Lecturer, Philosophy

The Department of Philosophy at the University of Nevada, Reno seeks candidates for a one-year Lecturer position to begin Fall 2019. The teaching load is 4-4. The successful candidate must be prepared to teach Philosophy of Law and teach sections in at least one of the courses in the interdisciplinary Core Humanities program of the UNR Core Curriculum (Ancient and Medieval Cultures, The Modern World, American Experiences and Constitutional Change, or Science Technology and Society in the Modern Era). Ability to teach Bioethics and Ethical Theory is also desirable.

Required Qualifications

Applicants must have Ph.D. completed, and be eligible to work in the US, prior to the start of appointment (July 1, 2019).

The area of specialization is open, but successful applicants must be prepared to teach philosophy of law and upper-level value theory, as well as be willing to teach sections in the interdisciplinary Core Humanities program (in the UNR Core Curriculum).

Preferred Qualifications

Other things being equal, some preference will be given to candidates with interests in diversity areas such as feminism, Latin American philosophy, philosophy of race, or non-Western philosophy.

Compensation Grade/Rank

Junior faculty / Fixed Term

Department Information

The Department of Philosophy administers B.A. and M.A. 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 100 majors, and an equal number of minors. Additional information about the department can be found at: https://www.unr.edu/philosophy. In recent years, the department has experienced growth in the number of faculty, 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.

The Department of Philosophy is housed in the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Nevada, Reno. The College of Liberal Arts is central to the intellectual and artistic life of the University of Nevada, Reno. The College of Liberal Arts offers more than 20 majors and minors, and supports major scholarly research and creative activity in the social sciences, humanities, and arts (http://www.unr.edu/liberalarts).

The University of Nevada, Reno is a land-grant research and teaching institution ranked by the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education within the top classification for research universities: R1- Doctoral Universities - Very high research activity. It serves approximately 22,000 students, with significant and growing numbers of first-generation students and students of color (https://www.unr.edu). The University believes that diversity promotes excellence in education. We are an inclusive and engaged community, and we recognize the added value that students, faculty, and staff from different backgrounds bring to the educational experience.

The University of Nevada, Reno is centrally located near downtown Reno. Boasting a vibrant counter-cultural scene, the City of Reno has recently attracted tech investment from Apple, Tesla, and Switch. The Reno-Tahoe area are a well-known destination for world-class outdoor recreation. Reno is situated on the eastern slope of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, 45 minutes from Lake Tahoe, four hours from the San Francisco Bay Area, and near both Yosemite and Lassen National Parks.

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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.

Contact Information for this position

Search Chair - Carlos Mariscal – carlos@unr.edu – 775-784-6846

Search Coordinator- Eric Rios – erios@unr.edu – 775-784-6846

Close Date or Open Until Filled

Open until filled, with review of applications to begin on June 15, 2019.