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Assistant Professor of Philosophy

UW Philosophy
Seattle, Washington State
salary commensurate with experience and qualifications
Posted Date
Sep 15, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Humanities, Philosophy
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Position Description
The Department of Philosophy at the University of Washington invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Philosophy with Area of Specialization (AOS): Normative Ethics (including ethical theories and moral psychology), and Area of Concentration (AOC): Open. This is a full-time, tenure eligible position with an anticipated start date of September 2023. 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; 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 successful candidate will conduct research focused on normative ethics and is expected to teach a variety of courses in ethics at graduate and undergraduate levels.
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 inclusive and interdisciplinary conversations in which philosophical tools and methods are brought to bear upon problems and topics of public interest. Individuals whose backgrounds and interests align with these commitments, including members of groups traditionally underrepresented in our field, are strongly encouraged to apply.
We invite you to learn more about the Department by visiting Please contact Sara Goering ( or Chris Dawson-Ripley ( with questions.

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.

Application Instructions
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 (submitted by letter writers through Interfolio)
Applications will only be accepted through Interfolio. An Interfolio account will 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 1 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.
Commitment to Diversity
The University of Washington is committed to building diversity among its faculty, librarian, staff, and student communities, and articulates that commitment in the UW Diversity Blueprint ( Additionally, the University’s Faculty Code recognizes faculty efforts in research, teaching and/or service that address diversity and equal opportunity as important contributions to a faculty member’s academic profile and responsibilities (

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Disability Services
To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 or

COVID-19 Vaccine Requirements and Information
Under Washington State Governor Inslee’s Proclamation 21-14.1, University of Washington (UW) workers must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and provide proof thereof, or receive a UW-approved medical or religious exemption. This requirement will be a condition of any offer associated with this recruitment. For more information, please visit

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