JOB – Assistant Prof. University of Oregon

The University of Oregon (Eugene) is seeking applicants for a tenure track, Assistant Professor of Philosophy position, beginning fall quarter, 2017.
Applications must be received by 18 November 2016.

  • AOS: Ethics – broadly construed for a pluralistic department (with faculty working in and across Continental, Feminist, American, Analytic, Latin American and Latino/a Philosophies, and Philosophies of Race and Ethnicity).
  • AOC: Open, the following areas preferred: African American; History of Philosophy; Feminist Epistemology (epistemic injustice); Environmental Philosophy; Philosophy of Science and Technology; Asian, Middle Eastern Philosophy; and Social/Political Philosophy.

The Department is pluralistic, with an expansive view of the discipline, and provides an intellectual climate conducive to multidisciplinary scholarship. We are looking for someone who has a broad philosophical orientation that encompasses a variety of perspectives and demonstrates a commitment and ability to work in a pluralistic environment. We want candidates who reach beyond moral theory to develop an engaged, embodied, culturally situated moral philosophy. Such a candidate would be interested in topics such as contemporary moral issues, environmental philosophy, feminist ethics, new research in moral psychology, and issues arising from gender and sexuality, race and racism, and economic inequality in a global context. We also seek candidates with a commitment to working effectively with students, faculty, and staff from diverse backgrounds.

Expectations of teaching include introductory, middle-level, and advanced undergraduate courses, graduate teaching in the area of specialization, mentoring of graduate student research, and directing theses at the undergraduate and graduate level. The University of Oregon is on the academic quarter system, and the standard teaching load is presently five courses across three terms each year.

Undergraduate teaching experience, an appropriate record of research and publication, and Ph.D. are required. Ph.D. in hand is preferred at the time of application. Salary will be competitive depending on qualifications.

For further information, contact Beata Stawarska or Bonnie Mann, or refer to the job listing here.

To assure full consideration, applications must be received by 18 November 2016, but the position will remain open until filled. Complete applications, including a letter of interest, C.V., three letters of recommendation, and a writing sample should be filed online here.

The University of Oregon is located in Eugene, Oregon, 110 miles south of Portland and about an hour’s drive from the Pacific coast and the Cascade mountains. The Eugene-Springfield metro area (pop. 351,000) is noted for its dynamic quality of life and progressive cultural environment. The University of Oregon, enrolling over 20,552 undergraduate and 3,573 graduate students, is an AAU research institution and a member of the Pac-12 conference.

The University of Oregon is a EO/AA/Veterans/Disability Institution committed to cultural diversity.