Boston University, Department of Philosophy

Position ID:Boston University-Philosophy-ASTP [#12062]
Position Title: Assistant Professor
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Boston, Massachusetts 02215, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Philosophy / Philosophy of Law, Philosophy of Race, Social and Political Philosophy
Appl Deadline: finished (2018/09/20, finished 2019/08/11, listed until 2019/02/07)
Position Description:    

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

The Department of Philosophy has an opening at the rank of Assistant Professor, tenure-track, in the fields of social, political, or legal philosophy. AOS: Social, political, or legal philosophy. AOC: open, but philosophy of race desirable. Salary commensurate with qualifications. Teaching experience and Ph.D. prior to appointment are expected. Teaching at both undergraduate and graduate levels; 2/2 load, semester-system. Ph.D. direction is expected. Normal committee work is required. Summer teaching options are available if a candidate is interested.

The Department of Philosophy believes that the cultural and social diversity of our faculty, staff, and students is vitally important to the distinction and excellence of our research and academic programs. To that end, we are especially eager to have join our ranks a colleague who supports our institutional commitment to ensuring BU is inclusive, equitable, diverse, and a place where all constituents can thrive. Particular attention will be given to philosophers who could contribute to interdisciplinary dialogue on issues of race and gender; possible cross-appointment for qualified faculty in (e.g.) Women’s Gender and Sexuality Studies, African American Studies, Latin American Studies, or Asian Studies. A cover letter and complete dossier (including writing sample, at least three letters of recommendation, C.V. and teaching dossier) should be sent to We welcome applications from candidates whose research, teaching, or mentoring deepens and broadens the department’s capacity to address race, gender, privilege, power, systematic oppression, etc.; please address your qualifications in this regard in your cover letter or in a separate statement (added to the end of the Cover Letter pdf). Address any queries to Professor Susanne Sreedhar, Chair, Social/Legal/Political Job Search. Review of applications will begin at once and will continue until the position is filled or withdrawn. To be assured of full consideration, the completed application should be received by November 26th, 2018.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

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