Tenure-Track Assistant or Associate Professor – Philosophy – Saint Martin County, LA

Tenure-Track Assistant or Associate Professor – Philosophy

Saint Martin’s University

Saint Martin County, LA


Job description

Saint Martin’s University and the College of Arts and Sciences are fully committed to creating an accessible, supportive environment and an experience that recognizes diversity, equity, inclusion, belonging and cultural competence as integral components of workplace success.

The College of Arts & Sciences at Saint Martin’s University is hiring a tenure track Assistant or Associate Professor in Philosophy to create and teach exciting, relevant courses for our CORE program; to initiate a group of classes for an existing minor in Philosophy; and to serve as an allied department to Theology and Religious Studies.

The successful candidate will be qualified to teach introductory classes in the Western tradition from the Greeks to the twenty-first century, and in an area of their own interest. The candidate will be both fully and critically conversant with the Catholic philosophical tradition, as well as appreciative of the multiple philosophical points of entry to that historical tradition in dialogue with modernity/contemporary thought. The candidate will also demonstrate an openness to non-Western philosophies, with a commitment to finding ways to diversify readings and philosophical traditions.


Established in 1895, Saint Martin’s University is the educational mission of Saint Martin’s Abbey, a Catholic Benedictine monastery, whose members pray, work, and live together on the University campus. The physical beauty of Saint Martin’s 300-acre campus reflects the rich intellectual and spiritual nature of its presence in the Pacific Northwest.

Essential features of University life are animated by its Benedictine identity and its participation in the centuries-old traditions of Catholic intellectual thought and the search for truth.

Thus, the University honors students and guides them towards achieving academic excellence. Superior teaching is the expected norm. Rooted in the long tradition of the liberal arts, the University curriculum cultivates creativity and the ability to communicate and pursue ideas; critical thinking and independent inquiry; academic proficiency; the formation of sound ethical judgments; and service to humanity.

Reflecting the Benedictine virtue of hospitality, the University welcomes and, indeed, seeks students and employees not only from the Pacific Northwest, but also from other parts of the nation and the world at its main and extension campuses. Saint Martin’s treasures persons of all ages, religions, and nationalities as it encourages cognizance of diverse viewpoints and an appreciation of all cultures.

Ranked by Niche as the second (#2) most diverse private college in Washington State in 2020. Saint Martin’s is extremely proud of our student diversity. Our university treasures persons of all abilities, ages, ethnicities, genders, nationalities, orientations, races, and religions. In particular, we know that students educated in an ethnically diverse setting perform better academically and reap greater professional success than their peers from more homogeneous learning environments. We proudly celebrate that our student population is 51% undergraduate and 32% graduate students of color.

Position Expectations: Excellence in teaching is central Saint Martin’s University. The candidate should demonstrate the ability or potential to teach dynamically and draw enthusiasm from non-majors and majors alike; to have a creditable scholarly agenda; and to be prepared to work with colleagues across the university in the shared governance of our educational enterprise. Professors are expected to understand and respect the mission of our Catholic Benedictine school and to contribute to the broad liberal education of the students across the university.

Required Qualifications:

· A doctorate in philosophy in hand at the time of appointment from an accredited university.

· The candidate is expected to support the Catholic and Benedictine mission and identity of Saint Martin’s according to the professional requirements of philosophy.

· Demonstrated potential for successful teaching at the undergraduate level.

· A record of publication in philosophy, or a plan for publication. And demonstration of how the candidate will remain current in the field of philosophy.

· Demonstrated ability to work effectively with diverse students, faculty, and staff, including a commitment to cultivating learning environments that are equitable and inclusive of students with diverse social identities and backgrounds.

Interested candidates with questions about the position may contact Kathleen McKain at [email protected]. Review of candidate files begins March 24thand will continue until the position is filled. The position begins August 2023.

Saint Martin’s University is a private Catholic, Benedictine university located in Western Washington. Faculty members are expected to support the Catholic, Benedictine liberal arts mission of the university. Candidates must have valid documentation permitting them to work in the US from the date on which the appointment at Saint Martin’s takes effect.

Saint Martin’s University is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and covered veterans. We welcome all applications and are intentionally seeking to diversify our faculty within the College of Arts and Science.

How to apply

Please plan to include the following items in your electronic application:

· A cover letter that includes: (a) relevant qualifications for the indicated position, and (b) research and teaching interests

· Curriculum vitae

· Name and contact information for three professional references

Saint Martin’s University is a Catholic Benedictine institution of higher education that empowers students to pursue a lifetime of learning and accomplishment in all arenas of human endeavor. 


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