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Assistant Professor of Philosophy, First or Second Term (EXPIRED)

Department of Philosophy, University of Chicago

Job category Junior faculty / Tenure-track or similar
AOS At least one of Kant, 19th-Century German Philosophy, 20th-Century Continental Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Non-Western Philosophy, Philosophy of Race and Racism, Philosophy of Sex and Gender, and Feminist Philosophy
AOS categories African/Africana Philosophy
Arabic and Islamic Philosophy
Asian Philosophy
Continental Philosophy
Latin American Philosophy
Native American Philosophy
Philosophy of Language
Feminist Philosophy
Philosophy of Gender
Philosophy of Race
AOC Open, preferably one of the above AOS
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Location Chicago, Illinois, United States
Start date July 1, 2022, or as soon as possible thereafter
Job description

AOS: At least one of Kant, 19th-Century German Philosophy, 20th-Century Continental Philosophy, Philosophy of Language, Non-Western Philosophy, Philosophy of Race and Racism, Philosophy of Sex and Gender, and Feminist Philosophy

AOC: Open, preferably one of the above

Minimum teaching load of four courses/year over three quarters, graduate and undergraduate levels, and usual dissertation, committee, and advising responsibilities.


The department invites applications for a position as Assistant Professor, first or second term, from candidates specializing in any of the areas listed above. We seek a colleague with an ambitious research agenda yielding active and innovative scholarship, characterized by cogency of argument, knowledge of the literature, and originality of interpretation. Successful applicants will contribute to the scholarly community of the department and university, and have the ability or potential to be an excellent teacher in the university’s core curriculum, in introductory to advanced undergraduate courses in Philosophy, and in graduate courses related to their area of expertise. The expected start date for the position is July 1, 2022, or as soon as possible thereafter.

All requirements for receipt of a doctoral degree in Philosophy or related field must be completed by the start of the appointment.

Application Instructions

No applications or dossier materials will be accepted after 11 p.m. Central Time on October 15, 2021. Letters of recommendation will be accepted until November 1, 2021. Applicants are advised to request their letters as soon as possible (i.e., prior to submitting the final materials) to allow ample time for recommenders to upload their letters.

Required elements of the dossier are:

  • cover letter,
  • CV,
  • dissertation abstract,
  • research statement,
  • writing sample,
  • teaching statement,
  • three syllabi,
  • three letters of recommendation.

Optional elements are:

  • teaching evaluations, if available, are strongly encouraged,
  • an additional writing sample (no more than two writing samples are to be submitted, and if two are submitted the applicant should designate one as the primary sample),
  • up to two additional letters of recommendation.

All items must be submitted via the University’s Academic Recruitment site (Interfolio): http://apply.interfolio.com/91887.

Applicants may be asked to provide additional materials following the initial review. We anticipate conducting first round interviews in early December, and extended interviews of finalists in January or early February. (All first-round interviews will be conducted remotely. We expect to bring finalists to campus, unless conditions and the pandemic make that impossible. In either case, finalists should expect to give a presentation and be available for a day or two of meetings.)

Questions may be sent to [email protected] with the subject heading JUNIOR SEARCH.

Position contingent upon budgetary approval.

EEO Statement

We seek a diverse pool of applicants who wish to join an academic community that places the highest value on rigorous inquiry and encourages diverse perspectives, experiences, groups of individuals, and ideas to inform and stimulate intellectual challenge, engagement, and exchange. The University’s Statements on Diversity are at https://provost.uchicago.edu/statements-diversity.

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law. For additional information please see the University's Notice of Nondiscrimination.

Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-702-1032 or email [email protected] with their request.

How to apply
Application type Online
Web address to apply http://apply.interfolio.com/91887
Hard deadline October 15, 2021, 11:00pm CST
Contact name William Weaver
Contact email
Contact phone 773-795-3923
Time created August 17, 2021, 9:28pm UTC
Scheduled expiry date October 15, 2021, 11:00pm CST
Expired on October 16, 2021, 11:46pm CST
Last updated November 17, 2021, 3:00pm UTC
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