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Assistant Professor, Ethics (EXPIRED)

Department of Philosophy, Purdue University

Job category Junior faculty / Tenure-track or similar
AOS Ethics
AOS categories Ethics
AOC Open
Workload Full time
Vacancies 2
Organization's reference number 22199
Location West Lafayette, Indiana, United States
Start date August 2023
Job description

Job Summary

The Department of Philosophy at Purdue University (West Lafayette, IN) has two openings in Ethics at the Assistant Professor level. AOS: Ethics. AOC: Open, but the department has an interest in strengthening its profile in political philosophy.

Principal Duties: Purdue is a member of the American Association of Universities, and thus a strong research profile is expected of the successful candidate in addition to graduate mentoring.  Standard non-teaching duties. Teaching load is 4 courses/year (2/semester), undergraduate and graduate, including two courses per year in the College of Liberal Arts’ Cornerstone Integrated Liberal Arts first-year curriculum (SCLA 101 or SCLA 102).  This curriculum is highly flexible but emphasizes student engagement with primary texts in philosophy, literature, and history.

Additional departmental duties may include teaching some of the following courses in applied Ethics: Biomedical Ethics, Environmental Ethics, or Ethics and Animals.

Qualifications: Ph.D. in philosophy or related field required prior to appointment.

The College

The College of Liberal Arts at Purdue University is embarking upon 45 faculty searches for positions beginning in Fall 2023.  These positions will advance research within and across disciplines, and intersect with technology, data science, and engineering in relevant and important ways.  These positions include teaching in our innovative, nationally-recognized Cornerstone Integrated Liberal Arts Program that educates students across the university.

Application Procedures

To apply, please visit careers.purdue.edu Req# 22199   Applications must include: (i) a brief cover letter, (ii) curriculum vitae (including dissertation abstract and research statement), (iii) copies of official graduate transcripts, (iv) names, email addresses, and institutional affiliations of at least three references, (v) a writing sample of approximately 8-10K words. Letters of reference and evidence of teaching effectiveness should not be included in the initial application but should be prepared for quick submission if requested.  If letters are requested from the candidate at a later stage, instructions for how to submit letters will be communicated directly to the candidate.  As Purdue Philosophy is conducting multiple searches, please indicate clearly in your cover letter that you are applying for one of the ethics positions. For additional information, contact the search committee chair, Dr. Jacqueline Mariña at [email protected]

Purdue University, the College of Liberal Arts, and the Department of Philosophy are committed to free and open inquiry in all matters. Candidates are encouraged to address in their cover letter how they are prepared to contribute to a climate that values free inquiry and academic freedom.

Purdue University, the College of Liberal Arts, and the Department of Philosophy are committed to advancing diversity in all areas of faculty effort, including discovery, instruction, and engagement.  Candidates are encouraged to address in their cover letter how they are prepared to contribute to a climate that values diversity and inclusion.

Screening of applicants will begin November 15th and continue until the position is filled.  A background check is required for employment in this position.


Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

How to apply
Application type Online
For additional information contact Dr. Jacqueline Mariña at [email protected]
Web address to apply https://careers.purdue.edu/
Email to apply
Deadline for full consideration: November 15, 2022, 12:00am EST

(applications under review)

Hard deadline November 30, 2022, 11:59pm EST
Web address for more information https://www.cla.purdue.edu/academic/philosophy/ind...
Contact name Dr. Jacqueline Mariña
Contact email
Contact phone 765-494-4275
Time created September 23, 2022, 5:30pm UTC
Scheduled expiry date November 30, 2022, 11:59pm EST
Expired on December 2, 2022, 12:46am EST
Last updated February 1, 2023, 3:00pm UTC
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