The School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences (SIAS) at the University of Washington Tacoma invites applications for one Full-Time Lecturer position with a specialization in Global Ethics, a concentration in any area of Applied Ethics, and the capacity to contribute to UW Tacoma’s commitment to diversity and global citizenship. We are particularly interested in applicants whose scholarship also addresses cross-cultural or comparative approaches to Ethics. This is a full-time position with a 9-month service period and renewable appointment terms of 1 to 5 years beginning September 16, 2017.  The position requires a Master’s degree or higher in Philosophy, Religious Studies, Political Theory or a related field (or international equivalent) at the time of appointment, and college-level teaching experience.  Candidates should demonstrate creative and dynamic pedagogy and a commitment to addressing global justice questions in multicultural contexts.

 The successful candidate will become an integral member of an interdisciplinary faculty team committed to excellence and innovation in teaching, scholarship, and service. The candidate is expected to teach innovative classes on Introduction to Ethics or Practical Reasoning within our interdisciplinary curriculum as well as upper-division courses that emphasize a global approach to Ethics. Additionally, the candidate will mentor students from different backgrounds enrolled in various majors within SIAS, promote intellectual and cultural diversity on campus, and support students in their process of becoming global citizens. The successful candidate will contribute to the majors in Politics, Philosophy and Economics, and Law and Policy offered by the Division of Politics, Philosophy and Public Affairs (PPPA) which is housed within the School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences (SIAS).

 UW Tacoma is one of three campuses of the University of Washington, offering a small campus setting within a major public university in a cosmopolitan context, with a large library system, research facilities, and extensive opportunities for collaboration.  UW Tacoma’s commitment to equity and inclusion is central to maintaining an atmosphere wherein students, staff, faculty and residents find abundant opportunities for intellectual, personal and professional growth. The campus was established in 1990 and is located in historic and award-winning buildings in downtown Tacoma, in the beautiful Pacific Northwest, home of the world-renowned Museum of Glass, Tacoma Art Museum, and the Port of Tacoma, and close to Amazon, Boeing, Microsoft, Nordstrom, RealNetworks, Starbucks, Weyerhaeuser, and more.  For more information on UW Tacoma, visit our website at


To apply, please submit:

 1) a letter describing your teaching interests, qualifications, and experience working with students from diverse cultural, racial, ethnic, religious or gender backgrounds;

 2) a curriculum vitae, including a list of courses taught,

 3) a statement detailing how your teaching, service and/or scholarship has supported the success of students from racial, ethnic, and gender backgrounds that are underrepresented in their academic field; if you have not yet had the opportunity for such experience, you should note how your work will further UW Tacoma’s commitment to equity and inclusion

 4) evidence of teaching effectiveness, and

 5) three letters of reference.

 Submit all application materials to  Application materials, including letters of recommendation received via email will not be considered.  Screening of applicants will begin December 15, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled.  For further information, e-mail Professor Amos Nascimento, search committee chair, at

 Applicants are strongly encouraged to complete the Equal Employment Opportunity questionnaire that is linked to the confirmation email.  This information will not be shared with the search committee.  The University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer.

 All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information. UW Tacoma faculty engage in teaching, research, and service and generally participate in lower division, upper division, and graduate instruction.


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