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Assistant Instructional Professor – Ancient Greek Philosophy

Department of Philosophy, University of Chicago

Job category Junior faculty / Tenure-track or similar
AOS Ancient Greek Philosophy
AOS categories Ancient Greek and Roman Philosophy
AOC History of Philosophy, Ethics, Metaphysics
AOC categories History of Philosophy
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Location Chicago, Illinois, United States
Start date September 1, 2021
Job description


The Department of Philosophy and the College of the University of Chicago seek an experienced teacher of Philosophy to help build on the strengths of its existing program. We are interested in candidates with a strong record of teaching Ancient Greek Philosophy, especially Ancient Greek Theoretical Philosophy, to undergraduates, with a preference for candidates with additional experience in teaching and/or ability to teach more broadly in the History of Philosophy, in Ethics, and in Metaphysics. The successful candidate will also be prepared to teach in the Humanities Core. Experience working with students on the preparation of BA and/or MA theses is also desirable.

We invite applications for a position as an Assistant Instructional Professor of Philosophy to begin in academic year 2021-22, with an expected start date of September 1, 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter. This is not a tenure-track appointment. Initial appointment will be for a term of two years, with reappointment possible following successful review.

Responsibilities include both teaching and service duties. Teaching consists of up to seven courses across three quarters in various areas of the Philosophy curriculum, and may include assignments in the College Core. The selected candidate will also be expected to take on appropriate service duties within the department, including advising BA and MA theses in their area of specialty. Instructional Professors of all ranks are expected to engage in regular professional development.


Applicants are required to have prior teaching experience at the college or post-secondary level, preferably at a North American institution. A PhD in Philosophy is required by the start date of the appointment.

Application Instructions

To apply for this position, please submit your application through the University of Chicago’s Academic Recruitment website at http://apply.interfolio.com/86627. An application must include:

  • CV, including teaching experience
  • Cover Letter
  • Teaching statement
  • List of courses prepared to teach
  • Sample syllabus for an introduction to Ancient Philosophy course
  • Contact information for 3 recommenders

Additional documents may be requested following the initial review.

Application deadline: All applicant materials must be received by 11pm central time on May 20, 2021.

This position is contingent upon budgetary approval. The terms and conditions of employment for this position are covered by a collective bargaining agreement between the University and the Service Employees International Union. For information on the Department of Philosophy, please go to philosophy.uchicago.edu. For questions about the position, please contact William Weaver at wweaver@uchicago.edu.

EEO 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’s Statements on Diversity are at https://provost.uchicago.edu/statements-diversity.

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 Online
Web address to apply http://apply.interfolio.com/86627
Hard deadline May 20, 2021, 11:59pm CST
Web address for more information http://apply.interfolio.com/86627
Contact name William Weaver
Contact email
Time created April 19, 2021, 8:13pm UTC
Scheduled expiry date May 20, 2021, 11:59pm CST
Last updated April 19, 2021, 9:05pm UTC
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