Job Openings

Teaching Assistants

The Philosophy Department is accepting applications for teaching assistants for the 2024-25 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 2024-25 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 –

  • 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.

Lecturer in Logic & Philosophy of Mind

The Department of Philosophy at the University of California, Los Angeles is looking for a Lecturer to teach logic and philosophy of mind courses for the 2024-2025 academic year, which begins July 1, 2024. This is a part-time, one-year position as Lecturer, with the possibility of renewal contingent upon a satisfactory performance review and approval of the Dean. Only those with previous teaching and training experience, and who have a Ph.D. should apply.

Applicants should apply online via UCLA Academic Recruit: This position requires submission of a CV, Diversity Statement, a completed reference check authorization form, and contact information for a minimum of three individuals who may be contacted for a letter of recommendation. The University will contact the referees with instructions on how to submit their letters. We also encourage the applicants to upload, if available, teaching evaluations and sample syllabi and assignments.
Salary range: See Table 15 ( for the salary range for this position. A reasonable estimate for this position is an annual salary rate of $66,259 which will then be prorated due to teaching workload based on appointment percentage.

This position is represented by the University Council – American Federation of Teachers: Internal applicants will be considered for reappointment prior to the consideration of external applicants.

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:

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