Assistant Professor - Philosophy - (FAC001249)

University of Houston
Texas, United States
Salary Not Specified
Nov 04, 2019
Employment Type
Full Time

Thank you for your interest in a faculty position at the University of Houston. Please know that the University has implemented a temporary pause on all faculty recruitment activity. We are currently not accepting any new applications.

The Philosophy Department at the University of Houston intends to make one tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor, effective September 1, 2020. Area of Specialization (AOS): open, but the department has particular needs in the History of Philosophy (including non-Western traditions); Area of Competence (AOC): open. Because it is located in one the of the most diverse cities in the United States and has one of the most diverse student bodies in the nation, the University of Houston seeks to recruit and retain a diverse community of scholars.

The Philosophy Department at the University of Houston has 10 tenured and tenure-track faculty whose interests span the discipline. The Department's terminal MA program has long been ranked among the top 10 terminal MA programs in philosophy in the US. We offer an undergraduate major and minor, and contribute substantially to the teaching of the University's core curriculum.

Responsibilities include teaching 2 courses per semester (with TA support for introductory courses) and normal service to the department, College, and University. Competitive candidates will be actively involved in mentoring our undergraduate and graduate student populations, as well as be expected to contribute to an inclusive work and learning environment.

Applications should include a cover letter, CV, a sample of written work, at least 3 references for letters of recommendation, unofficial transcripts, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and evidence of commitment to develop an inclusive department that facilitates student growth and faculty success. The application deadline is December 1, 2019.

The University of Houston is responsive to the needs of dual career couples. Applicants are encouraged to consult the university's policy on providing career assistance for partners. More information can be found here:

The University of Houston is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution and is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community. The Philosophy department at the University of Houston seeks to promote respect, collaboration and diversity. We are looking for qualified candidates who share our commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. We particularly welcome applications from women, persons with disabilities, members of historically underrepresented minorities, and LGBTQ+ persons. Additionally, the University prohibits discrimination in employment on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.

Qualifications :

Ph.D. in Philosophy with a concentration in History of Philosophy (including non-Western traditions)

Notes to Applicant: Official transcripts are required for a faculty appointment and will be requested upon selection of the final candidate. All positions at the University of Houston are security sensitive and will require a criminal history check.

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