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Associate or Full Professor in the History of Philosophy

Position overview

Position title: Associate or Full Professor, Academic Year

Application Window

Open date: November 15, 2021

Most recent review date: Thursday, Jan 27, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Tuesday, Nov 15, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description

The Department of Philosophy, University of California, San Diego ( invites applications for the Henry E. Allison Endowed Chair in the History of Philosophy, to be appointed at the Associate or Full Professor rank. The main research and teaching focus of the endowed chair must be in some area(s) of the history of philosophy, from the ancients through Hegel. Duties include active research, graduate supervision, classroom teaching at all levels, and departmental and university service. The standard teaching load is four courses per year. We seek candidates whose research, teaching, and service records demonstrate their capacity to contribute to diversity, equity, and inclusion. The appointment is expected to begin 1 July 2022, but is negotiable.

Salary: Salary is commensurate with qualifications and based on University of California pay scales.

The Department of Philosophy at UC San Diego is committed to both
academic excellence and diversity in the faculty, staff, and student body.

The University of California is committed to creating and maintaining a community dedicated to the advancement, application, and transmission of knowledge and creative endeavors through academic excellence, where all individuals who participate in University programs and activities can work and learn together in a safe and secure environment, free of violence, harassment, discrimination, exploitation, or intimidation. With this commitment, UC San Diego requires all candidates for academic appointments with tenure or security of employment to complete, sign, and upload the Institutional Reference Check release form entitled “Authorization to Release Form” into RECRUIT as part of their application.


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Qualifications: The department welcomes applications from candidates who display the highest standards of excellence in research, teaching, and professional activity. Required: Ph.D. in Philosophy; an outstanding track-record of research publications in the history of philosophy; demonstrated excellence in teaching and service to the profession; and a sustained commitment to an equitable and diverse intellectual community.

Preferred qualifications

Evidence of experience and leadership contributions in the arena of equity and diversity (see for further information).

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research

  • Statement of Teaching

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Applicants should summarize their past or potential contributions to diversity. See our Faculty Equity site for more information.

  • Authorization to Release Form - Name: "Authorization to Release Form"
    Description: "Applicants must complete, sign and upload this form. See Institutional Reference Check ( for more information."
    Required document

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