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CUNY Professor - Ph.D. Program in Philosophy in New York, New York

Professor - Ph.D. Program in Philosophy

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Graduate Center

Full/Part Time




Performs teaching, research and guidance duties in area(s) of expertise. Shares responsibility for committee and department assignments including administrative, supervisory, and other functions.

The Graduate Center is the focal point for advanced teaching and research at The City University of New York (CUNY), the nation's largest urban public university. With over 35 doctoral and master’s programs of the highest caliber, the Graduate Center fosters pioneering research and scholarship in the arts and sciences and prepares students for careers in universities and the private, nonprofit, and government sectors. The Graduate Center’s commitment to research and scholarship for the public good is exemplified by its more than 30 centers, institutes, and initiatives, including its Advanced Science Research Center (ASRC), a 200,000-square-foot facility in upper Manhattan designed to promote collaboration among scientists in global research and innovation.

The Graduate Center (GC) benefits from highly ambitious and diverse students and alumni who in turn teach hundreds of thousands of undergraduates every year. Through its public programs, the Graduate Center enhances New York City’s intellectual and cultural life.

The Ph.D. Program in Philosophy at the Graduate Center seeks a Professor with a distinguished publication record working in the Philosophy of Race. Additional research areas of particular interest include Africana philosophy and social/political philosophy. The Ph.D. Program in Philosophy is a major center for intellectual exchange and graduate training in the heart of New York City. As with other Ph.D. programs housed in the Graduate Center, the Philosophy Program features a small cohort of central-line faculty members who teach full time in the program and a much larger group of consortial faculty members who teach and advise students at the Graduate Center in addition to their primary appointments at other colleges within the CUNY system. This arrangement provides our students with access to unparalleled breadth and depth in field coverage and approaches to scholarship, and enables the department to select the most accomplished researchers from the philosophers who teach at eleven senior colleges and seven community colleges within CUNY.

This appointment will be at the Graduate Center. The Professor will regularly teach, train, and mentor graduate students while conducting research and sharing their knowledge. The incumbent will complete committee and department assignments including administrative, supervisory, and other functions. The position is expected to begin in Fall 2023.

Candidates will be required to provide proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 upon commencing employment. Exemption (medical or religious) requests to this requirement will be considered in accordance with applicable law. Being fully vaccinated is defined for this purpose as being at least two weeks past their final dose of an authorized COVID-19 vaccine regimen. Final candidates must be fully vaccinated as of their first day of employment. All CUNY employees must reside within a commutable distance to their campus.


Ph.D. degree in area(s) of experience or equivalent. Also required are the ability to teach successfully, demonstrated scholarship or achievement, and ability to cooperate with others for the good of the institution.

A preferred candidate should have:

  • Ph.D. in Philosophy or a related discipline.

  • Extensive research experience in the philosophy of race is demonstrated by the publication of books and peer-reviewed articles. Preferred accompanying areas of research include Africana philosophy and social/political philosophy.

  • Ability to teach graduate courses and to supervise M.A. theses and Ph.D. dissertations.

  • Ability to cooperate with others for the good of the institution.

  • Experience with graduate teaching, training, and mentoring.


$150,000-$220,000/year, commensurate with qualifications and experience.

CUNY offers faculty a competitive compensation and benefits package covering health insurance, pension and retirement benefits, paid parental leave, and savings programs. We also provide mentoring and support for research, scholarship, and publication as part of our commitment to ongoing faculty professional development.


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Open until filled with review of applications to begin on May 23, 2022


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