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Instructor or Assistant Professor of Philosophy (EXPIRED)

APA departmental services program Department of Geography & Philosophy, University of Minnesota, Duluth

Job category Junior faculty / Fixed term
AOS Ethics OR Philosophy of Mind/Cognitive Science Disjunctive
AOS categories Philosophy of Mind
Philosophy of Cognitive Science
AOC Philosophy of Race/Racism OR Social Political Philosophy
AOC categories Philosophy of Race
Social and Political Philosophy
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Location Duluth, Minnesota, United States
Start date Fall 2023
Job description

About the Job

The Philosophy program at the University of Minnesota Duluth seeks to hire a term faculty member for the 2023-2024 academic year.


The UMD Philosophy Faculty serve philosophy and cognitive science majors and minors; the new faculty member will help cover these programs. (For information about the department and its classes, please visit https://cahss.d.umn.edu/departments/geography-philosophy/philosophy)

Teaching: Teach a wide range of philosophy classes effectively, as measured by student, peer, or supervisor evaluations.

Appointment: This is a nine-month appointment, running from August 21, 2023 to May 19, 2024. The current teaching load is between 12 -16 credits per semester. There is currently the possibility of internal and system-wide grants and summer teaching.


Essential qualifications:

● PhD posted on transcript by July 1, 2023

● AOS in Ethics OR Philosophy of Mind/Cognitive Science Disjunctive)

● At least one year of college level teaching of philosophy (graduate T.A. experience acceptable)

● Promising research program, as evidenced by things like: graduate transcript, writing sample, letters of reference, publications.

● Excellent written and oral communication skills

Preferred qualifications:

● PhD at time of application

● AOS in Ethics or Philosophy of Mind/Cognitive Science

● AOC in Philosophy of Race/Racism or Social Political Philosophy

● Extensive teaching experience as primary instructor

● Demonstrated teaching breadth

● Established research program

How To Apply

Applications must be submitted online, go to the employment system at: https://employment.umn.edu  and search for Job Opening 353758.  To be considered for this position, please click the Apply button and follow the instructions.  You will have the opportunity to complete an online application for the position and attach a cover letter and resume.

Additional documents may be attached after application by accessing your "My Job Applications" page and uploading documents in the "My Cover Letters and Attachments" section.

For an application to count as complete, the following documents are required:

● A brief cover letter

● CV

● A writing sample not exceeding 35 pages

● An unofficial copy of graduate transcript (scanned and uploaded as a PDF in “Additional Documents”)

● Evidence of teaching ability in document format--for example, teaching evaluations, a statement of teaching philosophy, letters from peer-reviewers. (Upload in “Additional Documents”)

● 3 letters of recommendation. (These should be emailed separately to the chair of the search committee, Jeanine Schroer, at [email protected])

Our online system allows up to seven attachments.

This position will remain open until filled.  Committee begins reviewing completed applications Friday, February 24, 2023.

To request an accommodation during the application process, please e-mail [email protected] or call (612) 624-UOHR (8647).


The University recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the academic mission.  The University is committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds.

The University of Minnesota provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.  To learn more about diversity at the U:  http://diversity.umn.edu.

Employment Requirements

Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Our presumption is that prospective employees are eligible to work here. Criminal convictions do not automatically disqualify finalists from employment.

Please note: All employees at the University of Minnesota are required to comply with the University’s Administrative Policy: COVID-19 Vaccination and Safety Protocol by either providing proof of being fully vaccinated on their first day of employment, or complete a request for an exemption for medical exemption or religious reasons. To learn more please visit:  https://safe-campus.umn.edu/return-campus/get-the-vax

How to apply
Application type Online
Search job opening: 353758 ***Follow the "How to Apply" instructions listed in the job ad (above)***
Web address to apply http://employment.umn.edu
Deadline for full consideration: February 24, 2023, 12:00am CST

(applications under review)

Hard deadline April 1, 2023, 11:59pm CST
Web address for more information http://employment.umn.edu
Contact name Jeanine Schroer
Contact email
Time created February 2, 2023, 3:37pm UTC
Scheduled expiry date April 1, 2023, 11:59pm CST
Expired on April 3, 2023, 12:46am CST
Last updated June 3, 2023, 3:00pm UTC
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