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Instructor of Philosophy (#73414T) Position Description

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The application collection portion of the recruitment for this position vacancy has concluded.

UH Hilo, College of Arts & Sciences, special funding, full-time, temporary, non-tenure track, nine-month appointment; to begin August 2013, pending position clearance and availability of funding. Renewal of appointment dependent upon positive review and availability of funding.


Teach introductory & advanced undergraduate courses; participate in ongoing course and curriculum development; other duties as assigned. The course load is 12 credits per semester, 24 per year. Department web page:

Minimum Qualifications

Masters degree in philosophy in hand from an accredited college or university at time of application. Area of specialization: Existentialism or non-Western philosophy. Areas of Competence: environmental ethics, Indian philosophy, introduction to Western philosophy, and aesthetics. Evidence of commitment to ongoing scholarship in philosophy.

Desirable Qualifications

Ph.D. in philosophy. Additional areas of competence in social-political philosophy and critical thinking. Evidence of ability to teach effectively at the undergraduate level.

Pay Range

Commensurate with training and experience

Applications (How to Apply)

Submit letter of application addressing how minimum and desirable qualifications are met, curriculum vita, transcript(s) showing degrees and course work appropriate to the position (copies are acceptable; however official transcripts will be required prior to employment), and three (3) current letters of recommendation to: Chris Lauer, Division of Humanities, University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo, 200 West Kawili Street, Hilo, HI 96720. Electronic applications will also be accepted at

Inquiries (General)

E-mail inquiries to Chris Lauer at

Please refer to position #73414T when making inquiries.

Application Deadline

January 7, 2013

Important Information

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