Assistant or Associate Professor

Department of Philosophy and Religion
Washington D.C.
Competitive salary and benefits
Posted Date
Aug 16, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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The Department of Philosophy and Religion in the School of College of Arts and Sciences at American University invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor beginning August 1, 2023. Applicants should have a PhD or an anticipated PhD completion by August 2023 in the field of philosophy. Depending on qualifications, the appointee to this position may be recommended for tenure at the time of hiring. 


Candidates should be effective teachers and must be strongly committed to excellence in scholarly research. We welcome applications from candidates engaged in high-quality scholarship in areas in digital ethics such as data ethics, ethics of AI, machine learning, or social media. Candidates in areas of social justice and equity in continental philosophy (especially pre-modern) with a competence to teach digital ethics are also welcome. An ideal candidate will work in the digital ethics and/or (pre-modern) continental philosophy with sensitivity to the problem of social equity and global inequality in the digital age and the globalized world. 


Teaching specialization in digital ethics, social equity, and/or intercultural ethics is preferred, though other areas of philosophy will also be considered.  In addition to scholarship and teaching, responsibilities will include participation in department, school and university service. 


Salary and benefits are competitive. Please submit applications via: and include a letter of application, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, recent teaching evaluations (when possible), and a copy of a recently published paper or a working paper. Application deadline is October 10, 2022. Please contact Jin Y. Park, Chair of the Department at if you have any questions.   


American University is a private institution within easy reach of the many centers of government, business, research, and the arts located within the nation’s capital.  For more information about American University, visit


The Department of Philosophy and Religion offers undergraduate degrees in Philosophy and Religious Studies and graduate degree programs in Philosophy, including the M.A. in Philosophy (including Philosophy and Social Policy) and a joint MA in Ethics, Peace and Human Rights. Learn more about the College of Arts and Sciences at and about the department at


American University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution that operates in compliance with applicable laws and regulations. The university does not  discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, personal appearance, gender identity and expression, family responsibilities, political affiliation, source of income, veteran status, an individual’s genetic information or any other bases under federal or local laws (collectively “Protected Bases”) in its programs and activities. 


American University is a tobacco and smoke free campus.  To ensure the health and safety of our community, American University requires that all faculty and staff are vaccinated for Covid-19.  To learn more about American University's health and safety directives please click here.  


Hiring offers for this position are contingent on the successful completion of a background check.  


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