Tenure-Track Position in Asian Philosophy

Tenure-Track Assistant Professor Position with Specialization in Asian Philosophy

The Department of Philosophy at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the level of Assistant Professor with specialization in the field of Asian Philosophy and competence open (though we have a special interest in competence in Comparative Philosophy), to begin in August 2024. We seek candidates with strong research potential who are committed to excellence in undergraduate teaching and identify with the mission of UMBC, in particular concerning furthering the goals of diversity, equity, and inclusiveness.

UMBC is a dynamic and growing public research university located in the Baltimore-Washington Corridor. The university is a Carnegie Research 1, community-engaged institution with a diverse student population of 13,640 graduate and undergraduate students. US News and World Report regularly ranks UMBC in the top 10 of most innovative universities, and the Chronicle of Higher Education recognizes UMBC as one its “Great Colleges to Work For” in categories including cooperative governance, compensation, teaching environment, and work-life balance. The Philosophy Department currently has 9 full-time faculty, and a very active undergraduate philosophy club. To find out more about the department, visit us at: https://philosophy.umbc.edu.

The person appointed will teach 5 courses a year, typically distributed over two courses each semester, with one introductory level course and one upper division course in the successful applicant’s fields of specialization each semester. The successful applicant is expected to maintain an active research agenda and to participate in the Department’s advising and service responsibilities, as well as meet the very highest standards of teaching quality.

This position is one of four positions in a cluster hire in Asian Studies.  UMBC is searching in 2023-2024 for Asian studies specialists in Ancient Studies, History, Philosophy, and Political Science. Faculty hired as part of the cluster hire will have opportunities to collaborate across disciplines and develop alongside a cohort of new faculty members with an interest in Asian Studies.  Though the new faculty members will be housed in their respective academic departments, they will also be affiliate faculty in and contribute to the success of the interdisciplinary Asian Studies Program at UMBC through their course offerings, participation in research seminars, and engagement with Asia-related programming on campus. https://cahss.umbc.edu/cluster-hire/

Required components for application:

  • Cover letter
  • CV
  • 3 confidential letters of recommendation
  • Writing sample with abstract
  • Dissertation abstract
  • Research statement, including how the applicant foresees contributing to the interdisciplinary Asian Studies Program in their research
  • Teaching portfolio and statement, including how the applicant foresees contributing to the interdisciplinary Asian Studies Program in their teaching
  • Statement of commitments concerning diversity, equity, and inclusion, in which applicants describe the ways in which their research, teaching, and/or life experience contribute to inclusive excellence, such as their ability to work with underserved and diverse populations and their capacity to respond in pedagogically productive ways to the competence, aspirations, and needs of students from diverse backgrounds.
  • PhD in Philosophy, to be completed no later than August 2024

For full consideration all materials should be received by November 10th, 2023.

UMBC encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply. Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of any legally protected category, including sexual orientation or gender identity. EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.

To apply, go to http://apply.interfolio.com/128918

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