Assistant Professor position (AOS: Philosophy of Science with focus on Data Intensive Science or Biological Science)

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The Department of Philosophy at the University of Washington is hiring new faculty! Our department is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive community. We encourage applications from individuals whose background and interests align with this commitment. Members of groups traditionally underrepresented in our field, including women and persons of color, are strongly encouraged to apply.

Assistant Professor (AOS: Philosophy of Science with focus on Data Intensive Science or Biological Science)

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The Department of Philosophy at the University of Washington invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Philosophy with AOS: Philosophy of Science with a focus on either data-intensive science or biological science, and AOC: open. This is a full-time, tenure eligible position with an anticipated start date of September 2020.  Tenure track faculty have an annual service period of nine months (Sept 16-June 15). All University of Washington faculty engage in research, teaching, and service.

The successful candidate will be expected to develop a robust research program that complements existing scholarship in the department; teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels; serve on dissertation committees and mentor graduate and undergraduate students; actively participate in service to the university, profession, and broader communities; and promote a diverse and inclusive community of faculty, staff, and students. 

The UW Department of Philosophy is a vibrant community of philosophers committed to excellence in research and teaching. With an expansive vision and an outward focus, the department aspires to practice “engaged philosophy,” believing our discipline has vital contributions to offer all areas of inquiry. We aim to foster interdisciplinary conversations in which philosophical tools and methods are brought to bear upon problems and topics of public interest. The Department has a strong research cluster in philosophy of science, and the university is home to world class STEM departments. We are the editorial home for the journal Philosophy of Science. We host the Neuroethics Thrust research team and the Center for Philosophy for Children. Department faculty in the UW Program on Ethics pursue work in bioethics, climate justice, and public health, among other topics. We invite you to learn more about the Department by visiting


Applicants are required to have a Ph.D. or foreign equivalent in Philosophy or a closely allied field. Applicants must provide evidence for excellence in research and teaching.

Application Instructions

Applicants should submit the following materials:

  • Cover letter
  • Current Curriculum Vitae with dissertation abstract
  • Diversity Statement summarizing commitments, contributions, or experience regarding diversity in research, teaching, mentoring, or community engagement 
  • Writing sample
  • Research Statement outlining anticipated research agenda for the next 3-5 years
  • Teaching Dossier including Teaching Statement and evidence of teaching experience and effectiveness
  • 3 letters of recommendation

Applications will only be accepted through Interfolio:

Complete applications received by November 25 will be given preferred consideration.

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