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Boston University Visiting Assistant Professor, College of Arts & Sciences, Philosophy in Boston, Massachusetts

The Department of Philosophy ( at Boston University invites applications for a one-year non-renewable Visiting Assistant Professor position starting July 1, 2023. We have teaching needs in Ancient Philosophy, Modern Philosophy, Existentialism and Medical Ethics. The Department of Philosophy believes that the cultural, social, and philosophical diversity of our faculty, staff, and students is vitally important to the distinction and excellence of our research and academic programs. To that end, we seek a colleague who supports our institutional commitment to ensuring that BU is inclusive and equitable and a place where diverse constituents can thrive.

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Successful candidates will be outstanding teachers committed to active philosophical engagement with students. Teaching experience and Ph.D. prior to appointment are expected. Teaching load 2/2; semester-system. Please send cover letter and complete dossier: teaching dossier including sample syllabi, CV, research statement, writing sample, three letters of recommendation, and a diversity statement, that is, a statement indicating how DEI principles inform your teaching, scholarship, and service. Please send your dossier to this web address: To be assured of full consideration, the completed application should be received by April 1, 2023.

Please note all newly hired staff and faculty will need to be in compliance with Boston University’s COVID-19 Vaccination and Booster Requirement ( within 30 days of date of hire. You must upload your vaccine documentation or request a medical or religious exemption ( instructions ( ). For further information on the University’s response to COVID-19, please visit the COVID-19 Resources ( site.

We are an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, military service, pregnancy or pregnancy-related condition, or because of marital, parental, or veteran status. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

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