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Pro Tem Research Assistant/Associate (Philosophy) - Open Pool

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Work type: Faculty - Pro Tempore
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Philosophy/Religion, Research/Scientific/Grants

Department: CAS Philosophy
Rank: Research Assistant/Research Associate
Annual Basis: 9 Month

Review of Applications Begins

Applications will be reviewed as needs arise.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Please include a CV with your online application.

Department Summary

Living, integrated pluralism characterizes philosophy at the University of Oregon. Offering undergraduate (B.A., B.S. and minors in Philosophy and in Ethics) and graduate (M.A. and Ph.D.) degrees, the department is home to ongoing dialogues and inquiries across philosophical perspectives and academic disciplines. The department is especially known for its expertise in American philosophy, Continental philosophy, feminist philosophy, Latin American philosophy, philosophy of race, philosophical psychology, and environmental philosophy.

Our graduate program produces first-rate scholars and teachers with a strong foundation in the history of philosophy, a well-rounded preparation in the diverse concerns of contemporary philosophy, and the skills to communicate effectively across different traditions and schools of thought. Our graduates have an established track record of successful placement in tenure-track positions at liberal arts colleges and research universities.

Our thriving undergraduate program, with over 200 majors and minors, is one of the largest in the nation. We encourage our students to become engaged, reflective citizens and lifelong learners while preparing them for graduate study or careers in government, law, the non-profit sector, or business. Our undergraduate program emphasizes the skills of critical reflection, written and oral communication, and creative problem-solving.

Position Summary

The Philosophy Department at the University of Oregon invites applications for a Pro Tem Research Assistant/Associate pool. Applications will be reviewed as research opportunities develop. The department seeks candidates able to collaborate with faculty working in and across Continental, Feminist, American, Analytic, Latin American and Latinx Philosophies, Philosophies of Race and Ethnicity, Philosophy of Technology, Ethics, and Environmental Philosophy.

Minimum Requirements

To qualify for the rank of Research Assistant:
• Bachelor’s degree in Psychology or related field
• Appropriate research experience in Philosophy or a closely related field

To qualify for the rank of Research Associate:
• Ph.D. in-hand by the start of the position
• Relevant professional experience in a research lab.

Professional Competencies

• Professional experience, demonstrated ability, or potential for quality research.


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