Assistant Professor, Philosophy

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Work type: Faculty Full-Time
Location: Denver, CO
Categories: Faculty

Located on a beautiful campus in Denver, the University of Denver is the oldest independent university in the Rocky Mountain region, which describes itself as a private university dedicated to the public good. DU enrolls over 11,000 students in its undergraduate and graduate programs. The Department of Philosophy at the University of Denver is a vibrant department with seven tenure lines. Our department offers a BA in Philosophy and an MA in Philosophy through a dual MA program, respectively. We also contribute to the Joint Doctoral Program in Religion that the University of Denver shares with the Iliff School of Theology.

The Department of Philosophy, the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences and the University are committed to building a diverse and inclusive learning environment, as part of a strong commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Candidates must demonstrate a commitment to these values.

Position Summary

The Department of Philosophy at the University of Denver invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level, effective September 1, 2022. Area of specialization and areas of concentration are open. The position teaches five courses per year over three, ten-week quarters (Autumn, Winter, and Spring). We are interested in qualified candidates who can contribute to excellence, diversity, equity, and inclusion through teaching, research, and service.

Essential Functions

  • Teaching five courses over three quarters.

Required Qualifications

  • PhD in philosophy, or related field, received before date of appointment.
  • Strong commitment to successful teaching and scholarship.
  • A clearly defined research and publication agenda.

Preferred Qualifications

  • A record of strong teaching experience.

Application Deadline
For full consideration, all materials should be received by November 1, 2021. 

Special Instructions
Candidates must apply online through to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted.

Salary Grade Number:
The salary grade for the position is UC.

Salary Range:
The salary range for this position is $65,000-$75,000

The University of Denver has provided a compensation range that represents its good faith estimate of what the University may pay for the position at the time of posting. The University may ultimately pay more or less than the posted compensation range. The salary offered to the selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information, but not based on a candidate’s sex or any other protected status.

The University of Denver offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO pass. The University of Denver is a private institution that empowers students who want to make a difference. Learn more about the University of Denver.

Please include the following documents with your application:
1. CV
2. Cover Letter including statement indicating how the applicant can contribute to values of diversity, equity and inclusion. For more information, please see
3. Research Statement 
4. Teaching Portfolio
5. Writing Sample, published or unpublished 
6. The name and contact information of three recommenders. Please have recommenders submit letters via Interfolio upon application submission. Interfolio users should submit letters to Non-Interfolio users' references will be solicited to upload letters via a provided link. 

The University of Denver is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff. We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of age, race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, military/ veteran status or any other status protected by law.

All offers of employment are based upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.

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