Tenure Track Assistant Professor, Philosophy of Race
University of Virginia
The College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Virginia has launched a multiyear faculty hiring initiative devoted to Race, Justice and Equity, building on a broad range of recent commitments, including an Andrew W. Mellon Foundation funded project to hire 10 Tenure/Tenure Track faculty working on the Global South; an expansion and University endowment commitment to the Carter Woodson Institute and Department of African and African-American Studies; the establishment of the Dean’s Doctoral Fellowships to enhance our recruitment of underrepresented graduate students; and a parallel project in collaboration with the Mellon Foundation to appoint 30 Race, Justice, and Equity Postdoctoral and Arts fellows across the University (20 in Arts & Sciences).
These commitments further our mission as a public university, dedicated to the promise of democratic life, and consistently engaged with the unfinished struggles for democracy, freedom, and justice with which our national and institutional histories are so deeply entangled. The present historical moment—and the deep histories that have produced it—call us to engage with renewed urgency the particular histories of inequality affecting Black communities in the United States and across the globe. Our hiring, research, teaching, and institutional practices and commitments must respond to that call.
As part of this initiative, UVA Arts & Sciences has launched a cluster of 10 tenured/tenure track searches for faculty members working in Black studies in national and global contexts, with intersecting fields of interest across disciplinary domains. Appointments will span multiple fields: Music and Sound Studies, Black Political Thought and Philosophy; Sociology of Race; Black Feminist Theory; Studio and Digital Art; Race, Media and Technology; Black Diaspora and Latinx studies; Environmental Justice; Race and Health, Black Youth studies. Four of these searches were completed last year with the next six occurring this Fall.
These new faculty members will join a community of colleagues at UVA already working in and across disciplines on the social, cultural, political, historical, and environmental questions that are central to African, African-American, and Diaspora communities across the US and around the world. The University of Virginia’s location and history necessitates that we sustain and expand research and teaching in these areas.
This year, the Department of Philosophy at the University of Virginia invites applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor in Philosophy of Race. We particularly welcome applicants with expertise in traditions of Black political thought or Africana philosophy. Applicants are expected to have completed (by the time of appointment) a PhD in Philosophy, but we will also consider applications from candidates in cognate disciplines such as African-American Studies or Politics with an established research track record in Philosophy.
The Department of Philosophy is also inviting applications for a Tenure track or Tenured Assistant or Associate Professor, Political Philosophy (Posting #R0029485). Eligible candidates are encouraged to apply for both positions.
Application review will begin November 8, 2021 and the position will remain open until filled. The appointment begins with the fall semester of 2022.
Apply online at https://uva.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/UVAJobs: search for posting #R0029442, complete the application, and attach the following:
***Please note ALL REQUESTED documents MUST be uploaded in the cv/resume box and you can combine documents into one PDF.***
1. Cover letter of application describing (1) areas of research and teaching interest; (2) your demonstrated past experience working on issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion, and/or working with diverse populations and/or cultivating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive culture in your work. (not to exceed two single spaced pages)
2. Current curriculum vitae
3. A research statement (not to exceed two single spaced pages)
4. A teaching philosophy statement (not to exceed one single spaced page)
5. Writing sample (6-12,000 words)
** Applications that do not contain all the required documents will not receive full consideration. **
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