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Assistant, Associate, or Full Teaching Professor

Department of Philosophy, Northeastern University

Job category Faculty (open rank) / Tenure-track or similar
AOS Economic Justice and Social and Political Philosophy
AOC Social and political philosophy
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Organization's reference number R120719
Location Oakland, California, United States
Start date July 1, 2024
Job description

About the Opportunity

The College of Social Sciences and Humanities and its nine tenure units are the home of the Experiential Liberal Arts. Through its research, teaching, and engagement missions, the college collaborates across the university, the Northeastern network, and partners around the globe.  We are strongly committed to fostering excellence through diversity and enthusiastically welcome nominations and applications from members of groups underrepresented in academia. Successful faculty in the College of Social Sciences and Humanities will be dynamic and innovative scholars with a record of research and teaching excellence and a commitment to improved equity, diversity, and inclusion. Strong candidates for this position will have the expertise, knowledge, and skills to build their research, pedagogy, and curriculum in ways that reflect and enhance this commitment.

Northeastern University’s College of Social Sciences and Humanities seeks to fill one position for an Assistant, Associate, or Full Teaching Professor in the area of social and political philosophy. The person filling this position will also serve as the Politics, Philosophy, and Economics program lead on our Oakland, CA campus.

The Department of Philosophy and Religion in the College of Social Sciences and Humanities at Northeastern University invites applications for an Assistant, Associate, or Full Teaching Professor position at our Oakland, CA campus, starting in the Fall semester 2024. Teaching Professors are full time faculty members, whose primary responsibilities are teaching and service.  This is an untenured but continuing and tracked position with the possibility of promotion to Associate and Full Teaching Professor, as well as multi-year (3 year and 5 year) contracts.


The successful candidate will teach undergraduate courses in Philosophy, including Economic Justice and Social and Political Philosophy, and will help to establish our Politics, Philosophy, and Economics (PPE) major at our Oakland CA campus. Northeastern’s PPE program has an emphasis on developing an interdisciplinary understanding of the causes and possible responses to issues of unjust inequalities, both local and global, as well as an emphasis on working with diverse and historically marginalized communities.

The successful candidate will:

  • Have a strong commitment to and experience in undergraduate teaching
  • Be able to contribute to innovative curriculum development
  • Effectively develop community and campus partnerships
  • Effectively develop student community
  • Collaborate closely with the PPE program director on the Boston campus
  • Have a commitment and capacity to support the interdisciplinary mission of the college, university, and the experiential liberal arts
  • Have a demonstrated commitment to fostering diverse and inclusive environments


  • Ph.D. in Philosophy in hand by the appointment start date is required
  • Strong competence in social and political philosophy
  • Evidence of interdisciplinary expertise and capacity for collaboration across disciplines
  • Commitment to enhancing diversity, equity, and inclusion and bringing creative strategies to address the challenges of recruiting and retaining students, staff, and scholars from historically underrepresented groups
  • A strong interest in building our new Oakland PPE program and evidence of the capacity to carry out this mission
  • Commitment to creating an enriching student experience
  • A record in teaching, scholarship, and service, commensurate with level of appointment as assistant, associate or full teaching professor
  • Commitment to the continued development of Northeastern University’s signature experiential learning model

Candidates must submit:

  • A formal cover letter that addresses the applicant’s interest in and qualifications for the position
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Evidence of teaching effectiveness, including sample syllabi, teaching statement summarizing their pedagogical philosophy, teaching evaluations and student comments from past courses
  • Diversity statement. Please describe how you can support Northeastern’s commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging. Describe how your teaching, service, research, and/or leadership (as applicable) has supported the success of students and/or colleagues; and/or describe the impact others have had on you as relating to diversity, equity and inclusion
  • Names and contact information of three or more references that can provide a letter of recommendation

Applications should be submitted through the Northeastern University website, using the link to the position.


The application deadline for this position is December 15, 2023.

Questions should be addressed to Prof. Adam Hosein, search committee chair at [email protected]

The expected hiring ranges:

Assistant Teaching Professor: USD $68,900 to USD $103,900

Associate Teaching Professor: USD $78,300 to USD $113,900

Teaching Professor: USD $86,200 to USD $121,200

Position Type


Additional Information

Northeastern University considers factors such as candidate work experience, education and skills when extending an offer.  

Northeastern has a comprehensive benefits package for benefit eligible employees. This includes medical, vision, dental, paid time off, tuition assistance, wellness & life, retirement- as well as commuting & transportation. Visit https://hr.northeastern.edu/benefits/ for more information.  

Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff.  Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion. 

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other  characteristic protected by applicable law.

To learn more about Northeastern University’s commitment and support of diversity and inclusion, please see www.northeastern.edu/diversity.

How to apply
Application type Online
Web address to apply https://northeastern.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/careers...
Hard deadline December 15, 2023, 11:59pm PST
Web address for more information https://northeastern.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/careers...
Contact name Adam Hosein
Contact email
Time created November 15, 2023, 10:25pm UTC
Scheduled expiry date December 15, 2023, 11:59pm PST
Last updated November 15, 2023, 10:25pm UTC
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