University of Houston Assistant Professor in Houston, Texas

Job Description

Assistant Professor; AOS: Open, but the department has particular needs in the History of Philosophy and in Metaphysics and Epistemology; AOC: open. The University of Houston, with one of the most diverse student bodies in the nation, seeks to recruit and retain a diverse community of scholars.

The Philosophy Department at the University of Houston has 9 highly productive tenured and tenure-track faculty whose interests span the discipline. The Department’s Master’s program has long been ranked among the top 10 terminal MA programs in philosophy in the US. We offer an undergraduate major and minor, and contribute substantially to the teaching of the University’s core curriculum.

Responsibilities include teaching 2 courses per semester (with TA support for introductory courses) and normal service to the department and university. Salary Competitive.

Applications should include cover letter, CV, a sample of written work, at least 3 letters of recommendation, unofficial transcripts, and evidence of teaching effectiveness. Application deadline is December 1, 2016.

The University of Houston is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. The University of Houston is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

Minimum Qualifications

Must have a Ph. D. by August 2017.

Preferred Qualifications


Job Title: Assistant Professor

Posting Number: F00335

Department: Philosophy:H0091

Salary Range: Commensurate with Experience

Benefits Eligible?: Yes

Full-time/Part-time Status: Full-time

Special Instructions to the Applicant: Official transcripts are required for a faculty appointment and will be requested upon selection of final candidate. All positions at the University of Houston are security sensitive and will require a criminal history check.

Desired Employee Start Date: 09/01/2017

Posting Open Date: 10/14/2016

Open Until Filled?: Yes