Assistant Professor in Philosophy

University of California Berkeley Department of Philosophy

United States

Assistant Professor in Philosophy - Department of Philosophy

Job #JPF02717
  • College of Letters & Science - Arts & Humanities - Philosophy

Recruitment Period

Open September 23rd, 2020 through Friday, Oct 30, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)


The Department of Philosophy at the University of California, Berkeley seeks applications for an Assistant Professor (tenure track) position in the areas of Epistemology, Philosophy of Science, Moral and Political Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy, Post-Kantian Continental Philosophy, or Twentieth-Century Analytic Philosophy with an expected start date of July 1, 2021.

Job responsibilities include teaching 4 courses/year at the graduate and undergraduate levels, and conducting thesis supervision. Area of Specialization: Epistemology, Philosophy of Science, Moral and Political Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy, Post-Kantian Continental Philosophy, or Twentieth-Century Analytic Philosophy.

Minimum Basic Qualifications: PhD (or equivalent international degree), or enrolled in PhD or equivalent international degree-granting program at the time of application.

Preferred Qualifications: PhD (or equivalent international degree) by the start date of the position.

Diversity, equity, and inclusion are core values at UC Berkeley and the Department of Philosophy. Our excellence can only be fully realized by faculty, students, and staff who share our commitment to these values. Successful candidates for our faculty positions will demonstrate evidence of a commitment to advancing equity and inclusion.

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Applications must be received by October 30, 2020.
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Job location

Berkeley, CA


Document requirements
  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Dissertation Abstract
  • Statement of Research (Optional)
  • Teaching Dossier
  • Writing Sample 1
  • Writing Sample 2 (Optional)
  • Writing Sample 3 (Optional)
  • Statement on Contributions to Advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - Statement on your contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion, including information about your understanding of these topics, your record of activities to date, and your specific plans and goals for advancing equity and inclusion if hired at Berkeley (for additional information go to
  • (Optional)
Reference requirements
  • 3-8 letters of reference required

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