Home page About PhilJobs:JFP

Assistant Professor of Philosophy (EXPIRED)

Department of Philosophy, University of Southern Maine

Job category Junior faculty / Tenure-track or similar
AOS Philosophy of Religion, Comparative Religion
AOS categories Arabic and Islamic Philosophy
Asian Philosophy
Medieval and Renaissance Philosophy
AOC Medieval Philosophy, Islamic Philosophy, Asian Philosophy
AOC categories Arabic and Islamic Philosophy
Asian Philosophy
Medieval and Renaissance Philosophy
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Location Portland, Maine, United States
Job description

The Departments of Philosophy and Liberal Studies in Humanities at University of Southern Maine seeks to hire a tenure track Assistant Professor of Philosophy. AOS Philosophy of Religion, Comparative Religion; AOC Medieval Philosophy, Islamic Philosophy, Asian Philosophy, or comparable concentrations in the history of Philosophy. The Department currently has needs in American Philosophy, Asian Philosophy, and Analytic Philosophy.  The position carries a course load of three courses per semester. 

Beginning in fall 2017, the successful candidate will teach three of the following,  Philosophy of Religion, Introduction to Religious Studies, Comparative Religion, Death and Dying, Medieval Philosophy, Introducing the Humanities, or Capstone in the Humanities. Additional courses supporting Philosophy and Liberal Studies Majors can be developed in subsequent semesters.  Candidates must have expertise in online teaching, and be willing to teach at all three of USM’s campuses.

The University of Southern Maine (USM) is dedicated to providing students with a high-quality, accessible, affordable education.  USM’s strategic focus is in alignment with the Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities and we are seeking to become a Carnegie Engaged University by the year 2020.  USM offers Baccalaureate, Master's, and Doctoral programs, providing students with rich learning and community engagement opportunities in the arts, humanities, politics, health sciences, business, mass communications, science, engineering, and technology.  Further information on USM can be found at http://www.usm.maine.edu

USM’s three environmentally friendly campuses are unique, yet all share the extensive resources of the university — and all are energized through strong community partnerships.  Offering easy access to Boston, plus the ocean, mountains and forests of coastal, inland and northern Maine, USM is at the heart of Maine's most exciting metropolitan region:

  • Our Portland campus is located in "one of America’s most livable cities," according to Forbes magazine, which also ranks Portland among the top 10 for job prospects.  A creative and diverse community on Maine’s scenic coast, Portland is nationally known as a culinary hot spot!
  • USM’s beautiful residential Gorham campus  supports and celebrates excellence in academics, athletics, music and the arts and is home to ten Living Learning Communities and six Residential Communities.
  • Our Lewiston campus is home to USM’s innovative and richly diverse Lewiston-Auburn College. This Central Maine campus integrates classroom, community and workplace, and provides a small college experience with the resources of a large university.



  • Ph.D. in Philosophy by time of appointment
  • Competency in the interdisciplinary study of religion

Anticipated salary range – low 50’s

Apply online at: https://usm.hiretouch.com/view-all-jobs. You will create an applicant profile and complete an application. You will need to upload a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, writing sample and evidence of excellence in teaching. We also require three letters of reference.  Please make sure to enter a valid email address for your references (on the application) as we will request the letter of reference to be uploaded to us confidentially.   You will also need to complete the affirmative action survey, the self-identification of disability form, and the self-identification of veteran status form.

Review of applications will begin December 16, 2016.  Materials received on or after that date will be considered at the discretion of the university. 

USM is an EEO/AA employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

How to apply
Application type Online
Web address to apply https://usm.hiretouch.com/view-all-jobs
Hard deadline December 16, 2016, 6:59pm EST
Time created November 4, 2016, 2:49pm UTC
Scheduled expiry date December 16, 2016, 6:59pm EST
Expired on December 17, 2016, 7:46pm EST
Last updated February 20, 2017, 3:00pm UTC
Last update notification There are no notifications for this ad.
Save the ad using the "save" button below to receive notifications of significant updates.
Job Market Calendar This institution has confirmed that the position advertised will follow the APA's recommended job market calendar.