Philosophy of Cognitive Science


Assistant Professor

Discovery Themes Focus Areas

No focus area indicated


Assistant Professor of Philosophy, tenure-track. AOS: Ethics or Moral Psychology or Philosophy of Cognitive Science or Philosophy of Social Science. However, the successful candidate will have research that applies to well-being or sustainability, and will participate in interdisciplinary collaboration on those topics with researchers elsewhere in the university. AOC: Open. Ph.D. required prior to appointment. The appointed individual will teach at all levels of the undergraduate and graduate philosophy curriculum. The current teaching load is four courses per year on a semester system.

This position is partially funded by Ohio State's Discovery Themes Initiative, a significant faculty hiring investment in key thematic areas in which the university can build on its culture of academic collaboration to make a global impact. The successful candidate will be engaged in the Sustainable and Resilient Economy (SRE) program, a highly collaborative interdisciplinary community of scholars that seeks to advance cutting-edge research in sustainability science and solutions that accelerate the global transition to a more sustainable and resilient economy. Desired qualifications therefore include a demonstrated interest and ability to collaborate with interdisciplinary teams including scholars from natural and social sciences, engineering, and humanities.


Ph.D. required prior to appointment. The appointed individual will teach at all levels of the undergraduate and graduate philosophy curriculum.


Application Instructions

Applications are reviewed as they are received, but to ensure full consideration, application materials should be received by November 1, 2015. Applications should include a letter of application, CV, and writing sample, all of which should be anonymized for blind review. (For these purposes please remove references to your name, personal website, and email address; please do not remove publications or institutional affiliations from your CV.) Candidates are encouraged to indicate in their letter of application how their research bears upon well-being and/or sustainability. In addition, applications should include evidence of teaching effectiveness, and at least three letters of recommendation, which need not be anonymized. All these materials should be submitted electronically at:


Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

The Ohio State University is committed to establishing a culturally and intellectually diverse environment, encouraging all members of our learning community to reach their full potential. We are responsive to dual-career families and strongly promote work-life balance to support our community members through a suite of institutionalized policies. We are an NSF ADVANCE Institution and a member of the Ohio/Western Pennsylvania/West Virginia Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC).

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status.