Lecturer, Philosophy

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Work type: Faculty
Location: Main Campus (Orlando)
Categories: Arts & Humanities

Classification Title:

Lecturer, Philosophy

Administrative Title:

No Administrative Function

Job Description:

The Department of Philosophy in the College of Arts and Humanities (CAH) invites applications for a lecturer in Philosophy. The teaching load is eight (4/4) courses per academic year. This is a nine-month, non-tenure earning position with the possibility of optional summer teaching. The position is expected to begin August 8, 2022.


The successful candidate will primarily fill needs in staffing sections of our state-listed GEP course, PHI 2010 Introduction to Philosophy, as well as other philosophy program needs as indicated in the preferences below.


One of the nation’s largest universities at nearly 70,000 students, UCF is a metropolitan, Hispanic-serving institution (HSI) that promotes a diverse and inclusive environment, with students from 50 states and 148 countries. UCF recently achieved the Carnegie Foundation’s highest classifications for research activity and community engagement. For more information about UCF, please visit the website at http://www.ucf.edu.


The Department of Philosophy includes degree programs in Philosophy, Humanities and Cultural Studies, and Religion and Cultural Studies, and graduate certificate programs in Cognitive Sciences and Theoretical and Applied Ethics. For more information about the department, please visit our website at https://philosophy.cah.ucf.edu/. 


AA-College of Arts and Humanities, Department of Philosophy

Type of Appointment:


Advertised Annual Salary:


Minimum Qualifications:

Ph.D. in Philosophy or a related area from an accredited institution by July 31, 2022.

Preferred Qualifications:

1)      One year (or its equivalent) of full-time university-level teaching experience;

2)      Evidence of ability to teach courses in Reasoning (Philosophical Reasoning, Logic and Ethics, and/or Critical Thinking), particularly with innovative and research-current approaches, and courses in two or more of the following: Contemporary Philosophy, Pragmatism, and African-American Philosophy;

3)      Evidence of ability to teach large auditorium sections of introductory courses;

4)      Experience in teaching (or demonstrated ability to teach) interdisciplinary courses that contribute to departmental programs in Humanities and Cultural Studies and Religion and Cultural Studies.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

This is a repost position. Previous applicants are still being considered and do not need to reapply.


Additional Application Materials Required:

The university requires that all applicants apply online at https://www.ucf.edu/jobs. In addition to the online application, applicants must also submit the following: (1) a cover letter that speaks to the candidate’s suitability to the position; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) a statement of teaching philosophy; (4) evidence of teaching effectiveness, including a syllabus for Introduction to Philosophy and for one the courses listed in the preferences above; and (5) the contact information for three professional references. Candidates may also submit other documents, including a maximum 10,000-word writing sample. 


NOTE: Please have all documents ready when applying so they can be attached at the time of application. Once the online submission process is finalized, the system does not allow applicants to submit additional documents at a later date. 


The application deadline is Thursday, February 3, 2022. Review of applications will begin once the position is closed.  Candidates will not be considered until all the above required materials are received.  Candidates are responsible for ensuring all materials have been uploaded correctly.


The selected candidate will be required to provide official transcripts.


For further questions about this position, please contact the search committee chair, Dr. Donald E. Jones at donjones@ucf.edu.

Florida Clause:

Unless explicitly stated in the job posting, it is UCF’s expectation that an employee of UCF will reside in Florida as of the date the employment begins.

Additional Requirements related to Research Positions:

Pursuant to Florida State Statute 1010.35, prior to offering employment to certain individuals in research related positions, UCF is required to conduct additional screening. Applicants subject to additional screening include any citizen of a foreign country who is not a permanent resident of the U.S., or who is a citizen or permanent resident but is affiliated with or has had at least 1 year of education, employment, or training in China, Cuba, Iran, Russia, North Korea, Syria, or Venezuela.

The additional screening requirements only apply to research-related positions, including, but not limited to faculty, graduate positions, individuals compensated by research grants or contract funds, post-doctoral positions, undergraduate positions, visiting assistant professors, and visiting research associates.

These requirements do not apply to U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents if the employment or training was/is through an agency of the U.S. Government.  For more information on what information must be provided and the screening process, please see: https://corona.research.ucf.edu/screening-process-for-research-positions/.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

The University of Central Florida is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law. UCF's Equal Opportunity Statement can be viewed at: http://www.oie.ucf.edu/documents/PresidentsStatement.pdf. As a Florida public university, UCF makes all application materials and selection procedures available to the public upon request. The UCF's affirmative action plans for qualified individuals with disabilities and protected Veterans are available for inspection in the Office for Institutional Equity, Monday through Friday, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., upon request.


The University of Central Florida is proud to be a smoke-free campus and an E-Verify employer.

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