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Assistant Professor of Philosophy

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Work type: Faculty - Tenure Track
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Philosophy/Religion, Instruction

Department: Philosophy
Rank: Assistant Professor
Annual Basis: 9 Month

Application Deadline
November 1, 2021; position open until filled

Required Application Materials
Applicants should submit the following application materials:
• Curriculum vitae
• Letter of interest
• Teaching portfolio including representative syllabi in the candidate’s area of study and in nineteenth-century history of philosophy and a brief teaching statement (please combine into one pdf document)
• Brief research statement
• Writing sample of approximately 20 pages
• Diversity and inclusion statement (see below for more information)
• The names of three references providing letters (reference letters requests will be managed through our online system and sent to the names provided).

Diversity and Inclusion statement: As part of the application process, applicants seeking faculty positions at the University of Oregon are asked to submit a statement about their past, present, and future contributions to promoting equity, inclusion, and diversity in their professional careers. In evaluating these statements, the search committees will consider how the applicant has applied their philosophy of diversity, equity, and inclusion to their practice.

If you are unable to use this online resource, please contact Pat Martin ( for assistance. If you have questions about the opening or position details, please contact the search committee chair Alejandro Vallega (

Position Announcement
The University of Oregon Department of Philosophy invites applications for a tenure-track position of Assistant Professor in Latinx and/or Decolonial Philosophy, to begin in Fall 2022. The candidate must also have knowledge in the history of philosophy, and in particular, be qualified to teach two or more figures in Modern Philosophy and/or 19th-century Philosophy at the graduate level. Additional teaching areas which the department would like to build on include Critical Theory, Decolonial Feminism, Philosophy of Race, and Philosophy of Science.

Department or Program Summary
We are a diverse and growing department with strengths in Continental Philosophy, American & Pragmatist Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy, Latin American Philosophy, Ethics, Social & Political Philosophy, Environmental Philosophy, the Philosophy of Technology and other areas. We are interested in scholars who will enhance the department’s existing strengths in Latin American Philosophy, Decolonial/Postcolonial Philosophy, Critical Race Theory, Feminist Philosophy, the History of Philosophy, American & Pragmatist Philosophy, and/or Continental Philosophy.

The University of Oregon is on the academic quarter system, and the default teaching load is five courses across three terms each year. Research and teaching expectations are high. Teaching expectations include introductory, middle-level, and advanced undergraduate courses, graduate teaching in the area/s of specialization and competence, mentoring of graduate student research at the M.A. and Ph.D. levels, directing undergraduate and M.A. theses, as well as chairing or being part of dissertation committees. The department’s faculty keeps a dynamic, expanding, and high level of research and publications nationally and internationally. Service is also taken as a substantial part of faculty duties and responsibilities. We particularly welcome applications from scholars who are from populations historically underrepresented in the academy, and/or who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds.

Minimum Requirements
Ph.D. in Philosophy. Area of research specialization (AOS) in Latinx and/or Decolonial Philosophy. The candidate must also have knowledge in the history of philosophy, and in particular be qualified to teach two or more figures in Modern Philosophy and/or 19th Century Philosophy at the graduate level.

Preferred Qualifications
• Additional teaching areas which the department would like to build on include Critical Theory, Decolonial Feminism, Philosophy of Race, and Philosophy of Science.
• Demonstrated potential for teaching excellence
• Strong potential for and commitment to contributing to a culture of inclusive teaching and evidence of valuing diversity, equity, and inclusion
• Strong potential to mentor undergraduate and graduate students

About the University
The University of Oregon is one of only two Pacific Northwest members of the Association of American Universities and holds the distinction of a “very high research activity” ranking in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. The UO enrolls more than 20,000 undergraduate and 3,600 graduate students representing all 50 states and nearly 100 countries. In recent years, the university has increased the diversity of its student body while raising average GPAs and test scores for incoming students. The UO’s 295-acre campus features state-of-the art facilities in an arboretum-like setting within the traditional homelands of the Kalapuya people. The UO is located in Eugene, a vibrant city of 157,000 with a wide range of cultural and culinary offerings, a pleasant climate, and a community engaged in environmental and social concerns. The campus is within easy driving distance of the Pacific Coast, the Cascade Mountains, and Portland.

The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit

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