Philosophy Assistant Professor, tenure-track

Institution Name 
University of California, Santa Cruz
Position Rank 
Assistant Professor
Area of Specialty 
feminist philosophy
This position is 
Application Deadline 
September 30, 2018
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Assistant Professor, tenure-track
The Philosophy Department ( at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) invites applications for a tenure-track, assistant professor position in Philosophy. The area of specialization is open. The ability to teach feminist philosophy is a plus but not a requirement. The department also welcomes applicants who, while grounded in the analytic tradition, engage with other approaches, including (but not limited to) those from the 19th and 20th century European tradition. Candidates are expected to conduct research, teach, contribute significantly to graduate education and mentorship, provide service to the campus and their profession, and be able to work with students, faculty and staff from a wide range of social and cultural backgrounds. Candidates with interest or experience in public philosophy are particularly encouraged to apply. For information on UC Santa Cruz’s Center for Public Philosophy, see

We particularly welcome candidates who understand the barriers facing women and minorities who are underrepresented in higher education careers (as evidenced by life experiences and educational background), and who have experience in equity and diversity with respect to teaching, mentoring, research, life experiences, or service towards building an equitable and diverse scholarly environment.


Assistant Professor, Tenure Track


Commensurate with qualifications and experience; academic year (nine-month basis).


PhD (or equivalent foreign degree) in Philosophy and Demonstrated record of research and university teaching. It is expected that the degree requirement will be completed by June 30, 2019.


July 1, 2019, with the academic year beginning in September 2019. Degree requirements must be completed by June 30, 2019 for employment effective July 1, 2019.


Applications are accepted via the UCSC Academic Recruit online system; all documents and materials must be submitted as PDFs.


Please refer to Position # JPF00618-19 in all correspondence.


  • Letter of application that briefly summarizes your qualifications and interest in the position (required)
  • Curriculum vitae (required)
  • Research statement (required)
  • Statement addressing contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service (required).

Guidelines on diversity statements can be viewed at


  • Sample of written work (a minimum of one is required and a maximum of three will be accepted.

Reference Requirement

Applications must include confidential letters of recommendation* Three letters are required and a maximum of five will be accepted. Please note that your references, or dossier service, will submit their confidential letters directly to the UC Recruit System.

*All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. For any reference letter provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service, career center), direct the author to UCSC’s confidentiality statement at


Full consideration will be given to applications completed by December 3, 2018 Applications received after this date will be considered only if the position has not been filled.

UC Santa Cruz faculty make significant contributions to the body of research that has earned the University of California the ranking as the foremost public higher education institution in the world. In the process, our faculty demonstrate that cutting-edge research, excellent teaching and outstanding service are mutually supportive.

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. UC Santa Cruz is committed to excellence through diversity and strives to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students and employees. Inquiries regarding the University’s equal employment opportunity policies may be directed to the Office for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at the University of California, Santa Cruz, CA 95064 or by phone at (831) 459-2686.

Under Federal law, the University of California may employ only individuals who are legally able to work in the United States as established by providing documents as specified in the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. Certain UCSC positions funded by federal contracts or sub- contracts require the selected candidate to pass an E-Verify check (see More information is available at the APO website (see or call (831) 459-4300.

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