Deadline: September 30, 2016

Shannon Sullivan, Department Chair

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Primary Purpose of Department:

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte is a doctoral, research-intensive university, located in one of the nation’s fastest-growing metropolitan areas on an expanding modern campus. One of sixteen campuses in one of the oldest public university systems in the United States, UNC Charlotte offers over 27,000 culturally diverse students a wide range of undergraduate and graduate degree programs. Charlotte’s metropolitan area is rich in cultural and racial diversity (over 40% Hispanic/Latino and African-American) and our faculty strives to reflect and interact positively with that population. The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences houses 20 departments in the humanities, social and behavioral sciences, physical sciences, and military sciences, as well as 8 research centers and institutes and 13 interdisciplinary programs.

The Philosophy Department embodies an intertraditional approach to philosophy; we engage in work within and between philosophical traditions, aiming to build a philosophical culture where sub-disciplinary boundaries are less important than the resources they provide for addressing concrete practices and problems. We value dynamic relationships between theory and lived experience in which each informs and transforms the other. The Philosophy Department offers a major and minor, a Graduate Certificate in Applied Ethics, and an M.A. in Ethics and Applied Philosophy. Our department has connections to other units across the university, both at the graduate and undergraduate levels, and we are closely affiliated with UNC Charlotte’s Center for Professional and Applied Ethics.

The College of Liberal Arts & Sciences advances the ethical discovery, dissemination, and application of knowledge and creativity, and – by building the academic programs for tomorrow – educates students to be informed, critical thinkers and competent communicators, to work successfully in a world of increasing diversity and change, and to be engaged citizens in a global society.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Required: 1) a doctoral degree in philosophy; 2) an exceptional scholarly record commensurate with a tenured appointment in a philosophy department at the level of Associate Professor or Professor; 3) a demonstrated interest in serving as an “ambassador” of the department who actively connects philosophy with concrete communities, issues, and practices; 4) evidence of successful teaching; and 5) a demonstrated commitment to promote diversity as a value in the department, college and university. Finalists will be asked during their screening interview to discuss how the topics and/or practices of diversity and inclusion are incorporated into their teaching and research.

Rank: Associate Professor or Professor. We seek a person with significant national and/or international stature in health care ethics, including related areas in bioethics, who will serve as a catalyst for research and grant activity and who will serve as an excellent representative of the department and an engaged scholar in the Charlotte, NC, area. The person who fills this position will collaborate in various ways with the growing health care community of the Charlotte. S/he/they will complement the work done by existing UNCCharlotte units such as the Center for Professional and Applied Ethics and the School of Nursing. S/he/they also will participate in the college’s planned interdisciplinary minor in the Medical Humanities.

The teaching load is one course per semester, at all levels including our growing M.A. program, plus typical service duties.

How to Apply:

Please upload the following documents with your electronic submission:

1. Cover Letter / Letter of Interest
2. Curriculum Vitae
3. Writing Sample
4. Contact Information for References
5. Evidence of Teaching Effectiveness

As your “writing sample,” please single out one article or essay that you most would like to focus the search committee’s attention on for this position. To ensure full consideration, complete applications should be submitted by September 30, 2016.

Applicants selected for further consideration will be asked to have sent three confidential letters of recommendation to the department chair.

Salary competitive.

As an EOE/AA employer and an ADVANCE Institution that strives to create an academic climate in which the dignity of all individuals is respected and maintained, the University of North Carolina at Charlotte encourages applications from all underrepresented groups.

The person who is offered the position will be required to submit an official transcript of their highest earned degree subject and will be subject to a criminal background check.


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