Print Page | Contact Us | Sign In | Join the APA
Job Descriptions for 2016 Eastern Meeting Placement
Share |

Assumption College

The Department of Philosophy at Assumption College invites applications for a tenure-track position beginning in fall 2016 at the rank of Assistant Professor.

Assumption College is a residential, comprehensive, Catholic college, sponsored by the Augustinians of the Assumption, incorporating liberal education and pre-professional studies.  The successful candidate must show respect for the Catholic and Assumptionist identity of Assumption College and be prepared to contribute actively to its educational mission, which presupposes the distinction between and complementarity of philosophy and theology in liberal education.  The primary teaching responsibilities require aptitude for and interest in teaching a range of courses in the core curriculum, anchored by classical texts and diversified across the history of philosophy.  We seek applicants well-versed in the history of philosophy, articulate about the nature and importance of liberal education and the Catholic intellectual tradition, and dedicated to deepening and broadening their learning through teaching and scholarship.  Candidates must also be able to teach more advanced courses in the major and minor programs, which emphasize primary sources from the major historical periods.  Candidates are expected to have a demonstrated record of teaching excellence as well as active and promising scholarly achievement.  AOS and AOC open; 4/3 course load; undergraduate; usual non-teaching duties; competitive salary and benefits.  Ph.D. expected prior to appointment.

Confidential letters of recommendation should be directed to Daniel P. Maher, Ph.D., by e-mail or by regular mail.

Daniel P. Maher, Ph.D
Department of Philosophy
Assumption College
500 Salisbury Street
Worcester, MA 01609

Send (1) a letter of application, (2) CV, (3) academic transcripts, (4) three letters of recommendation, (5) teaching evaluations, (6) writing sample, and (7) a personal statement describing (a) your understanding of excellent teaching of philosophy at a school like Assumption and (b) your understanding of and ability to support the mission of the college. Complete applications must be received by 30 November 2015.  Interviews will be conducted at the Eastern APA in January 2016.

Assumption College, a Catholic liberal arts and professional studies college, was founded in 1904 by its sponsoring religious community, the Augustinians of the Assumption.  Assumption College is part of Higher Education Consortium of Central Massachusetts (HECCMA) and an Affirmative Action/EEOC employer encouraging candidates who would enrich the College’s diversity.

The Assumption College mission statement may be found here:

Questions may be directed to Daniel P. Maher, Ph.D., Chair, Department of Philosophy.



Boston College

Assistant Professor of Philosophy, tenure-track. AOS: Political philosophy, social philosophy, philosophy of law. AOC: Open, but we are especially interested in candidates with broad competence in the history of philosophy; competence in law would also be an asset. Successful candidates will have a record of strong research combined with outstanding research potential, and demonstrated excellence in teaching philosophy. Responsibilities include undergraduate core and elective courses and graduate courses (3-2 course load) plus Ph.D. supervision and service to the department. The department supports an interdisciplinary core program in the study of major philosophical and religious texts (Perspectives on Western Culture) and a program of ethical, political and theological analysis for students engaged in service projects (PULSE Program). For information on these programs see websites and The department has a program in law and philosophy in cooperation with Boston College Law School. Ability to contribute to these programs will be regarded as an asset. Boston College is a Catholic University in the Jesuit tradition ( Dossiers must include: cover letter, CV, statements on teaching and on research, and sample of publications. EO/AAE. Women, persons of color, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply for this position. Send complete dossier, and arrange to have 3 letters of recommendation sent to:
Deadline for applications is November 15, 2015.



George Mason University

The Institute for Philosophy and Public Policy in the Department of Philosophy at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia seeks to appoint an assistant research professor.

AOS: Bioethics, broadly construed, or the moral and social dimensions of fields relevant to bioethics such as health care, biotechnology, neuroethics, information technology, nanotechnology, synthetic biology, and other emerging technologies

AOC: As many as possible of philosophy of law; moral theory; political philosophy; and philosophy of mind.

 Duties will include a 1-1 teaching load.  The remainder of the duties associated with the position will be in the Institute, whose scholars investigate conceptual and normative issues in public policy in areas such as climate change, welfare issues, bioethics, strategic affairs, just war theory, international development, and science, technology, and environmental policy.  The Institute has significant ties to think tanks and NGOs in the Washington, D.C. area, as well as with the U.S. government and multinational institutions.  Research faculty are responsible for seeking and conducting grant-supported research projects, individually or collaboratively.  The position requires the successful candidate to cover half of her salary from external funds by at least the third year of the appointment. After two years at the rank of assistant research professor, and with proven success in raising external funds, the candidate may be eligible for conversion to a tenure-track position, starting at the rank of assistant professor.

Appointments will begin August 2016.  A Ph.D. in philosophy must be completed prior to the beginning of the appointment.  Application materials should include (1) a letter of interest describing the applicant’s qualifications, interests, and experience in generating external research support or making the case that future work will likely generate such support, (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) a sample paper or publication, and (4) three letters of reference.  For best consideration applications should be received by December 15, 2016.

Applications should be sent to: Bioethics search, c/o Prof. Andrew Light, Department of Philosophy 3F1, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA 22030.

The Department of Philosophy teaches a wide variety of undergraduate courses and is home to an MA programs in philosophy, including concentrations in ethics and public affairs and in neuroethics.  The Fairfax campus of George Mason University is located in the greater Washington, D.C. metropolitan area within commuting distance by public transportation from the center of Washington and accessible to the multiple public and private institutions of public policy in the area.  George Mason is an Affirmative Action Equal Opportunity Employer.  The College of Humanities and Social Sciences particularly encourages and welcomes applications from women, minority candidates, and persons with disabilities.



Job category Junior faculty / Fixed term

AOS History of Philosophy (non-analytic) with a concentration in Asian Philosophy

AOS categories Asian Philosophy, History of Philosophy
AOC Ethical Theory (with an interest in Philosophy of Medicine, narrative model)

AOC categories Ethics
Workload Full time

Vacancies 1

Location Dallas, Pennsylvania, United States

Start date August 2016

The Department of Philosophy at Misericordia University, located in Dallas, PA, invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor (non tenure-track with the possibility of renewal), beginning August 2016.

AOS: History of Philosophy (non-analytic), with a concentration in Asian Philosophy. AOC: Ethical Theory (with an interest in Philosophy of Medicine, narrative model). The standard teaching load is 4/4.

A PH.D. in Philosophy is required (ABD considered). Preference will be given to candidates who view work in the History of Philosophy as a way of engaging the discipline itself. The department is especially interested in candidates from pluralist programs who consider the existential concerns of life as a foundation for teaching and research. A demonstrated ability to recruit and actively engage majors and minors is also highly desirable.

Misericordia University, a 90 year old institution founded by the Sisters of Mercy, offering baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral degrees, is located adjacent to the Pocono Mountains region of Northeastern Pennsylvania, approximately 2 hours from New York City and Philadelphia. The University’s approach of combining a quality liberal arts education with professional preparation and service to others has resulted in its wide regional acclaim.

Misericordia University is committed to student, faculty, and staff diversity and values the educational benefit this brings to campus. Candidates should indicate any experience and/or leadership that contribute to this goal.


Phillips Academy

Phillips Academy seeks an Instructor in Philosophy and Religious Studies beginning in the 2016-2017 academic year. This person will teach three sections and have related responsibilities equivalent to 80% of a full-time job with a corresponding salary. Full benefits are provided. We seek dynamic teachers who will be active participants in our academic, athletic, and residential programs. Phillips Academy is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic community. Master’s degree plus minimum of three years teaching experience preferred. Phillips Academy is committed to fostering a global, diverse, and inclusive academic community. Interested applicants should submit electronically a cover letter, résumé, and two letters of reference (preferred in one pdf) to Mr. Patrick J. Farrell, Dean of Faculty, at the following address: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Full background check required. Phillips Academy is an equal opportunity employer.


University of Alabama Birmingham

Assistant Professor of Philosophy (Faculty)

The University of Alabama at Birmingham is searching for non-tenure track assistant professor who is especially competent to teach bioethics and/or applied ethics. The appointment will initially be for one year, and subject to budgets, enrollments and good evaluations of teaching, will be renewable for longer contracts. The teaching load is seven courses a year over two semesters. We encourage applications from women and historically disadvantaged populations. A PhD is required. Application materials should be submitted via

UAB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to fostering a diverse, equitable and family-friendly environment in which all faculty and staff can excel and achieve work/life balance irrespective of, race, national origin, age, genetic or family medical history, gender, faith, gender identity and expression as well as sexual orientation. UAB also encourages applications from individuals with disabilities and veterans.

A pre-employment background check investigation is performed on candidates selected for employment.



The American Philosophical Association
University of Delaware
31 Amstel Avenue, Newark, DE 19716
Phone: 302.831.1112 | Fax: 302.831.8690