University of Connecticut, Philosophy

Position ID:UConn-Philosophy-494963 [#17911, 494963]
Position Title: Assistant Research Professor
Position Type:Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Storrs, Connecticut 06269, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Philosophy
Appl Deadline: finished (2021/01/07, finished 2021/09/11, listed until 2021/03/07)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed and new applications are no longer accepted. ***


The University of Connecticut (UConn) is pleased to invite applications for a faculty position in the Department of Philosophy at the rank of Assistant Research Professor. This is a non-tenure track, nine-month faculty appointment beginning August 23, 2021. The Area of Specialization for this position is Philosophical Logic, with a preferred additional Area of Specialization in Formal Epistemology, Philosophy of Mind (in particular, AI), Philosophy of Psychology, Cognitive Science, Philosophy of Science, Philosophy of Mathematics, or Philosophy of Language. The Department of Philosophy is among the most productive (top 2 percent) and cited (top 1 percent) departments globally.  

The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to research and scholarship through high quality publications in top-tier venues and through superior teaching and mentoring of graduate and undergraduate students. Successful candidates will also be expected to broaden participation among members of under-represented groups; demonstrate through research, teaching, and/or public engagement the commitment to, and support of, diversity in the learning experience; integrate multicultural experiences into instructional methods and research tools; and provide leadership in developing pedagogical techniques designed to meet the needs of diverse learning styles and intellectual interests.

Founded in 1881, the University of Connecticut is a Land Grant and Sea Grant institution and member of the Space Grant Consortium. It is the state’s flagship institution of higher education and includes a main campus in Storrs, CT, four regional campuses throughout the state, and 13 Schools and Colleges, including a Law School in Hartford, and Medical and Dental Schools at the UConn Health campus in Farmington. The University has approximately 10,000 faculty and staff and 32,000 students, including nearly 24,000 undergraduates and over 8,000 graduate and professional students. UConn is a Carnegie Foundation R1 (highest research activity) institution, among the top 25 public universities in the nation. Through research, teaching, service, and outreach, UConn embraces diversity and cultivates leadership, integrity, and engaged citizenship in its students, faculty, staff, and alumni. UConn promotes the health and well-being of citizens by enhancing the social, economic, cultural, and natural environments of the state and beyond. The University serves as a beacon of academic and research excellence as well as a center for innovation and social service to communities. UConn is a leader in many scholarly, research, and innovation areas. Today, the path forward includes exciting opportunities and notable challenges. Record numbers of undergraduate applications and support for student success have enabled the University to become extraordinarily selective.


Earned Ph.D. (or foreign equivalent) in Philosophy or a relevant related field by the time of appointment; Area of Specialization in Philosophical Logic; demonstrated qualification to teach in our strong philosophy program; demonstrated potential in establishing a successful program of research and scholarship; and a deep commitment and ability to contribute through research, teaching, and/or public engagement to the diversity and excellence of the learning experience. 


An additional Area of Specialization in Formal Epistemology, Philosophy of Mind (in particular, AI), Philosophy of Psychology, Cognitive Science, Philosophy of Science, Philosophy of Mathematics, or Philosophy of Language, and an outstanding record of research and scholarship excellence.


This is a full-time, 9-month, non tenure-track position with an anticipated start date of August 23, 2021, renewed annually, with an expected duration of three (3) years. The successful candidate’s academic appointment will be at the Storrs campus. The teaching load is one (1) course per semester. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.


Please apply online to Academic Jobs Online and submit the following application materials:

  • A cover letter,
  • Curriculum vitae,
  • Research and scholarship statement (innovative concepts that will form the basis of academic career, experience in proposal development, mentorship of graduate students, etc.),
  • Teaching statement (including teaching philosophy, teaching experience, commitment to effective learning, concepts for new course development, etc.),
  • 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.),
  • A writing sample (if possible, please format double-spaced; typically no more than 8,000 words),
  • Three (3) letters of reference (please follow the instructions in Academic Jobs Online to direct reference writers to submit letters of reference on your behalf).

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For more information regarding the Department of Philosophy please visit the department website at

At the University of Connecticut, our commitment to excellence is complemented by our commitment to building a culturally diverse community.

Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. 

This job will be filled subject to budgetary approval.

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