Open-rank Hire

Full, Associate, or Assistant Professor in ethics, social/political philosophy, or philosophy of law

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The Department of Philosophy at Georgia State University in Atlanta, GA, seeks applications for an anticipated tenured/tenure-track position, open-rank. Start date: Fall 2018 or Spring 2019. The successful candidate will have a record of research excellence and will complement faculty in the Department’s area of strength in legal and political philosophy.

The Department of Philosophy at Georgia State University is home to a thriving master’s program. See The Department is also home to the Jean Beer Blumenfeld Center for Ethics, a research center whose programs in theoretical and applied ethics engage leading international scholars, students, and residents of the Atlanta metropolitan area. See The candidate would become an affiliate of the Ethics Center and actively contribute to its mission of fostering scholarly research in value theory. Georgia State University recently inaugurated a new program in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (PPE), which has its home in the Department of Philosophy. The candidate’s contributions to PPE as a scholar and educator would be most welcome. See

Duties will include active research, graduate supervision, service to the department and the university, and classroom teaching at all levels. The standard teaching load is four courses/year.

Minimum qualifications are a PhD in Philosophy or related field. Untenured candidates should send an application letter, CV, writing sample, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and three or more letters of recommendation to  Tenured candidates should send an application letter, a CV, and a list of at least three references to  Questions should be addressed to the chair of the search committee, Andrew I. Cohen at

Consideration of applications begins immediately. To ensure full consideration, complete applications should be received by November 1.

Georgia State University is a research university of the University System of Georgia that is committed to serving a diverse student body. Georgia State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against applicants due to race, ethnicity, gender, veteran status, or on the basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.  The Department seeks diversity. An offer of employment will be conditional on background verification.