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Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy

College of Arts and Sciences, Avila University

Job category Visiting fellowship / Professorship / Contract type open
AOS Open
AOC Philosophy socio-political, race and gender
AOC categories Philosophy of Gender
Philosophy of Race
Social and Political Philosophy
Workload Part time
Vacancies 1
Location Kansas City, Missouri, United States
Start date August 2024
Job description

Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy 

The Avila University School of Humanities in the College of Arts & Sciences, guided by the mission of excellence in teaching and learning, and dedicated to the service to the Dear Neighbor, is actively seeking a full-time Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy. The successful candidate will teach courses in ethics, socio-political philosophy, and/or content related to gender and race theories. This is an academic, 10-month appointment for one academic year that is eligible for annual renewal for up to three years based on performance.  The appointment will begin in August 2024. 


  • Teach equivalent of 12 credit hours per semester (4:4 load for Fall:Spring semesters).
  • Teach in all areas of the Philosophy curriculum (mainly 100 and 200 level courses). Courses related to this position include Ethics, Socio-political Philosophy, and content related more broadly to gender and race theories.
  • Teach and collaborate with colleagues in possible interdisciplinary team teaching models.
  • Create an environment in the classroom which facilitates effective student learning through the use of a wide range of teaching strategies and which motivates students to think, to question, and to critically analyze.
  • If desired, participate in service efforts in the School of Humanities and the College of Arts & Sciences.
  • Champion diversity, build an inclusive culture and learning experience, and maintain an equitable learning environment.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in Philosophy, or a closely related discipline, completed by date of appointment.
    • Doctoral candidates with All but Dissertation (ABD) status will be given full consideration for the position if the completion date is in the near future.
  • Full-time faculty will be academically qualified in previously mentioned areas of responsibility. 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Candidates that specialize in an area of value theory and/or contemporary philosophy are preferred.
  • Teaching experience in post-secondary education with a track record of research excellence is desired.
  • Multilingual skills highly preferred.

Successful candidates should showcase their work and experience in contributing to a climate that supports a diverse student body, serves first-generation college students, multilingual learners, and contributions to equity and social justice through their work. 


This is a full-time position, eligible for the usual and customary benefits. Avila University’s comprehensive benefit package includes a generous holiday schedule, tuition remission for employee and dependents, vacation and sick leave, employee assistance program, retirement benefits and health insurance.  

The Community:

Kansas City, a two-state metropolitan area with a population of nearly two million, offers a wide variety of cultural, educational and social life opportunities.  Avila University, a Catholic university founded and inspired by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, provides undergraduate and graduate education in the liberal arts and professional studies, preparing lifelong learners who make meaningful contributions to the global community.

Additional Employment Information:

Avila University is committed to equal employment opportunity and does not discriminate on the basis of, sex, race, religion, age, color, sexual orientation, disability, national or ethnic origin, marital status, veteran's status, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by law.  

Avila University requires the successful completion of a background check as a condition of employment.

How to apply
Application type Online
Web address to apply https://avila.bamboohr.com/careers/169
Hard deadline April 22, 2024, 11:59pm CST
Web address for more information https://avila.bamboohr.com/careers/169
Time created February 24, 2024, 12:17am UTC
Scheduled expiry date April 22, 2024, 11:59pm CST
Last updated February 24, 2024, 12:17am UTC
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