Chair, Department of Philosophy

Birmingham, Alabama, United States

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College of Arts and Sciences

College of Arts and Sciences – Chair, Department of Philosophy

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The College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) seeks an innovative and visionary leader to Chair the Department of Philosophy. Research in the department focuses on core areas of analytic philosophy, and current faculty have particular strengths in contemporary ethics, epistemology, and philosophy of science. The department supports an undergraduate major and also serves the core curriculum. Undergraduate programs are growing rapidly at UAB and commensurate student and faculty growth in the department is expected in the coming years. Please see the department website for more information:

The successful candidate will be an accomplished scholar with administrative experience, experience and vision to lead a department that emphasizes quality undergraduate instruction and community outreach. Appointment at the full professor level is expected. A doctoral degree in philosophy is required. AOS/AOC: Open.

With over 20,900 students and 2,200 full-time faculty members, UAB ranks in the top 20 public universities for federal research funding and is the major teaching-research university in the state. Interdisciplinary scholarship and teaching is prominent, and the Department of Philosophy collaborates closely with multiple units across campus. UAB ranks in the top ten nationally for student diversity, with over one hundred countries represented on campus. Birmingham is the largest city in Alabama and offers a vibrant cultural community with a wide array of recreational opportunities.

Review of applications will begin 3/1/18 and continue until the position is filled.

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UAB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to fostering a diverse, equitable and family-friendly environment in which all faculty and staff can excel and achieve work/life balance irrespective of, race, national origin, age, genetic or family medical history, gender, faith, gender identity and expression as well as sexual orientation. UAB also encourages applications from individuals with disabilities and veterans.

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Among 11 universities nationally (and only Alabama university) to earn the prestigious Beckman Scholars Award, which provides scholarship funds to universities demonstrating exceptional mentoring and training of undergraduate researchers.