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Assistant Professor of Philosophy-Tenure Track

Department of Philosophy, Earlham College

Job category Faculty (open rank) / Tenure-track or similar
AOS History of Philosophy with special emphasis on Continental Philosophy
AOS categories Continental Philosophy
History of Philosophy
AOC Ancient Greek Philosophy or Philosophy of Law or Feminist Philosophy or Aesthetics
AOC categories Ancient Greek and Roman Philosophy
Feminist Philosophy
Philosophy of Law
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Location Richmond, Indiana, United States
Job description

Job Details

Level     Experienced  

Job Location     Earlham College - Richmond, IN  

Position Type     Full Time  

Education Level     Graduate Degree  

Job Category     Faculty


Earlham College is a Top 100 National Liberal Arts College located in Richmond, IN, a small city that's just a short drive away from several major metropolitan areas including Dayton, Cincinnati, Indianapolis and Chicago.

Richmond and Earlham have a symbiotic relationship. Through research, studies, internships and volunteering, Earlhamites offer Richmond expertise and service as Richmond offers our students the chance to gain valuable, real-world experience. Our community assumes no religious affiliation but follows Quaker principles and practices, which include respect for persons, integrity, a commitment to peace and justice, simplicity, and consensus-based community decision-making. Earlham is committed to and proud of being a diverse and inclusive place most clearly visible in our student body: 20% of our student body are international, coming from 60+ nations in 2022, and 24% are domestic students of color. Faculty and staff also bring tremendous diversity to the College; many have lived and worked outside the United States, and they make a point of drawing on those experiences in their interactions with students. Additionally, Earlham makes it a priority to serve as a safe and welcoming place for LGBTQ+ communities and has a four-star rating on the Campus Pride Index. Our community is characterized by respect for every person and a commitment to social justice. Equity and inclusion are central to Earlham's institutional priorities and our leadership is committed to widening the path to an Earlham education.

Earlham College is seeking an Assistant Professor of Philosophy-Tenure Track to join our team.

Job Summary:

The Philosophy Department at Earlham College invites applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor position:

Area of Specialization:  History of Philosophy with special emphasis on Continental Philosophy. 

Area of Competence: Ancient Greek Philosophy or Philosophy of Law or Feminist Philosophy or Aesthetics. 


Usual teaching load is 18-24 credits per academic year.  Advising and committee service required after the first year.  Candidates with appropriate interests may have opportunities to teach in interdisciplinary programs such as African and African-American Studies, Peace and Global Studies, and Women’s Gender and Sexuality Studies.  For more information on off-campus programs and interdisciplinary programs see our web page at www.earlham.edu/


  • Degree Type: Ph.D. prior to appointment is preferred, but ABD will be considered. 

Benefits Working at Earlham:

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance*
  • Company paid Long-Term Disability after 1 year of full-time service*
  • Basic and Voluntary Life insurance*
  • Employee Assistance Program*
  • Campus Store Discount
  • Free ticket vouchers for Richmond Symphony Orchestra
  • Wellness Center Free Membership or Discount for eligible employees
  • Athletic Games-Free entry to all home games
  • Free entry into most Theatre/Music shows
  • Tuition Benefits for Immediate Family for eligible employees*
  • 403(b) Retirement* – For eligible employees, Earlham will contribute a non-elective contribution equal to 5% of gross pay after 2 years of service. After 3 years of service, this non-elective contribution increases to 8%. Vesting credit is available for new employees with previous service in the education sector with required documentation.
  • Many Wayne County Chamber of Commerce member businesses offer discounts to anyone with an Earlham ID

*All employee benefit offerings are subject to employee eligibility per plan documents.

Please Note: This position will remain open until filled 

To Apply:

  • Please submit the following application materials through our Earlham Careers Portal:
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Unofficial transcripts
  • Cover letter - Address your interest in the opening explaining your relevant work history as it pertains to this position.
  • Statement of DEI – Submit your thoughts and experience with matters of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, as it relates and specifically pertains to this position, in a 300-1000-word statement.  (Examples of helpful topics include: your understanding of DEI principles, past experiences with DEI, and/or future plans to contribute to DEI at Earlham.)
  • Statement of your Teaching Philosophy.
  • A sample of scholarship; e,g. a chapter of dissertation or a conference paper or a published article
  • List of Three Professional References with Contact Information

Earlham College is an equal opportunity employer committed to building a diverse community, one that reflects the makeup of society at large and that particularly welcomes and supports individuals from groups that have been historically marginalized because of factors such as race, ethnicity, sex, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, socioeconomic class, and physical ability. The College strongly encourages applications from women and people of color. As an institution with a Quaker identity, the College also solicits applications from members of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers).

Earlham's Work Authorization Policy

Earlham utilizes E-Verify to confirm employment eligibility for all newly hired employees within the United States.

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