Howard University Department of Philosophy-Assistant Professor
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 research interests in the area of Ethics or Global Justice, construed broadly to include traditional questions in moral theory, gender justice/feminist philosophy, environmental justice, racial justice as well as issues related to public policy. 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.
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 faculty members, conducting pure and applied research with specializations in Africana Philosophy, Philosophy of Race, Philosophy of Law, and Pragmatism. It offers a BA degree in Philosophy and is a leading unit in the Bioethics Interdisciplinary major. In collaboration with the Howard University Law School, the Department also offers a 3+3 BA-JD program.
· Earned doctorate in Philosophy from an accredited institution;
· 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 a single PDF file containing
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, 2021. Additional details and information can be found at https://philosophy.howard.edu/.
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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