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Assistant Professor (EXPIRED)

Department of Philosophy, University of Chicago

Job category Junior faculty / Tenure-track or similar
AOS AOS: Open, but with particular interest in applicants working in any of the following areas: (1) Twentieth-Century Continental Philosophy, (2) Kant and Post-Kantian German Philosophy, (3) Philosophy of Race/Racial Justice, or (4) Non-Western Philosophy
AOC Open
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Location Chicago, Illinois, United States
Start date July 1, 2023, or as soon as possible thereafter
Job description

Assistant Professor - Philosophy 


AOS: Open, but with particular interest in applicants working in any of the following areas: (1) Twentieth-Century Continental Philosophy, (2) Kant and Post-Kantian German Philosophy, (3) Philosophy of Race/Racial Justice, or (4) Non-Western Philosophy

AOC: Open

The Department of Philosophy at the University of Chicago invites applications for a position as Assistant Professor to begin July 1, 2023, or as soon as possible thereafter. Minimum teaching load of four courses per year over three quarters, at graduate and undergraduate levels, and usual dissertation, committee, and advising responsibilities.


The Department welcomes applications in all areas of philosophy, but we particularly encourage applicants working in the above-mentioned fields to apply. We seek a colleague with an ambitious research agenda yielding active and innovative scholarship, characterized by originality of standpoint, depth and significance of analysis, cogency of argument, and knowledge of relevant languages and literatures. 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 and advanced undergraduate courses in Philosophy, and in graduate courses related to their area of expertise.

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

Application Instructions

No applications or dossier materials will be accepted after 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on October 24, 2022.  Letters of recommendation will be accepted until October 31, 2022, although applicants are advised to request their letters through the application portal as soon as possible (i.e., prior to submitting the final materials) and to encourage their recommenders to submit them by October 24 if possible. 

Required elements of the dossier are:

  • cover letter
  • CV
  • research statement
  • writing sample
  • teaching portfolio including teaching statement and other documentation of teaching competence, such as sample syllabi, course evaluations, or other relevant material
  • three letters of recommendation

All items must be submitted via the University’s Academic Recruitment site (Interfolio): http://apply.interfolio.com/114070.

Applicants may be asked to provide additional materials following the initial review. We anticipate conducting remote first-round interviews in mid-December and extended interviews of finalists in January.

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 773-834-3988 or email [email protected] with their request.

How to apply
Application type Online
Web address to apply http://apply.interfolio.com/114070
Hard deadline October 24, 2022, 10:59pm CST
Contact name William Weaver
Contact email
Contact phone 773-795-3923
Time created September 21, 2022, 9:35pm UTC
Scheduled expiry date October 24, 2022, 10:59pm CST
Expired on October 25, 2022, 11:46pm CST
Last updated December 26, 2022, 3:00pm UTC
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