Boston University, Department of Philosophy

Position ID:BU-Philosophy-ASTP [#25667]
Position Title: Assistant Professor
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Boston, Massachusetts 02215, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Philosophy / Philosophy of Science, Applied Ethics
Appl Deadline:2023/11/01 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2023/09/12, listed until 2024/03/12)
Position Description:    

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The Department of Philosophy at Boston University invites applications for a tenure track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor, with AOS: Philosophy of Science and AOC Applied Ethics preferred.

Ph.D. prior to appointment is expected and salary commensurate with qualifications.  Open to all areas of Philosophy of Science. We particularly welcome candidates whose research engages other areas of philosophy and actively engages with scientific practice; we welcome candidates who are able to build interdisciplinary bridges to other relevant departments across the university.  Candidate will have opportunity to contribute to BU’s Center for Philosophy & History of Science.  Teaching at both undergraduate and graduate levels; 2/2 load, semester-system.  Ph.D. direction is expected; normal committee work is required.  BU’s Philosophy Department is a pluralistic program and we seek someone willing and able to join in dialogue with diverse perspectives, and who supports our institutional commitment to ensuring that BU is inclusive and equitable workplace.  

A cover letter and complete dossier consisting of a writing sample, three letters of recommendation (and no more than five), CV, research statement, teaching dossier, and diversity statement (about how your teaching and research would further Boston University’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion) should be sent to Address queries to Chair, Philosophy Search Committee.  To be assured of full consideration, the completed application should be received by November 1st, 2023.  

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We are an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, military service, pregnancy or pregnancy-related condition, or because of marital, parental, or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor. 

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725 Commonwealth Ave, Room 109
Boston, MA 02215