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Professor of Philosophy (Associate or Full) (EXPIRED)

Department of Philosophy, University of Chicago

Job category Senior faculty / Tenured, continuing or permanent
AOS (1) Metaphysics, (2) Nonwestern Philosophy, (3) Social and Political Philosophy (including Philosophy of Race or Gender), (4) Ancient Greek and Roman Metaphysics, or (5) Early Modern Philosophy.
AOS categories Ancient Greek and Roman Philosophy
Early Modern Philosophy
Philosophy of Gender
Philosophy of Race
Social and Political Philosophy
AOC Open
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Location Chicago, Illinois, United States
Start date July 1, 2024 or as soon as possible thereafter
Job description

Position Description 

The Department of Philosophy at the University of Chicago invites applications for a position as Associate or Full Professor to begin July 1, 2024, or as soon as possible thereafter. We welcome applications in any of the following areas of specialization: (1) Metaphysics, (2) Nonwestern Philosophy, (3) Social and Political Philosophy (including Philosophy of Race or Gender), (4) Ancient Greek and Roman Metaphysics, or (5) Early Modern Philosophy. 

Minimum teaching load for the position will be four courses per year over three quarters, at graduate and undergraduate levels, and usual dissertation, committee, and advising responsibilities.


We seek a colleague with an ambitious research agenda yielding active and innovative scholarship, characterized by originality of standpoint, depth and significance of analysis, cogency of argument, and knowledge of relevant languages and literatures. Successful applicants will contribute to the scholarly community of the department and university and will have the ability to be an excellent teacher in the university’s Core Curriculum, in introductory and advanced undergraduate courses in Philosophy, and in graduate courses related to their area of expertise. A PhD in Philosophy or a related field is required.

Application Instructions

Required elements of the application:

• cover letter
• CV

All items must be submitted via the University’s Academic Recruitment site (Interfolio): http://apply.interfolio.com/130444. Review of applications will begin on October 2nd and will continue until the positing is closed or the position is filled. Applicants may be asked to provide additional materials following the initial review.

Questions may be sent to [email protected] with the subject heading SENIOR SEARCH.

Position contingent upon budgetary approval.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement 

All University departments and institutes are charged with building a faculty from a diversity of backgrounds and with diverse viewpoints; with cultivating an inclusive community that values freedom of expression; and with welcoming and supporting all their members.

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 773-834-3988 or email [email protected] with their request.

How to apply
Application type Online
Web address to apply http://apply.interfolio.com/130444
Deadline for full consideration: October 2, 2023, 11:00am CST

(applications under review)

Hard deadline No deadline specified (applications considered on an ongoing basis)
Contact name William Weaver
Contact email
Contact phone 773-795-3923
Time created August 22, 2023, 8:42pm UTC
Scheduled expiry date February 17, 2024, 9:30pm CST
Expired on February 17, 2024, 9:46pm CST
Last updated April 19, 2024, 3:00pm UTC
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