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Assistant Professor in Core Analytic Philosophy

Apply now Work type: University Tenure Line
Location: Stanford University
Categories: School of Humanities & Sciences

The Department of Philosophy at Stanford University seeks applicants for an appointment in “core” areas, including Language, Mind, Metaphysics, and Epistemology (we draw your attention also to parallel searches in Ethics and in Logic). This is an entry-level, tenure-line search; the position will be at the rank of Assistant Professor. The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. in a related field by the time of employment and will be expected to teach and advise students at both the graduate and undergraduate levels, and to lead a robust research program. The term of appointment is expected to begin on September 1, 2024.

All candidates should apply through Stanford Faculty Positions and submit through that system evidence of your abilities and accomplishments, including:

  • a cover letter; 
  • a curriculum vitae (including a publication list); 
  • a teaching statement of no more than one single-spaced page; 
  • a research statement of no more than three single-spaced pages; 
  • one or two scholarly publications and/or well-developed papers.

Also, please arrange for 3-5 letters of reference to be submitted through the online system.

The Philosophy Department, School of Humanities and Sciences and Stanford University value faculty who will help foster an inclusive academic environment for colleagues, students, and staff with a wide range of backgrounds, identities, and outlooks. Candidates may choose to include as part of their research and teaching statements a brief discussion about how their work and experience will further these ideals. Additional information about Stanford's IDEAL initiative may be found here:

The salary range for this position is $105,000 – $116,041, for academic year 2024–25. 

Stanford University has provided a pay range representing its good faith estimate of what the university reasonably expects to pay for the position. The pay offered to the selected candidate will be determined based on factors including (but not limited to) the qualifications of the selected candidate, budget availability, and internal equity.

Further information about Stanford’s Department of Philosophy may be found at Position inquiries can be directed to Search Chair, Mark Crimmins, Search process inquiries may be directed to Linda Fagan,

Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2023; later applications may be considered at the discretion of the search committee.

Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and 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, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Stanford welcomes applications from all who would bring additional dimensions to the University’s research, teaching, and clinical missions.

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