Lecturer in Philosophy
Harvard University
United States




Title Lecturer in Philosophy
School Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Department/Area Philosophy
Position Description
The Department of Philosophy seeks applications for a lecturer in Philosophy. The appointment is expected to begin on July 1st, 2024. The lecturer will be responsible for teaching the equivalent of four undergraduate courses. Areas of Specialization (AOS) and Areas of Competence (AOC) are open, but the department has particular teaching needs in early modern philosophy, philosophy of race, general philosophy of science, philosophical issues concerning artificial intelligence, and ancient Chinese philosophy.

The position is for one year.

faculty, instructor
Boston, Cambridge, Massachusetts, MA, Northeast, New England
Fields: philosophy
Basic Qualifications
Doctorate in Philosophy or related discipline required by the time the appointment begins.
Additional Qualifications
Demonstrated strong commitment to teaching is desired.
Special Instructions
Please submit the following materials through the ARIeS portal (https://academicpositions.harvard.edu/postings/13345). Candidates are encouraged to apply by March 1, 2024; applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.
    1. Cover letter
    2. Curriculum Vitae
    3. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
    4. Sample Syllabus
    5. Names and contact information of three to five referees, who will be asked by a system-generated email to upload a letter of recommendation once the candidate’s application has been submitted. Three letters of recommendation are required, and the application is considered complete only when at least three letters have been received.


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Contact Information
Emily Ware
25 Quincy Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
Contact Email eware@fas.harvard.edu
Equal Opportunity Employer
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions or any other characteristic protected by law.
Minimum Number of References Required 3
Maximum Number of References Allowed 5

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  4. Sample Syllabus
Optional Documents
  1. Statement of Research
  2. Publication
  3. Publication 2
  4. Course Evaluation
  5. Proposed Course Description
  6. Transcript
  7. Writing Sample 1
  8. Other Statement

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