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Assistant Professor (EXPIRED)

Howard University

Job category Junior faculty / Tenure-track or similar
AOS Feminist Philosophy
AOS categories African/Africana Philosophy
Latin American Philosophy
Feminist Philosophy
Philosophy of Gender
Philosophy of Race
Social and Political Philosophy
AOC Ethics, or Normative or Applied Global Justice
AOC categories African/Africana Philosophy
Latin American Philosophy
Applied Ethics
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Location North West, Washington, D.C., United States
Start date August 16, 2023
Job description

Howard University

Department of Philosophy

The Department of Philosophy in the College of Arts and Sciences (COAS) invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor with research interests in the areas of Feminist Philosophy, Ethics, or Normative or Applied Global Justice, with a start date of August 16, 2023. We seek outstanding applicants with a demonstrated track record of excellence in research and teaching. Successful candidates are expected to develop vigorous, extramurally funded research programs in their areas of expertise, actively participate in the Department's teaching and curriculum development at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and mentor undergraduate and graduate students. Evidence of interest and success in mentoring underrepresented students is highly desired. 

Howard University, a culturally diverse, comprehensive, research intensive and historically Black private university, provides an educational experience of exceptional quality at the undergraduate, graduate, and professional levels to students of high academic standing and potential, with particular emphasis upon educational opportunities for Black students. Howard University is currently classified as an R2 research university with aspirations and actions underway to achieve R1 status within the next few years. It is a residential campus of approximately 10,000 students located in the heart of the nation’s capital, Washington, DC.

The Department of Philosophy currently consists of seven tenured faculty members, conducting pure and applied research with specializations in Africana Philosophy, Philosophy of Race, Philosophy of Law, and Pragmatism. It offers a BA degree in Philosophy and is a leading unit in the Bioethics Interdisciplinary major. In collaboration with the Howard University Law School, the Department also offers a 3+3 BA-JD program.

 Required Qualifications:

  • Earned doctorate in Philosophy from an accredited institution;
  • Record of scholarship, teaching, and professional service commensurate with the rank of assistant professor;
  • Effective communication and organizational skills; and
  • Evidence of successful grant writing experience.

Complete applications consist of the following:

1) Cover letter addressing qualifications listed above;

2) Current curriculum vita;

3) Two-page statement of research accomplishments, interests and future plans;

4) Two-page statement of teaching experience and philosophy;

5) At least three (3) letters of reference; and

6) A writing sample

Completed applications should be addressed to the Chair of the search committee: Dr. Brandon Hogan, and submitted electronically at:

URL https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/22742

Screening will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. For full consideration, complete applications must be received by November 15, 2022. The desired starting date is August 16, 2023. Additional details and information can be found at https://philosophy.howard.edu/.

The University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender or gender identity, marital status, religion, disability or protected veterans status. Veterans and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Inquiries regarding provisions for persons with disabilities or veterans status, Equal Employment Opportunity and Title IX should be directed to the Office of Employee Relations and Equal Employment Opportunity at 202-806-1280.

How to apply
Application type Online
Web address to apply https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/22742
Email to apply
Deadline for full consideration: November 15, 2022, 11:59pm EST

(applications under review)

Hard deadline No deadline specified (applications considered on an ongoing basis)
Web address for more information https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/22742
Contact name Brandon Hogan
Contact email
Contact phone 202.806.6811
Time created October 3, 2022, 6:59pm UTC
Scheduled expiry date March 18, 2023, 2:30pm EST
Expired on March 18, 2023, 2:46pm EST
Last updated May 18, 2023, 3:00pm UTC
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