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The Department of Philosophy in the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Minnesota invites applications for two full-time, tenure-track positions at the rank of assistant professor beginning in fall semester 2019 (August 26, 2019).

Appointment will be 100% time over the nine-month academic year. Appointment will be made at the rank of tenure-track assistant professor, depending on qualifications and experience, and consistent with collegiate and University policy.

Required Qualifications: Ph.D. in philosophy or related field required for appointment. Areas of specialization: Open, but the department has particular needs in Logic, Philosophy of Mathematics, and Ancient Philosophy.  Areas of competence: Feminist Theory, Philosophy of Race, or Non-Western Philosophy.

Successful applicants will have expertise in feminist theory, philosophy of race, or non-western philosophy.  In addition, we welcome applications from those who complement current department strengths and have the ability and interest required to teach logic, philosophy of mathematics, or ancient philosophy at the graduate level. 

Aimed at promoting diversity in the department, the profession, and the academy, our new strategic plan focuses on supporting intellectual inclusivity and heterogeneity at all levels. These include the content we teach; the demographics of our undergraduate, graduate, and faculty populations; and the research activities we engage in and support. We will thus look to successful applicants to play an integral role in the ongoing evolution and implementation of this initiative.

The Department will assess candidates according to overall academic preparation, the relevance of their research to the department’s academic priorities and identified fields of inquiry, evidence or promise of becoming a leading researcher, evidence of commitment to teaching and skills as a teacher, evidence of ability to mentor members of a diverse student body, and strength of recommendations. Ph.D. in philosophy or related field required for appointment..

About the Job:

Faculty in the Department of Philosophy in the College of Liberal Arts are expected to maintain an active program of scholarly research; develop and teach undergraduate and graduate courses; advise students; and contribute service appropriate for the rank of appointment to the Department, College, University, and profession.

The Standards for Promotion and Tenure in the Department of Philosophy are available at:

The Workload Principles and Guidelines for Regular Faculty in the College of Liberal Arts are avaialble at:

About the Department:

The Department of Philosophy has particular strengths in the areas of logic and philosophy of mathematics; moral and political philosophy; and the philosophy of science. Additional areas of emphasis include philosophy of language, the history of philosophy; aesthetics; and feminist philosophy. The department offers B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. programs.

For further information, please visit the department website,

Established in 1868, the College of Liberal Arts supports the University of Minnesota's land-grant mission as home to disciplines in the arts, humanities, and social sciences. The College of Liberal Arts values diverse cultures, experiences, and perspectives as key to innovation and excellent education.

The University of Minnesota shall provide equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.

How to Apply:

Applications must be submitted online.  To be considered for this position, please go to and choose job #326200, click the apply button, and follow the instructions.  You will have the opportunity to complete an online application for the position and attach a cover letter and CV. 

These materials, as well as a writing sample, which can be attached after application by accessing your "My Activities" page and uploading documents there, are required in order for applications to be considered complete.

In addition to the materials submitted electronically, applicants are asked to arrange to have at least three confidential letters of reference sent to:

Note: Materials submitted electronically do not need to be duplicated with hard copies. Applications must be received by November 7, 2018 to be ensured full consideration.

The Department of Philosophy seeks racial, cultural, and gender diversity among its faculty and students.

To request an accommodation during the application process, please e-mail or call (612) 624-UOHR (8647).

For questions about application procedures, please contact Pam Groscost, telephone number (612) 625-7573, or email address


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About the U of M:

The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC)

The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC), is among the largest public research universities in the country, offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional students a multitude of opportunities for study and research.  Located at the heart of one of the nation's most vibrant, diverse metropolitan communities, students on the campuses in Minneapolis and St. Paul benefit from extensive partnerships with world-renowned health centers, international corporations, government agencies, and arts, nonprofit, and public service organizations.