University of North Texas Department of Philosophy and Religion
The successful candidate should currently hold a tenured position at the rank of Professor.
Review of applications will begin on December 10th and continue until the search is closed.
The University of North Texas Department of Philosophy and Religion invites applications for Department Chair. The department chair position is a 12-month appointment, beginning fall 2016. AOS: Open. AOC: Open. The successful candidate should currently hold a tenured position at the rank of Professor, have a strong record of scholarship in or supportive of the department’s long-standing and/or emerging interests (see below), and a record of teaching excellence at the undergraduate and/or graduate level. Ph.D. or other terminal degree in philosophy, religious studies, or a related discipline required. Administrative experience at the level of department chair or above, evidence of success in obtaining external funding, and a demonstrated interest in interdisciplinary research and international collaboration is highly desirable. It is anticipated that the new chair will build upon the department’s existing strengths, while working together with faculty to envision a vibrant and sustainable future. Teaching responsibilities are two courses a year. Rank and salary are commensurate with qualifications and experience. Salary and benefits are competitive. The position reports to the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences.
The UNT Department of Philosophy and Religion Studies is a world leader in the area of environmental philosophy, complemented by a specialization in religion and ecology/nature. The other strengths of the department include comparative environmental ethics, the philosophy of ecology and conservation biology, and the philosophy of science, technology, and society. The department is home to Environmental Ethics (the journal), the Center for Environmental Philosophy, the Water Project, and the Sub-Antarctic Biocultural Conservation Program and Environmental Philosophy Field Station in southern Chile. UNT offers BA degrees in both philosophy and religion and MA and Ph.D. degrees in philosophy. Further information about the department can be found at www.phil.unt.edu.
With 37,000 students, the University of North Texas is the nation’s 25th largest public university. As the largest and most comprehensive university in Dallas-Ft. Worth, UNT serves as a catalyst for creativity and fuels progress, innovation and entrepreneurship for the North Texas region and the state. UNT offers 97 bachelor’s, 82 master’s, and 35 doctoral degree programs, many nationally and internationally recognized. UNT’s ultimate mission is to give a “green light to greatness” by helping its students, region, state and nation excel. UNT is a public research university deeply committed to advancing educational excellence and preparing students to become thoughtful, engaged, citizens of the world. Additional information about the University of North Texas can be found at http://www.unt.edu.
Applicants must submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a narrative describing scholarly research, a statement of administrative philosophy, and evidence of teaching effectiveness via UNT’s Faculty Jobs portal at https://facultyjobs.unt.edu system identification number 6001162. References will be requested from candidates under consideration and will not be contacted until candidates are notified. Review of applications will begin on December 10th and continue until the search is closed. Please direct any inquiries to Dr. Steven Cobb, search committee chair at firstname.lastname@example.org. The University of North Texas is an AA/ADA/EOE.