The Department of Philosophy at the University of Hartford invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin August 2019.
Preferred area of specialization: Social and Political Philosophy.
Desirable areas of competence: one or more of the following: Philosophy of Race, Philosophy of Gender, Feminist Philosophy, Environmental Philosophy.
There may be an option to request a shortened probationary period for more experienced candidates.
The successful candidate will teach undergraduate courses, both introductory and advanced, with a teaching load of 3 courses per semester. These will normally include core courses in the major, such as the History of Western Philosophy and Practical Reasoning, as well as more specialized offerings in the candidate's areas of competence, and in the general area of Philosophy and Social Justice. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to help propose and design new programming in Philosophy and Social Justice. There will be also be opportunities to teach in our innovative University Interdisciplinary Studies program.
Candidates should be able to demonstrate a willingness and ability to employ technology in teaching, and a willingness to help students improve their writing. Candidates will be expected to engage in a research program leading to publication appropriate to the discipline. Successful applicants will be expected to participate in departmental and school committees, advise students, contribute to a culture of inclusion and campus diversity, and contribute to student recruitment and retention.
Candidates must have completed a Ph.D. (or equivalent degree) in Philosophy or related discipline by the time of appointment - August 15, 2019. ABD candidates with a completion date by August 15, 2019 will be considered. Successful candidates will be able to demonstrate excellent teaching, communication, and interpersonal skills, a commitment to diversity in teaching and/or research, and be able to show evidence of scholarly achievement and promise.
Interested candidates should apply by November 26, 2018 online at: https://hartford.peopleadmin.com/postings/2257
Dossiers must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, three confidential letters of reference (provide referees' email addresses and the system will ask them for confidential letters), writing sample, graduate transcript (unofficial transcript is acceptable at application stage), statement of teaching philosophy, diversity statement (a description of how the applicant would contribute to the development of a diverse and inclusive learning community at the University through teaching, research, and/or service), and teaching portfolio (sample syllabi, evidence of teaching experience and effectiveness).
Questions may be addressed to Ftfsearch@hartford.edu. Review of applications will begin November 19 and continue until a successful candidate has been selected. The Search Committee plans to conduct Skype interviews in December and hopes to invite finalists to campus for interviews and a teaching demonstration early in the spring term of 2019.
The University of Hartford is an open and welcoming community, which values diversity in all its forms. In addition, the University aspires to have its faculty and staff reflect the rich diversity of its student body and the Hartford region. Candidates committed to working with diverse populations and conversant in multicultural issues are encouraged to apply. The University of Hartford is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer, Male/Female/Disabled/Veteran. Women and members of under-represented groups are encouraged to apply. EEO/AA/M/F/D/V.
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