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Humanities and Philosophy, Full-Time, Tenure-Track, Assistant Professor

University of Central Oklahoma
Oklahoma, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Sep 8, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Art History, Humanities, History, Other Humanities, Philosophy, Religion
Employment Type
Full Time
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Position Overview:

Teaches, advises and mentors students, evaluates student performance, and maintains department and student records in accordance with university policies. Adheres to the educational philosophy of the university. Works in a collaborative manner with colleagues and professional peers. Participates in university meetings that relate specifically to faculty. Serves on department, college, and university committees as requested. Prepares departmental reports as requested. Engages in teaching, service, and scholarly and/or creative activities as defined by the tenure and promotion policy in the UCO Employee and Faculty Handbook.

The Department of Humanities and Philosophy at the University of Central Oklahoma invites applications from a diverse group of qualified applicants for a tenure track position at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin August 2022.

The Humanities and Philosophy department is a joint department, consisting of seventeen full-time faculty in Humanities or in Philosophy. The department offers BA degrees in Humanities and in Philosophy; minors in Classical Studies, Humanities, Philosophy, and Religious Studies; and an MA degree in Liberal Studies. Both Humanities and Philosophy courses are components of the university's core curriculum required for all undergraduates. The Humanities program offers an interdisciplinary approach to the study of aesthetics, art, film, literature, and religion from diverse cultures across world history. Humanities faculty represent the many facets of the discipline, embodying in their teaching and research the interdisciplinary nature of the field. The Philosophy program covers core areas in philosophy and its history.

College/Department Overview :

The College of Liberal Arts currently has 113 full-time and 152 part-time faculty in 8 academic departments. The College serves the University's Core Curriculum programs and enrolls more than 2,850 undergraduate students and more than 300 graduate students in 34 undergraduate and 17 graduate majors. For further information see our website at .

Department Specific Essential Job Functions:

The successful applicant will be expected to teach introductory-level core curriculum courses in both Philosophy (Intro to Philosophy; Contemporary Moral Problems; Logic & Critical Thinking; Social and Political Philosophy) and in Humanities (General Humanities - Ancient to Medieval; General Humanities - Renaissance to Modern).

In addition, the successful applicant will be expected to teach upper-division courses in their area of specialty in Humanities and/or Philosophy. The ability to teach courses that expand our curricular offerings in non-Western Philosophy and/or Humanities is strongly preferred.

Teaching courses in a variety of instructional modalities (face-to-face, online, hybrid) may be necessary.

Submission Requirements:

Online application must include: cover letter - curriculum vitae - three letters of recommendation - academic writing sample - teaching portfolio (including teaching philosophy statement, list of courses taught, and at least two syllabi, one for an interdisciplinary Humanities course and one for a Philosophy course) - diversity statement - and degree transcripts for all degrees (Initial applications may be accompanied by unofficial transcripts). Confidential letters of recommendation may be emailed (if possible, with the subject line ‘HUM/PHIL TT Search - Reference letters’).

If you are unable to upload any of the requested documents to the UCO Careers application portal, please email them to with the subject ‘HUM/PHIL TT Search - additional documents’.

Preferred deadline:

Oct 15th 2021. Additional documentation many be requested at a later date. If you have confidential letters of reference, please instruct senders or letter services (e.g., Interfolio) to email letters of reference to (if possible, with the subject line ‘HUM/PHIL TT Search - Reference letters’). These will be uploaded to your application file.


Experience Required:

Teaching, research, departmental/school and university service is expected. A completed PhD in either Philosophy or in a Humanities field (such as Art History, Cinema Studies, History, Literature, Musicology, Religious Studies, Visual Culture, or other related disciplines), from a regionally accredited or internationally recognized college or university by beginning of appointment (exceptions require Academic Affairs approval).

Experience Preferred:

A complementary graduate degree from the other side of our department (e.g. a Philosophy MA with an Asian Studies PhD, or an Art History MA with a Philosophy PhD) is valued but not required.

Demonstrated ability to use interdisciplinary methods in teaching courses that incorporate a mix of ideas, literature, film, music, visual or performing arts is appreciated. Ability to diversify the curriculum in under-represented areas of humanities and/or philosophy is highly valued.

Significant teaching experience at the undergraduate level is preferred. Experience teaching diverse student populations is desirable.


Familiarity with online learning management systems (such as D2L) and web conference platforms (Teams, WebEx, Zoom) is valued.

Competence in a modern language other than English for participation in potential department/college study tours is desirable.

Physical Demands:

Reasonable accommodations (in accordance with ADA requirements) may be made, upon request, to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

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