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Assistant Professor, Philosophy - Ethical Theory

Fairfield University

Job category Junior faculty / Tenure-track or similar
AOS Ethics
AOS categories Ethics
AOC Open
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Location Fairfield, Connecticut, United States
Start date Septmeber 1, 2024
Job description

The Philosophy Department of Fairfield University invites applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor position to begin September 1, 2024 (pending final budget approval).

AOS: Ethical Theory

AOC: Open

Fairfield University is a Jesuit Catholic institution, consistently ranked as a top comprehensive university in New England, located in the scenic shoreline community of Fairfield, CT, one hour from New York City along Long Island Sound. Our five Colleges and Professional Schools enroll approximately 4,700 undergraduate and 1,200 graduate students.

Candidates should also be prepared to teach Introduction to Philosophy as well as upper division courses in their area of specialization. The Philosophy Department is a significant contributor to the University core curriculum. Candidates are invited to consult the Magis core description on our website and to address their interest and ability to teach in any of its signature elements.


The teaching load is 3 courses per semester. Salary is competitive.


A Ph.D. in Philosophy is required by the time of the appointment. Teaching experience is necessary.

Application instructions

Please click “https://ffd.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/EmploymentOpportunities/details/Assistant-Professor--Philosophy_JR0001871”: and upload the following information:

1)     cover letter

2)     curriculum vitae

3)     research statement and writing sample

4)     teaching statement including evidence of teaching effectiveness

5)     evidence of commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion

6)     a list of three references including email addresses

Please Note: If you have more than 5 documents to upload to your application, please combine them into 5 or less documents.  In addition, please ask your references to send letters of recommendation to the following email address: [email protected]

To ensure full consideration, please submit all required documents by December 1, 2023.

Questions should be directed to Dr. Dennis Keenan at [email protected]

Fairfield University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, committed to excellence through diversity and inclusion, and, in this spirit, particularly welcomes applications from women, persons of color, and members of historically underrepresented groups. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or other protected category in accordance with applicable law. The University will provide reasonable accommodations to individuals with a disability. 

How to apply
Application type Online
Web address to apply https://ffd.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/Employment...
Email to apply
Hard deadline Yesterday, 11:59pm EST
Contact name Joan Millen
Contact email
Contact phone 203.254.4000, x2770
Time created October 19, 2023, 4:23pm UTC
Scheduled expiry date Yesterday, 11:59pm EST
Last updated October 25, 2023, 2:20pm UTC
Last update notification
The application deadline has been corrected. It is December 1, 2023.
October 25, 2023, 1:45pm UTC

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