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Open-Rank Professor

The Catholic University of America
Washington D.C.
Competitive compensation based on rank, plus benefits
Posted Date
Nov 3, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Humanities, Philosophy
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

School of Philosophy, The Catholic University of America

Open Rank (Assistant, Associate, or Ordinary), Tenure-Track or Tenured

The School of Philosophy at The Catholic University of America seeks to fill three positions, open rank (Assistant, Associate or Ordinary), tenured or tenure-track. Although the AOS for these positions is also open, we are particularly interested in applicants working in the following areas:

  • Ancient philosophy, especially ethics
  • Neoplatonism
  • Medieval philosophy, especially ethics
  • Political philosophy.

Whatever their research focus, successful applicants will have a thorough grounding in the history of philosophy and will complement the strengths of the current faculty. We also seek candidates who understand, are enthusiastic about, and will make a significant contribution to the mission of the University, which reads as follows:

As the national university of the Catholic Church in the United States, founded and sponsored by the bishops of the country with the approval of the Holy See, The Catholic University of America is committed to being a comprehensive Catholic and American institution of higher learning, faithful to the teachings of Jesus Christ as handed on by the Church. Dedicated to advancing the dialogue between faith and reason, The Catholic University of America seeks to discover and impart the truth through excellence in teaching and research, all in service to the Church, the nation and the world.


Duties include graduate and undergraduate teaching, active research, dissertation and thesis supervision, student advising, and the usual committee work. Candidates should have Ph.D. at the time of appointment, and possess competence in appropriate ancient and modern languages.

All applications should include:

a cover letter; a CV; a one- to two-page personal statement indicating how the applicant, through his or her research, teaching, and service, would make a distinctive contribution to the University’s mission and to the vision of Catholic education outlined in the Apostolic Constitution on Catholic University Veritatis Gaudium; a research dossier containing an outline of current and future research interests;

Those applying at the rank of Assistant Professor should also include

a writing sample in the candidate’s area of specialization; three confidential letters of recommendation, submitted separately by recommenders to; transcripts of all graduate work.

Those applying for a senior-rank position should also include

the names of and contact information for three referees, who will not be contacted unless the applicant advances in the search process;

To apply, please submit dossier to Review of applications will begin on December 13 and will continue until all positions are filled.

Questions may be addressed to John C. McCarthy, Dean, School of Philosophy,

The Catholic University of America is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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