Job Opportunities

Senior Philosopher of Physics

The Philosophy Department at Stanford invites applications for a senior rank philosopher of physics. The department is seeking an exceptional philosopher with an active program of research in progress and an outstanding record of achievement. A strong commitment to excellent teaching is essential.

Applicants will be expected to teach four courses per year at the graduate and undergraduate levels and to perform the usual non-teaching duties. Please direct questions to lmfagan [at] (Linda Fagan.) Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. Senior candidates are invited to apply online via Academic Jobs Online with a cover letter describing academic background and teaching experience, a curriculum vitae, samples of recent scholarship and a research statement of no more than three pages.

Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Stanford welcomes applications from all who would bring additional dimensions to the University’s research, teaching and clinical mission.

Desai Family Postdoctoral Research Fellowship

Stanford University, Department of Philosophy

The Department of Philosophy invites applications for the Desai Family Postdoctoral Research Fellowship.  The successful candidate will pursue research and teach two, ten-week courses per year.  The initial appointment is for one year with the possibility of renewal for a second year subject to satisfactory performance. 

Candidates should have a Ph.D. in philosophy or a related field and should not have held the degree for more than three years prior to September 1, 2022.  We seek candidates with exceptional promise specializing in any area of philosophy. 

Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, writing sample, and three or more letters of reference.  Deadline for full consideration is December 1, 2021.

Applications will be collected via Interfolio:

If you have questions, please contact Teresa Mooney (tmooney [at] stanford.edutarget="_blank").

Stanford University is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer.  We are interested in candidates who, through their research, teaching, and service, will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. We seek applications from members of groups that have been historically underrepresented in Philosophy, including women, members of minority groups, veterans, persons with disabilities, and others who would bring additional dimensions to the university's research and teaching mission.