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Apply now Job no: 240896-FA
Work type: Faculty-Full Time, Onsite
Location: Madison
Categories: Instructional, Research, Scientific

Position Summary:

Summary: The selected applicant will join the faculty who carry a long and proud tradition of highly acclaimed teaching and research in core areas of philosophy. We are seeking candidates with a commitment to excellence in scholarly research, teaching, and professional service. The selected individual will have metaphysics as their area of specialization.

Principal Duties:

Duties: The selected candidate will teach four classes per academic year at the undergraduate and graduate level; advise graduate students; hold office hours; grade exams; conduct scholarly research; perform university and professional service, as appropriate.

Institutional Statement on Diversity:

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion

Degree and Area of Specialization:

Ph.D. or the equivalent in Philosophy required prior to start of appointment.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

Assistant professor candidates must show evidence of outstanding teaching and research potential and must be willing to teach upper and lower-level courses on a regular basis.

Associate and full professor candidates must, in addition to the above, have a distinguished record of philosophical research.

Additional Information:

The Department of Philosophy at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is searching for a philosopher specializing in metaphysics. In addition to metaphysics, an ideal candidate would also be able to teach philosophy of language courses to meet teaching needs.

The department seeks candidates whose approach to teaching, scholarship, and outreach will attract a broad and diverse range of students to the program in philosophy.

Candidates from under-represented groups are especially encouraged to apply. The University of Wisconsin is an equal opportunity employer.



Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

This position requires work be performed in-person, onsite, at a designated campus work location.

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Anticipated Begin Date:

AUGUST 22, 2022


ACADEMIC (9 months)

Instructions to Applicants:

Applications must come through UW Jobs website (, referencing PVL 240896. To begin the application process please click on the 'Apply Now' button. You will be asked to create a profile. All applications will be considered through the assured consideration date, but the position will remain open until filled. To ensure full consideration, application packets must be received by November 1, 2021.

Junior candidates (applying for an assistant professorship): Please upload the following 5 documents as one (1) pdf file: 1) a cover letter, 2) Curriculum Vitae; 3) a research statement and a diversity statement (in one document file); 4) evidence of teaching excellence; and 5) a writing sample. Applicants will also be asked to provide three professional references. References will be contacted upon application submission and asked to provide a letter of reference.

Senior candidates (applying for an associate or full professorship): Please upload the following 5 documents as one (1) pdf file: 1) a cover letter; 2) a Curriculum Vitae; 3) one or two articles (published or unpublished; if two articles, please upload both in same document); 4) a diversity statement; and 5) evidence of teaching excellence. Senior applicants will also be asked to provide the names and contact information for three references. However, these references will not be contacted unless the candidate advances in the process, as which time the candidate will be contacted prior to reaching out to the references.

If a candidate has more than three references, please send the name and email contact for additional references to

Candidates should be available for interviews on Zoom in December.

Please reference PVL #240896 in all correspondence.


Alan Sidelle,Search Committee Chair

Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )

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