Open Faculty Positions

Assistant Professor Position

One position (rank: Assistant Professor), commencing September 2021. AOS/AOC: Open.

The Department of Philosophy at Bilkent University invites applications for one full-time junior position. Applicants should hold a Ph.D. in philosophy at the time of appointment. All candidates should have an active research agenda. Women are encouraged to apply. Although the AOS/AOC is open, we especially welcome applications from scholars who work in one or more of the following areas: Ancient Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy, History and Philosophy of Science, and Social and Political Philosophy.

The Department’s philosophical orientation is analytical, broadly understood. Current members of the department work and publish in all major areas of contemporary analytic philosophy, as well as in the history of philosophy. The Department currently has 13 full-time members, of which ten are international faculty. The Department offers B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. degrees in philosophy.

As research is a priority at Bilkent University, its support includes grants for conference travel and the possibility of sabbatical leave following the third year. Successful applicants will benefit from a reduced teaching load during the first two years.

Bilkent University, located in suburban Ankara, is a non-profit foundation university supported by its own endowment. It is home to a vibrant international community. Its faculty members come from 40 different countries, and the language of instruction across the university is English. The university offers a generous benefits package including on-campus housing, health insurance, and subsidized private schooling for faculty members’ dependents in the K-12 levels leading to an IB degree.

Further information about the department and the university can be found here. Should you have any queries about the position, please email

You will need to apply online using the university’s online application system:

Applicants must upload a (i) cover letter, (ii) CV, (iii) research statement, (iv) teaching statement, and (v) writing sample. In addition, (vi) candidates are required to provide contact details for at least three referees (candidates may also arrange for their reference letters to be sent directly to 

Due to the ongoing pandemic, interviews and campus visits (for those invited) will be conducted online.

Applications will be accepted until January 31, 2021, 23:59 local time (GMT + 3).