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Adjunct Professor of Philosophy-Spring 2024

Fairleigh Dickinson University
New Jersey, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Dec 16, 2023

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The School of the Humanities (part of the Maxwell Becton College of Arts and Sciences) at Fairleigh Dickinson University ( is looking for part-time (adjunct) faculty to teach in-person sections of Ethics and possibly other Philosophy courses starting in Spring 2024. Sections are 3 credit hours and meet Monday-Thursday, Tuesday-Friday, or as a double block on different days including Wednesday. You can teach one course or several. If you are successful in the position, teaching should be available every semester going forward. Our immediate need for Spring 2024 (semester starting January 22, see is three sections of Ethics, Monday and Thursday 10:00 AM - 11:15 AM and 11:30 AM - 12:45 PM Eastern, and Tuesday and Friday, 10:00 AM - 11:15 AM Eastern. These are scheduled to meet in person on our Florham Campus at 285 Madison Avenue, Madison NJ, but for an exceptional candidate we could explore moving them online (we already have offers to teach them online and would much prefer in person). Ethics is a Gen Ed requirement at FDU: all our students have to take it. We are looking for someone who can teach the subject responsibly, from a philosophical standpoint, but in a way that is interactive, engaging, relevant to students' lives, and maybe even fun.  The ideal candidate would have a PhD in Philosophy with specialization in ethics. We will be happy to consider you if you have any advanced degree in Philosophy or a related field, even if you are currently in graduate school, as long as you have experience with ethics or moral philosophy and can show some evidence of excellence in teaching. If you have a background in Theology or religious instruction, you are welcome to apply as long as you appreciate that FDU is not religiously affiliated and any teaching you do for us should not advance any particular religious viewpoint. Questions? Email Matthieu Boyd (, chair of Humanities. 


Fairleigh Dickinson University

The largest private university in New Jersey, FDU is a not-for-profit, nonsectarian, multicampus institution. Founded in 1942, FDU achieved four-year status in 1948 and approval as a university in 1956.

The University offers over 100 undergraduate and graduate degree programs, including doctoral programs in pharmacy, nursing practice, clinical psychology and school psychology; and an AACSB-accredited business school. Degree programs are offered on two New Jersey campuses and at two FDU locations outside the U.S.: Wroxton College, in Oxfordshire in England, and the Vancouver Campus, in British Columbia, Canada.

FDU’s 12,000+ full- and part-time students pursue quality career-oriented programs on schedules tailored to their needs — days, evenings and weekends.

The curriculum reflects a mission of global education and a foundation of a nationally-renowned Core.

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