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Visiting Assistant/Associate/Full Professor (EXPIRED)

Department of Philosophy, Ashoka University

Job category Visiting fellowship / Professorship / Fixed term
AOS Open
AOC Open
Workload Full time
Vacancies 4
Location Sonīpat, Haryana, India
Start date August 2023
Job description

The Department of Philosophy at Ashoka University (https://www.ashoka.edu.in/department/department-of-philosophy/)  invites applications for up to four open-rank visiting positions to cover faculty leaves and sabbaticals. (Depending on performance, funding, and departmental needs, these positions may be extended for up to two additional years.) 

We have particular undergraduate teaching needs in logic (both introductory and advanced), epistemology (introductory and intermediate), philosophy of science (introductory and advanced), the history of Western philosophy particularly Kant (introductory and intermediate), and a gen-ed style course on mind and behaviour that all undergraduates must take. AOS open, AOC should overlap with one or more of our desired areas. 

All candidates must have earned a Ph.D. in philosophy by the time of appointment. The successful applicant will have a 2/2 teaching load in addition to administrative and advising duties. Instruction will be in-person.  

All applicants should submit their materials via Interfolio. 

Tenured applicants should submit a:

• cover letter

• CV

• list of references 

• list of publications 

Untenured applicants should submit, additionally:

• letters of recommendation

• teaching portfolio

• writing sample

We strongly encourage applications from women and members of groups under-represented in academia. 

Applications must be submitted by the 25th of April. Should you require any clarifications, please contact [email protected]


Founded in 2014, Ashoka University is a rapidly growing private university dedicated to providing students with an innovative interdisciplinary liberal arts education and an inclusive place to research, think deeply and critically, and express themselves creatively. The university currently offers 12 pure and 9 interdisciplinary majors as well as 17 minor programs. It is also home to a number of interdisciplinary educational and research centers (see https://www.ashoka.edu.in/centres/centres/). Ashoka’s diverse student body is actively engaged with their community and boasts a large number of student organizations as well as regular campus events (see https://www.ashoka.edu.in/clubs-and-societies/) .

Ashoka is located in Sonepat, India, about 40 km (25 mi) North of New Delhi, India’s vibrant capital city. Although Ashoka has both on-campus and near-campus faculty residence facilities, it is also accessible from Delhi via a regular shuttle that runs between campus and the Jahangir Puri metro station. The campus is currently home to over 2500 students from 30 states and Union Territories in India as well as 27 other countries. The student to faculty ratio is currently 11:1. In September, 2021, the foundation was laid for a campus expansion that will double the university’s current area.

The philosophy department at Ashoka University values both historically sensitive and analytic approaches, offering a variety of courses in all the major areas of philosophy. The department offers both a major and a minor and takes part in three interdisciplinary programs: (1) Politics, Philosophy, and Economics, (2) Philosophy and Computer Science, and (3) Psychology and Philosophy. In addition to running the Philosophy Society, the philosophy students also run PhilCon, India’s first undergraduate philosophy conference and have recently started Citta, an undergraduate philosophy journal. Despite Ashoka’s very short history, many of Ashoka philosophy graduates have gone on to exciting careers in industry and NGOs and to continue their academic studies at a variety of prestigious programs including USC, Oxford, Pitt HPS, Tufts, Amherst, Simon Fraser University. Details about the current permanent and visiting philosophy faculty can be found athttps://www.ashoka.edu.in/roles/faculty/?yearby=38 .

How to apply
Application type Online
Web address to apply http://apply.interfolio.com/122734
Hard deadline April 25, 2023, 11:59pm IST
Contact name Kranti Saran
Contact email
Time created March 21, 2023, 5:18pm UTC
Scheduled expiry date April 25, 2023, 11:59pm IST
Expired on April 27, 2023, 12:16am IST
Last updated June 26, 2023, 3:00pm UTC
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