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Assistant Professor, Philosophy

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Position Number 30194
Class Title Assistant Professor, Philosophy
Administrative Title No Administrative Function
Job Description

The Department of Philosophy at the University of Central Florida (UCF) seeks to hire an assistant professor of philosophy with specialization in the history of philosophy and any of the following: African American Philosophy, Latin American Philosophy, Native American Philosophy, or philosophy of race (broadly construed). The department seeks competency in one or more of the following areas: philosophy of law, philosophy of science and/or specialized sciences, formal logic, and/or social/political philosophy. The teaching load is 5 (3/2) classes per academic year prior to tenure. Research expectations are consistent with productivity in the discipline in a major metropolitan research university. The position includes usual service activity. This is a 9-month, tenure-earning position with the possibility of optional summer teaching. The position is expected to begin August 8, 2018.

UCF is a major metropolitan research university located in Orlando, Florida, with over 66,000 students and an expansive main campus. Among UCF’s values are commitment to diversity, partnerships, and excellence in graduate and undergraduate education. The successful candidate will join the Department of Philosophy in the College of Arts and Humanities, which includes departments of English, Writing and Rhetoric, Modern Languages and Literatures, History, Philosophy, The School of Visual Arts and Design, the School of Performing Arts, and the Florida Interactive Entertainment Academy. The Department of Philosophy includes degree programs in Philosophy, Humanities, and Religious Studies, and graduate certificate programs in cognitive sciences and theoretical and applied ethics.

Position Minimum Qualifications

An awarded Ph.D. in philosophy or a closely related area from an accredited institution by May 31, 2018. The successful candidate must also have university-level teaching and research experience appropriate to time before, during or since degree conferral, or at least one year (or its equivalent) of full time university level teaching and research experience.


1) Evidence of success or considerable promise in research productivity in publications and/or externally funded activity is highly desirable; 2) ability to contribute to department efforts to recruit and retain students, and 3) demonstrated experience in teaching or ability to teach from among the following: introductory level courses in philosophy; upper-level course(s) in the AOS and AOC; upper level courses in the history of philosophy that contribute to the major; online courses; interdisciplinary courses.

Special Conditions
Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

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: As a Florida public university, UCF makes all application materials and selection procedures available to the public upon request.

Additional Application Materials Required

The university requires that all applicants apply online at
In addition to the online application, please attach the following documents at the time of application: 1) a cover letter including an explanation of the applicant’s academic work that is consistent with the position description; 2) a curriculum vitae including the names and contact information for three professional references; 3) a writing sample of a published or in-progress work of no more than 20 pages; 4) evidence of teaching effectiveness; and 5) the position qualifications questionnaire that is downloadable at

NOTE: 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 January 4, 2018. The review process will begin once the application period has closed. Finalists for the position will be interviewed initially by Skype or other video/audio conferencing method. For any questions, contact the search committee chair, Dr. Nancy Stanlick, at

The selected candidate will be required to provide official transcripts.

FTE 1.0-Full-Time
Requisition Number 701186
Job Open Date 11/10/2017
Job Close Date 01/04/2018
Open until filled No
Division Academic Affairs
College/Area College of Arts and Humanities (CAH)
Department CAH-Philosophy and Humanities
Annual Salary Negotiable
Type of Appointment Regular
Job Category Faculty
Work Location Orlando (Main)
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