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Tenure-track Assistant Professor of Philosophy

Assumption University

Job category Faculty (open rank) / Tenure-track or similar
AOS Open
AOC Open
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Location Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
Start date September 1, 2022
Job description

The Department of Philosophy at Assumption University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor. We seek applicants well-versed in the history of philosophy, articulate about the nature and importance of liberal education and the Catholic intellectual tradition, and dedicated to deepening and broadening their learning through teaching, scholarship, and collegiality.  The successful applicant will teach philosophy courses in our core curriculum, including an introduction to philosophy and some of our secondary courses in ethics, philosophical anthropology, philosophy of nature, and philosophy of God. The successful candidate will also be able to teach more advanced courses in our major and minor programs.  All of these courses are anchored in a selection of primary sources from the philosophical tradition.


Ph.D. expected prior to appointment. Successful candidates will have a demonstrated record of teaching excellence, as well as active and promising scholarly achievement. Area of specialization and area of concentration are open; 4/3 course load; undergraduate; usual non-teaching duties; competitive salary and benefits. 

Must be willing to contribute actively to the mission of the University as well as show respect for the Catholic and Assumptionist identity of Assumption University. 

About Assumption University:

Assumption University is a comprehensive, Catholic liberal arts institution sponsored by the Augustinians of the Assumption. We awaken in students a sense of wonder, discovery, and purpose, forming graduates known for their intellectual seriousness, thoughtful citizenship, and devotion to the common good. Our curricular and co-curricular programs provide students with an education that shapes their souls, forms them intellectually, and prepares them for meaningful careers. We are a diverse community that welcomes different points of view and embraces all who share our mission. Enlivened by the Catholic affirmation of the harmony of faith and reason and by the pursuit of the truth in the company of friends, an Assumption education transforms the minds and hearts of students. An Equal Opportunity Employer. Assumption favors diversity, ecumenically welcomes all who share its goals, and strongly encourages applicants from underrepresented racial minorities to apply.  

Assumption University is set in a picturesque section of Worcester, Massachusetts, the second largest city in New England. Worcester is home to eight colleges and universities, a vibrant restaurant scene, and out­standing art museum. Worcester offers easy access to mountains for hiking and skiing, to beaches and shoreline, to historical sites, and to Boston, with its restaurants, performing arts, sports teams, and museums. New York City is just over a three-hour drive away.

How to apply
Application type Online
Interested candidates should upload (1) a cover letter of application, (2) a CV, (3) the names and contact information for three people willing to provide letters of recommendation, (4) teaching evaluations, (5) a writing sample, (6) a personal statement describing (a) their understanding of excellent teaching of philo¬sophy at a school like Assumption and (b) their understanding of and ability to support the mission of the university, and (7) unofficial copies of transcripts. In the cover letter, we invite candidates to describe their experiences working with a diverse student body. Materials must be submitted online as MS Word documents or PDF files at the following website: www.assumption.edu/hr. To receive full consideration for the position, applications must be received before December 21, 2021. We expect to conduct interviews with semi-finalists via Zoom mid-January 2022. Finalists will be asked to provide official transcripts of academic work from all degree-granting institutions. Any inquiries may be sent to Prof. Patrick Corrigan, chair | Dept. of Philosophy | [email protected]
Web address to apply http://www.assumption.edu/hr
Deadline for full consideration: December 21, 2021, 12:00am EST
Hard deadline December 31, 2021, 11:59pm EST
Web address for more information http://www.assumption.edu/hr
Contact name Professor Patrick Corrigan
Contact email
Time created November 17, 2021, 10:24pm UTC
Scheduled expiry date December 31, 2021, 11:59pm EST
Last updated November 18, 2021, 1:30pm UTC
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