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Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy

Providence College
Rhode Island, United States
Salary Not Specified
Start date
Jun 25, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Humanities, Classics, English & Literature, Other Humanities, Philosophy, Religion
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Founded in 1917, Providence College (PC) is a premier Catholic liberal arts institution steadfastly committed to academic excellence through a dynamic core curriculum, a distinctive Development of Western Civilization Program, and abundant experiential learning opportunities. The only U.S. higher education institution administered by the Dominican Friars, PC is committed to providing a variety of opportunities for intellectual, social, moral, and spiritual growth in a supportive environment. Providence College believes that cultural and intellectual pluralism is essential to the excellence of its academic programs, and strives to foster an academic culture and campus community reflecting the global environment in which we live and work.

The approximately 105-acre campus is situated in Rhode Island’s capital city and is close to the many cultural and educational offerings of Rhode Island’s “renaissance city.” Additionally, Providence is located an hour from Boston and just a few hours from New York City.

For years, Providence College has been recognized in the U.S. News & World Report “Regional Universities – North Category” and has been commended by several other ranking publications.

Posting Details

Job Title Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy Rank Visiting Faculty Tenure Information Non-Tenure Track Job Description

The Department of Philosophy invites applications for the post of Visiting Assistant Professor, commencing August 2021. The Department has needs in several areas, including: Business Ethics, History of Philosophy, Social and Political Philosophy, and Philosophy of Science.

Essential Duties

Successful candidates will have a demonstrated commitment to and/or experience with engaging diverse students in the classroom and be supportive of the department’s commitment to teaching the history of philosophy. They should also be willing to participate in team- and interdisciplinary teaching, to the College’s Development of Western Civilization Program. The teaching load is four courses per semester, including service courses, with a cap of 25 students per class.

Education and Experience Required

Candidates should either possess a Ph.D. from an accredited institution or have completed requirements for the Ph.D. and be in the process of writing the dissertation.

Posting Number F102P Open Date 06/25/2021 Close Date 07/09/2021 Open Until Filled Yes Full consideration of application if received by: Instructions to candidates

Applicants must apply online at and submit a cover letter, CV, writing sample, teaching materials, unofficial graduate transcripts, and the names and email addresses of at least two reference providers who can submit letters of recommendation on their behalf (or the requisite Interfolio information). Inquiries should be addressed to Anthony Jensen, Interim Chair, Department of Philosophy, at

Alternate Application Submission Instructions College Information/EOE Statement

Providence College is a Roman Catholic four-year liberal arts institution conducted under the auspices of the Dominican Friars and seeks candidates who can affirm and contribute to its mission. As our student body becomes increasingly diverse, we encourage applicants with experience teaching and mentoring students from a range of social, cultural, and economic backgrounds. Providence College is committed to upholding an academic culture and campus community that attracts and supports the development of a diverse faculty reflecting the global environment in which we live and work. An AA/ EOE, the College especially encourages the applications of women and persons of color.

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Documents Needed To Apply
Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Transcripts
  3. Curriculum Vitae
  4. Letter of Recommendation
  5. Teaching Statement / Philosophy
  6. Writing Sample
  7. Evidence of teaching effectiveness
Optional Documents
  1. Optional Document

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