Howard University, Philosophy

Position ID:Howard University-Philosophy-ASSISTANTPROFESSOR [#26067]
Position Title: Assistant Professor
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Washington, District of Columbia, United States
Subject Area: Philosophy / Open
Appl Deadline:2023/11/15 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2023/10/04, listed until 2024/04/04)
Position Description:    

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Howard University

Department of Philosophy

The Department of Philosophy in the College of Arts and Sciences (COAS) invites applications for tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor with a start date of August 16, 2024. The AOS and AOC for this position are open. We seek outstanding applicants with a demonstrated track record of excellence in research and teaching. Successful candidates are expected to develop vigorous, extramurally funded research programs in their areas of expertise, actively participate in the Department's teaching and curriculum development at the undergraduate and graduate levels, and mentor undergraduate and graduate students. Evidence of interest and success in mentoring underrepresented students is highly desired.

We are a pluralistic department with a concentration of faculty conducting research in African, African American, and Afro-Caribbean philosophy and bio-ethics. Howard University is home to the only standalone department of philosophy at an Historically Black College or University. The department focuses on excellence in undergraduate instruction and services BA programs in philosophy and bioethics as well as the BA/JD 3+3 program in addition to contributing to the curriculum of programs throughout the college of Arts and sciences. Our department is unique in offering both breadth and depth of study in Africana Philosophy at the undergraduate level.

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 currently classified as an R2 research university with aspirations and actions underway to achieve R1 status within the next few years. 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 tenured faculty members, conducting pure and applied research with specializations in Africana Philosophy, Philosophy of Race, Philosophy of Law, and Pragmatism.

Required Qualifications:

• Earned doctorate in Philosophy from an accredited institution; or evidence that doctorate will be awarded before or near the start date of August 16, 2024. • Record of scholarship, teaching, and professional service commensurate with the rank of assistant professor; • Effective communication and organizational skills; and • Evidence of successful grant writing experience.

Complete applications consist of the following:

1) Cover letter addressing qualifications listed above; 2) Current curriculum vita; 3) Two-page statement of research accomplishments, interests and future plans; 4) Two-page statement of teaching experience and philosophy; and 5) At least three (3) letters of reference.

Completed applications should be addressed to the Chair of the search committee: Dr. Brandon Hogan, and submitted electronically at:

Screening will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. The desired starting date is August 16, 2023. 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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