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Associate Professor

Job Description

Position Number:



Associate Professor

Functional Title:

Associate Professor

Category Status:

01-Faculty Tenured

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Campus/College Information:

Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park is the state’s flagship institution. Our 1,250-acre College Park campus is just minutes away from Washington, D.C., and the nexus of the nation’s legislative, executive, and judicial centers of power. This unique proximity to business and technology leaders, federal departments and agencies, and a myriad of research entities, embassies, think tanks, cultural centers, and non-profit organizations is simply unparalleled. Synergistic opportunities for our faculty and students abound and are virtually limitless in the nation’s capital and surrounding areas. The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff that will enhance our stature of preeminence in our three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and in the world.

Background Checks

Offers of employment are contingent on completion of a background check. Information reported by the background check will not automatically disqualify you from employment.

Vaccine Protocol

The University of Maryland has made the safety of our students, faculty and staff, and our surrounding communities a top priority. As part of that commitment, the University requires that students, faculty, and staff on the UMD campus be vaccinated against COVID-19. As a prospective and/or a new employee at UMD, you will be required to comply with the University’s vaccination protocol. Proof of full vaccination will be required before the start of employment in order to work at any University of Maryland location. Prospective or new employees may seek a medical or religious exemption to the vaccination requirement at return.umd.edu and must have an approved exemption prior to the start of their employment. Failure to provide proof of vaccination or to obtain approval for a medical or religious exemption will result in the offer of employment being rescinded.

Position Summary/Purpose of Position:

Associate Professor. AOS: ethical theory, broadly construed (inclusive of political philosophy)

The successful candidate will have an established record of research in the field, as well as an ability to perform well in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels and a willingness tofulfill various service and administrative responsibilities. The candidate will also have some research program that is relevant to gender or racial justice. Candidates need to provide a letter of application and curriculum vitae, together with contact details for at least three references who may be contacted later, as well as statement specifying past or potential contributions to diversity, equity, or inclusion. Contributions might include leadership in teaching, mentoring, research, or service towards building an equitable and diverse scholarly environment and/or increasing access or participation of individuals from historically underrepresented groups. If we move forward to request letters, we will ask for additional documents from the candidate, including a statement regarding future research. Applications will be considered until the position is filled, but for best consideration materials should arrive by November 15, 2022.

Minimum Qualifications:

PhD in philosophy or related area; demonstrated expertise in ethical theory,broadly construed, ability to teach ethics at the undergraduate and graduate levels.


Candidates are preferred who have demonstrated productivity and excellence in research, as judged from writing samples and publications, and whose work has had or likely will have a significant impact in the field. Preferred candidates will also have experience indicating they will be successful teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and excellent references. They should also be able to contribute to the department’s climate of inclusivity.

It would be an advantage for candidates to be able to teach courses in epistemology, feminist philosophy, history of modern philosophy, non-Western philosophy, Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (PPE), or philosophy of race.

Posting Date:


Open Until Filled


Best Consideration Date


Diversity Statement:

The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

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