General Summary of Position:
This position is part of a cluster hire initiative in Social & Health Policy.
The Department of Philosophy seeks a full-time, tenure-track faculty member to be appointed at the Associate or Full Professor level, with a robust research program in philosophy of race with areas of competence in health broadly construed (philosophy of medicine, medical ethics, bioethics, public health ethics, etc.)
The person filling this position will teach foundational courses in the philosophy of race and healthcare and/or public health ethics, advanced courses in their area of expertise, and contribute to joint curriculum and research initiatives at the university. The successful candidate will have a robust scholarly record or research program on issues in the philosophy of race and a demonstrated commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching.
The College of Fine Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (FAHSS) is the largest academic unit of the University, with 12 academic departments and over 230 full-time faculty. FAHSS has experienced significant growth in recent years, including hiring over 70 new faculty members, achieving a 70% growth in funded research expenditures, and adding several new interdisciplinary graduate programs.
This hire will be part of the University of Massachusetts Lowell hire of six tenure-track faculty members (various ranks) as part of our 2022-2023 Social & Health Policy cluster hiring initiative. As outlined in our values statement, the University of Massachusetts Lowell, as a public higher education institution, recognizes its responsibility to serve the public good and immediate surrounding communities. Faculty in the College of Fine Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences are nationally and internationally recognized for research and work engaging some of the pressing social issues facing the world today, such as race equity, health, and education (for more information about UML FAHSS Research Centers, please visit the college website.) The FAHSS cluster hiring initiative marks an essential step towards our goal of increasing inclusive excellence by recruiting outstanding faculty across disciplines who share our commitment to interdisciplinary collaboration, impactful socially- and community-engaged research, student engagement and experiential learning, and institutional transformation.
Greater Lowell, Merrimack Valley, and the Boston region are home to diverse communities. The historic city of Lowell, MA, is a gateway city that is a majority-minority city (20.9% Asian American, 17.9% Hispanic, 8% Black/African American). UMass Lowell has robust partnerships with the City of Lowell, Lowell Public Schools, health organizations, and many other local nonprofits and businesses. The Boston region is also home to a large number of potential research partners.
About University of Massachusetts Lowell:
UMass Lowell is a national research university committed to preparing our students for work in the real world--solving real problems and helping real people--by providing an affordable high-quality education. US News and World Report ranks UMass Lowell among the top 200 research universities in the country, and our rankings have been consistently rising. The university offers an excellent salary and benefits package.
UMass Lowell is an equal education/employment opportunity institution dedicated to building a diverse community. We strongly encourage applications from women, underrepresented minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans.
Minimum Qualifications (Required):
- A terminal degree (e.g., Ph.D.) from an accredited university in philosophy
- Candidates must have a robust research program in the philosophy of race, with additional research concentrations in health-related philosophical areas preferred
- Evidence of excellence in teaching to a diverse student body
- Commitment to service at the department, university, and community levels
- Applicants with established interdisciplinary research collaborations are encouraged to apply
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Review of applications will begin December 15th and continue until the position is filled. However, the position may close when an adequate number of qualified applications is received.
The appointment is scheduled to begin on September 1, 2023.
Please submit the following required documents with your application:
- Curriculum Vita
- Cover Letter
- Writing Sample
- Teaching Statement/Philosophy
- Teaching Evaluations
- Research Statement
- Diversity Statement that describes your commitment to equity, inclusion, and diversity across scholarship, teaching, and service activities
- Names and contact information for three references will be required at the time of application. References will be contacted for a letter of reference immediately after application submission. References will be required to upload recommendation letters to our online portal; neither emailed nor hard-copy letters will be accepted. *Three letters of reference are required.