Aug 24 2023


Position: Assistant Professor, Arizona State University, AOS: open, but research must be directly and significantly related to gender, race, sexuality, and/or disability

Assistant Professor (Job #124966)
School of Historical, Philosophical, and Religious Studies 

The School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies at Arizona State University invites applications for a full-time, benefits-eligible tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Philosophy with an anticipated start dateof August 16, 2024. Areas of Specialization (AOS): Open, but the candidate’s research must be directly and significantly related to gender, race, sexuality, and/or disability. We welcome approaches to gender, race, sexuality, and/or disability, related to forms of oppression and imbalances of power, within any of the subfields of philosophy and that would contribute to our PhD focus on Practical and Applied Philosophy. Areas of Competence (AOC): Open. The successful candidate will be expected to develop and maintain an internationally recognized research program, teach and supervise undergraduate and graduate students (a 2/2 load), and participate in service activities in the school, college and university. 

Arizona State University is strongly committed to diversifying its faculty. We thus welcome and encourage applications from people who identify as belonging to groups traditionally underrepresented in philosophy.  

Arizona State University is a leading public university committed to inclusion and excellence in research and education. Innovation and research with potential for real-world impact are central values. 

Required Qualifications.  

  • PhD or equivalent in Philosophy or related discipline by time of appointment. 
  • Demonstrated potential for excellence in teaching. 
  • Demonstrated potential for excellence in research. 
  • Area of research directly and significantly related to gender, race, sexuality, and/or disability. 
  • Ability to teach in the undergraduate program, and ability to teach graduate courses that complement the School’s existing PhD program and its focus on practical and applied philosophy. For related information, please see: 
  • Willingness to participate in service activities in the school, college, and university. 
  • Demonstrated commitment to working with faculty, staff, students and communities to advance the principles of the ASU Charter. 

Desired Qualifications. 

  • Willingness to contribute to our online undergraduate program. 
  • Research that addresses forms of oppression and imbalances of power. 

Application Instructions  

To apply, please go to to electronically submit the required application materials. Applications received by November 5, 2023, 5:00 pm MST will receive full consideration, while applications received thereafter will be considered on a rolling basis for a reserve pool. Applications in the reserve pool may be reviewed in the order in which they were received until the position is filled. Questions about the position should be directed to the search committee chair, Cheshire Calhoun, at

Candidates are asked to submit, with the applicant’s last name in each uploaded file:
1) a cover letter, stating qualifications.
2) a CV, clearly identifying areas of specialization and competence (ABD must include the extent to which the doctoral requirements have been completed and the expected date of completion of the remaining requirements).
3) at least three letters of reference.
4) a research statement.
5) evidence of potential for excellence in teaching.
6) a writing sample. 

A background check is required for employment. Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.

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