Visiting Assistant Professor


University, MS, US, 38677

Department:  Philosophy & Religion (10000886)
Employee Designation:  Temporary Full-time (Benefits Eligible)

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Position Description

The University of Mississippi- The Department of Philosophy and Religion invites applicants for a Visiting Assistant Professor beginning August 2024.


The University of Mississippi is a Carnegie R1 very high research activity institution, and the Department offers an MA, a BA, and several minors. More information about the programs in philosophy and in religion at UM can be found at and at Questions about this position should be directed to Steven Skultety

Position Details

Appointment: 9 Month

Assignment Type: Non-Tenure Track

Minimum Qualifications

A successful candidate must have a Ph.D. in Philosophy or in Religious Studies with a specialty in Bioethics/Biomedical Ethics. The Ph.D. must be in hand by August 2024. The teaching load is 3/3. The successful candidate will be able to teach a combination of Bioethics/Biomedical Ethics as well as lower- and upper-division courses in their area. The ability to teach other courses cross listed in both Philosophy and Religion is a plus. Review of applications begins immediately and the position will remain open until an adequate applicant pool is reached. To ensure consideration for an initial remote interview, a complete application is due by January 14th, 2024. 

Application Procedures

Applicants must complete an on-line application at where they will also be asked to submit a letter of interest, a C.V., a writing sample, the names and contact information for three references who will be asked to provide letters of recommendation, a statement of teaching philosophy, a syllabus for an introductory class in their field, and a syllabus for Bioethics/Biomedical Ethics.

About the University of MS & Oxford, MS

Founded in 1848, the University of Mississippi (UM), affectionately known to alumni, students and friends as Ole Miss, is Mississippi's flagship university. Included in the elite group of R-1: Doctoral Universities - Highest Research Activity by the Carnegie Classification, it has a long history of producing leaders in public service, academics and business. The University of Mississippi, consistently named by The Chronicle of Higher Education as a “Great College to Work For,” is located in Oxford, MS, which is ranked one of the “Top 10 Best College Towns.” With more than 24,000 students, UM is the state's largest university and is ranked among the nation's fastest-growing institutions. The University of Mississippi, which has aggressively implemented many health and wellness initiatives for its more than 2,900 employees, has consistently been named one of Mississippi’s Healthiest Workplaces.


Touted as the “Cultural Mecca of the South”, creativity abounds in Oxford as musicians, artists and writers alike find inspiration in Oxford’s rich history, small town charm and creative community. Oxford is a one-hour drive south of Memphis, TN and is known as the home of Nobel Prize winning author William Faulkner. Over the years Oxford has also been known for offering exceptional culinary experiences and as the home of the University of Mississippi and the Ole Miss Rebels, there is always something here to immerse yourself in. Oxford has also been featured as a literary and arts destination in such publications as The New York Times, Southern Living, Condé Nast Traveler, and GQ. Among other cultural activities, annual events include the Oxford Film Festival, a thriving local music scene, and the Ford Center Performing Arts Series. Oxford is a vibrant university town, filled with unique shops and galleries, eclectic restaurants and clubs, historic landmarks, and comfortable inns.


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