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Associate Professor in Philosophy Specializing in Africana Philosophy

University of Dayton
Ohio, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted date
Oct 18, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Humanities, Philosophy
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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The Philosophy Department is seeking a tenure track associate professor specializing in Africana Philosophy as part of an Africana Studies hiring cluster.  The successful candidate will start August 16, 2022 and join faculty in the departments of English, History, Global Languages and Cultures, and Religious Studies whose research and teaching focus on Africana Studies. In addition to research and teaching, the successful candidate will develop new courses for the Africana Studies minor, and help shape the new major. This person will have an affiliation with the Race and Ethnic Studies program and may also contribute to other interdisciplinary programs. For more information about our cohort hires, please visit


The successful candidate will teach Introduction to Philosophy, as well as Africana Philosophy and other courses according to their interests and expertise as well as department needs.  The typical teaching load is six undergraduate courses per academic year (three per semester).  Some summer teaching may be available.  We also expect ongoing publication, and faculty research is encouraged and supported (e.g. summer research grants, travel support).  Further responsibilities include service to the department, University, and academic community as well as collaborative engagement with colleagues.  


We are a large, collegial and  collaborative Philosophy Department, currently numbering fifteen tenure-line faculty and nine full-time non-tenure-track faculty, and offering strong major and minor programs. We are racially, religiously, and ethnically diverse, and we embrace a pluralistic outlook, recognizing the value of a variety of philosophical traditions both western and non-western, and including feminist philosophy.  We value and recognize community engagement in teaching and service.  For further information about the department consult our website,


The University of Dayton, with a College of Arts and Sciences and professional schools of Business Administration, Education and Health Sciences, Engineering, and Law, has a full-time undergraduate enrollment of approximately 8,000 students. All undergraduate students take twelve hours of Philosophy and Religious Studies.  At the University of Dayton, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation and critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community.  Because we seek a community with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we encourage all interested candidates to apply. 


 Minimum qualifications:

    PhD in Philosophy or PhD in a closely related field with at least 18 graduate credit hours of philosophical study

Successful record of service to a department, university or the broader academic community.

    Peer reviewed publications in Africana Philosophy Successful teaching experience in Philosophy as instructor of record at the college or university level  Effective written communication skills

Application process: 


Please submit a cover letter that addresses all minimum qualifications and any preferred qualifications met, CV, documents supporting successful experience teaching Philosophy (e.g., student evaluations of teaching, peer/supervisor evaluative reports on teaching), a sample publication, and contact information for three references.  If PhD is not in Philosophy, please provide unofficial copies of graduate transcripts.  Letters of reference will be required at a later stage of the interview process.  Initial interviews will be conducted via teleconferencing.

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Applications must be received by November 19, 2021 by 11:55 PM EST

The University of Dayton is a top tier, Catholic research university with offerings from the undergraduate to the doctoral levels.  Founded in 1850 by the Society of Mary, the University is a diverse community committed to advancing the common good through intellectual curiosity, academic rigor, community engagement and local, national and global partnerships. Guided by the Marianist educational philosophy, we educate the whole person and link learning and scholarship with leadership and service.

Informed by its Catholic and Marianist mission, the University is committed to the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Informed by this commitment, we seek to increase diversity, achieve equitable outcomes, and model inclusion across our campus community. As an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, we will not discriminate against minorities, women, protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, or on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity.

The University is also pleased to provide support for spouses of prospective and newly hired faculty through its dual career program. While we cannot guarantee placement, we serve as an effective resource and support system for your spouse. Information can be found at


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