Howard University, Philosophy

Position ID:Howard University-Philosophy-VAP [#21292]
Position Title: Visiting Assistant Professor
Position Type:Non tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Washington, District of Columbia, United States
Subject Area: Philosophy / Feminist Philosophy
Appl Deadline:2022/03/21 11:59PMhelp popup filled (posted 2022/02/25, listed until 2022/08/25)
Position Description:    

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Howard University Department of Philosophy Visiting Assistant Professor Fall 2022

The Department of Philosophy in the College of Arts and Sciences invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor for a one year appointment for AY 2022-2023 with research interests in the area of Feminist Philosophy, Philosophy of Law and legal reasoning, Social Epistemology, Philosophy of Mind (esp. The Ethics of Artificial Intelligence or Applied Ethics (esp. Bioethics). The department is particularly interested in candidates whose work in one of these fields is done from a feminist perspective or the perspective of a underrepresented population. We seek outstanding applicants with a demonstrated track record of excellence in teaching. The teaching load is three course (3) per semester. Successful candidates are expected to actively participate in the Department's teaching at the undergraduate levels, and mentor undergraduate students. Evidence of interest and success in mentoring underrepresented minority students is highly desired.

Howard University, a culturally diverse, comprehensive, research intensive and historically Black private university, provides an educational experience of exceptional quality at the undergraduate, graduate, and professional levels to students of high academic standing and potential, with particular emphasis upon educational opportunities for Black students. Howard University is classified as a Doctoral University: Higher Research Activity research by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. It is a residential campus of approximately 10,000 students located in the heart of the nation’s capital, Washington, DC.

The Department of Philosophy currently consists of seven faculty members, conducting pure and applied research with specializations in Africana Philosophy, Philosophy of Race, Philosophy of Law, and Pragmatism. It offers a BA degree in Philosophy and is a leading unit in the Bioethics Interdisciplinary major. In collaboration with the Howard University Law School, the Department also offers a 3+3 BA-JD program.

Required Qualifications: • Earned doctorate in Philosophy from an accredited institution; • Record of scholarship, teaching, and professional service commensurate with the rank of assistant professor; • Effective communication and organizational skills; and

Complete applications consist of the following: • Cover letter addressing qualifications listed above; • Current curriculum vita; • One-page statement of teaching philosophy outlining experience, including courses taught • Three letters of recommendation

Inquiries about the position should be addressed to the Department Chair Dr. Jacoby Adeshei Carter, at Completed applications should be submitted electronically at:

Screening will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. For full consideration complete applications must be received by March 7, 2022. The desired starting date is August 16, 2022. Additional details and information can be found at

The University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender or gender identity, marital status, religion, disability or protected veterans status. Veterans and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Inquiries regarding provisions for persons with disabilities or veterans status, Equal Employment Opportunity and Title IX should be directed to the Office of Employee Relations and Equal Employment Opportunity at 202-806-1280.

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