The Department of Philosophy at the University of Missouri, Columbia invites applications for a renewable, non-tenure-track Assistant Teaching Professor. Appointment is to begin August 1, 2020 and is eligible for renewal and promotion, depending on need, funding, and performance. The teaching load is six courses per academic year. Salary and initial contract period (up to 3 years) are dependent on candidate's experience and credentials. We are seeking a dynamic and dedicated teacher who is willing to work closely with undergraduates to promote the study of philosophy across the campus.
A Ph.D. in Philosophy at the time of appointment is required.
The ideal candidate will have the ability to teach medical ethics. Prior teaching experience is required, with a preference for experience designing and teaching your own course. Ability and willingness to take promising steps to increase the number of majors is highly desirable.We welcome applications from candidates with an interest in developing diversity-intensive courses (as described here: https://coas.missouri.edu/diversity-intensive-initiative ).
Use the online application, and upload your cover letter, CV, evidence of teaching effectiveness, teaching statement, and a diversity statement. The diversity statement should focus on what you would do in your role as professor at a large state university to promote the diversity of the academic community of faculty, staff, and students. Do not submit reference letters now. We will request letters from candidates that reach the final stages. Please note that the requested letters should focus on teaching effectiveness (as opposed to research).
Review of application materials will begin Jan. 1. To ensure full consideration, applications should be complete by this date. The position will remain open until filled. All applications will be acknowledged, and applicants will be informed when the position has been filled.
Contact Human Resource Services ( firstname.lastname@example.org ) for any questions about the application process.
This position is eligible for University benefits. The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, and educational fee discounts. For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at http://www.umsystem.edu/totalrewards/benefits
The University of Missouri is fully committed to achieving the goal of a diverse and inclusive academic community of faculty, staff and students. We seek individuals who are committed to this goal and our core campus values of respect, responsibility, discovery and excellence.
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