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JOB NO.: 95970-FA

Work Type: Faculty-Full Time


Location: Madison

Categories: Instructional, Research, Scientific

Employment Class: Faculty

Position Vacancy ID: 95970-FA

Working Title: Professor of Philosophy


FTE: 100%

Anticipated Begin Date: AUGUST 19, 2019

Term: N/A

Advertised Salary:

ACADEMIC (9 months)

Degree and Area of Specialization:

Ph.D. or the equivalent in Philosophy required prior to start of appointment.
AREA OF SPECIALIZATION: Metaphysics OR Ethics, broadly construed (but not Metaethics)

Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:

Assistant professor candidates must show evidence of outstanding teaching and research potential and must be willing to teach upper and lower-level courses on a regular basis.
Associate and full professors candidates must, in addition to the above, have a distinguished record of philosophical research.

License or certificate:

Position Summary:

Summary: This selected applicant will join the faculty who carry a long and proud tradition of highly acclaimed teaching and research in core areas of philosophy. We are seeking candidates with a commitment to excellence in scholarly research, teaching, and professional service. The selected individual will have Metaphysics or Ethics, broadly construed (not Metaethics) as their area of specialization.

Duties: The selected candidate will teach four classes per academic year at the undergraduate and graduate level; hold office hours; grade exams; conduct scholarly research; perform university and professional service, as appropriate.

Additional Information:

The Department of Philosophy at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is searching for a philosopher specializing in Metaphysics OR Ethics, broadly construed (but not Metaethics)

UW-Madison's Department of Philosophy is seeking a diverse set of faculty candidates who will approach their work in a manner that advances our commitment to excellence in research, teaching and service. Candidates from under-represented groups are especially encouraged to apply.
The University of Wisconsin is an equal opportunity employer.


John Bengson
[email protected]

Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information.)

Instructions to applicants:

Applications must come through UW Jobs website (, referencing PVL 95970. To begin the application process please click on the 'Apply Now' button. You will be asked to create a profile. All applications will be considered through the assured consideration date, but the position will remain open until filled.

Junior candidates (applying for an assistant professorship): Please upload the following 4 documents: 1) a cover letter, 2) a CV, 3) a research statement and evident of teaching excellence (in same document), and 4) a writing sample. Applicants will also be asked to provide the names and contact information for three professionals. References will be contacted upon application submission and asked to provide a letter of reference.

If a candidate has more than three references, please send the name and email contact for additional references to [email protected]

Senior candidates (applying for an associate or full professorship): Please upload the following four documents: 1) a cover letter, 2) a CV, 3) one or two articles (published or unpublished - please include as one upload), and 4) a brief statement of current and future research. Senior applicants will also be asked to provide the names and contact information for three references. However, these references will not be contacted unless the candidate advances in the process, at which time the candidate will be contacted prior to us reaching out to the references.

Candidates should expect to be available for interviews on Skype in December.

Please reference PVL #95970 in all correspondence.

Additional Link: Full Position Details

The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.

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Advertised: Sep 21 2018 Central Daylight Time





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