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Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Department of Philosophy, University of California, Los Angeles

Job category Postdoc or similar / Fixed term
AOS the history of philosophy, with a special interest in candidates with research interests that include Kant and/or who work on the thought of historical figures from or historical texts by members of groups that are underrepresented in academic philosophy
AOS categories 19th/20th Century Philosophy
African/Africana Philosophy
Ancient Greek and Roman Philosophy
Arabic and Islamic Philosophy
Asian Philosophy
Early Modern Philosophy
History of Philosophy
Latin American Philosophy
Medieval and Renaissance Philosophy
Native American Philosophy
AOC Open
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Organization's reference number JPF03398
Location Los Angeles, California, United States
Start date September 2018
Job description

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, LOS ANGELES, Los Angeles, CA.

The UCLA Department of Philosophy is offering a two-year post-doctoral research fellowship to a recent Ph.D. in philosophy whose primary area of research lies in the history of philosophy.  While we welcome applications from candidates doing research on any period, we have a special interest in candidates with research interests that include Kant and/or who work on the thought of historical figures from or historical texts by members of groups that are underrepresented in academic philosophy.   

The fellow is required to teach two quarter-length courses in the first year and one quarter-length course in the second year of the fellowship; the fellow will also be asked to attend talks and conferences, and to participate actively in the philosophy department community. The bulk of their time will be devoted to independent research. Candidates must demonstrate a strong interest in a career involving teaching and research in philosophy. Typical candidates will have a doctorate in philosophy, to be granted no later than June 30, 2018. The fellowship offers a competitive salary, small research stipend, and full benefits with a start date in mid-September 2018.

To apply for the position please visit this link: https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/apply/JPF03398

Please submit the following: 1) a letter of application; 2) a CV, a dissertation abstract, and a statement of research interests; 3) a sample of writing in the candidate’s field of specialization; 4) three or more confidential letters of reference; 5) evidence of teaching effectiveness. To facilitate blind review of writing samples et alia, applicants are asked to also submit their dissertation abstracts, research statements, and writing samples without references that would reveal their identities, professional titles, or PhD granting institution. 6) Candidates are welcome to provide a brief 1-2 page statement describing their experience and approach to fostering diversity in the classroom and the profession.

For full consideration of your application, please apply by December 5, 2017.

UCLA has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty, students and staff. Candidates will be assessed on the basis of research and teaching excellence, and the candidate’s ability to make a positive contribution to the department’s climate. Women and underrepresented minority candidates are encouraged to apply. Consideration will also be given to candidates whose experience in teaching, research, or community service has prepared them to contribute to diversity and excellence.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy (http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct).

How to apply
Application type Online
Web address to apply https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/apply/JPF03398
Hard deadline December 5, 2017, 11:59pm PST
Contact
Web address for more information http://philosophy.ucla.edu
Contact name Brittany Bolden
Contact email
Contact phone 310-825-0452
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Scheduled expiry date December 5, 2017, 11:59pm PST
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