Job: Asst Prof in Ethics & Digital Culture at University of Central Florida

University of Central Florida
Tenure track hire: “Assistant Professor, Ethics & Digital Culture” #33145

The Department of Philosophy at the University of Central Florida (UCF) invites applications for a tenure earning Assistant Professor position in Ethics and Digital Culture beginning in August 2015. This is a shared position between the Department of Philosophy and the Texts and Technology Ph.D. program, and the successful candidate will be involved in both areas. This is a 9-month per year position with an expected teaching load (pre-tenure) of 5 courses per academic year, with the possibility of optional summer teaching. The position is pending budgetary approval.

A Ph.D. in Philosophy or a related field from an accredited university is required by the time of hire.

The successful candidate will have a research specialization in the study of ethics and digital culture. This could include areas such as: ethical dimensions of new media, ethics and digital pedagogy, the ways that digital environments affect ethical action, social behavior and social justice using digital tools or in digital environments, ethics in gaming, and/or ethics in digital humanities, rhetoric, history, media or communications. The successful candidate must be able to teach courses at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. Demonstrated competence in teaching courses such as Virtual Ethics and Ethical Theory is preferred, as is experience with teaching large classes and/or experience or willingness to develop web-based instruction. Thesis direction at the graduate and undergraduate level will be expected, as will participation in program and course development.

Preference may be given to candidates who also have:

  • Experience with teaching large classes.
  • Experience with or willingness to develop web-based instruction.
  • A strong history of publication
  • Proficiency in the use of digital tools, programs, or environments, including coding ability.
  • A demonstrated history of – or strong potential for –obtaining external funding
  • Demonstrated effectiveness in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate level
  • A demonstrated history of efforts to improve teaching effectiveness
  • The ability to contribute to other teaching needs in the philosophy department ( and/or the Texts and Technology Ph.D. program (

Applicants should submit their application letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research interests, a writing sample, evidence of teaching effectiveness and contact information for three references online at by December 4, 2014. The position reference number is 33145. The selected candidate will be required to provide official transcripts. For more information contact the search committee chair: Dr. Bruce Janz at


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