The Philosophy program at the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) seeks an Assistant Professor of Philosophy (tenure-track) with an AOS: Open (Ethics, Health, Medicine, Biomedical Sciences) and AOC: Ethics with an anticipated start date of August 17, 2020. We are looking for a candidate who can build bridges across disciplinary boundaries on issues related to the areas of ethics, health, medicine, and the biomedical sciences.
The successful candidate will be expected to teach a range of lower level and upper level courses— particularly in ethics—that contribute to the general education curriculum, the Philosophy major, and a new Medical Humanities major. The position carries a standard 3-3 teaching load, research, and service expectations. The PhD in Philosophy is required before August 17, 2020.
The successful candidate will be connected to the newly established program in Medical Humanities within the Kooser Health Humanities Center focusing on the role that humanities, social sciences, and healing arts play in enhancing wellness and reducing illness in the lives of patients, families, communities, and health care professionals To support a vision of a nationally recognized program and promote interdisciplinary collaboration in the Medical Humanities, UNO is conducting simultaneous hires within anthropology, geography, and philosophy.
The successful candidate will also have the opportunity to engage with relevant researchers at the University of Nebraska Medical Center.
UNO is a Doctoral/Research institution with over 15,000 students. The Philosophy program at UNO offers three different concentrations within its Philosophy major: (i) Generalist; (ii) Ethics, Law, and Social-Political Philosophy; and (iii) Philosophy of Brain and Mind.
The UNO Mission:
As both a Metropolitan University of distinction and a Carnegie Doctoral Research Institution, the mission of UNO is to transform and improve the quality of life locally, nationally, and globally.
Our mission emphasizes the importance of diversity and inclusiveness with 37% of our students being first generation and 26% of our students being students of color. UNO is also nationally recognized as a top college for Veterans.
Our mission also focuses on the importance of community engagement. In particular, UNO is home to the Barbara Weitz Community Engagement Center (CEC). The CEC, the first facility of its kind in the United States, partners UNO resources with community needs and is home to more than 30 nonprofit, government, and UNO partner organizations.
UNO is also home to two major full-tuition financial need-based scholarship programs that make our high quality undergraduate education as broadly accessible as possible.
The Goodrich Scholarship Program was created almost 50 years ago to provide hard-working, academically proven students with financial need an opportunity for a quality education that they otherwise could not afford. Of the approximately 230 current student scholars, over 70% are first generation and over 65% are students of color. The Goodrich Program is also proud of the diversity of its students with respect to rural/urban background, ability/disability, and sexual orientation.
Since 2008, the Thompson Learning Community (funded through the Buffett Foundation) has provided full-ride scholarships to students in financial need. Of the approximately 1150 current student scholars (1 out of every 9 undergraduates in the university), 65% are first generation and over 65% are students of color.
To learn more about the mission, vision, and values of the University of Nebraska at Omaha, visit https://www.unomaha.edu/about-uno/mission.php.
UNO has a strong commitment to achieving diversity among faculty and staff. We are particularly interested in receiving applications from members of under-represented groups and strongly encourage women and persons of color to apply. The University of Nebraska does not discriminate based on race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation in its programs, activities, or employment.
Applications for the philosophy position should be made on-line at https://unomaha.peopleadmin.com/postings/9779. Review of applications will begin on November 11, 2019, and continue until the position is filled.
- A letter of application
- A complete CV
- Letters of recommendation
- Unofficial graduate transcripts
- 1 writing sample (uploaded under “Portfolio”)