Job Openings

Tenured Professor: Full or Associate 

The UCLA Department of Philosophy is pleased to invite applications for a tenured professorship at the rank of either Full or Associate Professor.

AOS: Metaphysics, Epistemology; Philosophy of Science (including Philosophy of Biology); Logic.

AOC: Open. The department has special interests also in the fields of history of philosophy, and philosophy of gender and of race.

Responsibilities: Four (quarter-length) courses per year, at both the undergraduate and graduate level; graduate supervision; usual departmental duties. A Ph.D. in Philosophy and a strong record of excellent teaching and scholarly publication is expected.

Apply at: https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/JPF05033

Please submit:

  1. Cover Letter
  2. CV
  3. Statement of current and future research plans
  4. Teaching Statement (describing teaching approach at both undergraduate and graduate levels)
  5. Statement describing the candidate’s efforts to encourage and foster equity, diversity, and inclusion in in the classroom and the profession
  6. Writing Sample

For full consideration, please apply by Nov 25, 2019. However, applications will continue to be reviewed throughout the academic year.

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.

Post-doctoral Research Fellowship

The UCLA Department of Philosophy is offering a one year (with the possibility of a one-year renewal) post-doctoral research fellowship to a recent Ph.D. in philosophy whose primary area of research lies in logic, language, or mind. We would especially welcome applications from scholars whose research addresses issues concerning diversity and/or who have contributed to equity and diversity efforts in the areas of teachings and/or service.

The fellow is required to teach two quarter-length courses in the first year and one quarter-length course in the second year of the fellowship; the fellow will also be asked to attend talks and conferences, and to participate actively in the philosophy department community. The bulk of their time will be devoted to independent research. Candidates must demonstrate a strong interest in a career involving teaching and research in philosophy. The fellowship offers a competitive salary, small research stipend, and full benefits with a start date in the summer of 2020.

Typical candidates will have a doctorate in philosophy, and it must be granted prior to official start date. (e.g., if starting August 1, Ph.D. must be completed no later than July 31). Proof of degree completion is required prior to start of appointment.

One or two postdoctoral fellowships will be available depending on funding.

For full consideration of your application, please apply by December 1, 2019. https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/JPF05038

Lecturers

We are looking for approximately five lecturers to fill quarterly (Fall/Winter/Spring) teaching opportunities in the 2019-20 school 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. To apply please visit: https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/JPF04460.

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 2019-20 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. Although we are accepting applications on a rolling basis, it is PREFERRED THAT YOU SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION BY JUNE 12, 2019. To apply please visit: https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/JPF04471.

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 2019-20 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 2019-20 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.

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 Monday, June 10, 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