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Assistant Teaching Professor of Philosophy, Job # 131067

School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies
Tempe, Arizona
not specified
Date posted
Jan 9, 2024

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

Assistant Teaching Professor of Philosophy, Job # 131067
School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies
Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona

The School of Historical, Philosophical, and Religious Studies (SHPRS) at Arizona State University invites applications for a full-time, benefits-eligible Assistant Teaching Professor position beginning August 16, 2024. This is a fixed-term, academic year (nine month) appointment with no tenure implications. Subsequent annual renewal is possible contingent upon satisfactory performance, availability of resources, and the needs of the university. This full-time, benefits-eligible career-track position includes a path to promotion to Associate Teaching Professor and Full Teaching Professor. Learn more about what The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences has to offer by visiting The College website and the School of Historical, Philosophical, and Religious Studies website.

Areas of Specialization/Competence: Some area of Applied Ethics, such as bioethics or business ethics. The successful candidate will be responsible for developing and teaching undergraduate courses in applied ethics (a 4/4 load), including bioethics and business ethics. The preferred candidate will also be able help us relieve enrollment pressure in other areas, such as environmental ethics, philosophy of science, and introductory logic. These courses will be taught online and in-person with the majority of the load online. In addition to teaching, responsibilities will include supervising teaching assistants and graders. This person will also serve the school, college and university in capacities appropriate for the position. Candidates who are non-US citizens must have current authorization to work in the United States.

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.

Arizona State University is also strongly committed to diversifying its faculty. We thus welcome and encourage applications from people who identify as belonging to groups traditionally underrepresented in professional philosophy.

Required Qualifications:
• PhD or equivalent in Philosophy or related discipline by the time of appointment
• Demonstrated potential for excellence in teaching applied ethics courses
• Demonstrated potential for online teaching.
• Demonstrated commitment to working with faculty, staff, students and communities to advance the principles of the ASU Charter.

Desired Qualifications:
• Experience teaching undergraduate courses in business ethics, bioethics, or environmental ethics
• Experience teaching online undergraduate courses
• Readiness to participate in service activities in the school, college, and university

To apply, please go to to electronically submit the required application materials. Applications received by March 1, 2024, will receive full consideration, while applications received thereafter will be considered on a rolling basis for a reserve pool. Applications in the reserve pool will 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, Professor Peter de Marneffe at

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) contact information for at least three letters of reference
4) evidence of potential for excellence in teaching
5) a statement of teaching philosophy

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, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. (See and

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