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Assistant Professor of Philosophy, First or Second Term (EXPIRED)

Department of Philosophy, University of Chicago

Job category Junior faculty / Tenure-track or similar
AOS History of Philosophy
AOS categories History of Philosophy
AOC Open
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Location Chicago, Illinois, United States
Start date July 1, 2021
Job description

Job Description

AOS: History of Philosophy

AOC: Open

Assistant Professor of Philosophy, first or second term.  Position will begin July 1, 2021, or as soon as possible thereafter.

Minimum teaching load of four courses/year over three quarters, graduate and undergraduate levels, and usual dissertation, committee, and advising responsibilities.

A goal of the search is to increase the diversity of the faculty in the Department, and we therefore welcome applicants who come from groups that are historically underrepresented in the disciplines noted above, such as women, black/African American, Hispanic/Latinx, American Indian or Alaskan Native, and individuals with disabilities.


The department invites applications from candidates specializing in any area in the History of Philosophy. The department especially welcomes applications from individuals specializing in the areas of Ancient Greek and Roman Theoretical Philosophy, Kant and post-Kantian Idealism, 19th- and 20th-century Continental Philosophy, Early Analytic Philosophy, African-American Philosophy, and non-European Philosophical Traditions. We seek a colleague with an ambitious research agenda yielding active and innovative scholarship, characterized by cogency of argument, knowledge of sources, and originality of interpretation. 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 to 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 related field must be completed by the start of the appointment.

Application Instructions

No applications or dossier materials, including letters of recommendation, will be accepted after 10:59 p.m. Central Time on October 15, 2020. Applicants are advised to request their letters as soon as possible (i.e. prior to submitting the final materials) to allow ample time for recommenders to upload their letters.

Required elements of the dossier are:

  • cover letter,
  • CV,
  • dissertation abstract,
  • research statement,
  • writing sample,
  • teaching statement,
  • three syllabi,
  • and three letters of reference. 

Optional elements are:

  • teaching evaluations, if available, are strongly encouraged,
  • an additional writing sample,
  • additional syllabi,
  • and additional letters of reference. 

All items must be submitted via the University’s Academic Recruitment site (Interfolio):  http://apply.interfolio.com/78219

We anticipate conducting first round interviews in early December, and extended interviews of finalists in January or early February. (All interviews will be conducted remotely. Due to the continuing pandemic we do not expect to bring finalists to campus, but finalists should still expect to give a presentation and be available for a day or two of meetings.)

Questions may be sent to philosophy_searches@lists.uchicago.edu with the subject heading JUNIOR SEARCH.

Position contingent upon budgetary approval.

Equal Employment Opportunity 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 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 773-702-1032 or email equalopportunity@uchicago.edu with their request.

How to apply
Application type Unknown (see text above)
Hard deadline October 15, 2020, 10:59pm CST
Contact name William Weaver
Contact email
Contact phone 773-795-3923
Time created August 31, 2020, 11:42am EST
Scheduled expiry date October 15, 2020, 10:59pm CST
Expired on October 16, 2020, 11:46pm CST
Last updated October 17, 2020, 12:46am EST
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