Lecturer in Philosophy

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

Classification Title:

Lecturer in 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 9-month, non-tenure earning, position with the possibility of optional summer teaching. 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. The position is expected to begin August 8, 2020.


One of the nation’s largest universities, at nearly 70,000 students, the University of Central Florida (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. The successful candidate will join the Department of Philosophy in the College of Arts and Humanities. The department includes degree programs in Philosophy, Humanities & Cultural Studies, and Religion & Cultural Studies, and graduate certificate programs in Cognitive Sciences and Theoretical and Applied Ethics. For more information about the Department of Philosophy, please visit our website at https://philosophy.cah.ucf.edu/.  For more information about UCF, please visit the website at http://www.ucf.edu.


College of Arts and Humanities-Department of Philosophy

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Minimum Qualifications:

Candidates must have been awarded a Ph.D. in philosophy or a related area from an accredited institution by May 31, 2020.

Preferred Qualifications:

Preference will be given to candidates who have at least one year (or its equivalent) of full-time university-level teaching experience; who can teach courses in Reasoning, particularly innovative and research-current approaches to Reasoning, and courses in two or more of the following: Contemporary Philosophy, Pragmatism, American Philosophy, or Ethics, noting emerging technology and its role in society; and to those who have demonstrated ability to teach online courses, and for experience in teaching (or demonstrated ability to teach) interdisciplinary courses that contribute to departmental programs in Humanities & Cultural Studies and Religion & Cultural Studies.

Additional Application Materials Required:

The university requires that all candidates apply online at https://www.ucf.edu/jobs. In addition to the online application, candidates must also submit the following: (1) a cover letter; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) evidence of teaching effectiveness; and (4) the contact information for three professional references.


NOTE: Please have all documents ready when applying so they can be attached at that time. 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 April 9, 2020. Review of applications will begin once the position is closed. Candidates will not be considered until all of the above 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.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

As an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, UCF encourages all qualified applicants to apply, including women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of traditionally underrepresented populations. 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 University of Central Florida is proud to be a smoke-free campus and an E-Verify employer.

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