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Assistant Professor in Ancient Philosophy

Florida Atlantic University
Boca Raton
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Job location: Boca Raton

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2022-01-07
Req: REQ11719
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Position Summary:

The Department of Philosophy at Florida Atlantic University (FAU) invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position beginning August 8, 2022. Successful candidates would have specialization in Ancient Philosophy and ideally one or more of the following areas of competence: Aesthetics, Feminist and/or Gender Studies, or the Philosophy of the Human Sciences. Instructional responsibilities include a 3/2 course load in areas of specialization/competence and other areas of instructor expertise. The Department of Philosophy hosts a BA and Minor and supports significant involvement in the University’s general electives requirements as well as in various interdisciplinary degrees, certificates and initiatives in collaboration with other programs in the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters including the Classical Studies and Literary Translation certificate programs as well as with other colleges and initiatives in the university such as the Peace, Justice and Human Rights Initiative.

The College of Arts & Letters at Florida Atlantic University seeks scholars who are committed to supporting the learning needs of students from diverse backgrounds and to engaging communities underrepresented in higher education. Florida Atlantic University is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all who interact in our community. In building this environment, we strive to attract students, faculty and staff from a variety of cultures, backgrounds and life experiences. Florida Atlantic University embodies a culture of strategic and collaborative community engagement that results in mutual benefit to the institution and the diverse internal and external communities that it serves.

Applicants with the capacity to expand connections to other entities including within Arts and Letters or with the College of Science, College of Business, College of Education, College of Nursing, College of Medicine, and College of Engineering and Computer Science are particularly encouraged to apply. Applicants that identity with and that conduct scholarship, research and instruction aligned with one or more of the University Research Pillars which include: Neuroscience, Healthy Aging, Environmental and Ocean Sciences, Sensing and Smart Systems and Big Data are welcomed.

FAU is dedicated to intentional expansion of its contribution to a more diverse, inclusive and equitable university experience and society. We are particularly interested in candidates that strengthen the Department of Philosophy’s climate for diversity, equity & inclusion, that demonstrates and support a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion, that demonstrate skill in understanding of cultural differences and are passionate about working in an organization that values and promotes diversity, equity and inclusion. Candidates whose research and/or scholarship in listed concentrations and whose teaching is attentive to this commitment are especially invited to apply.

The assignment for the position is on FAU’s Boca Raton campus, located approximately 45 miles north of Miami and two miles west of the Atlantic Ocean. For detailed information on FAU, visit For additional information about the Department visit

FAU is committed to the principles of engaged teaching, research and service. All persons aspiring to achieve excellence in the practice of these principles are encouraged to apply.

Minimum Qualifications:

PhD in Philosophy from an accredited institution. The successful candidate must have the PhD completed by the start of the Fall 2022 semester.


Commensurate with Experience

College or Department:

College of Arts & Letters


Boca Raton

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Application Deadline:


Special Instructions to Applicant:

This position is open until filled and may close without prior notice.

This position is subject to funding.

Required Documents:
FAU’s Career Page permits the attachment of required/requested documentation.

PLEASE NOTE: A maximum of five (5) documents may be attached to your application. If more than five (5) documents are required for submission, please combine additional documents into one attachment to not exceed the maximum permitted.

When completing the online application, please upload all required documentation noted here: (1) cover letter, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) names and contact information for three references.

The selected candidate for this position is required to submit an official transcript sent directly from the institution is required for the Provost’s credential file prior to the first day of employment. Similarly, for degrees from outside the United States, the evaluation by an organization belonging to the National Association of Credential Evaluation (NACES), with an indication of the documents the evaluation was prepared from (official transcripts, diplomas, dissertation abstracts) is required for the Provost’s credential file prior to the first day of employment.

Background Screening:
Successful completion of a pre-employment background check is required for the candidate selected for this position.

Individuals requiring accommodation, please call 561-297-3057. 711

This recruitment has been reopened; all previous applicants are still under consideration and need not reapply. This position may close without prior notice.
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