Philosophy, University of Connecticut

Position ID:UConn-Philosophy-2018213 [#10288, 2018213]
Position Title: Assistant Research Professor, Philosophy
Position Type:Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Storrs, Connecticut 06269, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Philosophy / Epistemology, Ethics, Social and Political Philosophy
Appl Deadline: finished (posted 2017/10/24, finished 2018/01/31)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed, and no new applications will be accepted. ***

The Department of Philosophy at the University of Connecticut in Storrs invites applications for three (3) Assistant Research Professors. These non-tenure track, nine-month faculty appointments begin August 23, 2018 with an expected duration of three years. The teaching load is one (1) course per semester.

In conjunction with the Humanities Institute’s multi-million dollar Humility & Conviction in Public Life project on public discourse, the Philosophy Department seeks candidates in each of the following areas: (1) Social Epistemology (including Feminist Epistemology); (2) Social/Political Philosophy; (3) History of Ethics or Political Philosophy (ancient or modern). The department also has interests in candidates who can contribute to understanding how research on language and mind—including work on linguistic, cognitive and affective processes—has implications for public discourse.  The University of Connecticut is a top-20 public university in the U.S. The Department of Philosophy is an extremely active research department with a strong and growing graduate program.

The University of Connecticut (UConn) is entering a transformational period of growth supported by the $1.7B Next Generation Connecticut ( and the $1B Bioscience Connecticut ( investments and a bold new Academic Plan: Path to Excellence ( As part of these initiatives, UConn has hired more than 450 new faculty at all ranks during the past three years. We are pleased to continue these investments by inviting applications for three (3) Assistant Research Professors

Minimum Qualifications

Applicants must have a Ph.D.  (or foreign equivalent)  in Philosophy by August 23, 2018, significant evidence of research productivity and a research AOS in at least one of the three areas listed above.

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred qualifications include the ability to contribute to the diversity and excellence of the department, teaching and/or research expertise that complements that of current faculty and a record of publication and research activity.

Appointment Terms

These are full-time, 9-month, non-tenure track positions at the Storrs campus with the title of Assistant Research Professor.  This position has an anticipated start date of August 23, 2018. Salary will be approximately $54k with excellent fringe benefits.

To Apply

Select “Apply” and submit the following materials via Academic Jobs Online: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a writing sample (typically no more than 25 single-spaced pages), a teaching statement, (including teaching philosophy, teaching experience, commitment to effective learning, concepts for new course development, etc.); and a commitment to diversity statement (including broadening participation, integrating multicultural experiences in instruction and research and pedagogical techniques to meet the needs of diverse learning styles, etc.). In addition, please follow the instructions in Academic Job Online to direct at least three reference writers to submit letters of reference on your behalf.

Applications are preferred by December 1, 2017. Inquiries can be addressed to Mitch Green, Interim Head of Department via email to

Employment of the successful candidate will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. (Search # 2018213).

All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at

The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University’s teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn’s ranking as one of the nation’s top research universities. UConn’s faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the position description.

Further Info:
Philosophy Department
101 Manchester Hall
344 Mansfield Road, Unit 1054
University of Connecticut
Storrs, CT 06269-1054

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