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Assistant Professor of Philosophy

Department of Philosophy, Niagara University

Job category Junior faculty / Tenure-track or similar
AOS Metaphysics and epistemology, broadly construed
AOS categories Metaphysics and Epistemology
Philosophy of Science
AOC Open
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Organization's reference number 2267
Location Lewiston, New York, United States
Start date Fall 2021
Job description

Niagara University’s philosophy department is delighted to invite applications for a full-time, tenure-track job to begin in the fall of 2021.

Job requirements and qualifications

The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in philosophy completed at the time of appointment. Full-time faculty are required to teach three classes in each of the fall and spring semesters. In the philosophy department, this teaching load involves just two course preparations each semester—one introductory, and one upper-level. Each class is capped at 35 students maximum. Faculty are also required to publish influential scholarly research, and to participate in service (committees, advisement, etc.) to the department, college, and university. Attendance at periodic meetings and holding regular office hours will also be expected.

In conjunction with one other faculty member who works in these areas, the department is looking to offer the following courses at least biennially: metaphysics, logic, philosophy of language, epistemology, philosophy of science, and philosophy of mind. We also support special topics courses that cover similar areas.

For this particular position, candidates whose work engages the Catholic intellectual tradition will be preferred.


This position is subject to budgetary and administrative approval. The main campus of the university is located near Lewiston, NY; the successful candidate will be required to certify that he or she is authorized to work in the United States of America, and will be required to provide timely documentation of identity and employment eligibility.

Along with the online application at our internal HR site, applicants should submit the following attachments, clearly named and in pdf format, to niagara.philosophy.job@gmail.com:

  • a cv
  • a 2-page cover letter that addresses research interests and undergraduate teaching
  • a writing sample (15 pages maximum)

Three confidential letters of recommendation should also be sent to that email directly from the recommenders, with pdf format preferred. We suggest at least one letter address teaching strengths.

About Niagara University

Niagara University was founded in 1856 by the Catholic Vincentian Fathers, whose mission emphasizes practical training and excellence in service of society. NU’s traditional stone buildings and leafy green campus sits on Monteagle Ridge, overlooking the Niagara River Gorge—just three miles downstream of the majestic Niagara Falls. Immediately adjacent to Canada, NU’s bi-national culture is built on close proximity to major manufacturing and business centers in Buffalo and Toronto, attracting from both countries significant populations of students and faculty.

Non Discrimination / Equal Employment Opportunity Policy Statement

NIAGARA UNIVERSITY is an equal opportunity employer. Consistent with our Catholic mission, Niagara University is committed to providing equal employment and educational opportunities and will not discriminate on the basis of race, age, sex (gender), national origin, religious preference, sexual orientation, predisposing genetic characteristic, status as veteran or disability. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Megan Altman-Cosgrove, Interim Title IX Coordinator, Office for Equity & Inclusion, 716-286-8314, mcosgrove@niagara.edu, www.niagara.edu/oei, Office Location: O’Shea Hall, B27. For further information on notice of non-discrimination, visit http://wdcrobcolp01.ed.gov/CFAPPS/OCR/contactus.cfm for the address and phone number of the office that serves your area, or call 1-800-421-3481.

Niagara University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. A copy of the Student Right to Know Annual Security Report is available at: http://www.niagara.edu/safety

How to apply
Application type Online
Please apply at our internal HR site below, but send all requested files (clearly named) to the email address listed. The cover letter should be a separate attachment, not the email body (the email body can be very simple).
Web address to apply https://jobs.niagara.edu/JobPosting.aspx?JPID=2267
Email to apply
Hard deadline November 15, 2020, 11:59pm EST
Web address for more information https://www.niagara.edu/philosophy
Contact name Abigail Levin, Philosophy Department Chair
Contact email
Time created October 2, 2020, 5:27pm EST
Scheduled expiry date November 15, 2020, 11:59pm EST
Last updated October 2, 2020, 5:44pm EST
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