Job Opportunities

Assistant Professor, African American Studies and University Center for Human Values

The University Center for Human Values and the Department of African American Studies at Princeton University invite applications at the assistant professor level from well-qualified individuals for a tenure-track position in theoretical approaches to the study of race. Applicants may be scholars of political theory; political philosophy; the philosophy of race; critical and social theory; applied ethics and ethics of public policy (with application to race); African American studies (with a focus on one or more of the aforementioned areas); or any area of normative inquiry that focuses on the experience of African Americans.  The position involves teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels and would be held jointly in the two units as assistant professor of African American Studies and Human Values.

We ask applicants to provide a cover letter, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation, a dissertation or book abstract, writing sample (under 30 pages), and a statement of teaching philosophy.  Applications should be submitted online at Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2017. We aim for an appointment effective September 2018.

Princeton University is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of our academic community.  Women and members of underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

This position is subject to the University’s background check policy.

Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.