JOB – Asst. Prof., University of Wisconsin-Parkside

The Politics, Philosophy, and Law Department at the University of Wisconsin is looking to fill a 9-month Assistant Professor tenure-track position beginning fall 2012. The successful candidate will teach Introduction to Philosophy, and other courses primarily in Ethics. The person in this position will teach Applied Ethics courses such as criminal justice ethics, biomedical ethics, environmental ethics, business ethics, political & social ethics on a regular basis.

The University: The University of Wisconsin-Parkside is committed to academic excellence, student success, diversity and inclusiveness, and community engagement. UW-Parkside grants bachelor’s and master’s degrees in more than 30 academic programs and currently enrolls 5,200 students, many of whom are first-generation and nontraditional. UW-Parkside is the most ethnically diverse campus in the University of Wisconsin System with more than 22% students of color and 19% faculty and instructional staff of color. UW-Parkside benefits from the cultural diversity of the communities it serves in southeast Wisconsin. Located in northern Kenosha County in the Chicago-Milwaukee urban corridor, much of the university’s 700-acre campus has been preserved in its natural wooded and prairie state.

Application Deadline: January 20, 2012


  • Responsible for 21 credit teaching load.
  • Teaching courses, advising students and independent studies.
  • Maintain an active research program.
  • Service to the department and university; community service related to area of research.

Required Qualifications:

  • ABD in Philosophy will be considered for a one-year terminal appointment as a Lecturer, with conversion to tenure track Assistant Professor if all requirements for the Ph.D. are successfully completed by August 2013.
  • Experience and evidence of excellence in teaching
  • Publication record an asset; in its absence, potential for a successful research

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in Philosophy prior to appointment
  • Commitment to teaching a non-traditional, first generation, and racially & economically diverse student population.

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. The University of Wisconsin System provides a benefits package, including participation in a state pension plan.

Review of Applications:
Applications received by January 20th, 2012 are ensured full consideration; position is open until filled.

To Apply:
Interested candidates should submit the following, preferably in electronic format:

  • a cover letter outlining your qualifications for the position · curriculum vitae
  • teaching evaluations
  • one representative publication (or one sample of written work)
  • three letters of recommendation

Email submissions:

Mail submissions: attention Paul Aceto, Search Committee, Politics, Philosophy, and Law Department, University of Wisconsin-Parkside, P.O. Box 2000, Kenosha, WI 53141-2000.