University of Texas at Arlington — Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Tenure-Track

The University of Texas at Arlington
Department of Philosophy and Humanities
Assistant Professor, Tenure-Track

Job Summary
The Department of Philosophy and Humanities in the College of Liberal Arts, the University of Texas at Arlington, invites applications for an Assistant Professor, Tenure-Track.

Area of Specialization: Epistemology or Ethics
Areas of Competence: Epistemology and Ethics (including Biomedical Ethics)

In accordance with USCIS regulations, successful applicants must be legally able to accept work in the United States.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
In addition to research and teaching in Philosophy, the occupant of the position will be expected to take an active role in the development of the department’s Medical Humanities program. The teaching load is generally 3-2.

Required Qualifications
Required qualifications include a PhD in Philosophy with a specialization in Epistemology or Ethics, and demonstrated competence in Epistemology and Ethics, including Biomedical Ethics.

Preferred Qualifications
Preferred qualifications include considerable teaching experience and an interest in teaching or developing courses in Data Epistemology (to include Philosophy of Probabilistic Reasoning, Philosophy and Psychology of Inference, Bayesian Philosophy of Science), Medical Epistemology, and Epistemic Justice. Other desirable qualifications include competence in Asian Philosophy or some other area of Non-Western Philosophy or Latin American Philosophy. An interest in potential collaborations with the Department of Psychology’s Center for Internet Psychology and Persuasion is also a plus.

University Information
The University of Texas at Arlington is located in the heart of the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington metroplex, a vibrant and diverse metropolitan area that is home to over 7 million people, one of the fastest-growing tech economies in the United States, and a wide array of arts, entertainment, and cultural activities. UTA is a comprehensive teaching, research, and public service institution dedicated to the advancement of knowledge through scholarship and creative work. The University is committed to providing access and ensuring student success, and to a culture of innovation, entrepreneurship, and commercialization of discoveries by our community of scholars. With an enrollment of approximately 46,000 students, UTA is the largest institution in North Texas and the second-largest in the UT System. As a result of its combination of rigorous academics and innovative research, UTA is designated as a Carnegie R-1 “Very High Research Activity” institution and as a Texas Tier One institution. In 2021, UTA received the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award for its deep commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in higher education. UTA ranks No. 4 nationally in Military Times’ annual “Best for Vets: Colleges” list and No. 1 in Texas for the number of degrees awarded to African American students (Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, 2021). UTA is designated by the U.S. Department of Education as both a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution (AANAPISI), and it has the fifth-most ethnically diverse undergraduate population in the United States (U.S. News & World Report, 2023). UTA is among the top 50 performers nationwide for promoting social mobility of its graduates (U.S. News & World Report, 2023), and its approximately 250,000 alumni, including some who occupy leadership positions at many of the 23 Fortune 500 companies headquartered in North Texas, contribute to the UTA’s $22.2 billion annual economic impact on Texas.

Diversity Statement
Successful candidates are expected to demonstrate a commitment to diversity and equity in education through their scholarship, teaching, and/or service as well as a strong commitment to teaching, advising, and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students from diverse backgrounds. For more information on UT-Arlington’s diversity initiatives, please visit the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion webpage.

Special Instructions to Applicant
To apply applicants should go to http://uta.peopleadmin.com/ and submit the following materials:
(1) a cover letter, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) a writing sample, (4) a teaching portfolio (including teaching statement, sample syllabi, and student evaluations), (5) a statement on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, and (6) three letters of recommendation.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Full consideration will be given to applications received by December 15, 2022.

Questions may be addressed to: Daniel Giberman (daniel.giberman@uta.edu)

For more information about UTA, please visit: http://www.uta.edu/uta

EEO Statement – The University of Texas at Arlington is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to fostering a diverse, equitable and family-friendly environment in which all faculty and staff can excel irrespective of race, national origin, age, genetic or family medical history, gender, faith, gender identity and expression as well as sexual orientation. A criminal background check will be conducted on finalists. The UTA is a tobacco free campus. UTA also encourages applications from veterans.

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