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Associate or Full Professor of Philosophy

University of Missouri - Columbia
Missouri, United States
Salary Not Specified
Start date
Oct 14, 2022

Job Description

The Philosophy Department at the University of Missouri is seeking applications for the Florence G. Kline Chair in Philosophy, a generously endowed professorship, from candidates with outstanding scholarly records and success in undergraduate and graduate teaching and mentoring.

The Philosophy Department , which has longstanding MA and PhD programs, and which offers both BA and BS degrees, provides a collegial and supportive environment for research and teaching. The successful candidate will join 12 regular faculty colleagues, all with active research programs. The Department maintains, and seeks to expand, links with other academic units on campus.

The Department seeks to recruit an outstanding philosopher whose excellent professional reputation will attract students to its graduate programs.

The Department welcomes applications from qualified candidates at the current rank of associate as well as full professor, with any combination of AOS and AOC.


Minimum Qualifications:
  • A PhD in philosophy or equivalent by time of appointment
Candidates will be evaluated on their:
  • Record of peer-reviewed publication (for their career stage)
  • Research agenda
  • Record, or significant promise, as a mentor of graduate students
  • Record of effective teach ing
Application Materials

Initially, applicants should submit 1) a letter explaining their interest in and suitability for the position and 2) a CV (including the names of three possible references). Finalists will be asked to submit further materials.

Questions about the job should be directed to the chair of the Search Committee, Andrew Melnyk ( ). Contact Human Resource Services ( ) for any questions about the application process.

Review of applications will begin on Dec. 1, 2022, and will continue until the position is filled.

Benefit Eligibility

This position is eligible for University benefits. The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, and educational fee discounts. For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at

Values Commitment

We value the uniqueness of every individual and strive to ensure each person’s success. Contributions from individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives promote intellectual pluralism and enable us to achieve the excellence that we seek in learning, research and engagement. This commitment makes our university a better place to work, learn and innovate.

In your application materials, please discuss your experiences and expertise that support these values and enrich our missions of teaching, research and engagement.

Equal Employment Opportunity

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To request ADA accommodations, please call the Director of Accessibility and ADA at 573-884-7278.

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