The Department of History, Humanities and Modern Languages at Utah
Tech University (UT) in St. George, Utah, invites applications for
a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor in Humanities for Fall
Semester 2023. Area of specialization should be in non-western or
comparative studies, broadly construed. This can include, but is
not limited to, Asian, African, Latin American, or Indigenous
studies. The ideal candidate will have a diverse range of academic
interests and be able to participate in the interdisciplinary
nature of our program. The selected candidate is expected to teach
courses in religious studies, philosophy, and/or global studies at
an introductory and advanced level. The successful candidate will
be able to work with colleagues in these disciplines to develop new
and exciting courses applicable to students from many university
majors. The colleague hired for this position will be developing
and stewarding new courses and programs that work toward
integrating humanities, philosophy, and religious studies into a
larger dialogue with the university. The successful candidate could
contribute to the newly approved Philosophy minor and will be an
integral part of a proposed major in Humanities and Philosophy
currently being reviewed.
Utah Tech University is an open-enrollment, dual-mission teaching
institution dedicated to rigorous learning and the enrichment of
the professional and personal lives of its students and community.
The university’s new polytechnic mission is imagined as “a
human-centered approach to problem-solving.” The university is
committed to approaching this polytechnic mission as one that
supports and fosters the humanities, arts, interdisciplinary
learning, and a human-centered approach to technology. The
Philosophy and Humanities curriculum is designed to build critical
thinking skills through the interdisciplinary study of different
time periods and cultural contexts. Applicants will be expected to
be able to fulfill these program objectives by demonstrating an
interdisciplinary focus to their learning and research coupled with
strong teaching skills. Additional information about the Humanities
program is found online at https://humanities.utahtech.edu/
- Ability to teach introductory and upper division courses in
humanities and philosophy.
- Work with the department chair, program coordinator, and other
academic colleagues to develop and/or teach introductory and
upper-division topics courses in at least one of the following
disciplines: humanities, religious studies, philosophy, and global
- Participate in university and departmental student recruitment
and retention initiatives.
- Regularly teach in the University's General Education
- Serve as an advisor/mentor to students.
- Facilitate service learning and engagement with the
- Work with the department chair, the dean, and other faculty to
advance the university's mission, including:
- Conducting student assessment.
- Mentoring part-time instructor (adjunct faculty).
- Performing service for the college and university.
- Teach 24 credits per academic year as part of base teaching
- Maintain a research agenda/engagement with your discipline that
is appropriate to a teaching university (scholarship of pedagogy
and scholarship of discovery are equally valued; scholarship that
enhances the faculty member’s teaching is preferred).
- Fulfill faculty responsibilities including participating in
department events and committee meetings, holding regular office
hours, and advising students.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
POSITION DETAILS, COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS:
- PhD in philosophy, religious studies, or related field (with
evidence of a breadth of engagement of other disciplines) required.
ABD candidates will be considered but Ph.D. must be completed by
July 1, 2024.
- College-level teaching experience in philosophy, humanities,
and/or religious studies required, with a demonstrated ability to
successfully teach courses. Priority will be given to candidates
with experience teaching in multiple disciplines. Finalists will be
required to demonstrate competence via a teaching
- A background that complements existing faculty
- Ability to employ various communication and teaching
- Ability to communicate clearly with students, staff and
colleagues, both orally and in writing.
- An eagerness to engage with faculty, staff and administrators
to develop ways to improve the educational experience of
(9-month) tenure-track faculty position. Faculty service begins
August 2024, with pay and benefits starting July 1, 2024. Annual
salary of $56,000 - $59,000 depending on qualifications &
experience, with additional compensation available for optional
summer/overload teaching. Excellent benefits package included that
begins on start date; includes medical, dental, vision, employee
assistance and wellness programs, life, disability, retirement, and
undergraduate tuition waivers for employees and eligible
dependents. See https://humanresources.utahtech.edu/employee-benefits/
under 'Benefits Summary' for more details.
ELECTRONIC APPLICATION PROCEDURES:
Application review begins
October 9, 2023 ; position open until filled.
Candidates must submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, contact
information for three professional references (including email
addresses), transcripts, and a Student Success Statement (1-2 pages
about their teaching or other experience, successes, and challenges
in working with a diverse student population). Other documentation
is not necessary. Please upload all the requested documents when
you submit your application. Employment is contingent upon
successful completion and certification of required degrees and
upon successfully passing a background check. If, because of a
disability, you need special services or facilities to apply for
this opening, please call the Human Resources Office (435)
ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY:
Utah Tech University is an open,
inclusive, comprehensive, polytechnic institution, committed to
exceptional student learning and success that has adopted an
instructional approach of 'active learning. active life' and a
culture of innovation and entrepreneurship. We seek faculty and
staff committed to creating an active, applied and career-oriented
learning environment that is student-centered. Established in 1911
as a community college and in 2013 as a state university, Utah Tech
is located in picturesque southwestern Utah, approximately 120
miles north of Las Vegas. The area is renowned for its red rocks,
desert climate, over 300 days of sunshine annually, and featuring
easy access to world-class outdoor recreational opportunities.
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higher education, with more than 12,000 students. We offer over 250
programs, including masters, bachelors, associates, certificates,
endorsements, minors, and/or emphases. We seek to recruit and
retain diverse and ambitious faculty and staff who bring new ideas,
possess values and career aspirations aligned with the mission and
vision, and are inspired to build a premier open, inclusive,
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