Lecturer, Philosophy

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Job Description

The Department of Philosophy at the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR), invites applications for a fixed-term lecturer (3-year appointment) in Philosophy. This position is a three-year appointment to begin January 1, 2023.

 

The lecturer will be responsible for teaching the equivalent of eight courses per year (four per semester) and may also serve on departmental committees. 

 

Lecturer Statement

The University of Nevada, Reno reserves the right to hire at any level of Lecturer (I-IV) or Teaching Assistant/Associate/Professor (terminal degree candidates) that is appropriate for the hire.  If you have questions about title, please inquire during the interview process.

 

Required Qualifications

Bachelor's degree.  Candidates should be on-track to receive a PhD in Philosophy by Summer 2023 or related field. Existing PhD in philosophy is strongly preferred.

A developing or established research agenda in any area of philosophy.

Demonstrated excellence in, or potential for, teaching undergraduate courses in philosophy.

 

Preferred Qualifications

Because of the particular responsibilities associated with this position, an area of specialization in the history of philosophy (especially ancient philosophy) is strongly preferred. The department also has curricular needs in core areas of analytic philosophy (logic, metaphysics, epistemology, etc) and traditionally underrepresented areas of philosophy (non-western philosophy, feminism, etc). Evidence of attention to diversity, equity and inclusion in research, teaching and/or service is also preferred.

Compensation Grade

Lecturer I

Salary is based on related education and experience, internal equity, and budgets.

To view salary schedules, please visit: Salary Schedules (Academic Faculty 9-month)

 

Remarkable Retirement

Our retirement plan is beyond compare. Your 15.50% contribution is generously matched by the University.   With the faculty retirement plan, you are 100% vested your first day. Sit back and watch your retirement dollars grow!  All permanent employees on an annual "A" or "B" contract who are employed at least 50% full-time are eligible to participate in the NSHE retirement program unless they are members of PERS of Nevada. 

 

Perks of working at UNR

  • Health insurance options including dental and vision - Health Insurance

  • Generous annual and sick leave, life insurance, and long-term disability – Faculty Benefits

  • E. L. Wiegand Fitness Center offers an annual or semester membership and family membership options.  E.L. Wiegand Fitness Center

  • Mountain EAP supports employees (and eligible dependents) through life's difficult moments. Mountain EAP is located in Reno and specializes in counseling and advising services for personal or interpersonal issues.

  • Several Diversity Committees and Affinity Groups focusing on campus-wide diversity initiatives to ensure we are working to create a diverse and welcoming campus climate. Diversity Groups

  • Faculty Senate is the principal representing body for faculty. Its membership includes representatives from each academic and administrative major unit of the University. Faculty Senate

  • No state income tax

 

Grants-in-aid

The University is proud to provide a reduced-rate tuition benefit to faculty and qualified dependents. Faculty can take up to six credits per semester at a reduced rate. Dependents of faculty have unlimited credits, but in order to be eligible children must be unmarried and under the age of 24 and must receive at least 50% of their financial support from the employee and/or employee’s spouse or domestic partner.  Faculty Grant-in-Aid

 

Faculty Dual Career Assistance Program

The University of Nevada, Reno recognizes the importance of addressing dual-career couples’ professional needs. We offer a dual career assistance program to newly hired faculty spouses/partners that provides resources and assists them to identify career opportunities in Northern Nevada. Dual Career Assistance Program

 

Department Information

The UNR Department of Philosophy administers BA and MA degree programs, with two tracks at the undergraduate level, one in general philosophy, and the other in ethics, law, and politics. The department has about 80 majors, and an equal number of minors.  In recent years, the department has experienced growth in research productivity and external funding awards. The department expects to play a noteworthy role in the university’s long-term expansion plans through its course offerings and interdisciplinary collaboration.

 

Additional information about the Department can be found at https://www.unr.edu/philosophy.

 

College and University Information

The University of Nevada, Reno and the College of Liberal Arts strongly value diversity, equity, and inclusion. Besides housing a growing interdisciplinary Department of Gender, Race and Identity Studies, the College has a Latino Research Center and affiliated faculty in the Ozmen Institute for Global Studies. The College plays an active role in addressing racism, bias and inequities in society and at the local level. For examples of the innovative and unique ways we work to dismantle racism, visit our Diversity, Research and Engagement website. The College emphasizes inquiry, discovery, and openness to new ideas and perspectives and supports major scholarly research and creative activity in the humanities, social sciences, and arts.

 

The University of Nevada, Reno is a public Research 1 land-grant institution of the Nevada System of Higher Education with a student population of approximately 22,000, including over 3,000 graduate students. We are a comprehensive, doctoral university that has been designated as a Carnegie R1 institution with very high research activity and a Carnegie Community Engagement Classification. Nearly half of our students are students of color, and we are officially an Emerging Hispanic Serving Institution. In accordance with the University's land grant, tier-one research institution mission, our faculty are expected to contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching, and service in a pluralistic environment.


The University has dynamic intellectual, artistic and sports life and a close relationship to the city of Reno, an emerging tech and innovation hub with a diverse population and a rich cultural history that hosts an active art, music and festival scene. Known for its proximity to Lake Tahoe and the Sierra Nevada mountains, Reno is a vibrant, diverse and growing city located on the eastern slope of the Sierra Nevada, about 200 miles east of San Francisco, about 100 miles east of Sacramento and 30 miles north of the state capital, Carson City. Combined with the neighboring city of Sparks, the Reno-Sparks metropolitan area has a population of more than 500,000. Reno is only 30-45 minutes from Lake Tahoe and major ski resorts and is rated one of the top locations in the United States for living and outdoor recreation. It has an international airport with direct flights to many U.S. transportation hubs and to Mexico. For more information about the city and the surrounding area, please visit www.cityofreno.com and www.visitrenotahoe.com.

 

The University of Nevada, Reno recognizes that diversity promotes excellence in education and research. We are an inclusive and engaged community and recognize the added value that students, faculty and staff from different backgrounds bring to the education experience. We believe that cultivating an environment that embraces and promotes diversity and inclusivity is fundamental to the success of our students, our employees and our community. The University of Nevada, Reno is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

 

Contact Information for this position

Search Chair: Cara Nine (cnine@unr.edu) 

Search Coordinator: Erica Dietlein (edietlein@unr.edu) 

 

Open Until Filled

Qualified individuals are encouraged to apply. Position is open until filled. First review of applications will begin September 10, 2022.

 

 

Exempt

Yes

 

 

Full-Time Equivalent

100.0%

 

 

Required Attachment(s)

Please note, once you submit your application the only attachment/s viewable to you will be the attachment/s to the resume/CV section of the application. Any additional required attachment/s to the cover letter, references, additional documents sections of the application, will not be viewable to you after you submit your application. All uploaded attachment/s will be on the application for the committee to review. To request updates to attachments, prior to the committee review of applications, please contact the candidate helpdesk at jobs@unr.edu.

 

Please attach the following documents to your application:

1)  A complete Curriculum Vita

2)  Cover letter outlining qualifications, experience, research plans and teaching experience

3)  Contact information for three profession/academic references

4)  A one-page diversity statement about how you would contribute toward our mission of creating a culturally inclusive environment in the role for which you are applying.

5) Two research-based writing samples

6) A teaching statement with evidence of teaching excellence.

 

This posting is open until filled

Qualified individuals are encouraged to apply immediately. This search will close without notice when a sufficient number of applications are received or a hiring decision has been made. 

 

First review of applications will begin September 10, 2022.

 

 

Posting Close Date

11/30/2022

 

 

Note to Applicant

A background check will be conducted on the candidate(s) selected for hire.

HR will attempt to verify academic credentials upon receipt of hiring documents. If the academic credentials cannot be verified, HR will notify the faculty member that an official transcript of their highest degree must be submitted within thirty days of the faculty member’s first day of employment.  

References will be contacted at the appropriate phase of the recruitment process.

Applicants hired on a federal contract may be subject to E-Verify.

As part of the hiring process, applicants for positions in the Nevada System of Higher Education may be required to demonstrate the ability to perform job-related tasks.  

For positions that require driving, evidence of a valid driver's license will be required at the time of employment and as a condition of continued employment.    

Schedules are subject to change based on organizational needs.