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Assistant Professor of Philosophy, College of Arts & Sciences

Boston University
BOSTON, Massachusetts, United States

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Assistant Professor of Philosophy, College of Arts & Sciences

Tracking Code23599932710912Job Description

The Department of Philosophy at Boston University invites applications for a tenure track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor, with AOS: Philosophy of Science and AOC Applied Ethics preferred.

Required Skills

Ph.D. prior to appointment is expected and salary commensurate with qualifications. Open to all areas of Philosophy of Science. We particularly welcome candidates whose research engages other areas of philosophy and actively engages with scientific practice; we welcome candidates who are able to build interdisciplinary bridges to other relevant departments across the university. Candidate will have opportunity to contribute to BU’s Center for Philosophy & History of Science. Teaching at both undergraduate and graduate levels; 2/2 load, semester-system. Ph.D. direction is expected; normal committee work is required. BU’s Philosophy Department is a pluralistic program and we seek someone willing and able to join in dialogue with diverse perspectives, and who supports our institutional commitment to ensuring that BU is inclusive and equitable workplace.


A cover letter and complete dossier consisting of a writing sample, three letters of recommendation (and no more than five), CV, research statement, teaching dossier, and diversity statement (about how your teaching and research would further Boston University’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion) should be sent to Address queries to Chair, Philosophy Search Committee. To be assured of full consideration, the completed application should be received by November 1st, 2023.

Boston University expects excellence in teaching and in research and is committed to building a culturally, racially, and ethnically diverse scholarly community.

BU conducts a background check on all final candidates for certain faculty and staff positions. The background check includes contacting the final candidate’s current and previous employer(s) to ask whether, in the last seven years, there has been a substantiated finding of misconduct violating that employer’s applicable sexual misconduct policies. To implement this process, the University requires a final candidate to complete and sign the form entitled “Authorization to Release Information” after execution of an offer letter.

We are an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, military service, pregnancy or pregnancy-related condition, or because of marital, parental, or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

Job LocationBOSTON, Massachusetts, United StatesPosition TypeFull-Time/Regular


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