The Department of Philosophy and the Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (PPE) Program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill seek to appoint a non-tenure track Teaching Assistant Professor and core faculty member in the PPE Program, to begin July 1, 2024. The initial appointment will be for a term of two years with the possibility of renewal for a third year. The successful candidate will also hold the title of Postdoctoral Fellow in the Applied Epistemology Project (aep.unc.edu), a multi-year PPE project directed by Prof. Alex Worsnip that began in 2022, and will work as an integral part of that project.
The successful candidate will teach two undergraduate PPE-related courses per semester and be actively involved in the Applied Epistemology Project and its events. This candidate should have an AOS in epistemology and/or in social and political philosophy, ideally with an AOC in the other area. They should also be able and willing to teach courses that count toward the PPE minor. Further information about the PPE Program and its courses is available at ppe.unc.edu.
The position offers salary commensurate with qualifications and state health benefits. The department of Philosophy welcomes all to apply including, women, black, indigenous, and other people of color, veterans, LGBTIQA+, individuals with disabilities, and members of other groups.
Applicants should submit the following materials: a cover letter (which speaks directly to the candidate’s qualifications and enthusiasm both for contributing to the Applied Epistemology Project and for teaching PPE), CV, writing sample, and evidence concerning quality of teaching. Candidates will also be asked to provide the names and contact details of a minimum of three and a maximum of five professional references at the time of application. To guarantee full consideration, candidates should apply by December 1, 2023, when review of applications will begin. Please direct questions regarding the position to Alex Worsnip, Applied Epistemology Project Director; email@example.com.
Primary Purpose of Organizational Unit:
The Philosophy, Politics & Economics (PPE) Program is a rapidly growing interdisciplinary program at the University of North Carolina that focuses on the intersection of the three disciplines in its title, where concerns for efficiency, and commitments to rights, justice, and liberty, are applied to social and political institutions. The PPE Program houses the international Philosophy, Politics & Economics Society, provides a regular influx of faculty on multi-year non-tenure track positions (which the program then works to place), offers an undergraduate PPE Minor, and runs an active extra-curricular program. The PPE Program is looking into offering either a PPE major or a five-year combined BA/MA PPE degree, developing a distinctive study abroad experience with two other universities, and cultivating an alumni/ae network and internship program. We will also be introducing a newly-funded PPE Distinguished Lecture Series. The PPE Program is committed to integrating abstract work in philosophy, political science, and economics with the informed and practical understanding of social, economic, political and moral problems
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:
PhD in Philosophy
Preferred Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience:
This candidate should have an AOS in epistemology and/or in social and political philosophy, ideally with an AOC in the other area.
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Department Contact Name and Title:
Alex Worsnip - Associate Professor
Department Contact Phone or Email:
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Hiring Supervisor: Matthew L Kotzen
Equal Opportunity Employer Statement:
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.
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