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Assistant Professor (EXPIRED)

Department of Philosophy, Howard University

Job category Junior faculty / Tenure-track or similar
AOS Ethics, or Global Justice
AOS categories African/Africana Philosophy
Latin American Philosophy
Applied Ethics
AOC Feminist Philosophy or Environmental Ethics
AOC categories African/Africana Philosophy
Latin American Philosophy
Applied Ethics
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Location Washington, District of Columbia, United States
Start date August 16, 2021
Job description

Howard University

Department of Philosophy

The Department of Philosophy in the College of Arts and Sciences (COAS) invites applications for  tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor with research interests in the area of Ethics or Global Justice, construed broadly to include traditional questions in moral theory, gender justice/feminist philosophy, environmental justice, racial justice as well as issues related to public policy. We seek outstanding applicants with a demonstrated track record of excellence in research and teaching. Successful candidates are expected to develop vigorous, extramurally funded research programs in their areas of expertise, actively participate in the Department's teaching and curriculum development at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and mentor undergraduate and graduate students. Evidence of interest and success in mentoring underrepresented students is highly desired. 

Howard University, a culturally diverse, comprehensive, research intensive and historically Black private university, provides an educational experience of exceptional quality at the undergraduate, graduate, and professional levels to students of high academic standing and potential, with particular emphasis upon educational opportunities for Black students. Howard University is currently classified as an R2 research university with aspirations and actions underway to achieve R1 status within the next few years. It is a residential campus of approximately 10,000 students located in the heart of the nation’s capital, Washington, DC.

The Department of Philosophy currently consists of seven faculty members, conducting pure and applied research with specializations in Africana Philosophy, Philosophy of Race, Philosophy of Law, and Pragmatism. It offers a BA degree in Philosophy and is a leading unit in the Bioethics Interdisciplinary major. In collaboration with the Howard University Law School, the Department also offers a 3+3 BA-JD program.

 Required Qualifications:

  • Earned doctorate in Philosophy from an accredited institution;
  • Record of scholarship, teaching, and professional service commensurate with the rank of assistant professor;
  • Effective communication and organizational skills; and
  • Evidence of successful grant writing experience.

Complete applications consist of a single PDF file containing

1) Cover letter addressing qualifications listed above;

 2) Current curriculum vita;

3) Two-page statement of research accomplishments, interests and future plans;

 4) Two-page statement of teaching experience and philosophy; and

 5) At least three (3) letters of reference.

Completed applications should be addressed to the Chair of the search committee: Dr. Brandon Hogan, and submitted electronically at:


Screening will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. The desired starting date is August 16, 2021. Additional details and information can be found at https://philosophy.howard.edu/.

The University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender or gender identity, marital status, religion, disability or protected veterans status. Veterans and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Inquiries regarding provisions for persons with disabilities or veterans status, Equal Employment Opportunity and Title IX should be directed to the Office of Employee Relations and Equal Employment Opportunity at 202-806-1280.



How to apply
Application type Online
Web address to apply https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/18042
Email to apply
Deadline for full consideration: March 14, 2021, 8:00pm MST

(applications under review)

Hard deadline No deadline specified (applications considered on an ongoing basis)
Contact name Dr. Brandon Hogan
Contact email
Contact phone 202-806-5472
Time created February 19, 2021, 5:26pm UTC
Scheduled expiry date August 21, 2021, 1:16pm MST
Expired on August 21, 2021, 1:46pm MST
Last updated October 27, 2021, 3:00pm UTC
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