Tenured Professor of Philosophy

Harvard University

United States


Position Description

The Department of Philosophy seeks to appoint a tenured professor in the field of ethics, broadly construed to include normative ethics, metaethics, moral psychology, theories of agency and responsibility, practical ethics (including the ethics of AI and other technologies), the history of ethics, and feminist and non-Western approaches to these topics. The appointment is expected to begin on July 1, 2020. The professor will teach and advise at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

faculty, instructor, tenure, professor, senior
Boston, Cambridge, Massachusetts, MA, Northeast, New England
moral philosophy, normative ethics, metaethics, moral psychology, agency, responsibility, applied ethics, philosophy of technology, digital ethics, feminist ethics, non-Western ethics


Basic Qualifications

Candidates are required to have a doctorate.


Additional Qualifications

Demonstrated strong commitment to teaching and research is desired. Candidates should also evince intellectual leadership and impact on the field and potential for significant contributions to the department, university, and wider scholarly community.


Special Instructions

Please submit the following materials through the ARIeS portal (http://academicpositions.harvard.edu).

1. Cover letter
2. Curriculum vitae
3. Teaching statement (describing teaching approach and philosophy)
4. Research statement
5. Statement describing efforts to encourage diversity, inclusion, and belonging, including past, current, and anticipated future contributions in these areas.
6. Writing sample

Note that applicants are not required or expected to include references as part of their application. When you reach the “References” page during the application procedure, please select “Next >>” and do not click the “Add Reference Entry” button.

To receive full consideration, applications should be submitted by November 1, 2019; however, applications will continue to be reviewed until the position is filled.


Contact Information

Selim Berker, Search Committee Chair, Department of Philosophy, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138.


Contact Email



Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  4. Statement of Research
  5. Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging Statement
  6. Writing Sample 1

Optional Documents
    1. Publication
    2. Publication 2
    3. Publication 3

In your application, please refer to Professorpositions.com


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