Butler University, Social, political philosophy and ethics, T-T, assistant professor

Nov 21, 2021 Dec 11, 2021

Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Tenure-Track – College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
The Department of Philosophy and Religion at Butler University invites applications for an assistant professor of philosophy, tenure-track, whose area of specialization is
contemporary social and political philosophy and ethics, and whose scholarly interests involve critical reflection on social justice and diversity, applied ethics, and the history of ethics
and social/political philosophy. Teaching competency in one or more of the following is also desirable: ethics in non-western traditions; philosophy of race; feminist philosophy; Africana philosophy;
bioethics and public health ethics; environmental philosophy; early modern philosophy. Beyond their contributions to the undergraduate philosophy curriculum, the person hired will regularly teach
courses in Butler’s First Year Seminar and/or Global and Historical Studies programs, which are parts of Butler’s core curriculum. They should also contribute to one or more of the college’s
interdisciplinary programs: Race, Gender, and Sexuality Studies; International Studies; Peace and Conflict Studies; Science, Technology, and Environmental Studies.
The person hired will also be expected to help lead the department’s Ethics minor. Teaching load is 3/3. Candidates should expect to complete their PhD by August 1st, 2022.

The successful candidate will display clear indications of being a program builder, and will demonstrate an inspiring enthusiasm for undergraduate teaching and contributing to building an inclusive
learning environment for an increasingly diverse student population.

Founded by abolitionists, Butler University is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive and equitable environment for all employees.
We welcome applications from all individuals, regardless of age, gender, gender identity, sex, race, religion, color, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, national origin, or
any other legally protected category.

Applicants must submit the following:
Curriculum Vitae
1- or 2-page cover letter briefly outlining research interests and teaching philosophy/experience
Unofficial transcripts
Three (3) letters of recommendation
Writing sample
Thorough evidence of teaching experience/excellence (evaluations, detailed statement of teaching philosophy etc.).

Application and completed support materials should be submitted via email to:

Claudia Johnson, Administrative Specialist - Department of Philosophy and Religion,

Direct search inquiries to Tiberiu Popa, chair of the search committee, email

Review of applications will begin Dec 10, 2021 and continue until the position is filled.

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