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Asst, Assoc or Full Professor, Philosophy (EXPIRED)

Department of Philosophy, University of Wisconsin, Madison

Job category Faculty (open rank) / Tenure-track or similar
AOS Epistemology
AOS categories Epistemology
AOC Open
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Organization's reference number PVL 286522
Location Madison, Wisconsin, United States
Start date August 19, 2023
Job description

Job Summary:

The Department of Philosophy is seeking excellent candidates for a tenured or tenure-track position in Epistemology. The selected candidate will make significant contributions to the department's teaching mission and perform department, university, and community service as appropriate for faculty at the rank of Full, Assistant or Associate Professor. 


Successful applicants will teach graduate and undergraduate classes, mentor students, hold office hours, grade exams, conduct scholarly research, and provide service to the department, college, university, and academic community nationally or internationally. The general teaching load is 4 courses per year, 2 in one semester and 2 in the other. Teaching will also involve mentoring of PhD student research and directing dissertations. 

Institutional Statement on Diversity:

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion


PhD or the US equivalent, in Philosophy required by the start of appointment.


Candidates should demonstrate evidence of creativity and excellence in teaching and scholarly research.

Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

It is anticipated this position requires work be performed in-person, onsite, at a designated campus work location.

Appointment Type, Duration:


Anticipated Begin Date:

AUGUST 19, 2024


ACADEMIC (9 months)

Additional Information:

The Department of Philosophy at the University of Wisconsin-Madison invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position at the rank of Full, Assistant or Associate Professor, to begin August 19, 2024. The selected applicant will join the faculty who carry a long and proud tradition of highly acclaimed teaching and research in core areas of philosophy. We are seeking candidates with a commitment to excellence in scholarly research, teaching, and professional service. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated expertise in Epistemology.

The UW-Madison Philosophy department is multidisciplinary and has a highly collaborative environment. Madison is the state's capital city and is well known for offering a small town feel in a medium-sized city. It is a great place to raise a family and offers an ideal combination of natural beauty, stimulating cultural events, outstanding schools and outdoor recreation.

The College of Letters & Science is committed to creating an inclusive environment in which all of us - students, staff, and faculty - can thrive. Ours is a community in which we all are welcome. Most importantly, we strive to build a community in which all of us feel a great sense of belonging.

There is no excellence without diversity in all its forms; diverse teams are more creative and successful than homogeneous ones. We are better when we are diverse and when we acknowledge, celebrate and honor our diversity. In acknowledging and honoring our diversity, we also assume a responsibility to support and stand up for each other.

UW-Madison is seeking faculty candidates who will deepen our campus interdisciplinary research strength in key areas of current and future research promise, as well as faculty candidates who will approach their work in a manner that advances our commitment to research excellence and attract a broad and diverse range of students to the philosophy program.

Unless confidentiality is requested, information regarding applicants must be released upon request. Finalists cannot be guaranteed confidentiality.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, including but not limited to, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, pregnancy, disability, or status as a protected veteran and other bases as defined by federal regulations and UW System policies. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability, you can find information about how to make a request at the following website: https://employeedisabilities.wisc.edu/disability-accommodation-information-for-applicants/

Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains current campus safety and disciplinary policies, crime statistics for the previous 3 calendar years, and on-campus student housing fire safety policies and fire statistics for the previous 3 calendar years. UW-Madison will provide a paper copy upon request; please contact the University of Wisconsin Police Department.

How to apply
Application type Online
Applications must come through UW Jobs website (http://jobs.wisc.edu), referencing PVL 286522. To begin the application process please click on the 'Apply Now' button. You will be asked to create a profile. For full consideration, all materials must be received no later than November 1, 2023. Applications will be accepted until position is filled. Please note that applicants will be evaluated based upon submitted application materials and therefore should speak to and include evidence of their qualifications. Junior candidates (applying for an assistant professorship): Please upload the following 5 documents: 1) a cover letter, 2) Curriculum Vitae 3) a writing sample; 4) evidence of teaching excellence; 5) a research statement. Applicants will also be asked to provide three professional references. References will be contacted upon application submission and asked to provide a letter of reference. Senior candidates (applying for an associate or full professorship): Please upload the following 4 documents: 1) a cover letter; 2) a Curriculum Vitae; 3) one or two articles (published or unpublished; if two articles, please upload both in same document); and 4) evidence of teaching excellence. Senior applicants will also be asked to provide the names and contact information for three references. However, these references will not be contacted unless the candidate advances in the process, at which time the candidate will be contacted prior to reaching out to the references. If a junior or senior candidate has more than three references, please send the name and email contact for additional references to [email protected]. Candidates should be available for interviews on Zoom in December. Please reference PVL #286522 in all correspondence. Employment will require an institutional reference check regarding any misconduct. To be considered, applicants must upload a signed 'Authorization to Release Information' form as part of the application. The authorization form and a definition of 'misconduct' can be found here: https://hr.wisc.edu/institutional-reference-check/
Web address to apply https://jobs.wisc.edu/jobs/professor-of-philosophy...
Email to apply
Hard deadline November 1, 2023, 11:59pm CST
Web address for more information https://jobs.wisc.edu/jobs/professor-of-philosophy...
Contact name Michael Titelbaum, Committee Chair
Contact email
Contact phone 608-263-3700
Time created September 27, 2023, 8:42pm UTC
Scheduled expiry date November 1, 2023, 11:59pm CST
Expired on November 3, 2023, 12:46am CST
Last updated January 3, 2024, 3:00pm UTC
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