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Assistant Professor and Director of the Jewish Studies Program

University of North Texas
Denton, Texas
Date posted
Nov 3, 2023

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

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Assistant Professor and Director of the Jewish Studies Program

AOS: Jewish Philosophy or Jewish Theology or Jewish Religious Studies.

AOC: Environmental Philosophy/Theology, Philosophy of Nature, Feminism, Social-Political Philosophy, Decolonial or Non-Western Philosophy, History of Philosophy.

The Department of Philosophy and Religion is the leading program in social-environmental philosophy and religion in the United States. We offer BA degrees in philosophy and religion, and MA and PhD degrees in philosophy.

UNT has a highly diverse campus with a wide range of languages spoken in addition to English. We welcome candidates who have experience withHSI/MSIs and/or who speak Spanish, Vietnamese, American Sign Language, Chinese (Cantonese, Mandarin and other variations), Arabic, Tagalog, Farsi, French, or/and Yoruba.

The Department of Philosophy and Religion is seeking an Assistant Professor who will also serve as the Director of the  Jewish Studies Program. 

In terms of research the successful candidate will have a focus related to Environmental Philosophy/Theology, Philosophy of Nature, Feminism, Latinx Thought, Social-Political Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Decolonial thought, Caribbean, or Afro-Jewish thought.

The successful candidate will typically teach a 2/2 load, including introductory and advanced undergraduate, and graduate courses in the area of expertise and to develop new courses related to our department’s focus on social and environmental philosophy.

The candidate’s department service will be devoted to directing the UNT Jewish Studies Program (JSP). Responsibilities include planning events, inviting speakers, recruiting students, and organizing activities to enhance student engagement and to increase the visibility of the JSP on campus.

Minimum Qualifications: PhD in Philosophy, Religious Studies, or Comparative Religions. 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 also have teaching experience teaching courses in Judaism.

Preferred Qualifications: Experience teaching Judaic Philosophy or Religion including some of the following: Ancient Greek Philosophy, Medieval Philosophy, Modern European Philosophy, Hebrew Bible, Rabbinic Judaism, Kabbalah, Judaism and Philosophy, Judaism and Religious Diversity, Philosophy of Religion, Theories and Methods in Religious Studies, Social-Political Philosophy, Feminism, Latinx or Decolonial Thought.

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The University of North Texas is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.


UNT’s Department of Philosophy and Religion is the leading program in environmental philosophy in the United States, with strengths in environmental justice, energy policy, food ethics, comparative philosophy of religions, philosophy of water, and biocultural conservation. The department 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 offer BA programs in philosophy and religion and MA, and PhD programs in philosophy.

The University of North Texas System and its component institutions are committed to equal opportunity and comply with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University of North Texas System and its component institutions do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, and employment practices.

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