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Tenure-Track Professor of Philosophy

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

The committee will begin reviewing applications on November 15, 2017; candidates are strongly encouraged to apply by that date.



Title Tenure-Track Professor of Philosophy
School Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Department/Area Philosophy
Position Description

The Harvard University Department of Philosophy seeks candidates for a tenure-track position. Applicants should have an AOS in some area of 18th-19th century theoretical philosophy and an AOC (including ability to supervise dissertations) in Kant’s theoretical philosophy. The appointment is expected to begin on July 1, 2018. The tenure-track professor will be responsible for teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Teaching duties include three full courses per year; one additional light course; supervision of Ph.D. dissertations; supervision of undergraduate honors theses.

Other keywords: Kant, German Idealism, Post-Kantian German Philosophy Hegel, Fichte, Schelling, 18th century, 19th century

Basic Qualifications

Doctorate or terminal degree in Philosophy or related discipline.

Additional Qualifications

Demonstrated strong commitment to teaching.

Special Instructions

Please submit the following materials through the ARIeS portal ( The committee will begin reviewing applications on November 15, 2017; candidates are strongly encouraged to apply by that date.

1. Cover letter
2. Curriculum Vitae
3. Teaching statement
4. Research statement
5. Names and contact information of 3-5 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.
6. Dissertation abstract
7. Publications or writing samples
8. Additional teaching materials (e.g., sample syllabus, teaching evaluations, description of proposed course) are encouraged; they are not required at the initial application stage but may be requested later in the process

Contact Information

Professor Sean D. Kelly
Search Committee Chair
Department of Philosophy
Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Harvard University
Cambridge, MA 02138.

Contact Email
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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. Statement of Research
  5. Writing Sample 1
  6. Dissertation Abstract
Optional Documents
  1. Course Evaluation
  2. Sample Syllabus
  3. Proposed Course Description
  4. Dissertation Chapter
  5. Writing Sample 2
  6. Writing Sample 3