Assistant Professor - Philosophy

Colorado Springs, CO
Jul 28, 2017
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The Department of Philosophy at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs seeks candidates for a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor of Philosophy, to begin August 15, 2018. Area of specialty is Moral and Political Philosophy; preference for candidates who can teach politics and the law, philosophy of law, ethical theory, and/or normative ethics. Candidates who can teach epistemology are preferred. Teaching load is five courses per academic year, plus advising and committee work. Must have PhD in Philosophy in hand by July 2018. Evidence of strong teaching record and research program preferred.

Candidates must submit the following with their application:
  • cover letter
  • CV
  • unofficial transcripts
  • evidence of teaching ability
  • writing sample
  • sample syllabi, if available

Position is open until filled. Applications received by October 31, 2017 will receive full consideration.

The Department of Philosophy offers undergraduate courses in a variety of areas and its faculty represent most of the traditional and contemporary areas of specialization; we are committed to excellence in undergraduate teaching and robust research in our respective fields of interest; the Department is also one of the few in the country that offers an online undergraduate degree; the Department regularly collaborates with other departments across the college and participates in the Humanities program. For more information, please consult our website:

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Required: PhD in philosophy

Special Instructions to Applicants:Applications received by midnight October 31, 2017 will receive full consideration. Applications must be submitted through CU Careers. Applications received through surface mail or email will not be considered. Upon request, please be prepared to provide five references (at least two previous/current supervisors), including their email contact information. Finalists may be required to provide 3 letters of recommendation. Official transcripts will be required upon hire. Questions may be directed to Raphael Sassower at

Application Materials Required:Cover Letter, Resume/CV, Unofficial transcript(s), Additional Attachments - Refer to Application Materials Instructions Below

Application Materials Instructions:In addition to the above, please submit a writing sample, evidence of teaching ability, and, if available, sample syllabi. In order for an application to be considered, applicants must label each required attachment with the relevant title, attach the required documents for this position announcement to the submission and check the Job Specific Attachments box next to each document in the submission.

Job Category: Faculty

Primary Location: Colorado Springs

Department: C0001 -- Colorado Springs Campus - 40057 - LAS-Philosophy

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Jul 27, 2017

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Raphael Sassower

Posting Contact Email:

Position Number: 00483101