a diverse faculty committed to working in a multicultural environment. UTRGV has an NSF ADVANCE grant to increase the representation of women in STEM fields and to promote a positive, family friendly workplace for all faculty. We strongly encourage applications from women and minorities.

Open Date: 07/27/2021

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Dear Applicant, Human Resources will not be held responsible for redacting any confidential information from the documents you attach with your application. The confidential information includes the following: *Date of Birth *Social Security Number *Gender *Ethnicity/Race Please make sure that you omit this information prior to submission. We are advising that Human Resources will be forwarding your application to the department as per your submission.

Additional Information:
UTRGV is a distributed institution. As such and as assigned, the position may require presence at multiple locations throughout the Rio Grande Valley. Work is performed primarily in a general office environment. This position is security sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of the Texas Education Code §51.215. The retirement plan for this position is Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS), subject to the position being at least 20 hours per week and at least 135 days in length. This position has the option to elect the Optional Retirement Program (ORP) instead of TRS, subject to the position being 40 hours per week and at least 135 days in length.

Please Note:
Texas law requires faculty members whose primary language is not English to demonstrate proficiency in English as determined by a satisfactory paper-based a test score of 500 (computer-based of 173 or internet-based of 61) on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or a satisfactory test score of 6.0 on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Required Documents:
1. Research Statement must be 1 page.
2. Teaching Philosophy that includes example syllabi and teaching scores is preferred.

To apply, visit https://careers.utrgv.edu/postings/29632

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