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Tenure Track Assistant Professor Ethics or Social/Political/Legal Philosophy

Recruitment Period

Open date: October 3rd, 2019
Next review date: Monday, Nov 4, 2019 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.
Final date: Tuesday, Jun 30, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.


The Department of Philosophy invites applications for a tenure track position in Ethics or Social/Political/Legal Philosophy at the Assistant Professor level with an expected start date of July 1, 2020.

Apply to A complete application will include a letter of application, CV, writing sample, a dissertation abstract or research statement, evidence of teaching excellence, and at least three letters of recommendation.

The Department also invites applicants to apply to the Open Rank Professor position JPF01564,

The minimum requirement to be considered an applicant is the completion of all requirements for a PhD in Philosophy or a related field (or equivalent degree) except the dissertation (or equivalent) at the time of application. We invite applicants who already have a PhD as well.

To ensure full and primary consideration, all application materials must be received by November 4, 2019. The position will remain open until filled.

For your letters of recommendation you will be asked to submit the names and email addresses of your references. The online system will then contact your references with instructions about how to upload their letters. All application materials should be in a standard electronic form, preferably pdf.

Inquiries may be addressed to For additional information about the Department of Philosophy see

The Department is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching, and service. We strongly encourage applicants to submit an optional Statement of Contributions to Diversity. These statements, if submitted, will be reviewed for evidence of teaching, research, professional and/or public service contributions that promote diversity and equal opportunity, such as effective strategies used for the educational advancement of students in various under-represented groups; demonstrated contributions to the advancement of equitable access and diversity in education; and contributions furthering diversity and equal opportunity in higher education through participation in such activities as recruitment, retention, and mentoring of scholars and students.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Job location

Santa Barbara, CA


Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research or dissertation abstract

  • Evidence of Teaching Excellence

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service.

  • Writing Sample

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 letters of reference required