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Job Title
Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Tenure track, Fall 2020
Department Location Category Status
Philosophy Orange Faculty Full-time
General Information
Chapman University seeks applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor of Philosophy in the Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences, to be affiliated with the Smith Institute for Political Economy and Philosophy, beginning August 2020.

The philosophy department offers a general curriculum in philosophy to Chapman University undergraduate students and fosters a strong commitment to research activity. The department has particular needs in Ancient Philosophy, and welcomes the integration of research and teaching with other disciplines. Candidates that would increase the department’s diversity are particularly encouraged to apply.
The mission of the Smith Institute is to reintegrate the study of the humanities and economics in the spirit of Adam Smith, the author of The Theory of Moral Sentiments and An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations, and to recombine research and undergraduate education as a discovery process in the spirit of Vernon Smith, a progenitor of experimental economics. More information is available at

Chapman University, located in the heart of Orange County, California, offers traditional undergraduate programs in the arts and sciences and select pre-professional and graduate programs. Ranked in the top tier of western universities by U.S. News and World Report, Chapman has gained national recognition with its commitment to excellence through research and innovative teaching. More information about the University is available at

The university is committed to achieving a diverse faculty and staff and encourages members of underrepresented groups to apply. More information on diversity and inclusion at Chapman can be found at
Candidates will have a Ph.D. in Philosophy, or its equivalent, and will show evidence of excellent teaching and an active research agenda.

The area of specialization for the appointment is Ancient Philosophy. The areas of competence are Political Economy, Ethics, Philosophy of Literature, and Epistemology.
The candidate will develop and maintain an active line of research in their area of specialization and build bridges between the Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences and the Smith Institute for Political Economy and Philosophy.

The candidate should have an interest in growing the undergraduate major in philosophy at Chapman. Teaching responsibilities will include undergraduate courses in candidate’s field of specialty, especially Ancient Philosophy, History of Medieval Philosophy, as well as upper and lower division courses co-taught with other Smith Institute faculty in Economics and English.
Contact Information
Submit electronic copies of a letter of application, curriculum vitae, writing sample, teaching portfolio, faculty employment application, and three letters of recommendation with contact information to:

Dr. Michael Pace, Search Committee Chair
C/O Carol Campos at

Please use “Assistant Professor of Philosophy” in the email subject line. *Applicants should be sure to identify their fit with the Smith Institute's mission.*

Application review begins October 1, and will continue until the position is filled. Salary is commensurate with experience.

Successful completion of a criminal background check is required for the final candidate.
Download a copy of the Chapman Faculty Application for Employment here.

Chapman University is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community. The University is dedicated to enhancing diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruitment and employment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, military and veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by state or federal law. The University is committed to achieving a diverse faculty and staff and encourages members of underrepresented groups to apply.

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