Arcadia University, Domestic

  • Assistant Professor of Philosophy

    Location US-PA-Glenside
    9 month Faculty
    Historical & Political Studies
  • Overview

    Arcadia University invites applications to fill a tenure-track position as an Assistant Professor of Philosophy in the Department of Historical & Political Studies (HAPS), to begin in fall 2019. HAPS is an inter-disciplinary department with three undergraduate majors (History, International Studies, and Politics, Government & Law), six undergraduate minors (History, International Studies, Law & Public Policy, Philosophy, Political Science, and Religion) and one Master’s program (International Peace and Conflict Resolution).  Most HAPS faculty members teach in multiple areas of the department as per their areas of expertise. 


    Arcadia’s College of Arts and Sciences offers programs in science, technology, and math; humanities; visual and performing arts; communications; and historical and political studies. These programs prepare students for careers that contribute to a global society and allow students to exhibit, perform, and publish on campus through a variety of campus media outlets, including an art gallery, a literary magazine, and an online journal.


    Arcadia University is a top-ranked private university in Greater Philadelphia and promises a distinctly global, integrative, and personal learning experience that prepares students to contribute and lead in a diverse and dynamic world. A national leader in study abroad and international education, Arcadia has been named #1 in undergraduate study abroad participation by the Institute of International Education’s Open Doors Report for the past seven years. Approximately 3,900 students attend Arcadia, and the University’s 2,500 undergraduate students choose from more than 65 fields of study.


    Applications must be submitted online through Arcadia's Human Resources portal to receive full consideration. Please do not email application materials to hiring manager.

    For additional information and to apply, please visit: and submit a cover letter, resume and names and phone numbers of three professional references.


    Application review will begin immediately. Posting will be removed from the website once we've established a sufficient talent pool for consideration.


    Arcadia University seeks candidates of diverse cultural backgrounds and abilities. Arcadia University encourages members of underrepresented groups to apply. All offers of employment are conditional based on successful completion of a background check.




    The ideal candidate should have expertise in social and/or political philosophy, with thematic specialization in ethics and/or religious philosophy. The ideal candidate should be able to offer courses such as introduction to political theory, political thought or American political thought, applied logic, ethics, and courses on religious philosophy(ies). Candidates whose work addresses philosophy’s intersection with contemporary social and political life, including the politics of religion, will receive special consideration.


    Ph.D. is strongly preferred by September 2019, as are demonstrated excellence in and commitment to teaching, and a strong research and publishing record commensurate with the candidate’s experience.

    Application Instructions and Requirements

    Applications must be submitted online:


    Full consideration will be given to candidates who successfully submit upload the following documents:


    • Cover letter
    • Curriculum vitae,
    • Names and contact information for three academic references.


    Questions can be submitted to Department Chair Amy Widestrom (


    Consideration of applications will begin December 14, 2018, and will continue until the position is filled. 


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