Full or Advanced Associate Professor-Philosophy

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About The University of Texas at El Paso:

The University of Texas at El Paso is a comprehensive public research one university that is increasing access to excellent higher education for traditionally underserved students. UTEP enrolls more than 25,000 students—about 80% of them Hispanic and more than 50% the first generation in their families to attend college. Students can achieve in 167 bachelors, masters and doctoral programs in 10 colleges and schools. Set against the backdrop of the Franklin Mountains in the Chihuahuan Desert, the University is located at the heart of the U.S.-Mexico border region in one of the largest binational communities in the world. It is one of the largest and most successful Hispanic-serving institutions in the country, with a student body that is over 80% Hispanic. As a result, UTEP is an ideal venue for academic programs and research studies on topics of national/international interest concerning Latino/Latinx groups such as bilingual education/language acquisition, border environment and immigration, environmental sustainability and infrastructure, health disparities, and international trade and commerce.

UTEP advances discovery of public value and positively impacts the health, culture, education and economy of the community it serves. With more than $100 million in total annual research expenditures, the University is ranked among the top 5% of colleges and universities in research and fifth in Texas for federal research expenditures at public universities, after UT Austin, Texas A&M, the University of Houston and The University of Texas at Dallas. It is also nationally recognized as a community- engaged university.

The University employs approximately 4,000 faculty, staff and students. It has one of the lowest out-of-pocket costs of any research university in the U.S., underscoring its commitment to offer an exceptional education at a great value.

About the Department:

The Department of Philosophy at UTEP has had a long tradition of supporting work in Ethics, Political Philosophy, and Latin American Philosophy. The department seeks to deepen and expand the work of its graduate students in these areas. The department sustains an active research faculty. UTEP also has a successful Chicano Studies Program and the successful candidate should indicate their willingness and/or capacity to productively cooperate and collaborate with that academic unit and other relevant academic units on campus. Since 2007, the Department of Philosophy has supported an MA in Philosophy, which has successfully placed several graduates in high-level PhD programs.

Job Description:

The Department of Philosophy of the University of Texas at El Paso invites applications for the position of a distinguished tenured scholar at the rank of Professor or an advanced Associate Professor. The successful candidate will be expected to serve as Chairperson of the department. The department chair is responsible for promoting a culture of high quality, interdisciplinary education and research in the department while promoting innovation and departmental cohesion. The chair is the chief administrative and financial officer of the department, and she/he will lead the department in promoting and supporting the mission of the University of Texas at El Paso and the College of Liberal Arts.

Requirements:

A PhD in Philosophy with an area of specialization in at least one of the following: Political Philosophy (with a focus in Philosophy of Race or Latin American Philosophy strongly preferred); Philosophy of Race (broadly construed to include, among others, work on philosophy of race in metaphysics, epistemology or philosophy of language );  Latin American  Philosophy. Candidates should demonstrate an internationally recognized record of scholarly achievement in these areas with the promise of continued productivity suitable to a Research One University.

Excellence in and commitment to teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels is required.

Area of competence is open.

Application Instructions:

  1. A cover letter addressing the candidate’s research trajectory and qualifications to hold the position of department chair. Letter to include a statement of leadership and teaching philosophy.  
  2. Curriculum vitae
  3. Name, professional position, phone number and e-mail of three current references

A digital portfolio will be requested of candidates selected for interview. The portfolio should consist of examples of most significant scholarly publications, proof of effective teaching, along with evidence of administrative and leadership experience. Copies of official graduate transcripts are required as a condition of employment after an offer of employment is made.

To apply, please visit https://www.utep.edud/employment

Hiring decisions are based on budgetary approval.

In keeping with its Access and Excellence mission, The University of Texas at El Paso is committed to an open, diverse, and inclusive learning and working environment that honors the talents, respects the differences, and nurtures the growth and development of all.

The University of Texas at El Paso is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. The University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, or gender identity in employment or the provision of services in accordance with state and federal law. Discrimination on the basis of sex includes an employee's or prospective employee's right to be free from sexual harassment under Title IX of the Higher Education Amendments of 1972.