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Assistant Professor of Philosophy

Job Search Status:  Currently Accepting Resumes


The Department of Philosophy at Mount St. Mary’s University seeks an outstanding teacher-scholar for the position of Assistant Professor (tenure-track) beginning August 2015. The Department seeks candidates with a teaching and research specialization in Ethics (normative and applied) or Ancient Philosophy. Candidates must be well versed in the history of philosophy and qualified to teach a two-semester, historically structured introduction to philosophy and an ethics course, both part of the Veritas Program, the university’s common liberal arts curriculum, as well as the freshman liberal arts Veritas Symposium. Candidates will also have the opportunity to teach in the master’s program in philosophical studies and in the philosophy curriculum of the university’s seminary program. Seven undergraduate courses per year (2-3 preparations per semester), possible supervision of qualifying papers required of students in the master’s program, and the usual non-teaching duties. Ph.D. strongly preferred; exceptional ABD considered. Candidates with the ecclesiastical licentiate in philosophy are especially encouraged to apply.  Successful candidates will share our commitment to the dignity and solidarity of all persons and the value of intercultural understanding.  All candidates are encouraged to consult the Philosophy department’s web page.

Mount St. Mary's University, the second oldest Catholic university in America, seeks faculty members eager to engage and support our Catholic identity. Application materials should discuss how you might contribute to the University's Catholic liberal arts mission, how philosophy can assist other disciplines to appreciate the unity of truth, or the role of philosophy in the mission of the Church.  Please send a cover letter, vita (including a list of graduate coursework), and three letters of recommendation to (Attn: Philosophy Search) or to the following address:

Joshua Hochschild, Dean
College of Liberal Arts
Philosophy Search
Mount St. Mary's University
16300 Old Emmitsburg Road
Emmitsburg, Maryland 21727

Review of applications will begin October 1. Interviews will be conducted via Skype beginning in November. Application review will continue until the position is filled.

The Mount is a comprehensive, nationally recognized Catholic university, where Faith, Discovery, Leadership, and Community describe our collective calling and promise. The University enrolls 2,300 students and has a 14:1 student to faculty ratio. We seek to build an inclusive faculty that can engage the interests of an increasingly diverse student population; we welcome applications from minority candidates.


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