Faculty Opening - Assistant Professor of Philosophy

The Department of Philosophy at Benedictine College invites outstanding teachers to apply for a tenure-track appointment in Philosophy starting Fall 2020. We are looking for a person with expertise in the philosophy of nature. Prior undergraduate teaching experience in this area is strongly preferred. Candidates are also expected to teach courses in logic and ethics. (See our College Catalog for other offerings in philosophy.) Some undergraduate thesis supervision is also to be expected. Applicants must be supportive of the mission of a Catholic college, as outlined in Ex corde ecclesiae; demonstrate an understanding of and commitment to the Catholic philosophical tradition; and be dedicated to high quality liberal arts teaching at a residential college. Applicants should also possess a Doctorate in Philosophy. We anticipate hiring at the assistant professor level. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Benedictine College, which has a full-time undergraduate enrollment of approximately 1900 students, is a mission-centered academic community. Its mission as a Catholic, Benedictine, liberal arts, residential college is the education of men and women within a community of faith and scholarship. Benedictine College provides a liberal arts education by means of academic programs based on a core of studies in the arts and sciences. In addition, the college provides education for careers through both professional courses of study and major programs in the liberal arts and sciences. As an essential element of its mission, Benedictine College fosters scholarship, independent research and performance in its students and faculty as a means of participating in and contributing to the broader world of learning.

Beyond disciplinary expertise, Benedictine College seeks faculty members eager to engage and support our mission. Application materials should discuss how you might contribute to the college’s Catholic, Benedictine, liberal arts identity and how your work engages with the Catholic intellectual tradition.

To apply, please send:

  1. An Application for Employment
  2. A letter of interest
  3. A Curriculum Vitae
  4. Three references

To jobs@benedictine.edu or to:

Human Resources
Benedictine College
1020 N. 2nd Street
Atchison, KS 66002

The deadline for submitting a letter of application is November 30, 2019, and all application materials must be in by the December 15, 2019.

Benedictine College welcomes applications from candidates of all backgrounds. The College is committed to assuring equal opportunities in employment.