Assistant Professor of Philosophy



Job description

Location: University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

The University of Pennsylvania Department of Philosophy seeks a tenure track Assistant Professor of Philosophy, starting July 1, 2023. Area of specialization: Mind, Epistemology, Metaphysics, and/or Language. The department has a special interest in candidates who will further our department’s outward facing, multi-disciplinary mission, including contributing to its campus-wide collaborations and public initiatives. Two courses per semester, plus advising and committee work. Ph.D. expected at time of appointment. Applicants should upload their CV, research statement, writing sample, teaching dossier (including sample syllabi), and at least three confidential letters of recommendation uploaded to Review of applications will begin November 1 and continue until the position is filled.

The Department of Philosophy is strongly committed to Penn’s Action Plan for Faculty Diversity and Excellence and to creating a more diverse faculty (for more information see: https :// The University of Pennsylvania is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Minorities/Women/Individuals with disabilities/Protected Veterans are encouraged to apply.

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