Assistant Professor - Philosophy - Utah Valley University in Orem Utah

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Utah Valley University

Orem, Utah

United States

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Detailed Job Description

The Department of Philosophy and Humanities at Utah Valley University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning August, 2016. AOS: Environmental Philosophy. AOC: Open. 4/4 teaching load, upper and lower division. Internet and evening courses possible. Ph.D. ABD with strong evidence of imminent completion will be considered. Candidates must have experience teaching in a college/university setting, and show evidence of commitment to teaching, scholarship, and service. Applicants who can teach environmental philosophy from a diversity of cultural and theoretical perspectives are encouraged to apply, as are applicants from underrepresented groups. The successful candidate joins a vibrant and collegial department.

Minimum Qualifications

Graduation from an accredited institution with terminal, earned degree appropriate to discipline. ABD accepted. Knowledge and skill in current instructional theories, strategies, techniques, and discipline content. Evidence of potential for scholarly/creative work consistent with a teaching university. See preferred qualifications for discipline or program-specific minimum qualifications.

Preferred Qualifications

Graduation from an accredited institution with a Ph.D. required (ABD accepted)
Experience teaching environmental philosophy from a diversity of cultural and theoretical perspectives.


Knowledge of and demonstrated competence in teaching environmental philosophy.


Skills in course development.

Skills in problem solving and decision making.

Skills in facilitating lectures.


Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing to a diverse group.

Ability to work independently.

Ability to use multimedia hardware/software in classroom teaching.

Pay Range


Special Instructions to Applicants

Candidates should submit a complete dossier on-line, including: cover letter, CV, evidence of teaching excellence, a writing sample, and at least three letters of reference. Applications submitted by November 23rd will be insured full consideration for interviews at the 2016 Eastern APA meeting in Washington D.C. Skype interviews can be arranged for those unable to attend the Eastern APA. The review of applications will begin November 23rd, and continue until the position is filled. Please address inquiries to Shannon Mussett at: Located in Orem, Utah, forty miles south of Salt Lake City, Utah Valley University is a growing regional state university of over 30,000 students, and home to the Center for the Study of Ethics. UVU offers competitive benefits and is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Equal Access Employer committed to an inclusive hiring process.

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Employment Type:Faculty
Degree Required: Doctorate
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Assistant Professor
Type of Faculty:Not Specified
Salary: See Job Description
Type of School:4 - Year / Masters Institution
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
Cover Letter