Tenure Track Search



The Department of Philosophy at the University of South Florida invites applications for a 9-month tenure-track Assistant Professor position beginning August 2022.

QUALIFICATIONS (Education & Experience):

Minimum Qualifications:

The minimum requirement for this position is a Ph.D. in Philosophy or cognate field from an accredited institution in hand by time of appointment. Must meet University Criteria for Rank of Assistant Professor.

Area of Specialty: Environmental Philosophy, or Feminist Philosophy and/or Philosophy of Race, or Ancient Philosophy.

Area of Competence: open.

Preferred Qualifications:

Preference will be given to applicants who have at least one year of teaching experience in at least one of the listed areas of specialization, and to those with potential to contribute to USF's strategic plan ( Women and members of underrepresented minorities are especially encouraged to apply. The Ph.D. program in Philosophy at USF has a major emphasis in the History of Philosophy; the department hopes to hire in all of the listed areas over the next few years.

Additional Information for Applicants: Normal teaching load is 2/2; 9-month appointment.

Review of applications will begin immediately. Applications must be received by December 1, 2021. Applicants need to submit a cover letter, CV, evidence of teaching excellence, and a writing sample representative of the direction of research; applications must be submitted on-line at Careers@USF: Three letters of recommendation should be submitted electronically to Eileen Kahl at

The College of Arts and Sciences at USF celebrates diversity and inclusive excellence in alignment with our Principles of Community. We believe our future success as an institution requires that we attract and retain a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and an affirmative action employer.

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Information for Applicants

This position is subject to a Level #1 criminal background check.

Job Opening Number: 28605

Posting Date: 09/29/2021

Posting End Date: 12/01/2021

How To Apply

Access the position here. Click on the "Apply Now" button. When applying to an opening you will have the opportunity to upload a cover letter and resume.

Apply online by completing the required information and attaching your cover letter and resume. Please include your experience as it relates to the qualifications stated above. YOUR COVER LETTER AND RESUME, PLUS ANY OTHER REQUESTED MATERIAL, MUST BE IN ONE ATTACHMENT. Only online applications are accepted for this position.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Conclusion of this search is subject to final budget approval. According to Florida Law, applications and meetings regarding them are open to the public. USF is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access institution. For disability accommodations, contact Eileen Kahl at a minimum of five working days in advance.

USF is an equal opportunity, equal access academic institution that embraces diversity in the workplace.

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About USF

The University of South Florida is a high-impact global research university dedicated to student success. Over the past 10 years, no other public university in the country has risen faster in U.S. News and World Report's national university rankings than USF. Serving more than 50,000 students on campuses in Tampa, St. Petersburg and Sarasota-Manatee, USF is designated as a Preeminent State Research University by the Florida Board of Governors, placing it in the most elite category among the state's 12 public universities. USF is a member of the American Athletic Conference.

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