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Assistant or Associate or Full Professor

Department of Philosophy, Ashoka University

Job category Faculty (open rank) / Tenure-track or similar
AOS Open
AOC Open
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Location Sonīpat, Haryana, India
Start date August 2024
Job description

The Department of Philosophy at Ashoka University (https://www.ashoka.edu.in/department/department-of-philosophy/)  invites applications for one tenure-track/tenured position in the Department.  

We have particular undergraduate teaching needs in Indian philosophy (introductory and advanced) , philosophy of science (introductory and advanced), and in courses geared to our interdisciplinary major with Computer Science. AOS open, open AOC. Instruction will be in-person. 

All candidates must have earned a Ph.D. in philosophy by the time of appointment. The successful applicant will have a 2/2 teaching load in addition to administrative and advising duties. 

Ashoka University offers a competitive salary and generous funds for research and conference travel. Junior faculty are eligible for a sabbatical in their third year. 

All applicants should submit their materials via Interfolio. Tenured applicants should submit a:

• cover letter

• CV

• list of references 

• list of publications 

Untenured applicants should submit, additionally:

• letters of recommendation

• teaching portfolio

• writing sample (at least 5000 words excluding footnotes and bibliography)

We strongly encourage applications from women and members of groups under-represented in academia. 

Applications must be submitted by the 5th of June. Should you require any clarifications, please contact [email protected]


The philosophy department at Ashoka University values both historically sensitive and analytic approaches, offering a variety of courses in all the major areas of philosophy. The department offers both a major and a minor and takes part in three interdisciplinary programs: (1) Politics, Philosophy, and Economics, (2) Philosophy and Computer Science, and (3) Psychology and Philosophy. In addition to running the Philosophy Society, the philosophy students also run PhilCon, India’s first undergraduate philosophy conference and have recently started Citta, an undergraduate philosophy journal. Despite Ashoka’s very short history, many of Ashoka philosophy graduates have gone on to exciting careers in industry and NGOs and to continue their academic studies at a variety of prestigious programs including USC, Oxford, Pitt HPS, Tufts, Amherst, Simon Fraser University. Details about the current permanent and visiting philosophy faculty can be found athttps://www.ashoka.edu.in/roles/faculty/?yearby=38 .

Founded in 2014, Ashoka University is a rapidly growing private university dedicated to providing students with an innovative interdisciplinary liberal arts education and an inclusive place to research, think deeply and critically, and express themselves creatively. The university currently offers 12 pure and 9 interdisciplinary majors as well as 17 minor programs. It is also home to a number of interdisciplinary educational and research centers (see https://www.ashoka.edu.in/centres/centres/). Ashoka’s diverse student body is actively engaged with their community and boasts a large number of student organizations as well as regular campus events (see https://www.ashoka.edu.in/clubs-and-societies/) .

Ashoka is located in Sonepat, India, about 40 km (25 mi) North of New Delhi, India’s vibrant capital city. Although Ashoka has both on-campus and near-campus faculty residence facilities, it is also accessible from Delhi via a regular shuttle that runs between campus and the Jahangir Puri metro station. The campus is currently home to over 2500 students from 30 states and Union Territories in India as well as 27 other countries. The student to faculty ratio is currently 11:1. In September, 2021, the foundation was laid for a campus expansion that will double the university’s current area.

How to apply
Application type Online
Web address to apply https://apply.interfolio.com/145606
Deadline for full consideration: June 5, 2024, 12:00am IST
Hard deadline June 15, 2024, 11:59pm IST
Contact name Kranti Saran
Contact email
Time created May 8, 2024, 9:08pm UTC
Scheduled expiry date June 15, 2024, 11:59pm IST
Last updated May 8, 2024, 9:08pm UTC
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