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Assistant Professor, Tenure Track, Philosophy

State University of New York at Buffalo
New York City, NY
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Aug 8, 2022

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Assistant Professor, Tenure Track, Philosophy
Position Title Assistant Professor, Tenure Track, Philosophy

The Department of Philosophy at the University at Buffalo, The State University of New York, is seeking a faculty colleague at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor (tenure-track) in the field of Applied Ontology. This posting is for the rank of Assistant Professor. If you are interested in applying at the rank of Associate Professor, please go here:

AOS : Any area directly connected to Applied Ontology, including, but not limited to: Metaphysics, Applied Ontology, Formal Logic. AOC : Any area related to AOS .

The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to UB's Applied Ontology focus within the PhD Program. Teaching will include philosophy courses at the undergraduate, Masters, and PhD levels; course load is 2 courses per term (2/2), plus usual advising roles. Normal departmental, university, and discipline-relative service duties will be expected of successful candidate.

Applicants need not presently be working in Applied Ontology, but demonstrated success in the field will be required for tenure. Demonstrated success is understood to include such achievements as: publishing in prominent ontology journals; having papers accepted by leading ontology conferences; using or developing ontologies; winning grant funding for ontology research.

Information about the department is available here: . Successful candidates will be contacted for videoconference interviews. Finalists will be invited to campus (conditions allowing).

Applications should be received by December 1, 2021 for full consideration. Late applications will be accepted up to January 10, 2022.

University at Buffalo is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and, in keeping with our commitment, welcomes all to apply including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Minimum Qualifications

PhD conferred by time of appointment. All but dissertation ( ABD ) will be considered for exceptional candidates ( ABD will have initial contract as Visiting Assistant Professor until PhD conferred).

Preferred Qualifications

Teaching experience in a higher education setting and experience in developing or using ontologies.

Physical Demands

Type Full-Time

Campus North Campus

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Special Instructions Summary

Candidates should submit the following via UB Jobs:
  • CV
  • Writing sample of up to 25 pages
  • Evidence of teaching effectiveness (such as syllabi, awards, certificates, and student evaluations)

And arrange to have at least three letters of reference submitted via UB Jobs.

Applications should be received by December 1, 2021 for full consideration; late applications will be accepted up to January 10, 2022.

All application materials should be submitted via UB Jobs. Application materials submitted directly to the posting contact will not be acknowledged and cannot be considered.
Additional Information

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Is a background check required for this posting? No

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Contact's Phone 716-645-0163

Posted 10/06/2021

Date to be filled 08/22/2022

Number of References Required 3

Reference Cutoff Date

Instructions to Applicant

By providing the names and e-mail addresses of my references, I hereby authorize either Human Resources or the applicable hiring department to contact my references via e-mail to request a reference letter on my behalf.
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UB is an AA/EOE and welcomes all to apply including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Arrangements will be made if an applicant has a disability in order to provide access to the application, interview and selection process upon request. Reasonable accommodation requests must be made in a timely manner by email at or by phone (716) 645-2266.
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