Assistant Professor of Philosophy – (Los Angeles, California, United States)

The School of Philosophy in the Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences at the University of Southern California seeks applications for a tenure-track faculty position as Assistant Professor of Philosophy beginning August 2023. Area of Specialization: Normative or applied ethics or moral psychology or the philosophy of law. Area of Competence: Open. The position will be filled only at the highest level of promise or distinction. A Ph.D. or equivalent is required by time of appointment. Demonstrated excellence in research required, and successful classroom experience valued. Duties include active research, graduate supervision, normal committee service, and classroom teaching at all levels. The standard teaching load is two courses per semester.

Applications require a covering letter, a CV, a writing sample, a teaching statement, and at least three letters of reference. Recent Ph.D.’s should also include a transcript of graduate coursework. The School of Philosophy, Dornsife College of Letters, Arts, and Sciences, and the University of Southern California seek faculty who will foster an inclusive academic environment for colleagues, students, and staff with a wide range of backgrounds, identities, and outlooks. Candidates are encouraged to include as part of their covering letters or teaching statements a brief discussion of how their work and experience will further these ideals.

The review of files will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Applications received by November 1st will be guaranteed full consideration. Finalists will be invited to interview on campus in early 2024. Inquiries and correspondence should be directed to: Search Committee, School of Philosophy, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90089-0451, email: In order to be considered for this position, all candidates must apply via the “Apply” link at the top or bottom of this page.  

The annual base salary range for this position is $99,750 – $107,300. When extending an offer of employment, the University of Southern California considers factors such as (but not limited to) the scope and responsibilities of the position, the candidate’s work experience, education/training, key skills, internal peer equity, federal, state and local laws, contractual stipulations, grant funding, as well as external market and organizational considerations.

USC is an equal-opportunity educator and employer, proudly pluralistic and firmly committed to providing equal opportunity for outstanding persons of every race, gender, creed and background. The university particularly encourages members of underrepresented groups, veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply. USC will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would result in an undue hardship. Further information is available by contacting

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