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Assistant Professor of Philosophy

School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies
Tempe, Arizona
not specified
Date posted
Sep 11, 2023

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Humanities, Philosophy
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Assistant Professor (Job 123021)
School of Historical, Philosophical, and Religious Studies

The School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies at Arizona State University invites applications for a full-time, benefits-eligible tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Philosophy with an anticipated start date of August 16, 2024. Areas of Specialization (AOS): Open, but the candidate’s primary research must be directly and significantly related to at least one of Technology, AI, AI Ethics, Health, or Human Futures. Areas of Concentration (AOC): Open. The successful candidate will be expected to develop and maintain an internationally recognized research program, teach and supervise undergraduate and graduate students (a 2/2 load), and participate in service activities in the school, college and university.
Arizona State University is a leading public university committed to inclusion and excellence in research and education. Innovation and research with potential for real-world impact are central values. The philosophy faculty are committed to maintaining excellence in the major subject areas of the field and participate in innovative programs that build an interdisciplinary connection with other areas of inquiry to emphasize philosophy’s social relevance in today’s world.

Required Qualifications
• PhD or equivalent in Philosophy or related discipline by time of appointment.
• Demonstrated potential for excellence in teaching.
• Demonstrated potential for excellence in research.
• Area of research directly and significantly related to Technology, AI, AI Ethics, Health, or Human Futures.
• Ability to teach in the undergraduate program, and ability to teach graduate courses that complement the School’s existing PhD program and its focus on practical and applied philosophy. For related information, please see:
• Willingness to participate in service activities in the school, college, and university.
• Demonstrated commitment to working with faculty, staff, students and communities to
advance the principles of the ASU Charter.

Desired Qualifications
• Willingness to contribute to our online undergraduate program.
• Ability to teach undergraduate and graduate courses that complement the School’s existing PhD program and its focus on practical and applied philosophy.
• Ability to forge connections between SHPRS and other units at ASU such as the Center for Planetary Health, as well as with the School for the Future of Innovation in Society, the Center for Science and the Imagination, the Beyond Center, and the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering, and, depending on the hire, potentially the College of Law, School of Life Sciences, School of Social Transformation, Herberger Institute of Design and the Arts, and the medical school that is set to open.

To apply, please go to to electronically submit the required application materials. Applications received by November 3, 2023, 5:00 pm MST will receive full consideration, while applications received thereafter will be considered on a rolling basis for a reserve pool. Applications in the reserve pool may be reviewed in the order in which they were received until the position is filled. Questions about the position should be directed to the search committee chair, Angel Pinillos. Email:

Candidates are asked to submit, with the applicant’s last name in each uploaded file:
1) a cover letter, stating qualifications.
2) a CV, clearly identifying areas of specialization and competence (ABD must include the extent
to which the doctoral requirements have been completed and the expected date of completion
of the remaining requirements).
3) at least three letters of reference.
4) a research statement.
5) evidence of potential for excellence in teaching.
6) a writing sample.
A background check is required for employment. Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. ASU’s full nondiscrimination statement (ACD 401) is located on the ASU website at and

In compliance with federal law, ASU prepares an annual report on campus security and fire safety programs and resources. ASU’s Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available online at You may request a hard copy of the report by contacting the ASU Police Department at 480-965-3456.

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