Assistant Professor, Philosophy (2 Positions)

Worcester State University
Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Jul 22, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Humanities, Other Humanities, Philosophy, Religion
Employment Type
Full Time
About Worcester State University:

WORCESTER STATE UNIVERSITY is a liberal arts and sciences university with a long tradition of academic excellence dating back to 1874, as well as an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer that seeks to reflect the diversity of its community. Our workforce is dedicated to academic quality, student-centered programming, engaged citizenship, open exchanges of ideas, diversity and inclusiveness, and civility and integrity. We are looking for job applicants who share these values and commitment to our students.

Worcester State is centrally located in Massachusetts, about an hour's drive from Boston, Springfield, and Providence, Rhode Island. Our 58-acre campus is nestled in the residential northwest side of Worcester--the second largest city in New England and home to 37,000 college students at more than a dozen colleges and universities. Over 6,000 of those students attend Worcester State--approximately 5,300 are undergraduates and 1,000 are graduate students. Learn more about us at .

Job Description:

The Worcester State University Department of Philosophy invites applications for two tenure-track positions, both ranked Assistant Professor, to begin September 1, 2022.

The successful applicants will be well prepared to contribute to significant curriculum development and student engagement. We are particularly interested in candidates who demonstrate teaching competency in some combination of the following courses (as well as developing new courses not yet in our catalog):

  • Business Ethics
  • Computing Ethics
  • Environmental Ethics
  • Medical Ethics
  • Social and Political Ethics
  • Buddhist Philosophy
  • Chinese Philosophy
  • Latin American Philosophy
  • Africana Philosophy
  • Race, Nation, Class, Gender, and Sexuality
  • Contemporary Asian Philosophy
  • Ancient Greek Philosophy
  • History of Modern Western Philosophy
  • 19th Century European Philosophy
  • Existentialism and Phenomenology
  • Philosophy of Religion

They will demonstrate strong teaching skills, an active research program, and the ability to engage with a diverse community of state university undergraduates. The positions require a four/four course load, with the possibility of one online course per semester.


  • Ph.D. conferred by September 1, 2022

Additional Information:

About teaching in the Philosophy Department at Worcester State University: We are a growing, pluralist, collegial department that strives to offer a wide range of philosophy courses to the entire university community. We share a commitment to realizing critical pedagogical practices in all of our courses. We strive to be generalists in teaching philosophy even as many of us conduct active research programs in specialized, often interdisciplinary areas, and we support each other in these pursuits.

The department plays a significant role in campus and community activism and in the creation and growth of interdisciplinary programming campus-wide. In light of this tradition, we seek to develop a curriculum that is compatible with a variety of interdisciplinary programs. We are especially interested in expanding our Ethics offerings. The person(s) hired into the department will be expected to contribute actively to department goals through excellent teaching and research, active recruitment and engagement with students, and course development.

Worcester State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. M/F/D/V. Members of historically underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

It is the policy of Worcester State University that all employees be vaccinated against COVID-19 before they begin employment. Proof of the COVID-19 vaccine is required of all individuals hired by WSU, to be verified after an offer of employment has been made, and as part of the background check process. Prospective employees may submit a request for exemption based on a religious and/or medical basis, to Human Resources.

Review of applications will begin on or about October 15, and continue until the position is filled.

Application Instructions:

All applicants must apply online through Interview Exchange:

Please submit the following with your application:

  1. A cover letter that briefly discusses your teaching philosophy as well as the contribution that you would make to the department culture, including developing the Philosophy major;
  2. curriculum vitae;
  3. sample syllabi and assignments;
  4. the contact information for 3 professional references who will submit a letter of reference on your behalf.

Samples of teaching evaluations and other materials may be requested of finalists.

Information which cannot be uploaded by the applicant may be faxed to 508-929-8163 or mailed to:

Executive Director, Chief Human Resources Officer

Worcester State University

486 Chandler Street

Worcester MA 01602-2597


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