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Company: University of Central Oklahoma
Location: Edmond, OK
Career Level: Entry Level
Industries: Government, Nonprofit, Education


Preference date for applications submitted before 3/16/2020 at 12:00 PM CST.

Position Overview:

Teaches, advises and mentors students, evaluates student performance, and maintains department and student records in accordance with university policies. Adheres to the educational philosophy of the university. Works in a collaborative manner with colleagues and professional peers. Participates in university meetings that relate specifically to faculty. Serves on department, college, and university committees as requested. Prepares departmental reports as requested. Engages in teaching, service, and scholarly and/or creative activities as defined by the tenure and promotion policy in the UCO Employee and Faculty Handbook. Teaching, research, departmental/school and university service is expected. This position is full-time, tenure-track position.

College/Department Overview:

The Philosophy program offers a solid grounding in logic, ethics, epistemology and metaphysics as well as the history of philosophical thought. The Humanities and Philosophy department consists of nineteen full-time faculty members. The department offers BA degrees in Humanities, Philosophy, and the Applied Liberal Arts, minors in Humanities, Philosophy, and Religious Studies, and an MA degree in Liberal Studies. Philosophy is a component of the university's core curriculum.

Department Specific Essential Job Functions:

Philosophy professors teach a variety of introductory core courses per semester (Intro to Philosophy, Logic & Critical Thinking, or Contemporary Moral Problems), as well as upper-year undergraduate in several areas of the discipline. Teaching load is 4/4. The successful applicant will be expected to teach upper-level courses in topics such as Engineering Ethics, Philosophy of Science, or Logic. Ability to diversify the curriculum and/or teach in under-served areas of philosophy is highly valued (e.g. philosophy of race, gender or disability; Latinx, Indigenous, Asian, Arabic, or African, Philosophy, etc).

University service and scholarship are also expected.


Online Faculty application must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, academic writing sample, teaching portfolio (including teaching philosophy statement, list of courses taught, and two syllabi), and degree transcripts for all degrees. Additional documentation may be requested at a later date. If you have confidential letters of reference please instruct senders to email them to These will be uploaded to your application file.

Experience Required:

Teaching, research, departmental/school and university service is expected. An earned doctorate degree awarded by a regionally accredited or internationally recognized institution in the field specified in the position announcement (exceptions require Academic Affairs approval). **NOTE** If the doctorate is not obtained and submitted by the time of employment, the position rank will change to TT-Instructor.

Experience Preferred:

A completed PhD in Philosophy from a regionally accredited or internationally recognized college or university by beginning of appointment. Experience teaching a diverse student body is valued. Desirable areas of teaching competence or experience are: Engineering Ethics, Philosophy of Science, and/or Logic.


Familiarity with use of online learning management systems (for example: D2L). Competence in a European language desirable for potential departmental study tours.

Will this employee supervise others?

No, this employee will NOT supervise other employees.

Physical Demands:

Repetitive movement of hands and fingers - typing and/or writing. Frequent standing, and/or sitting. Occasional walking, stooping, kneeling or crouching. Reach with hands and arms. Visually identify, observe and assess. Ability to communicate with supervisor/students/colleagues. Regular physical attendance required. The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations (in accordance with ADA requirements) may be made, upon request, to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

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