Job Openings

Associate or Full Professor

AOS: Open. The department has a strong interest in philosophers working on questions of gender and of race.

AOC: Open. The department has teaching needs in Metaphysics, Epistemology, Philosophy of Science (including philosophy of special sciences), Logic, History of Philosophy. 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.

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 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.

To apply for the position please visit this link: https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/JPF06985

To receive full consideration, applications should be submitted by November 12, 2021; however, applications will continue to be reviewed through June 30, 2022.

To facilitate blind review of writing samples et alia, applicants are asked to submit their writing samples, research statements, teaching statements, and diversity statements without references that would reveal their identities, professional titles, or institutions that granted their advanced degrees.

Please submit the following materials:

  1. Statement of current and future research plans
  2. Writing sample.
  3. Teaching Statement (describing teaching approach at both undergraduate and graduate levels).
  4. 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.
  5. Cover letter
  6. Curriculum Vitae
  7. 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.

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.

UC Nondiscrimination and Affirmative Action Policy is posted at: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct

UCLA is a tobacco-free workplace. Policy is posted at: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000371/Smoking%20Policy

Lecturers

The Department of Philosophy is accepting applications to fill quarterly (Fall/Winter/Spring) positions as primary instructors for undergraduate courses for the 2021-22 academic year. We are in need of candidates who can cover courses in the following: metaphysics and epistemology; logic, semantics, and philosophy of science; ethics and value theory; and history of philosophy. Only those with previous teaching and training experience, and who have a Ph.D. should apply. The Department does not acknowledge receipt or status of applications unless requested. IT IS PREFERRED THAT YOU SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION BY MAY 31, 2021. However, we continue to accept late applications, which are evaluated on a rolling basis. To apply please visit: https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/JPF06382

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.

UC Nondiscrimination and Affirmative Action Policy is posted at: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct
UCLA is a tobacco-free workplace. Policy is posted at: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000371/Smoking%20Policy

Section Leaders

The Department of Philosophy is accepting applications for part-time quarterly (Fall/Winter/Spring) positions leading discussion sections for the 2021-22 academic year. Only those with a B.A. or higher degree in Philosophy should apply. The Department does not acknowledge receipt or status of applications unless requested. IT IS PREFERRED THAT YOU SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION BY JUNE 15, 2021. However, we continue to accept late applications, which are evaluated on a rolling basis. To apply please visit: https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/JPF06380

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.

UC Nondiscrimination and Affirmative Action Policy is posted at: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct
UCLA is a tobacco-free workplace. Policy is posted at: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000371/Smoking%20Policy

Teaching Assistants

The Philosophy Department is accepting applications for teaching assistants for the 2021-22 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 2021-22 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 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. Please note, if appointed you should be ready to teach on line if that is necessary. The department will help with this.

To apply, please email philcounselor@humnet.ucla.edu with the following documents.

  • 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 June 15, 2021, but applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis. We expect to make hiring decisions by mid-July.

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