Assistant Professor, Philosophy

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The Department of Philosophy at Wayne State University in Detroit seeks to hire at the Assistant Professor (tenure-track) level. AOS: Open. AOC: Open, but the department has needs in the areas of Early Modern Philosophy, Social and Political Philosophy (broadly construed), Bioethics, and Philosophy of Language. The regular teaching load is 2/2 and will include MA and PhD supervision.

Wayne State University is a premier, public, urban research university located in the heart of Detroit where students from all backgrounds are offered a rich, high-quality education. Our deep-rooted commitment to excellence, collaboration, integrity, diversity, and inclusion creates exceptional educational opportunities preparing students for success in a diverse, global society. WSU encourages applications from women, people of color, and other underrepresented people. WSU is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Applicants should begin the process at; the reference number for this position is 044705.

Applicants must submit the following materials to the online hiring system: (1) CV, (2) cover letter, (3) writing sample, (4) contact information for three references, and (5) evidence of teaching effectiveness (upload under “Publications”). In addition, applicants must arrange to have their letters of recommendation emailed to Applicants are welcome (but not required) to include a paragraph in their cover letter that speaks to their experience with and commitment to creating a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion through their teaching, research, and community engagement. Applicants should have completed their PhD by the time of appointment.

Initial interviews will be conducted by Skype. Review of applications will begin immediately. To ensure full consideration, please submit all relevant materials by November 15th. Inquiries should be directed to the search committee chair, Prof. Josh Wilburn, at