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Postdoctoral Fellowship in Philosophy

Recruitment Period

Open September 15th, 2018 through November 15th, 2018


The UCLA Department of Philosophy is offering a two-year post-doctoral research fellowship to a recent Ph.D. in philosophy whose primary area of research lies in ethics, political philosophy, and social philosophy. We especially welcome applications from scholars whose research addresses issues concerning diversity, such as philosophy of race, philosophy of gender, or other philosophical investigations into hierarchy, oppression, and the liberation therefrom.

The fellow is required to teach two quarter-length courses in the first year and one quarter-length course in the second year of the fellowship; the fellow will also be asked to attend talks and conferences, and to participate actively in the philosophy department community. The bulk of their time will be devoted to independent research. Typical candidates will have a doctorate in philosophy, to be granted no later than June 30, 2019. The fellowship offers a competitive salary, small research stipend, and full benefits with a start date in mid-September 2019.

One or two postdoctoral fellowships will be available depending on funding.
Please submit the following: 1) a writing sample in the candidate’s field of specialization; 2) a statement of research interests; 3) a statement describing their experience and approach to fostering diversity in the classroom and the profession; 4) CV; 5) three or more confidential letters of reference; 6) evidence of teaching effectiveness. To facilitate blind review of writing samples et alia, applicants are asked to also submit their writing sample, statement of research interests, and diversity statement without references that would reveal their identities, professional titles, or Ph.D. granting institution.

For full consideration of your application, please apply by November 15, 2018.
UCLA has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty, students and staff. Candidates will be assessed on the basis of research and teaching excellence, and the candidate’s ability to make a positive contribution to the department’s climate. Women and underrepresented minority candidates are encouraged to apply. Consideration will also be given to candidates whose experience in teaching, research, or community service has prepared them to contribute to diversity and excellence.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy (

Job location

Los Angeles, CA


Document requirements
  • Blind Writing Sample - Copy of document without identifying information per ad.

  • Blind Statement of Research Interests - Copy of document without identifying information per ad.

  • Blind Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Copy of document without identifying information per ad.

  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Statement describing your experience and approach to fostering diversity in the classroom and the profession.

  • Writing Sample - In Field of Specialization

  • Statement of Research Interests

  • Evidence of Teaching Effectiveness

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 letters of reference required

How to apply

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