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Visiting Assistant Professor - Philosophy

University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
Wisconsin, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
May 16, 2024

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

Visiting Assistant Professor - Philosophy

Position Number - 02377612
Division - College of Letters & Science
Department - B483700 PHILOSOPHY
Position Type - Teaching Academic Staff
Appointment Type - Fixed Term/Project, Teaching
Pay Basis - Academic
Salary Grade - Cat B
FLSA Status - Exempt
Percent - 100%
Posting Type - Faculty & Instructional

UWM Description
The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) is Wisconsin's second-largest university, with a unique dual mission of access and research to provide high-quality education for students from all backgrounds. UWM is one of 146 top research universities recognized as “R1” by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. Along with its main campus in Milwaukee, UWM has branch campuses in Waukesha and Washington County.

UWM celebrates, values and promotes the diverse voices and experiences of its students and employees and our community partners. We believe diversity enriches and strengthens our institution. UWM is committed to providing equitable access to opportunities for students and employees from every background. We aspire to create a campus climate that is welcoming to all. Learn more here:

School/College/Division Description
The Department of Philosophy at UWM offers a comprehensive curriculum designed to provide students with an understanding of historical and contemporary work in theoretical and practical philosophy at both the undergraduate and graduate level. Our department has an internationally recognized terminal MA program that regularly places students in top PhD programs.

Job Summary
The Department of Philosophy at The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee is seeking to make a one-year appointment at the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor during the 2024/2025 academic year. Candidates for this position should specialize or have competence in some area of broadly normative/practical philosophy. The person filling this position will teach three courses each semester (fall and spring). Teaching responsibilities include both graduate-level courses in our terminal MA program, upper-level undergraduate courses for our majors, and introductory courses for non-majors. The Visiting Assistant Professor will teach the following courses in the fall semester of 2024:
  • Either Philos 101: Introduction to Philosophy (online) or Philos 241: Introductory Ethics (online). These are each lower-level undergraduate courses.
  • Philos 355/355G: Political Philosophy (online). This is an upper-level undergraduate course that has a graduate component should any graduate students choose to enroll.
  • Philos 941: Seminar in Ethics and Social and Political Philosophy (face-to-face). This is a graduate-level seminar. The topic is to be determined by the instructor.

  • Teaching assignments for the spring semester of 2025 will be similar to the fall semester.
    The teaching responsibilities for this position are hybrid. The person filling this position is expected to be in or commute to the Milwaukee area to fulfill face-to-face teaching responsibilities during the 2024/2025 academic year.

    Minimum Qualifications
  • A PhD in philosophy or expected completion of a PhD in philosophy by August 2024

    Preferred Qualifications
  • Evidence of strong scholarly research potential
  • Evidence of ability to teach graduate-level courses in broadly normative areas of philosophy
  • Evidence of ability to teach ethics and political philosophy at the introductory and advanced undergraduate levels

    Target Salary Range
    $52,000/academic year.

    Benefits and Total Rewards
    As part of UWM's commitment to supporting the success of our team members through positive experiences, employees are provided with Benefits to Benefit You and Your Life. UWM offers a comprehensive benefits package and contributes towards the cost of several benefit plans. Employees with a qualifying position also receive an extensive leave package including vacation, sick leave (with no expiration), personal holiday, and paid legal holidays. Please visit this link to view summary benefits information. (Compensation figures are for example purposes only.) UWM Benefits to Benefit You and Your Life

    Application Instructions
    Applicants will be expected to provide:
  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum Vita
  • One writing sample and/or research statement
  • Statement of teaching interests (attach to Teaching Philosophy)
  • Names and contact details for three references

  • In instances where the Search and Screen Committee is unable to ascertain from a candidate's application materials whether the applicant meets any of the qualifications, the applicant will be evaluated as not meeting such qualifications.

    Application Deadline - 05/28/2024
    Continuous (Open Until Filled?) - No
    Position Contact Name - Emily Hart
    Contact Phone - 414-229-2826
    Contact Email -

    Application Notes
    For this position, applicants are required to apply online. UWM will not consider paper, emailed or faxed applications. Additionally, applicants must complete all required fields and attach any required documents. The process is complete when the message “Your application has been submitted” is displayed and you receive a confirmation number.

    Legal Notices
    AA/EO Statement
    UWM is an AA/EO employer: All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, or protected veteran status.

    Reasonable Accommodations
    UWM provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment. Employment opportunities will not be denied because of the need to make reasonable accommodations for a qualified individual with a disability. If you need assistance or accommodation in applying because of a disability, please contact or 414-229-4463. This job announcement and other material on this site will be made available in alternate formats upon request to an individual with a disability.

    Confidentiality of Applicant Materials
    UWM is a State agency and subject to Wisconsin's Open Records Law. UWM will not, however, reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing except as may be required by Wisconsin's Open Records law. In certain circumstances, the identities of “final candidates” and/or the identity of the appointed applicant must be revealed upon request.

    CBC and Reference Check Policy
    Employment will require a criminal background check. UWM takes the prevention of sexual misconduct seriously. As such, you and your references will be required to answer questions regarding any past findings of sexual violence and sexual harassment or any pending allegations of sexual violence or sexual harassment.

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    Employment Authorization
    In compliance with federal law, all persons at the time of their start date will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.

    Job Categories
    Faculty/Instruction - Humanities

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