Assistant Professor

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The Department of Philosophy and Religion at the University of North Texas invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track assistant professor position to start Fall 2020.

Area Of Speciality: Latinx Philosophy, Caribbean, Central-South American Indigenous Philosophy and/or Religion

Area Of Competence: Open, with a preference for teaching and/or research in Environmental thought, Caribbean, Central-South American Indigenous cultures, Liberation- philosophy (theology, ecotheology, and/or education) Latin American feminism, Decoloniality), Intercultural- philosophy (-education), Pluriverse epistemologies, Environmental justice, and/or Bioethics.

The successful candidate will typically teach a 2/2 load, including introductory and advanced undergraduate courses, and graduate courses.

Review of applications: will begin December 1, 2019, and will continue until the search is closed.

UNT's department of Philosophy and Religion, is the leading program in environmental philosophy and religion in the United States, with strengths in biocultural conservation, energy policy, food ethics, comparative philosophy of religions, and philosophy of water. The department seeks a dynamic individual who is interested in exploring ways that their area of expertise intersects with contemporary cultural and societal issues in a practical manner. Experience and/or interest in working with scientists and engineers, policy analysts, NGOs, or the private and/or public sector is also desirable.

The University of North Texas is an AA/ADA/EOE.

Further information about the department can be found at . Inquiries are welcome at or (940) 565-2134. Information about the University of North Texas can be found at .

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Minimum Qualifications:

Earned Ph.D. in one of the following disciplines: philosophy, religious studies, American Studies, Indigenous studies, Latinx studies, Chicanx studies, Latin American studies, Literary studies, Cultural studies, Environmental humanities at the time of appointment and university teaching experience. As a faculty member in a doctorate-granting department at a Research-1 university, building a successful publishing record and working with graduate students will be paramount for the successful applicant. We encourage applicants who are able to contribute to our commitment to diversity and inclusion at UNT. The department seeks a dynamic individual who is interested in exploring how her or his area of expertise intersects with ongoing initiatives and areas of research at UNT.

Preferred Qualifications:

Fluent in a Spanish, a Native American language, and/or another Latin American language, variant or dialect. Experience teaching a wide range of courses in the history of Latinx, and/or Latin American, and/or Indigenous philosophy or religion. The preferred candidate will have experience in journal and book editing and/or editorial management, and with the appropriate qualifications, may be considered for an assistant editorship of the Environmental Ethics journal.

The candidate would be expected to teach a variety of courses, such as, but not exclusive, Theory and Methods of Latin American and/or Latinx Thought (Philosophy, Religion, and the Environment), Indigenous studies, including ancient and contemporary practices, languages, and movements. The successful candidate will be required to mentor students concerning further study in these areas. The successful candidate will be able to add new courses to enhance our basic undergraduate offerings in philosophy and religion and to bring new courses in Latin American thought to our graduate program.