• Humanities and Philosophy, Full-Time, Tenure-Track, Assistant Professor

    Posted Date 1 week ago(12/3/2018 12:56 PM)
    Proposed Salary Range
    Commensurate with experience and credentials
    Hours Per Week
    40
    Weeks Per Year
    52
    # of Openings
    1
    Department
    Humanities and Philosophy
    Regular Workdays/Hours
    Varies
    Exempt Status
    Exempt
    Job ID
    2018-5558
    Preference Date
    1/7/2019
    Targeted Job Start Date
    8/1/2019
  • Special Instructions to Applicants

    Online application to include: 1) CV; 2) uploaded as a single document: a cover letter (2 pages), a statement of teaching philosophy (1 page), and a research statement (1 page); 3) unofficial transcripts for all graduate degrees; 4) three confidential letters of reference. Please instruct senders of confidential letters of reference to email them to jobs@uco.edu. The letters will be uploaded to your applications file. Application deadline is 7 January 2019.

    College/Department Overview

    The Humanities program offers an interdisciplinary approach to the study of aesthetics, art, film, literature, philosophy, and religion from diverse cultures across history. The Humanities and Philosophy department consists of nineteen full-time faculty members. The department offers BA degrees in Humanities, Philosophy, and the Applied Liberal Arts, minors in Humanities, Philosophy, and Religious Studies, and an MA degree in Liberal Studies. Humanities faculty represent the many facets of the discipline, embodying in their teaching and research the interdisciplinary nature of the field. Humanities is a component of the university's core curriculum.

    Position Overview

    Teaches, advises and mentors students, evaluates student performance, and maintains department and student records in accordance with university policies. Adheres to the educational philosophy of the university. Works in a collaborative manner with colleagues and professional peers. Participates in university meetings that relate specifically to faculty. Serves on department, college, and university committees as requested. Prepares departmental reports as requested. Engages in teaching, service, and scholarly and/or creative activities as defined by the tenure and promotion policy in the UCO Employee and Faculty Handbook. Teaching, research, departmental/school and university service is expected. This position is full-time, tenure-track position.

    Department Specific Essential Job Functions

    Humanities professors teach introductory humanities survey courses, which focus on cultural histories and aesthetic analysis of artistic media and ideas, as well as upper-level undergraduate and graduate (MA) courses in several areas of the discipline. In addition to teaching the humanities survey courses, the successful applicant will be expected to teach courses focused on modern/contemporary humanities. The typical course-load is 4/4 with additional service and research expectations.

     

    Qualifications/Experience Required

    Teaching, research, departmental/school and university service is expected. An earned doctorate degree awarded by a regionally accredited or internationally recognized institution in the field specified in the position announcement (exceptions require Academic Affairs approval). **NOTE** If the doctorate is not obtained and submitted by the time of employment, the position rank will change to TT-Instructor.

    Qualifications/Experience Preferred

    A completed PhD in a Humanities discipline from a regionally accredited or internationally recognized college or university by beginning of appointment. Demonstrated ability to use interdisciplinary methods in teaching courses that incorporate a mix of film, ideas, literature, music, or visual arts. Experience teaching a diverse student body. Desirable areas of teaching competence or experience are: film or non-Western humanities.

    Knowledge/Skills/Abilities

    Familiarity with use of online learning management systems (for example: D2L). 

    Physical Demands

    Repetitive movement of hands and fingers - typing and/or writing. Frequent standing, and/or sitting. Occasional walking, stooping, kneeling or crouching. Reach with hands and arms. Visually identify, observe and assess. Ability to communicate with supervisor/students/colleagues. Regular physical attendance required. The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations (in accordance with ADA requirements) may be made, upon request, to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

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