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
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.
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 http://www.uco.edu/la
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
Teaching courses in a variety of instructional modalities
(face-to-face, online, hybrid) may be necessary.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
with the subject ‘HUM/PHIL
TT Search - additional documents’.
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 email@example.com
(if possible, with the
subject line ‘HUM/PHIL TT Search - Reference letters’). These will
be uploaded to your application file.
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).
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
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
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
Reasonable accommodations (in accordance with ADA requirements) may
be made, upon request, to enable individuals with disabilities to
perform essential functions.