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Humanities and Philosophy - Full Time, Non-Tenure Track, Temporary Visiting Assistant Professor

Job Details

Main Campus - Edmond, OK
OTRS Classified


Position Overview & Job Duties:

The Department of Humanities and Philosophy at the University of Central Oklahoma invites applications for a one-year Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy to begin August 2024.

The successful applicant will be expected to teach introductory-level core curriculum courses in Philosophy (Contemporary Moral Problems, Introduction to Philosophy, Logic and Critical Thinking). Upper division teaching in area of expertise is expected. The teaching load is 4 courses per semester (fall and spring).

College/Department Overview:

The College of Liberal Arts currently has 113 full-time and 152 part-time faculty in 8 academic departments. The College serves the University's Core Curriculum programs and enrolls more than 2,850 undergraduate students and more than 300 graduate students in 34 undergraduate and 17 graduate majors. For further information see our website at

Experience Required:

A Ph.D. in Philosophy from a regionally accredited or internationally recognized college or university by beginning of appointment.

Experience Preferred:

Significant teaching experience at the undergraduate level is preferred. Experience teaching diverse student populations is desirable.


Familiarity with online learning management systems (such as D2L) and web conference platforms (Teams, WebEx, Zoom) is valued.

Physical Demands:

Reasonable accommodations (in accordance with ADA requirements) may be made, upon request, to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Submission Requirements:

Apply at the UCO Careers application portal at If you are unable to upload any of the requested documents to the UCO Careers application portal, please email them to with the subject ‘HUM/PHIL VAP Search - additional documents. 

Online application must include: Cover Letter/Letter of Application; Curriculum Vitae; Writing Sample; Transcript (Highest Degree Obtained)/Transcript (Doctorate); 3 Letters of Reference; Teaching Dossier including Teaching Philosophy Statement, list of courses taught, and two syllabi. Optional Documents: Transcript (Associate/Bachelor); Transcript (Master). If you have confidential letters of reference, please instruct senders or letter services (e.g., Interfolio) to email letters of reference to (if possible, with the subject line ‘HUM/PHIL VAP Search - Reference letters’). These will be uploaded to your application file.

Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Contingent on state funds. Finalists will be required to furnish official transcripts. Generally, includes day/evening, graduate/undergraduate courses and may include weekend classes. Previous successful university teaching experience with racially and culturally diverse student populations preferred. Must be eligible to work in the U.S. All finalists are subject to criminal background checks and previous employment and degree verifications.

Preferred deadline: 

June 30, 2024. Additional documentation many be requested at a later date.