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Assistant Professor in Philosophy Specializing in Medieval Studies

University of Dayton
Ohio, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted date
Oct 18, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Humanities, Philosophy
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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The Philosophy Department is seeking an assistant professor specializing in Medieval
Philosophy, with a focus on the interplay among Christian, Jewish, and Islamic traditions,
as part of a Middle Eastern Studies hiring cluster.  This position will start August 16,
2022 and join faculty in the departments of History, Global Languages and Cultures, and
Religious Studies whose research and teaching focus on Middle Eastern Studies. In
addition to research and teaching, the successful candidate will develop new Philosophy
courses for the Middle Eastern Studies minor and the Common Academic Program. This
position will also have the opportunity to work with a dynamic International Studies
program and the College’s diverse range of other public-facing centers to help further
the University mission of engaging local, national, and global communities in culturally
responsive and responsible ways. For more information about our cohort hires, please

The successful candidate will teach Introduction to Philosophy, as well as Medieval
Philosophy and other courses according to their interests and expertise as well as
department needs.  They will also teach a yearly graduate course in the Religious
Studies department, on the Philosophical dimensions of Medieval Theology, and may
participate in the Religious Studies doctoral program in additional ways as desired and
needed.  The typical teaching load is six courses per academic year (three per
semester).  Some summer teaching may be available.  We also expect ongoing
publication, and faculty research is encouraged and supported (e.g. summer research
grants, travel support).  Further responsibilities include service to the department,
university, and academic community as well as collaborative engagement with
We are a large, collegial, and collaborative Philosophy Department, currently numbering
fifteen tenure-line faculty and nine full-time non-tenure-track faculty, and offering strong
major and minor programs. We are racially, religiously, and ethnically diverse, and we
embrace a pluralistic outlook, recognizing the value of a variety of philosophical
traditions both western and non-western, and including feminist philosophy.  For further
information about the department consult our website,  
The University of Dayton, with a College of Arts and Sciences and professional schools
of Business Administration, Education and Health Sciences, Engineering, and Law has a
full-time undergraduate enrollment of approximately 8,000 undergraduate students. All
undergraduate students take twelve hours of Philosophy and Religious Studies. At the
University of Dayton, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in
experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation and critical thinking,
solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community.  Because we
seek a community with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we encourage all
interested candidates to apply. 

Minimum qualifications:
 PhD in philosophy or a closely related field (with at least 18 graduate credit hours
of philosophical study)
 Publication record in medieval philosophy
 Teaching experience at the college or university level

 Ability to teach graduate course in the philosophical dimensions of medieval
 Effective written communication skills

Preferred qualifications: While not everyone may possess all of the preferred
qualifications, the ideal candidate will bring many of the following...

 Ability to connect philosophy, including medieval philosophy, with diversity and
social justice concerns
 Peer reviewed publications in medieval philosophy
 Successful experience in any or all of the following:
 working in an interdisciplinary and collaborative context
 teaching philosophy courses as instructor of record
 employing active and/or inclusive learning strategies to foster and
maintain student engagement 
 developing courses and programming in medieval philosophy 
 working with and teaching socially and culturally diverse communities
 Effective interpersonal communication skills
o Effective classroom management skills
 Effective presentation skills
 Commitment to breadth of education, including educating the whole person in the
Marianist tradition to support the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion and
a commitment of service to the community, university and profession.

Application process: 
Please submit a cover letter that addresses all minimum qualifications and any preferred
qualifications met, CV, unofficial graduate transcripts, a teaching statement that
describes how you would teach a course in medieval philosophy, and contact
information for three references.  Letters of reference will be required at a later stage of
the interview process. Initial interviews will be conducted via teleconferencing.
To apply, please go to:

Applications must be received by November 19, 2021 by 11:55 PM EST

The University of Dayton is a top tier, Catholic research university with offerings from the undergraduate
to the doctoral levels. Founded in 1850 by the Society of Mary, the University is a diverse community
committed to advancing the common good through intellectual curiosity, academic rigor, community
engagement and local, national and global partnerships. Guided by the Marianist educational
philosophy, we educate the whole person and link learning and scholarship with leadership and service.
Informed by its Catholic and Marianist mission, the University is committed to the principles of diversity,
equity, and inclusion. Informed by this commitment, we seek to increase diversity, achieve equitable
outcomes, and model inclusion across our campus community. As an Affirmative Action and Equal
Opportunity Employer, we will not discriminate against minorities, women, protected veterans,
individuals with disabilities, or on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation
or gender identity.

The University is also pleased to provide support for spouses of prospective and newly hired faculty
through its dual career program. While we cannot guarantee placement, we serve as an effective
resource and support system for your spouse. Information can be found at

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