Assistant Professor of Philosophy
University of Washington, Department of Philosophy
United States

Assistant Professor of Philosophy

Position Overview

Organization: Philosophy

Title: Assistant Professor of Philosophy

Position Details

Position Description

The Department of Philosophy at the University of Washington invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Philosophy with AOS: Philosophy of Race or Philosophy of Law, and AOC: Philosophy of Law or Philosophy of Race. This is a full-time, tenure track position with an anticipated start date of September 2020.  Tenure track faculty have an annual service period of nine months (Sept 16-June 15). All University of Washington faculty engage in research, teaching, and service.

The successful candidate will be expected to develop a robust research program that complements existing scholarship in the department; teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels, including an undergraduate course in philosophy of law; serve on dissertation committees and mentor graduate and undergraduate students; actively participate in service to the university, profession, and broader communities; and promote a diverse and inclusive community of faculty, staff, and students.

The UW Department of Philosophy is a vibrant community of philosophers committed to excellence in research and teaching. With an expansive vision and an outward focus, the department aspires to practice “engaged philosophy,” believing our discipline has vital contributions to offer all areas of inquiry. We aim to foster interdisciplinary conversations in which philosophical tools and methods are brought to bear upon problems and topics of public interest. Our faculty form the core of the UW Program on Ethics, and we have a strong research cluster in philosophy of science. The department hosts the Neuroethics Thrust research team and the Center for Philosophy for Children. We are the editorial home for the journal Philosophy of Science. We invite you to learn more about the Department by visiting


Applicants are required to have a Ph.D. or foreign equivalent in Philosophy or a closely allied field by the start of the appointment.  Applicants must provide evidence for excellence in research and teaching.


Applicants should submit the following materials:

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Dissertation abstract
  • Diversity Statement summarizing commitments, contributions, or experience regarding diversity in research, teaching, mentoring, or community engagement
  • Writing sample
  • Research Statement outlining anticipated research agenda for the next 3-5 years
  • Teaching Portfolio  (including Teaching Statement and evidence of teaching experience and effectiveness)
  • 3 letters of recommendation

Applications will only be accepted through Interfolio.  An Interfolio account will automatically be created for you.  Please be sure all information is entered completely and correctly.  All uploaded files must be in Adobe PDF format. Files in another electronic format (e.g. MS Word) should be saved or “printed to” PDF format before uploading. 

Complete applications received by November 25 will be given preferred consideration.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All
qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed,
religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information,
gender identity or expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status.

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The University of Washington is using Interfolio's Faculty Search to conduct this search. Applicants to this position receive a free Dossier account and can send all application materials, including confidential letters of recommendation, free of charge.

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