Job Openings

Associate or Full Professor

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, LOS ANGELES, Los Angeles, CA.

Job Category: Associate or Full Professor
AOS: Open.

AOC
: Open. The successful candidate should have a track record of advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in at least one area of faculty efforts of scholarship, teaching, and service.
Workload: Full time – Responsibilities: Four (quarter-length) courses per year, at both the undergraduate and graduate level; graduate supervision; usual departmental duties

Vacancies: 1

Location: Los Angeles, California

Start Date: July 1, 2023 (or by negotiation)

Job Description: The Department of Philosophy is pleased to invite applications for a tenured appointment at the level of Associate or Full Professor. Those at a career stage appropriate to be considered for tenure are encouraged to apply. The person appointed will teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels. A Ph.D. in philosophy (or its equivalent) is required, and the candidate should have a record of excellent teaching and publication. UCLA and the Philosophy Department have a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of diversity and inclusion among faculty, students and staff. All candidates will be assessed on their ability to make a positive contribution to that mission through their research, teaching, or service. Women and candidates from underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply.

Application:
To apply for the position please visit this link: https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/apply/JPF07743
To ensure full consideration, applications should be submitted by October 17th, 2022; however, applications will continue to be reviewed through June 30, 2023.
Please submit the following materials:

  1. Statement of current and future research plans
  2. Writing sample
  3. Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Statement (describing the candidate’s efforts and plans to encourage and foster equity, diversity, and inclusion in the classroom and the profession). This statement is required for the application to be complete.
  4. Cover letter
  5. Curriculum Vitae
  6. Names of three philosophers who could act as references. They will be contacted only if you become a finalist, and only with your further explicit permission at that point.
  7. Teaching Statement (describing teaching approach at both undergraduate and graduate levels).
  8. Authorization to Release Information Form
  9. Additional teaching materials (optional)

The University of California is 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, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: UC Nondiscrimination and Affirmative Action Policy.

Basic Qualifications
A Ph.D. degree in Philosophy (or equivalent) is required.

Additional Qualifications
A record of excellent teaching and scholarly publication are expected. The successful candidate should have a track record of advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in at least one area of faculty efforts of scholarship, teaching, and service.

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. New University of California employees must (a) provide proof of receiving at least one dose of a COVID-19 Vaccine no later than 14 calendar days after their first date of employment and provide proof of Full Vaccination no later than eight weeks after their first date of employment; or (b) if applicable, submit a request for Exception or Deferral no later than 14 calendar days after their first date of employment. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.) Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

The University of California is 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, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy.

Teaching Assistants

The Philosophy Department is accepting applications for teaching assistants for the 2022-23 academic year. We are looking to hire TAs with a background in philosophy (BA or MA in philosophy strongly preferred). TA positions are only open to graduate students enrolled at UCLA during the 2022-23 academic year.

Job responsibilities include attending lecture for the course, leading two discussion sections of 50 minutes each, and grading work for 40-50 students. TAs may be required to stay through the Wednesday or Thursday following finals week to participate in a grading meeting. If you have not previously been a TA in our department, you would be required to enroll in Philosophy 495 (2 units) during the Fall Quarter.

We may have a variety of courses with TA positions available. Should you be hired, the exact course(s) to which you would be assigned will depend on preference, availability, and department need.

To apply, please submit an application with the following documents here – https://forms.gle/669uzdVaM8M29d489.

  • CV or resume
  • Cover letter
  • Unofficial transcript of any philosophy coursework
  • Contact information for two prior professors of philosophy who may serve as references (reference letters are not required, names and contact information will suffice during the first stage of application)
  • Prior teaching evaluations, if any

The suggested deadline for applying is May 31st, but applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis. We expect to make hiring decisions by late June.

Visiting Faculty

UCLA Department of Philosophy keeps on file until the end of each academic year (but does not acknowledge) applications for Visiting Professor positions. Although no position may be currently available, on occasion late or unexpected openings occur. Only those with proven research and teaching in fields related to Philosophy, and who have a Ph.D. should apply. UCLA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, and the Program has a strong commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff. If you would like to be considered for such contingent employment, please send a hard copy of your cover letter and curriculum vitae to:

Chair
Department of Philosophy
University of California, Los Angeles
321 Dodd Hall
Box 951451
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1532