“We don’t act that way,” Patterson defends TCU football pregame incident in Oklahoma

first_imgFacebook Twitter Linkedin Robbie Vagliohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/robbie-vaglio/ Twitter Robbie Vagliohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/robbie-vaglio/ Another series win lands TCU Baseball in the top 5, earns Sikes conference award + posts I am the executive editor of TCU 360 from Raleigh, North Carolina. If you walk by my desk in the newsroom you’ll immediately know I’m Post Malone’s biggest fan. I’m always looking for a good story to tell! If you have any story ideas, feel free to reach out! Go Panthers! Robbie Vagliohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/robbie-vaglio/ ReddIt Robbie Vaglio Snow temporarily stepping down as honors dean Linkedincenter_img TCU head coach Gary Patterson shouts to his team in the second half of an NCAA college football game against Oklahoma in Norman, Okla., Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017. Oklahoma won 38-20. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki) Two students joined harassment and discrimination lawsuit against TCU TCU baseball finds their biggest fan just by saying hello TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks ReddIt What to watch during quarantine printBefore matching up with the Sooners in Norman three weeks ago, TCU’s football team was involved in a pre-game incident with polarizing Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield.Big games typically mean big recruiting weekends, and the Oklahoma game was no exception. With a large recruiting presence on the sideline, Patterson and the Frogs had to run through the Oklahoma warmup session to get to the field.As the Frogs jogged across the field, Mayfield pegged Horned Frog safety Niko Small in the head. Small missed the next two games against Texas Tech and Baylor with a concussion. It’s unclear whether the hit caused the concussion.Head coach of the Sooners Lincoln Riley blamed TCU and Patterson for the incident, saying the team prompted the hit by running through the stretch line. Patterson disagreed and defended his team following the situation.“We don’t act that way,” Patterson said. “We won’t ever, and we’ve had plenty of teams try to get us to do it. That’s not the way we act.”Patterson refused to blame his team, instead shifting the guilt on Mayfield as well as Oklahoma’s inability to control their own sidelines and some of Oklahoma’s history with Texas Tech.“You can’t say we are in the wrong because [it] was okay to let a quarterback throw the ball and hit a guy in the head that hasn’t played for two weeks,” Patterson said.Riley and Mayfield both began their careers with Texas Tech, a place that– according to Patterson– praises incidents like this.“This was common practice,” Patterson said. “There was a pretty well-known quarterback at Texas Tech who threw a ball and hit a player from A&M in the head, and they all thought it was funny.”Patterson said he won’t let the Big 12 title rematch be about the exchange.“If they want to bring it out in the open, they can do it,” Patterson said. “They’re saying we were the ones trying to cause all the problems, I beg to differ.”Kickoff for TCU and Oklahoma in the Big 12 Championship Game is set for 11:30 a.m. Saturday at AT&T Stadium. Facebook Previous articleTCU volleyball advances to the NIVC Sweet 16 with sweep over WyomingNext articleNew rules and procedures in place for residents speaking at council meetings Robbie Vaglio RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR TCU wants ex-professor’s discrimination suit dismissed TAGSbaker mayfieldBig 12 Championshipgary patterson Robbie Vagliohttps://www.tcu360.com/author/robbie-vaglio/last_img read more

Oligarch uses “right to privacy” to censor Russian media

first_imgNews Help by sharing this information Receive email alerts Credit: Olga Maltseva / AFP RSF_en Organisation Follow the news on Russia Listed as a “foreign agent”, Russia’s most popular independent website risks disappearing February 14, 2018 – Updated on February 16, 2018 Oligarch uses “right to privacy” to censor Russian media Читать на русском / Read in RussianReporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns a Russian court decision ordering websites to immediately remove photos and videos of a meeting between leading Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska and Deputy Prime Minister Sergei Prikhodko on the grounds that they constitute a “violation of privacy.” RSF regards the order as blatant act of censorship.Moving quickly on 9 February, the day after the court’s decision, Russia’s telecommunication surveillance agency, Roskomnadzor, ordered no fewer than seven online media outlets to take down the photos and videos illustrating articles about the supposedly “informal negotiations” between Prikhodko and Deripaska.Opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who was responsible for drawing attention to the photos and videos when he reposted them as part of an online video report, said their publication was in the public interest but the two influential public figures involved insisted that they invaded their privacy.The media outlets had to respond to a court decision that had not yet been published and to which they could not get access. They complied because they were under threat of being blocked. But some, such as Mediazona, filed a court appeal against the censorship.On 10 February, Roskomnadzor said it had complied with an order issued by a court in Ust-Labinsk, the district in the far south of Russia that is Deripaska’s base. The independent news website The Bell said it was the first time that such urgent measures have been taken in Russia to defend privacy.Going to the source of the content, the court also ordered the blocking of 14 Instagram posts and seven YouTube videos. As Russian Internet service providers still lack the technical ability to restrict access to specific web pages, Instagram and YouTube risk being blocked in their entirety within Russia if the offending content is not removed by this evening.“We urge the Russian authorities to lift these disproportionate measures, which prevent information from circulating freely,” said Johann Bihr, the head of RSF’s Eastern Europe and Central Asia desk. “The European Convention on Human Rights and related court rulings clearly establish that public figures cannot claim the same privacy rights as ordinary citizens.”The scandal erupted on 8 February when Navalny, who is well known for his anti-corruption investigations, reported that Prikhodko was seen on Deripaska’s yacht off the Norwegian coast in August 2016. His claim was based on publicly availably content including the photos and videos posted on Instagram by a female escort who was with them on the yacht and who has related her experiences in a book. Reposted on YouTube the same day, Navalny’s video account has already been viewed more than 4 million times. Russia is ranked 148th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2017 World Press Freedom Index. June 2, 2021 Find out more Two Russian journalists persecuted for investigating police corruption to go further News Russian media boss drops the pretence and defends Belarus crackdown News News RussiaEurope – Central Asia Online freedoms CorruptionJudicial harassmentFreedom of expressionCouncil of Europe RussiaEurope – Central Asia Online freedoms CorruptionJudicial harassmentFreedom of expressionCouncil of Europe May 21, 2021 Find out more May 5, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

RWB says nothing about Xu Zhiyong trial farce

first_img Follow the news on China RSF_en News For more information, click here Help by sharing this information China: Political commentator sentenced to eight months in prison to go further For more information, click here Reporters Without Borders is appalled by the uncommunicative attitude of the Chinese authorities, who have refused to let journalists cover the trial of a human rights campaigner that has been marked by illegalities.For this reason, Reporters Without Borders has chosen to remain silent and not issue any formal statement, like the defendant’s lawyer. China’s Cyber ​​Censorship Figures June 2, 2021 Find out more News March 12, 2021 Find out more January 24, 2014 – Updated on January 20, 2016 RWB says nothing about Xu Zhiyong trial farce “ Democracies need “reciprocity mechanism” to combat propaganda by authoritarian regimes Organisation ChinaAsia – Pacific Receive email alerts News News ChinaAsia – Pacific ” April 27, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

‘Situation Not Anticipated 6 Months Back’ : SC Dismisses Plea Seeking Inquiry Into Centre’s Alleged Mismanagement Of COVID 19

first_imgTop Stories’Situation Not Anticipated 6 Months Back’ : SC Dismisses Plea Seeking Inquiry Into Centre’s Alleged Mismanagement Of COVID 19 Radhika Roy30 Sep 2020 11:30 PMShare This – xThe Supreme Court on Thursday dismissed a plea filed by six retired bureaucrats seeking an independent inquiry by a Commission appointed under the Commissions of Inquiry Act, 1952, into the Central Government’s alleged “gross mismanagement” of the COVID-19 pandemic in India. A Bench headed by Justice L. Nageswara Rao noted that the “situation had not been anticipated 6 months back”…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginThe Supreme Court on Thursday dismissed a plea filed by six retired bureaucrats seeking an independent inquiry by a Commission appointed under the Commissions of Inquiry Act, 1952, into the Central Government’s alleged “gross mismanagement” of the COVID-19 pandemic in India. A Bench headed by Justice L. Nageswara Rao noted that the “situation had not been anticipated 6 months back” and that “latitude had to be given to the government”, and accordingly, proceeded to dismiss the plea. Advocate Prashant Bhushan, appearing for the petitioners, argued that the difficulties faced by migrant workers during the lockdown which was instituted during the lockdown to contain the COVID-19 pandemic was raised during the course of the hearing. It was further submitted by Bhushan that Commissions had earlier been constituted and the same should be done in the instant case.Bhushan commenced his submissions by alluding to four reasons for seeking a Commission of Inquiry. He stated that despite a warning and advisory being issued by Home Ministry and the experts, 1 lakh people had gathered on 24th February in a stadium. He further submitted that there had been a decline in GDP as well as loss of jobs during the course of the lockdown as the same had not been imposed without consulting experts. “We have not maintained data as to how many healthcare professionals and doctors have died. 2 crore people have lost jobs. No planning was done prior and there was ill-management of the situation”, submitted Bhushan. However, the Bench was not inclined to entertain the same.Filed by retired bureaucrats KP Fabian, MG Devasahayam, Meena Gupta, Somasundar Burra, Amit Bhaduri, and Madhu Bhaduri, the plea conveyed that the Petitioners had “come together to file the present petition owing to the anxiety and concern over the Respondent’s mismanagement and misgovernance of the COVID-19 pandemic and the deleterious impact it has had on the fundamental rights of Indian citizens”. “It is submitted that the response of the Respondent to the pandemic and the deleterious impact of the same on the lives and livelihoods of citizens of the country is a definite matter of public importance and warrants appointment of a Commission under Section 3 of the said Act”, the plea stated. Further, it was submitted that the importance of the inquiry resides in the fact that the Respondent had stalled an inquiry by the Parliamentary Public Accounts Committee (PAC) into the Respondent’s response to the pandemic. The plea went on to state that the inquiry is essential as multiple lapses have been committed on behalf of the Respondent such as their failure to “undertake timely and effective measures for containing the transmission of the disease within India” despite being notified about the same by WHO in January, 2020, and their failure to adhere to its “statutory obligations under the Disaster Management Act, 2005”, including drawing up a National Plan under Section 11 or issuing guidelines for providing minimum standards of relief to vulnerable sections of society under Section 12. It was further submitted that the Respondent had also failed to consult the National Task Force appointed by it on 18th March, which consisted of experts in the fields of epidemiology and public health, prior to imposition of the nationwide and its subsequent extensions. “The Respondent ignored the advice of these experts and went ahead with imposing a lockdown that has spawned a humanitarian and economic crisis of Biblical proportions while at the same time failing to contain the spread of the disease”.The plea also highlighted the failure of the Respondent to “make timely and targeted provisions for the inevitable impact of the lockdown viz. loss of jobs, loss of incomes, destruction of livelihoods, starvation, destitution and the exodus of migrant workers and daily-wage earners from cities to their respective hometowns/villages”. With respect to the safety of healthcare workers, the plea averred that the Respondent had exhibited lethargy and delay in ensuring adequate supplies of Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs). The plea alleged that the lapses on behalf of the Respondent had led to a “severe infraction of the fundamental rights of people”. Firstly, they failed to nip the problem in the bud as they did not conduct effective screening and surveillance of international passengers coming into India as well as carrying out a public awareness campaign in January itself. The Respondents also did not make arrangements for the foreseeable migration of migrant workers back to their respective hometowns/districts, which led to the virus spreading to initially unaffected districts. Thirdly, the manner of instituting the “arbitrary, irrational and without due consultation” lockdown by the Respondent with merely four hour’s notice had “had a devastating impact on jobs, livelihoods and overall economy. Nearly six crore people between the ages of 20 and 39 have lost their jobs in April itself and the livelihoods of 40 million migrant workers have been abruptly disrupted”. Further, the plea invokes the plight of the migrant workers who, in absence of adequate food and shelter provisions being provided by the Respondent, have been left to fend for themselves, with many walking thousands of kilometres to reach their hometowns/villages. “Heart-wrenching stories of some migrants who perished on the way to their homes owing to starvation and exhaustion have been reported extensively in the media. It is submitted that de hors any advance planning or social security measures by the Respondent, the lockdown has deprived these migrant workers, daily wage earners and other vulnerable people of their right to livelihood, which has been held to be a part of right to life under Article 21 of the Constitution”. The plea also noted the compromise to the right to life of healthcare workers, including doctors, nurses and other medical staff, as the Respondent has exhibited “inexplicable delay in scaling up the procurement of PPEs”. “These healthcare workers are subjected to extremely high viral loads while treating COVID-19 patients in hospitals, and therefore, are at greatest risk of contracting the virus. However, in spite of the World Health Organization issuing guidelines as early as 27.02.2020 to countries for ramping up their production of PPEs to meet the global demand, the Respondent first relaxed the prohibition on export of surgical masks/disposable masks and gloves on 08.02.2020 and then prohibited export of PPEs including masks and gloves as late as 19.03.2020.” A severe paucity of PPEs took place at a critical time as it was only on 24th March, that the Respondent informed domestic PPE manufacturers about the specifications and quantites of PPEs that would be required. This delay and paucity forced healthcare workers’ lives to treat patients without PPEs, thereby putting themselves at immense risk. In light of the above, the plea prayed for an independent inquiry by a Commission appointed by the Respondent under the Commissions of Inquiry Act, 1952, as per directions of the Supreme Court. The plea sought for the Commission to be headed by a retired Judge of the Supreme Court, along with experts from the fields of public health, epidemiology, medical science, law, and social sciences. “Such an inquiry would elicit the complete facts pertaining to the aforesaid lapses committed by the Respondent as well as provide valuable lessons for dealing with future pandemics of this nature”, the plea stated. Next Storylast_img read more

NASA to reveal name of 2020 Mars rover following nationwide student contest

first_imgLaserLens/iStock(WASHINGTON) — NASA will reveal the name of the 2020 Mars rover Thursday afternoon, ending their seven-month-long “Name the Rover” essay contest.More than 20,000 students took part in the contest nationwide.The students who entered, from kindergarten up to grade 12, came up with suitable names for the rover and were required to submit a short essay explaining why they chose the name.The contest started in August 2019 when the space agency wanted to challenge young students to learn about a real NASA mission, apply critical thinking skills and form questions about a place they’ve never heard of.With the help of 4,700 volunteer judges — who narrowed the 28,000 entries down to 155 semi-finalists and then nine finalists — the shortlisted names are: Endurance, Tenacity, Promise, Perseverance, Vision, Clarity, Ingenuity, Fortitude and Courage.Internationally, more than 770,000 participants submitted votes in a public poll, where they voted for their favorite names, according to NASA.After polls closed, the nine student finalists were interviewed by a panel including astronaut Jessica Watkins, NASA rover driver Nick Wiltsie and Clara Ma — who named the Mars rover Curiosity in 2009 as a sixth grader.NASA will invite the winning student to see the spacecraft launch in July or August from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida — the rover which currently weighs more than 2300 pounds is set to land on Feb. 2021 where it will be roaming the red planet for at least one Mars year which equivalents to 687 Earth days.The winner will also have their essay featured on the NASA Mars website.The mission to launch this rover is set at a time where Earth and Mars are in good orbit positions relative to one another — which means that it takes less power to travel and land on Mars during that time.The Mars 2020 rover mission is part of NASA’s Mars Exploration program, which has been a long-term effort of robotic exploration of the red planet.This mission is taking a step forward by studying Mars’ habitability, seeking signs of past microbial life and collecting core samples of rock and soils and storing them.NASA officially ended the mission for its previous rover Opportunity last month, after it spent 15 years roaming Mars.Opportunity went silent on June 10 after a massive dust storm covered the planet, according to NASA.The rover was then declared dead after scientists sent out more than 800 commands asking the rover to respond and had not heard back.The Mars 2020 rover is set to be launched in the summer of 2020.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

‘We knew he was getting closer’: Boulder shooting survivor recounts how she, her son escaped

first_imgABC NewsBy EMILY SHAPIRO, ABC News(NEW YORK) — When a gunman opened fire at a Boulder, Colorado, grocery store, Sarah Moonshadow, who was there shopping with her son, timed the gunfire to figure out when to flee to safety.Ten people, including a police officer, were killed in the Monday afternoon shooting at a King Soopers grocery store. A suspect is in custody.It was supposed to be a quick grocery run for Moonshadow and her son, but they ended up “stalling a bit, looking around,” Moonshadow told ABC News’ Good Morning America on Tuesday.“And at first I was kind of kicking myself, like, if we had left a little bit sooner maybe we could have avoided things,” she said. “But then I realized that we probably could’ve been in a lot bigger trouble had we left any time sooner, because when we had gotten out of the store, there were people lying in the street.”As gunfire erupted, Moonshadow said her focus was keeping her son close to her — and she worried about what would happen if he stood up too much.“I just didn’t want him to be too tall and become, like, a moving target,” she said. “Because we couldn’t tell exactly where the shooter was — we knew he was getting closer to us.”Moonshadow said she tried to focus on the sound and direction the gunfire and counted the seconds in between shots.“I just looked at my son and I told him — by the fourth shot I started counting — and I told him, ‘We have three seconds. Stay low and don’t look. And just move fast,’” she recalled.“And he almost hesitated,” she said. “And I just told him, ‘We don’t have another option. We don’t have any other chance to get out of here.’”After escaping the store, they hid behind a stone, she said.Moonshadow said she felt she was out of danger once she saw a police officer arrive on scene.“I tried to flag him down,” she said. But “my son was really scared and he said, ‘No, please don’t go.’”The officer pulled up to someone lying in the road, she said, and then she heard more gunfire.“We just started running further back,” she said.They weaved through several buildings until they found safety at a community member’s porch, she said.The officer who died in the gunfire has been identified by police as 51-year-old Eric Talley. A member of the Boulder Police Department since 2010, Talley was the first officer to arrive on scene, a law enforcement source told ABC News. Talley leaves behind seven children.The suspect’s name and a potential motive have not been released.Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Claims to tribunal rise by 300 per cent

first_img Comments are closed. Employment tribunal claims more than tripled last year and average pay-outsjumped dramatically, new figures show.More than 5,000 fresh claims were brought in the year to October 1999compared with 1,533 in the previous year. The rise is set to continue. Government, unions and employers all predictnew employment laws will cause a huge increase in claims this year. Key rules,including the reduction in the qualifying period for unfair dismissal to oneyear and a rise in maximum pay-outs to £50,000, were not in force in the surveyperiod.Awards in race and sex bias and redundancy cases also rose. The highest ever compensation awards for race discrimination (£500,000),breach of contract (£500,000) and wrongful dismissal (£300,000) all occurredlast year. Pay-outs in cases where unions were involved averaged more thandouble those taken without union support. The report, produced for the TUC by the Labour Research Department, isfurther evidence of a change of tactics by unions away from strike action andtowards the courts.TUC general secretary John Monks said the rise in claims is due to growingconfidence among unions that tribunals will settle cases in their favour.Union spending on legal services reached £20m last year. They won £14.3m formembers in tribunal awards, the TUC Trends Survey found.www.tuc.org.uk By John Robinson Claims to tribunal rise by 300 per centOn 11 Jan 2000 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Articlelast_img read more

Brawl breaks out at women’s college basketball game

first_imgChillouutttt #Myasu pic.twitter.com/JUJE5auAhP— jayv (@jayv2truu) February 4, 2020In a statement, the Southwestern Athletic Conference said that it was suspending five Texas Southern student athletes named as Ciani Cryor, Britnee Gabriel, Jekalen Jones, Niya Mitchell and Tamaria White. Five Alabama State student athletes, named as Taylor Aikerson, Kaeani Berry, Zomoria Clark, Dereseia Randle and Aniyah Smith, and two Alabama State managers, Logan Young and Jervon Mannery-Gaither, were also suspended for violating the conference’s policy governing unsportsmanlike conduct. Texas Southern’s Cryor and Gabriel have been suspended for one game each, while Jones, Mitchell and White have been suspended for two. Alabama State players Aikerson and Randle have been suspended for one game, while Berry, Clark and Smith have been suspended for two.Alabama State manager Logan Young has been suspended for the team’s next two games, and manager Mannery-Gaither has been suspended indefinitely pending further investigation. “I was shocked and I am saddened by the altercation,” The Lady Tigers’ head coach Cynthia-Cooper Dyke said in a statement issued to ABC News affiliate KTRK-TV. “This is not how we want to represent our program, university, conference or women’s basketball. We accept responsibility for our actions and whatever penalties are levied by the conference office,” she added. “I am extremely disappointed by the behavior of our women athletes at the end of their game against Texas Southern University,” ASU president Quinton T. Ross Jr said in a statement. “Alabama State University has a zero-tolerance policy for this type of behavior,” the statement added. Both schools are also conducting their own investigations into the incident.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved. FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailBZA/iStock(MONTGOMERY, Ala.) — Ten student athletes and two managers have been suspended after a brawl broke out at a women’s college basketball game in Alabama. The fight erupted Monday night, during a game at the Dunn-Oliver Acadome in Montgomery that pitted the Alabama State University Hornets against the Texas Southern University Hornets. Video of the clash shows a crowd of 10 to 20 people, including players and adults who appear to be coaching staff, punching, pushing and shoving each other on the court before uniformed officers move in and begin separating the combatants. What started the fight is unclear. February 6, 2020 /Sports News – National Brawl breaks out at women’s college basketball game Written by Beau Lundlast_img read more

HM Ambassador to Saudi Arabia Visits RFTG

first_img View post tag: Arabia View post tag: HM Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Sir John Jenkins LVO KCMG, visited HMS Bulwark while the warship transited the Red Sea on route to the Gulf.It was Sir John’s first overnight visit to a Royal Navy warship at sea but it gave him the opportunity to see the Royal Navy’s Response Force Task Group (RFTG) running at its usual operational tempo and to gain an overview of the effects which it can deliver for the United Kingdom.Sir John is the third British Ambassador to call on Commodore Paddy McAlpine, Commander United Kingdom Task Group, since his eight ship force deployed from Plymouth in August on Cougar 13.HMA to Albania Mr Nick Cannon and HMA to Greece Mr John Kittmer have also enjoyed discovering the options and choices which the RFTG can deliver for UK Defence.Commodore McAlpine and his Staff are currently undertaking exercise Red Alligator with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Navy. The three day maritime phase of the exercise has included exchanges of personnel as well as communications and navigation exercises. A replenishment at sea for fuel was also scheduled to take place.“The Royal Navy is regularly deployed to this region and regularly engages with our maritime partners to continue to develop our understanding of each other’s capability and tactics. We make the very most of each visit and exercise however short. We are not a fleeting presence in Middle East, we intent to remain here for the long term.”The Cougar 13 deployment will operate in the Mediterranean, Red Sea, Gulf, and Horn of Africa.It involves exercising with partner nations, and will show the UK Armed Forces’ capacity to project an effective maritime component anywhere in the world as part of the Royal Navy’s Response Force Task Group, commanded by Commodore Paddy McAlpine OBE ADC Royal Navy.The RFTG is the United Kingdom’s high readiness maritime force, comprising ships, submarines, aircraft and a landing force of Royal Marines, at short notice to act in response to any contingency tasking if required.[mappress]Press Release, September 18, 2013; Image: Navy View post tag: Ambassador Back to overview,Home naval-today HM Ambassador to Saudi Arabia Visits RFTG Training & Education View post tag: News by topic View post tag: RFTG HM Ambassador to Saudi Arabia Visits RFTG View post tag: visits View post tag: Defense View post tag: Saudi View post tag: Defence September 18, 2013 View post tag: Navy View post tag: Naval Share this articlelast_img read more

Assistant Professor – Philosophy – (FAC001468)

first_imgThe University of Houston is an Equal Opportunity/AffirmativeAction employer. Minorities, women, veterans and persons withdisabilities are encouraged to apply. The Philosophy department atthe University of Houston seeks to promote respect, collaborationand diversity. We are looking for qualified candidates who shareour commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion. We particularlywelcome applications from women, persons with disabilities, membersof historically underrepresented minorities, and LGBTQ+ persons.Additionally, the University prohibits discrimination in employmenton the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity or genderexpression.Qualifications :Ph.D. in PhilosophyNotes to Applicant: Official transcripts are required for afaculty appointment and will be requested upon selection of thefinal candidate. All positions at the University of Houston aresecurity sensitive and will require a criminal history check. The Philosophy Department at The University of Houston intends tomake one tenure track appointment at the rank of AssistantProfessor, effective September 1, 2021. AOS: open, but thedepartment has particular needs in the History of Philosophy(including non-Western traditions); AOC: open. Because it islocated in one the of the most diverse cities in the United Statesand has one of the most diverse student bodies in the nation, theUniversity of Houston seeks to recruit and retain a diversecommunity of scholars.The Philosophy Department at the University of Houston has 10tenured and tenure-track faculty whose interests span thediscipline. The Department’s terminal MA program has long beenranked among the top 10 terminal MA programs in philosophy in theUS. We offer an undergraduate major and minor and contributesubstantially to the teaching of the University’s corecurriculum.Responsibilities include teaching 2 courses per semester (with TAsupport for introductory courses) and normal service to thedepartment, College, and University. Competitive candidates will becapable of active involvement in mentoring our undergraduate andgraduate student populations, as well as expected to contribute toan inclusive work and learning environment.Applications should include a cover letter, CV, a sample of writtenwork, unofficial transcripts, statement of teaching philosophyincluding a sample syllabi and evidence of commitment to develop aninclusive department that facilitates student growth and facultysuccess. Letters of recommendation are not required at this stage.Applications must be received by October 30, 2020 to be guaranteedfull consideration.The University of Houston is responsive to the needs of dual careercouples. More information can be found here: http://www.uh.edu/provost/faculty/current/benefits/work-life-balance/dual-career/indexlast_img read more