Assistant Professor of Philosophy (Term)

Louisville, Kentucky, United States

Job description

Job ID: 34477
Location: Philosophy

Position Description

The Department of Philosophy at the University of Louisville invites applications for a one-year, renewable, assistant professor term appointment beginning August 1, 2018.

AOS: Bioethics/Medical Ethics

AOC: Open, with preference for a candidate who can expand the Department’s current course offerings and contribute to curricular diversity. Applicants should address this in their cover letter.

Applicant will be responsible for teaching courses in the Interdisciplinary M.A. in Bioethics and Medical Humanities, and 200/300 level General Education courses.

Ph.D. must be in hand by August 1, 2018. This hire is contingent on the availability of funding.

The University of Louisville is a state-supported research university located in the city of Louisville, Kentucky’s largest metropolitan area and home to a diverse and vibrant international community.

How to apply

To apply, please complete the on-line application located at: To complete your application, please submit electronically a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, teaching portfolio (including at least sample syllabi and teaching evaluations), a writing sample, three letters of recommendation, and unofficial graduate school transcripts to:

Prof. David S. Owen, Chairperson
Department of Philosophy
University of Louisville
Louisville, KY 40292

Completed applications received by February 26, 2018 will receive full consideration. Interviews of candidates will be conducted via Skype in mid-March.


Only ONE attachment can be uploaded per application. If you wish to include a cover letter or other documents, please combine them as one document with your resume/cv, save the document with a simple short title that contains only letters, spaces, or numbers, and then upload.

Computers are available for application submission at the Human Resources Department located at 1980 Arthur Street – Louisville, Kentucky 40208. If you have any questions or problems please contact, Center for Faculty Personnel – or by phone 502-852-5301
If you require assistance or accommodation with our online application process, you may schedule an appointment at (502) 852-6542 with Employment Services at the Human Resources office located at 1980 Arthur Street, Louisville, KY 40208.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of Louisville is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, sex, age, color, national origin, ethnicity, creed, religion, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, pregnancy, or veteran status. If you are unable to use our online application process due to an impairment or disability, please contact the Employment team at or 502.852.6258.

The University of Louisville is a state supported research university located in Kentucky's largest metropolitan area. It was a municipally supported public institution for many decades prior to joining the university system in 1970. The University has three campuses.