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Assistant or Associate Professor of Philosophy- SACRED HEART SEMINARY AND SCHOOL OF THEOLOGY

SACRED HEART SEMINARY AND SCHOOL OF THEOLOGY seeks candidates for two (2) full-time faculty appointments in Philosophy starting August 2023. Specialization is open, with a preference for some competency in Thomistic philosophy. The successful candidate must possess a doctorate at the time of appointment, demonstrate a broad teaching ability in a variety of historical and topical courses, and maintain a firm commitment to the Roman Catholic mission and values of the institution. Salary and rank will be commensurate with academic credentials, publication record, and teaching experience. Normal graduate teaching load is 3-3.

Review of applications will begin Oct. 17 and continue until the positions are filled. To apply, please prepare:

• Cover letter 

• Curriculum vitae

• Statement on teaching philosophy in a Catholic seminary 

• Three reference letters, sent directly by the recommender

Please send all materials electronically, addressed to Dr. Paul Monson, Academic Dean, via

Located in a suburb of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Sacred Heart Seminary and School of Theology is a Roman Catholic graduate institution sponsored by the Priests of the Sacred Heart that specializes in priestly formation for men of all ages with an emphasis on seminarians over 30 years of age. The school provides residential formation for diocesan and religious sponsors throughout the United States and intellectual formation for the local archdiocesan St. Francis de Sales Seminary. Programs include accredited Master of Divinity and Master of Arts degrees alongside a vibrant English and Cultural Studies (ECS) program that attracts students from around the world. Sacred Heart is the only Roman Catholic seminary in the United States sponsoring an archaeological dig in the Holy Land and a center for Catholic-Jewish studies. Known as a dynamic, welcoming community, Sacred Heart offers competitive salaries, medical and dental insurance, short- and long-term disability insurance, a defined benefit retirement program, employee retirement savings plan, regular sabbaticals, and a tenure-based system (called continuous contract).

Director of the Master of Arts in Ministry and Master of Theological Studies for the New Evangelization Degree Programs- St. John’s Seminary

Director of the Master of Arts in Ministry and Master of Theological Studies for the New Evangelization Degree Programs

Founded in 1884, Saint John’s Seminary (SJS) is the major seminary of the Archdiocese of Boston.  The primary mission of the Seminary is to prepare candidates for ordination as diocesan priests in the Roman Catholic Church and to recommend them to sending bishops.  SJS enrolls candidates from numerous dioceses and religious congregations from around New England and beyond.  In addition to this primary mission, SJS offers both the Master of Arts in Ministry (MAM) and Master of Theological Studies for the New Evangelization (MTS) Degree Programs which provide accredited graduate education and formation to laypersons, permanent deacons and religious.  These two degree programs are accredited through both the New England Commission of Higher Education and the Association of Theological Schools.  

More specifically, the MAM Degree Program offers an integrated formation and equips students for service in the public work of the Church.  This program is ideal for those preparing for ministering in parishes, on high school or college campuses, in hospitals and prisons, or for teaching in Catholic schools.  The MTS Degree Program, however, is designed to expose students to the broad parameters of Catholic theology while enabling them to focus on a particular theological topic through a master’s level thesis.  There is also a comprehensive examination option instead of writing a thesis.  The program is ideal for those working in other professions who seek to augment their primary skill set with a grounding in theology in order to more effectively evangelize the fields of culture, work, politics, and family.  These two degrees can also prepare students for further graduate study.  Both degree programs share many of the same courses.  In 2021-22, several core courses within the programs have been designed with a blend of in-person and online instruction.  The instruction offered in these graduate programs is known for fidelity to the Magisterium of the Church in its entirety.  The programs are centered at the Archdiocesan Pastoral Center in Braintree, Massachusetts.  Approximately fifty students are enrolled in these programs.  For more information, one may visit the Seminary’s website at



The Director of the Master of Arts in Ministry and Master of Theological Studies Degree Programs assumes the direct administration of the Master of Arts in Ministry and the Master of Theological Studies Degree Programs of Saint John’s Seminary.  Central tasks of the new Director will be to lead in maintaining and advancing the effectiveness and excellence of these graduate degree programs, in further developing and implementing sound academic policies and in increasing student enrollment through appropriate innovation and strategic direction. 



  • Acting within the framework of Saint John’s Seminary policies, the Director has the duty to assure the proper implementation and maintenance of the educational programs and regulations established by the Seminary and by its accreditors.  
  • Oversees the operation of the Master of Arts in Ministry and the Master of Theological Studies Degree Programs and all their components of intellectual/academic, spiritual, human, and ministerial/apostolic formation, serves on Seminary committees in matters dealing with the degree programs, faculty, and students, and communicates with the Director of Intellectual Formation/Academic Dean of Saint John’s Seminary on major issues.  
  • In cooperation with the instructional staff, fosters educational excellence, promotes curricular study and review, and is responsible for the administration and development of the instructional staff. Leads the programs with strategic direction. Faculty members and staff of these degree programs relate to the Director of Intellectual Formation/Academic Dean of Saint John’s Seminary through this position. Collaborates with personnel in fulfilling accreditation requirements and reporting.
  • Reports directly to the Director of Intellectual Formation/Academic Dean of Saint John’s Seminary in matters that pertain essentially to the degree programs and day-to-day realities of the degrees. Regularly meets with the Rector and Dean for the general advancement, supervision and good of the programs.  Proposes to the Director of Intellectual Formation/Academic Dean of Saint John’s Seminary modifications/improvements in the academic program, suggests candidates for appointment to the faculty. 
  • Conducts meetings with, and reviews, faculty, formation, and staff personnel.
  • Interprets and applies regulations relative to academic components of these degree programs, and acts on problems affecting the standing of individual students in these areas.  
  • Supervises, works collegially with, and evaluates the Assistant to the Director of the MAM and MTS Degree Programs.
  • Works with the Director of Pastoral Formation in matters that pertain to apostolic/ministerial formation and field education.
  • Works with the SJS Mission Advancement Office in matters that pertain to development, marketing/branding, alumni and philanthropy.  In coordination with the Mission Advancement Office, maintains contact with alumni.
  • Works with the SJS Finance and Administration Office in matters that pertain to finance, budget and physical plant. Promotes cost control and grows tuition revenue.
  • This position is a full-time faculty position and provides opportunities for teaching Catholic theology at the graduate level. Teaching two or three graduate courses per academic year is expected as a duty of this position.
  • Other specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:
  • Demonstrates clear and ongoing administrative oversight for the academic elements of all courses in the MAM/MTS programs for which Saint John’s Seminary awards institutional credit or credentials.  These responsibilities include:
    • Curriculum development, integration and evaluation.
    • The specification of required competencies, and the delivery of the instructional program.
    • Professional development and evaluation of faculty in consultation with the Dean and SJS policy.
    • Recruitment, inquiry, admission, registration, retention and graduation of students.
    • Evaluation of student progress and promotion of student success.
    • Evaluates the applicants of both MAM and MTS according to the current MAM and MTS program norms, and with the help of Seminary staff, presents the application packets to the Admissions Board of Saint John’s Seminary for final consideration and admission. 
    • Exercises continued implementation and oversight of online learning component with the help of Seminary staff.
    • Is regularly present when MAM and MTS in-person classes/formation are running.
    • Provides or oversees orientation and academic advising to all students and attends to students’ concerns and grievances which cannot be resolved at the faculty, staff or student level.
    • Works with the SJS Registrar to ensure orderly records with regard to faculty submission of syllabi, registration, grading and compliance and accreditation reports. 
    • Ensures proper access and use of SJS library services.
    • Chairs the scholarship committee.
    • Attendance at select Archdiocesan meetings—e.g., supervisor, staff and ministry meetings.
    • Collaborates with the Director of the Permanent Diaconate Program of the Archdiocese of Boston.
    • Orchestrates end of school year events, including graduation.



  • A Catholic in good standing with zeal for Christ and the Faith, who understands and supports the mission of the Church and the New Evangelization.
  • Doctorate degree or Licentiate in Sacred Theology (S.T.L.) in Catholic Theology.  
  • Evidence of sound theological scholarship. 
  • Lay ministerial experience. 
  • At least 5+ years advanced professional experience in higher education.  Must have experience working for a Catholic entity and knowledge of the Catholic faith and the Church’s mission for the New Evangelization. 
  • Understanding of managing and planning both budget and personnel. 
  • Ability to use technology, with specific knowledge/experience of leveraging technology for distance/remote learning. 
  • Experience working with the public and handling issues/complaints in a diplomatic manner. 
  • Demonstrated ability to handle confidential, time-sensitive and critical matters using good judgment, tact, respect and discretion.  
  • Ability to anticipate needs, establish priorities, maintain confidentiality, project a positive attitude and exercise a high level of professionalism.
  • Strong skills in organizing, multi-tasking and following through in a busy, changing environment with little direct supervision. 
  • Excellent relationship-building skills with a focus on service to others.  A high level of energy and creativity.  Ability to establish trust and work collaboratively.
  • Ability to communicate effectively through e-mail and/or telephone.
  • Strong communication skills (both oral and written).
  • Ability to work nights and weekends as needed.
  • Ability to delegate and direct office assistants and volunteers.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office. 
  • Working with the experienced, out-going Director of the MAM and MTS Degree Programs during a transition period is preferred.  A start date sometime during a part of the 2022 spring or summer terms is preferred. 


The duties and requirements described above are representative of those encountered during performance of the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 


Competitive salary and benefits provided.  A profession of the Oath of Fidelity and a yearly CORI check are two of the terms of employment.




Please direct all inquiries to


Please submit the following as an attachment also to


(1) Cover Letter (Please include past and current theological areas of interest/scholarship, experience in higher ed, ministerial experience and management/supervising experience and ability.)

(2) Curriculum Vitae

(3) Contact Information for Four References (Two must be academic/educational, another ministerial and another from the applicant’s pastor.) 


Please place Director of MAM/MTS Degree Programs in the email subject line.


Review of applications will begin on January 12, 2022, and continue until the position is filled. An incomplete application will not be considered.

St. Mary’s Seminary & University

St. Mary’s Seminary & University in Baltimore invites applications for a teaching position in Philosophy in the Pre-Theology Program for the School of Theology/Seminary program, beginning Fall, 2022. This faculty position is responsible for graduate-seminary level teaching in Philosophy, as well as service as a formator in the Sulpician tradition. The ideal candidate would be a Roman Catholic priest with a terminal ecclesiastical degree in the field, although other Roman Catholics, both religious and lay, women and men, with a terminal degree in Philosophy, will be considered for the teaching position. Academic rank at first appointment is commensurate with prior achievement. Competitive salary and benefits package. 

Send letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and names of references to Rev. Gladstone Stevens, P.S.S., Dean of the School of Theology, and Praeses of the Ecclesiastical Theological Faculty, St. Mary’s Seminary & University, 5400 Roland Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21210, or e-mail Applications received through 4/30/22.

Assistant Professor of Philosophy - Franciscan University of Steubenville


The Department of Philosophy at Franciscan University of Steubenville invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position at the assistant professor level to begin August 2022. 


The successful candidate must possess a Ph.D. in philosophy, a track record of teaching excellence, an active research program (publications preferred), devotion to service, support for the university mission, and a willingness to take the Oath of Fidelity.  The AOS and AOC are open, but a knowledge of the Catholic philosophical tradition is essential.


To apply, please submit: a cover letter, C.V., evidence of undergraduate teaching effectiveness (including evaluations); a statement of your teaching philosophy and how it fits with the vision of Catholic higher education expressed in Ex corde Ecclesiae; a statement of understanding of the mission of Franciscan University of Steubenville; three letters of reference; and official transcripts.  All materials must be submitted electronically to Dr. Logan Gage (Chair, Philosophy Search Committee) via Mrs. Carrie Libetti (, Academic Affairs, Franciscan University of Steubenville.  Review of completed applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. 


For additional information, see  Franciscan University of Steubenville is committed to principles of equal opportunity and is an equal opportunity employer.

Assistant/Associate Professor of Philosophy, University of Mary


The University of Mary in Bismarck, ND invites applications for a full-time faculty position in philosophy at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor to begin Fall 2022. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. PhD is required by time of employment.

Area of specialization is open, and area of competence is Ethics. We are especially looking for candidates who can offer a transformative ethics course that is grounded in the Aristotelian-Thomistic tradition for our core curriculum.  

Applicants should be well-versed in the history of Western philosophy and the Catholic intellectual tradition.  At the University of Mary, we strive to integrate Thomistic philosophy with contemporary thought, so an aptitude for bringing the insights of St. Thomas Aquinas into fruitful dialogue with other philosophical traditions would be a distinct asset.  

The successful candidate will join a collegial community of faculty who strive to excel in teaching, are committed to supporting formation outside of the classroom, and who have active research agendas.

Opportunities for online teaching are available. Candidates are invited to share their interest in and experience with online teaching in their applications.


All faculty are expected to demonstrate a willingness to support and advance the Christian, Catholic, and Benedictine mission and identity of the University of Mary (see ).

·         Upholds and supports the Christian, Catholic, Benedictine mission of the University of Mary

·         Supports the ongoing implementation of Ex Corde Ecclesiae, the apostolic constitution on Catholic colleges and universities

·         Builds a culture of ready and earnest hospitality in the School of Arts & Science and throughout the university, in accord with Saint Benedict’s admonition that all be received as Christ

The University of Mary is a private, Christian, Catholic, Benedictine university that welcomes students of all faiths and backgrounds. Infusing Benedictine values throughout the educational experience, Mary offers distinguished, professionally focused academic programs enlivened by the liberal arts, global and civic service, robust internships, and mentoring by respected faculty. As one of the most affordable private universities in the nation, Mary offers exceptional educational value as well as outstanding scholarship and financial aid opportunities. The University of Mary is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association. 

For more information on the University of Mary, please watch a short video by clicking on this link:

How to Apply:

Click here to apply. Qualified candidates are asked to provide; (1) curriculum vitae, (2) cover letter, (3) teaching portfolio or other evidence of teaching effectiveness, (4) writing sample, (5) official or unofficial transcripts from all colleges and universities attended, (6) three letters of recommendation. Please upload the requested materials and click “submit application”. 

Confidential reference letters or transcripts may be sent to:

Please mention Philosophy 2021 on the subject line.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.


Equal Opportunity Employer

Assistant or Associate Professor of Philosophy, Ohio Dominican University

Ohio Dominican University (Columbus, OH) invites applications for an Assistant/Associate Professor of Philosophy for a tenure-track position starting in Fall 2022. While the area of specialization is open, a willingness to teach introductory courses in philosophy, business ethics, and courses in the history of philosophy is helpful. A willingness to teach some online courses is also helpful. The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in philosophy at the time of appointment, a record of excellent undergraduate teaching, a scholarly agenda, and will support the university's Catholic and Dominican mission. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, CV, evidence of excellent undergraduate teaching, and contact information for three references. The review of applications will begin January 10, 2022.

Application portal:

Ohio Dominican University is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees, as we respect and seek to empower each individual and support the various cultures, perspectives, skills and experiences within our workforce.

Assistant Professor of Philosophy, Ave Maria University

The Department of Philosophy of Ave Maria University in Ave Maria, Florida invites applications for a full-time position in philosophy at the rank of assistant professor to begin in the fall of 2022. AOS: open. AOC: history of philosophy, philosophy of human nature, ethics, and Thomistic metaphysics. Competitive candidates will be active in research and publishing. Candidates should also understand the nature and purpose of a Catholic liberal arts education and be familiar with and committed to the Catholic Church’s teaching on the mission of Catholic universities as expressed in Ex corde Ecclesiae and its teaching on philosophy as expressed in Aeterni Patris and Fides et ratio. Duties include teaching three undergraduate courses per semester and the usual committee work. Ph.D. by August, 2022 is preferred but highly qualified ABD applicants will be considered. Salary will be commensurate with experience and credentials.

Application dossier should include: (1) a letter of application; (2) a CV; (3) a writing sample no longer than 25 pages; (4) a 1-2 page personal statement in which the candidates explain (a) the contribution they see themselves making to a Catholic liberal arts university like AMU that is committed to implementing Ex corde Ecclesiae; and (b) how they see their work in philosophy relating to the teaching of Aeterni Patris and Fides et ratio.

Candidates should arrange for three confidential letters of recommendation to be submitted in support of their application. If the reference letters need to be submitted directly by the person providing the reference, please have them sent to Jerilyn Schwarz, Director of Human Resources at and she will attach these to your online application.  Only complete applications will be considered. Official transcripts are required for faculty appointment and will be requested upon selection of the final candidate.

Questions may be addressed to Joseph G. Trabbic, Chair of the Department of Philosophy at

Submission deadline for full consideration is January 10, 2022.

Ave Maria University provides an excellent benefit package to full time faculty and staff.

Ave Maria University is a Catholic, liberal arts institution of higher learning dedicated to the formation of joyful, intentional disciples of Jesus Christ through Word and Sacrament, scholarship and service.

To apply please follow this link:

Assistant or Associate Professor of Philosophy, University of St. Thomas (Houston)

The University of St. Thomas (UST), a private Catholic University committed to the liberal arts and the religious and intellectual tradition of Catholic higher education, located in Houston, Texas, near the vibrant central business district, Texas Medical Center, and museum district, is seeking applicants for a full-time Assistant or Associate Professor position in the Department of Philosophy and the Center for Thomistic Studies. This position reports directly to the Department Chair.


Areas of Specialization: Open. Candidates must have facility with the Latin texts of St. Thomas Aquinas.

Areas of Concentration: Open.

Submission deadline for full consideration: November 30, 2021

Position begins August 2022. 3/2 course load. Ph.D. required.

This position will involve teaching at least one graduate course per year and dissertation supervision. Undergraduate teaching load: 3 or 4 courses per year, including university core courses. University, Department, and Center service are also required.

Areas of specialization and concentration are open, but among areas that might serve the Center's needs are history of philosophy, Arabic philosophy, political philosophy, logic, philosophy of language, and philosophy of science.

Applications should address applicant's knowledge and support of the Thomistic tradition and of the mission of Catholic higher education in light of Ex Corde Ecclesiae and Fides et Ratio.

Applications for this position should include the following materials: a letter of interest, transcripts, a statement concerning the mission of Catholic higher education in light of Ex Corde Ecclesiae and Fides et Ratio, curriculum vitae, a writing sample, evidence of undergraduate teaching excellence and ability to teach as needed in online modalities, and three letters of reference submitted by recommenders.

The University of St. Thomas is committed to hiring faculty who can help it not only fulfill its integrated mission – the formation of the whole person for flourishing in this life and the next – but also advance it in new ways. The University's Catholic identity is the center of this mission, a Catholicism expressed for our own age by the Catechism of the Catholic Church and Pope St. John Paul II's Ex Corde Ecclesiae. The University asks all candidates applying for this position to consider these documents to ensure their professional goals and practices can align with them.

To apply, please see

The University of St. Thomas is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Cottrill-Rolfes Chair in Catholic Studies in University of Kentucky

September 22, 2021 


 Cottrill-Rolfes Chair in Catholic Studies 

University of Kentucky 

College of Arts and Sciences 


The College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, KY invites applications for the endowed Cottrill-Rolfes Chair in Catholic Studies to begin August 2022. Competitive applicants will have the rank of Full Professor or its equivalent in scholarship and experience, and a strong reputation re-lated to some aspect of Catholic Studies. The endowment describes Catholic Studies as “the study of the history, literature, philosophy, music, culture, ideology, politics, institutions and traditions of Roman Ca-tholicism.” We are interested in applications from a range of diverse disciplinary approaches as well as different topics as they relate to Catholicism, such as art, architecture, liturgy, gender, race, religious con-version, biblical exegesis, the environment, and more. The scope of the position is global. Applications from scholars who specialize in inter-faith relations and the complexities of cross-cultural encounters are welcome. In concert with faculty across the College and the World Religions program, the Cottrill-Rolfes Chair will develop and implement an active program in Catholic Studies, with the understanding that the activities of the Chair should neither promote nor inhibit the Catholic religion. This will include program-ming for lectures and events of interest to the larger community on topics extending beyond the Chair’s immediate area of expertise. 

The University of Kentucky is an R1 Research University with significant library holdings in Religious Studies, especially in the area of Christianity. Hebrew, Greek, Latin, and Arabic, and an array of modern languages are available for undergraduate study. The College of Arts and Sciences has a growing community of internationally recognized scholars with interests in Islamic Studies, Jewish Studies, biblical studies and archaeology, pre-modern Christian history and art, Asian and South Asian religions, vernacular religion, mythology, and Indigenous religions, as well as in the religious dimensions of sociology, anthropology, psychology, gender and women’s studies, and symbolic systems. The student population and faculty are diverse and committed to internationalization. The successful candidate will foster collegial relations and opportunities for intellectual explorations across disciplinary boundaries. 

Interested scholars should apply online at: Applications should include the following: 1.) a letter that includes a brief description of research interests, prospective pro-jects, and relevant teaching experience, brief proposals for courses in Catholic Studies or Religious Stud-ies, ideas about a lecture series on the theme “Catholicism and...” (upload as Cover Letter); 2.) a curricu-lum vitae; 3.) a recent, representative article or chapter; in the case of a major digital project for which the applicant is a primary PI, please send a link (upload as Specific Request 1); and 4.) a statement on inclu-sivity (upload as Specific Request 2). As a college and university, we are strongly committed to creating an inclusive and effective teaching, learning, and working environment for all. In one to two pages, ap-plicants should reflect on their commitments, approaches, and insights related to inclusion, diversity, and equity. In addition, please provide the names and contact information for three references when prompted in the academic profile. The search committee will use this information when soliciting recommendation letters. 

Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2021. Queries may be addressed to Prof. Abigail Firey, Director of World Religions; email 

The University of Kentucky is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, African Americans, and all minorities. Applications from international scholars are welcome. 


Philosophy at Saint Vincent College

June 26, 2021

The Department of Philosophy at Saint Vincent College invites applications for a full-time position starting in the Fall 2021 semester.  The department serves the general undergraduate population in the core curriculum, undergraduate majors and minors, and also seminarians in Saint Vincent Seminary’s pre-theology program.

Qualifications:  Applicants must have a PhD by time of appointment.  A pontifical philosophy degree is required.

Responsibilities:  The candidate for this position will work closely with Saint Vincent Seminary in teaching philosophy courses taken by both college and seminary students, advising pre-theology seminarians, and working with the seminary administration.  In addition, the candidate will teach seminars rooted in the college’s Catholic, Benedictine, liberal arts mission.  Thus, demonstrated ability to teach philosophy course rooted in the history of philosophy and in the Catholic intellectual tradition is required.  The candidate will teach a 4-4 load.

Saint Vincent College is a Catholic, Benedictine liberal arts and sciences college of approximately 1650 students located 40 miles southeast of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  The College maintains a strong commitment to the liberal arts and sciences that grows out of the 1500-year old Benedictine education tradition.  All positions require employees to be able to fully embrace the unique mission and identity of the College as a Catholic, Benedictine, liberal ats institution.  Saint Vincent College is a equal opportunity institution that is committed to diversity and encourages applications from all qualified candidates.

To Apply:  Please submit dossier electronically to

Application will be reviewed on a rolling basis and received until the position is fille.

Note:  Background checks will be performed on all new faculty, staff, and adjunct positions.  Employment is conditional upon satisfactory background checks and clearances.

Full-Time Position at Philosophy Conception Seminary College

February 23, 2021

Full-Time Position: Philosophy  Conception Seminary College, Conception, Missouri

Assistant or Associate Professor of Philosophy  (Preference will be given to candidates who have completed their Ph.D. by the start date.)

Department of Philosophy, Conception Seminary College


AOC          At least one of the following areas:  Ancient Philosophy, Medieval Philosophy, Natural Theology and Metaphysics

Workload   Full-Time (3 or 4 courses per semester: teaching load is determined by candidate’s research and publication history; multiple sections of a single course count as separate courses)

Location     Conception, Missouri (Rural Northwest Missouri, 75 miles north of Kansas City, MO, and 18 miles east of Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville, MO)

Start Date  August 2021 

Application Deadline:  April 7, 2021


Job Description   Philosophy Position – Conception Seminary College

Conception, Missouri  

Conception Seminary College is staffed and operated by Benedictine monks of Conception Abbey.  The students enrolled at CSC come from various U.S. dioceses, especially in the Midwest, and all are discerning vocation to the Roman Catholic priesthood.  The smaller enrollment (fewer than 100) gives faculty and staff opportunities to associate with one another regularly, and fosters an educational environment that integrates the spiritual, human, pastoral and academic aspects of the seminarians’ formation.  All students are required to complete a major in philosophy as a prerequisite for entry into a graduate-level theology school.  The required core philosophy curriculum consists of 10 courses offered every year.  The successful candidate will need to be able to teach a variety of courses from the core curriculum:  Logic, Philosophy of Human Nature, Natural Theology, Ethics, Epistemology, Metaphysics, and Ancient, Medieval, Modern and Contemporary History of Philosophy.  Elective courses ranging from 1 to 3 semester hours are also offered each semester.  All courses are undergraduate-level courses.  The online academic catalog is available at the CSC website:  

The successful applicant must be a practicing Catholic, able to support and promote the Seminary’s mission of priestly formation, and must be able to make a Profession of Faith and take the Oath of Fidelity.

The successful candidate will be reviewed at the end of the first year in this position.  The position is renewable, upon satisfactory review.  

Application Materials

  • Letter of Application
  • Current C.V.
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation, sent separately from persons familiar with the applicant’s work in philosophy, teaching ability, or other skills/qualities that are relevant to the job description.
  • The applicant’s statement of “Teaching Philosophy in a Catholic Seminary”

Final candidates under consideration for the position will be contacted in order to select a date for the interview process, which will be conducted virtually.  The process will include teaching a class on Zoom and participating in Zoom meetings with the department and with the administration.  


Forward Application Materials to:

Br. Justin Hernandez, O.S.B.   (660) 944-2851

Philosophy Department Chair/Search Committee Chair


Email or Paper Copies of Applications are accepted – Use addresses below:



            Conception Seminary College

            P. O. Box 502                                               

            37174 State Highway V V 

            Conception, MO  64433

Post-Doctoral Scholar in College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Kentucky

February 23, 2021

Post-Doctoral Scholar

College of Arts and Sciences

University of Kentucky


The College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, KY invites applications for a post-doctoral scholar in the field of Catholic Studies.  This position will begin in August 2021 and is possibly renewable for one year.  Applicants must have Ph.D. in hand, having completed a dissertation related to some aspect of Church History, Catholic art, Catholic architecture, Catholic music, Catholic liturgy, Catholicism and literature, the sociology of Catholicism, the anthropology of Catholic communities, gender and Catholicism, Catholic Philosophy, Jewish-Catholic relations, Islamic-Catholic relations, Catholic mission history, Catholicism in Latin American society or politics, Catholicism in China or Japan, Biblical Studies, Catholicism and the environment, or another field centered on Catholic tradition, experience, or impact. The position carries a 2-2 teaching load, for some combination of existing courses in the catalogue and courses proposed by the Scholar.  The Scholar will also work with the Director of World Religions and other faculty on future curricular development and public programming to be implemented during the year of the appointment.  It is expected that the Scholar will be in residence and available for in-person teaching.

Interested applicants should apply online at: Applications should include: 1.) a brief description of research interests (upload as Specific Request 1); 2.) a brief one paragraph description of the elements you would include in one of the existing Christianity or Methodology courses, listed at (upload as Specific Request 2); 3.) brief proposals (one paragraph for each) for two additional courses in Catholic Studies or Religious Studies (upload as Specific Request 3); 4.) a title and short abstract for a public lecture you would like to give in a “Catholicism and...” series (upload as Writing Sample); 5.)  a one-paragraph description of a text on which you would like to guide a workshop for a general audience interested in Catholic Studies (upload as Cover Letter); and 6.) a curriculum vitae.  In addition, please provide the names and contact information for three references when prompted in the academic profile. This information will be utilized to solicit recommendation letters from your references within the employment system.

Application deadline is March 15, 2021.

The University of Kentucky is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, African Americans, and all minorities.

Philosophy Position at Kenrick-Glennon Seminary

February 5, 2021

Kenrick-Glennon Seminary in Saint Louis, MO seeks a candidate to fill a position in Philosophy.

Position is full-time salary and benefits, with a very competitive salary scale. Rank to be determined based on the successful applicant’s qualifications.

Kenrick-Glennon Seminary, located in the Archdiocese of St. Louis, prepares men for priesthood in the Roman Catholic Church in dioceses throughout the Midwest and Great Plains.

Candidate will teach 3/3 load, primarily in the Systematic and Historical sequences of the philosophy curriculum. Philosophy courses are taught in a Thomistic framework. Ability and willingness to teach history courses at the undergraduate level is a strong plus. 

Candidate must be committed to priestly formation in the Catholic tradition. Ability to foster the integration of faith and reason in the Catholic tradition is essential. Since courses are being taught in the context of an integral program of priestly formation, we expect teachers to know their students in such a way that the teacher can contribute to the human, spiritual, intellectual, and pastoral growth of each seminarian.

PhD in Philosophy required. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Send CV with references and Cover Letter (2-3 pages) by March 12 to:


 February 1, 2021 

The Department of Philosophy in the College of Liberal Arts at Mount Angel Seminary invites applications for a full-time position, at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor, to begin August 2021.

Ideal candidates will be excellent teachers able to offer courses across the entire philosophy curriculum. Although the AOS is open, the successful applicant should have an AOC in the area of Thomistic philosophy. Our philosophy instructors teach classes in both the Seminary’s undergraduate (BA degree) and Pre-Theology (post-baccalaureate certificate and MA (Philosophy) degree) programs. The successful applicant must be able to support and promote the Seminary’s mission of priestly formation, and must also be able to make a Profession of Faith and take the Oath of Fidelity. Applicants should hold a PhD in Philosophy.

Mount Angel Seminary, an apostolate of the Benedictine monks of Mount Angel Abbey, is a school whose primary purpose is the human, spiritual, intellectual and pastoral formation of men for the Roman Catholic priesthood. The Seminary is comprised of a Graduate School of Theology, and a College of Liberal Arts, and, for seminarians requiring additional preparation to enter the Graduate School, a Pre-Theology program. In addition, the Graduate School of Theology offers theological education to qualified laymen and women. The Seminary’s programs adhere to the norms established by the Holy See and the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops as stated in the Program of Priestly Formation.

To apply for this position, please send the following:

  • Letter of application
  • C.V.
  • 3 letters of recommendation
  • Writing sample
  • A statement, “Teaching Philosophy in a Catholic Seminary”
Please send all materials to:
Shawn W.J. Keough, PhD
Dean & Academic Vice-President
Mount Angel Abbey and Seminary
1 Abbey Drive
Saint Benedict, OR 97373
Faculty Position in Philosophy at the University of Mary

December 18,2020

The University of Mary in Bismarck, ND invites applications for a full-time faculty position in the Department of Philosophy. 

Areas of Specialization and Competence are open, although candidates should be able to teach Introduction to Philosophy, Ethics, and Philosophy of the Human Person for the university’s Core Curriculum. An aptitude for bringing Thomistic philosophy into fruitful dialogue with other philosophical traditions would be a distinct asset. A Ph.D. in Philosophy is required by time of employment. 

Applicants must excel in teaching, be committed to supporting formation outside of the classroom and have an active research agenda. 

All faculty are expected to demonstrate a willingness to support and advance the Christian, Catholic, and Benedictine mission and identity of the University of Mary (see ).


Qualifications and Requirements Include: 

  • Upholds and supports the Christian, Catholic, Benedictine mission of the University of Mary
  • Supports the ongoing implementation of Ex Corde Ecclesiae, the apostolic constitution on Catholic colleges and universities
  • Builds a culture of ready and earnest hospitality in the School of Arts and Sciences and throughout the university, in accord with Saint Benedict’s admonition that all be received as Christ

The University of Mary is a private, Christian, Catholic, Benedictine university that welcomes students of all faiths and backgrounds. Infusing Benedictine values throughout the educational experience, Mary offers distinguished, professionally-focused academic programs enlivened by the liberal arts, global and civic service, robust internships, and mentoring by respected faculty. As one of the most affordable private universities in the nation, Mary offers exceptional educational value as well as outstanding scholarship and financial aid opportunities. The University of Mary is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association. 

For more information on the University of Mary, please watch a short video by clicking on this link:


How to Apply:

Click here to apply at Upload your attachments and click submit.

Qualified applicants should submit (1) cover letter, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) writing sample of no more than 20 pages, (4) teaching portfolio with evidence of teaching effectiveness, (5) official or unofficial transcripts from all colleges and universities attended, and (6) three letters of recommendation.


Additional attachments or anything larger than 5MB may be sent to or mailed to:

Human Resources

University of Mary

7500 University Drive

Bismarck, ND 58504


Review of application materials will begin on January 11, 2021.  Position will remain open until filled. 

Any questions, please reach out to: Dr. David Echelbarger, Philosophy Program Chair, 701-355-8057,

Equal Opportunity Employer

President at Our Lady Seat of Wisdom College

December 3, 2020

Our Lady Seat of Wisdom College, which provides an integrated Catholic liberal arts program in the beautiful Madawaska Valley, seeks to appoint a new president to begin July 2021. The new president will lead a private Canadian Catholic college, which offers a three-year Bachelor of Catholic Studies, in its growth to a flourishing four-year Catholic liberal arts college.


The successful candidate would preferably have an earned doctorate or equivalent, have a deep understanding of, and a strong commitment to, the liberal arts, and also ideally:

  • have a minimum of ten years of experience in university administration, as well as institutional development, higher education management, and fundraising;
  • have a measurable record of successful and ethical academic leadership in governance, long-term planning, and fiscal responsibility;
  • have experience in articulating the value of growing Catholic liberal arts institutions in the context of Canadian higher education.

Personal Skills

The candidate must have:

  • the ability and conviction to promote Catholic liberal arts education as part of the “New Evangelization”;
  • strong communication and public relations skills;
  • the ability to relate easily to the internal groups constituting SWC, as well as other postsecondary institutions, various levels of Canadian government, clergy (including bishops), and the local community;
  • the ability to lead by example in a growing Catholic institution, to initiate new developments in a collegial manner, and to be the public representative of SWC.


The president must be a faithful and prayerful Catholic who is willing to commit annually to the Oath of Fidelity to the Magisterium of the Catholic Church and who is willing to commit to this apostolic work.


In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.

Review of applications is underway. Position is open until filled. Start date: July 1, 2021, or as negotiated.

To apply, candidates are asked to submit a curriculum vitae and a cover letter. Subsequently, a candidate may be invited to submit three letters of recommendation (two professional and one pastoral), and a two-page statement describing his or her vision for Catholic liberal arts education and how the faith informs and shapes his or her academic life and leadership.

Interested candidates may address a letter of application to Dr. Natasha Duquette, Coordinator of the Presidential Search Committee, and send it along with their C.V. to:

Director of Development at Our Lady Seat of Wisdom College

December 3, 2020

Position: Director of Development 

Institution: Our Lady Seat of Wisdom College
Location: Barry’s Bay, Ontario, Canada
Reports to: President 

Compensation: Hourly, 37.5 hours per week.

Our Lady Seat of Wisdom College (SWC) is a private institution which offers higher education in the Catholic tradition of the Liberal Arts., and offers a three-year Bachelor of Catholic Studies degree with plans to expand to a four-year program. Two defining characteristics of SWC are its Catholic orthodoxy and its commitment to providing excellent, comprehensive liberal arts formation, with courses in Theology, Philosophy, Literature, History, Social Sciences, Languages, Fine Arts, Music, Mathematics, and Natural Sciences. As a private institution and registered charity, it carries out its mission due to the generosity of donors.

Salary is commensurate with experience, within the context of SWC’s nature as a non-profit organization. In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada. 

The Opportunity: 

As a key member of Our Lady Seat of Wisdom College’s management, the Director of Development embraces the mission of SWC, and effectively promotes and communicates its identity, vision and strategic plan. The Director of Development provides direction to the Development Office and direction in all development-related matters at SWC. The Director of Development is responsible for Administration of the Development Office, Fundraising, Marketing, Communications, and Public Relations. The Director of Development will work closely with the Development Office staff, and the President. 


The Director of Development duties and responsibilities include: 

  • Direct the Development Office and its activities
  • Implement the Development Plan in line with the College’s strategic plan as an institution, and in accordance with ethical fundraising principles.
  • In collaboration with Development staff, designs, implements and manages all fundraising activities including annual giving, endowment and capital campaigns, special projects (including scholarships and bursaries), and all school related solicitations.
  • Collaborate with the Stewardship Officer on a planned-giving program and a major gifts program
  • Direct grant research and proposal writing.
  • Meet and speak to current and prospective donors and supporters.
  • Develop and manage timelines for various fundraising activities to ensure strategic plans and critical fundraising processes are carried out in a timely manner.
  • Ensure adherence to legislation (Privacy, Canada Revenue Agency, Imagine Canada Standards), industry codes of ethics, and best practices throughout the organization.
  • Provide direction in marketing to meet the College’s student recruitment and fundraising goals
  • Coordinates high volume mailings to prospective donors and current mail list
  • Oversees the creation, production and distribution of SWC newsletter, “Veritas”, three times a year
  • With the Student Recruitment Office, coordinate SWC presence at various conferences.
  • Oversees all graphics design of website, logos, newsletters, advertisements and promotional material
  • Writes or delegates the writing of Press Releases on various school activities and newsworthy events
  • Direct all external communications and public relations, including SWC’s website.
  • Effectively communicate SWC’s identity, vision and strategic plan to the public.
  • Coordinate the President’s public appearances/speaking engagements to share information about SWC, and to connect with current and potential donors, and parents of prospective students.
  • Work in collaboration with the President, Board Development Committee and Development Office staff.
  • Develop policies and procedures for the Development office which reflect ethical fundraising practices.
  • Manage the Development Budget.
  • Prepare quarterly reports for the Board of Directors on Development activities, and an Annual Report for donors.


Education: A Master’s degree plus proven experience in administrative and fundraising positions. Experience can be used in lieu of graduate degree. 

Required Characteristics: 

The candidate must: 

  • Embrace the mission of Our Lady Seat of Wisdom College and be passionate to share its story and mission to others. 
  • Be an effective communicator with strong interpersonal, verbal communication and writing skills
  • Have significant knowledge and experience in fundraising techniques, particularly in major gift fundraising. Be skilled in developing and implementing successful strategies for identification, cultivation and solicitation of donors with annual fund programs. 
  • Have a reputation for personal integrity and highest ethical standards.
  • Have the ability to think strategically and work proactively. 
  • Be a comfortable public speaker (understands how to adapt his/her message to the audience at hand). 
  • Be committed to ongoing professional development and maintain SWC’s memberships with the Canadian Association of Gift Planners and the Association of Fundraising Professionals.

Review of applications is underway. Position is open until filled. Start date: July 1, 2021, or as negotiated. An initial two-year renewable contract. 

A complete application package comprises an updated resume, plus initial screening copies sent by either the applicant or a third party consisting of: 1) a letter of intent addressing the major points of the duties and qualifications listed herein 2) two letters of recommendation 3) complete contact information for four referees total 4) a pastoral letter of reference and 5) copies of all post-secondary transcripts. To expedite communication and submission of materials, we request all materials to be submitted through the e-mail address below as file attachments (including scanned images) that are readable within the MS Word Office Suite. 

Send all materials to the

Our Lady Seat of Wisdom College
18 Karol Wojtyla Square; P. O. Box 249
Barry’s Bay, Ontario K0J 1B0 Canada.
Ph: 613.756.3082. Toll-Free: 877.369.6520. Fax: 613.756.4077

Direct preliminary inquiries to Monica Nolan by phone at 639-471-1100, or by email at

Full-Time IPS Philosophy/Theology Faculty Position in Sterling, VA

November 10, 2020

The Institute for the Psychological Sciences (IPS) at Divine Mercy University (DMU) invites applications for a full-time Philosophy or Theology faculty position in the doctoral program in clinical psychology (PsyD). The position will involve teaching assigned course work, dissertation advising, research and scholarship as well as contributing to a dialogue between Catholic philosophy and theology and psychology and mental health practice. 

Located in Northern Virginia, the IPS doctoral program in clinical psychology is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of the American Psychological Association (APA). IPS is a cutting-edge institution offering a unique integration of sound science and the effective scientific practice of psychology with the Catholic understanding of the person, marriage and family.

Applicants must have the following minimum qualifications: (1) a doctoral degree in philosophy or theology from a regionally-accredited institution; and (2) evidence of recent relevant work in the field, including teaching, research, scholarly publications. Rank and salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.

To be considered, the following is required to be submitted through the application portal:

  • current curriculum vitae,
  • official transcripts for all post-secondary education (unofficial transcripts should be submitted through the applicant portal and official transcripts requested and mailed to Divine Mercy University, Attention PsyD Faculty Recruitment, 45154 Underwood Lane, Sterling, VA 20166; or email to
  • a list of references from three higher education professionals,
  • cover letter of interest that addresses the applicant’s compatibility with the DMU/IPS mission.

Review of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

The Institute for the Psychological Sciences at Divine Mercy University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, actively committed to increasing diversity within its community. As required by the Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended, and the Americans with Disabilities Act, as amended, IPS does not discriminate against applicants on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, or disability.

Tenure Track Position in Philosophy at Belmont Abbey College

October 22, 2020

Position Summary

Belmont Abbey College invites applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor of Philosophy position to begin August 1, 2021. 

Job Responsibilities

This is a full-time undergraduate teaching position with a 4/4 teaching load. Preferred areas of concentration are history of philosophy, ethics, metaphysics, mind, human nature, logic, or political philosophy. The successful candidate will be expected to carry out scholarly research and to perform service to the department and to the college.


Ph.D. in Philosophy required.  Belmont Abbey College provides Philosophy courses for a Roman Catholic minor seminary, and candidates for the position must support the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church and the seminary’s mission to prepare men for the priesthood. Candidates should be competent in the thought of St. Thomas Aquinas. Candidates must be authorized to work in the United States.

The successful candidate will be a talented and dedicated academic deeply and enthusiastically committed to the Catholic mission of Belmont Abbey College. Preference will be given to candidates who can demonstrate (1) a record of excellence in undergraduate teaching and a sense of teaching as a vocation; (2) support for the approach to education expressed in St. John Paul II’s Ex Corde Ecclesiae; and (3) a strong desire to teach at a liberal arts institution where the academic program is guided by the Catholic intellectual tradition and the Benedictine spirit of prayer and learning.  Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States.

Additional Information

Review of applications will begin on November 15th and continue until the search is completed.  Please apply by email to using the subject line “Philosophy Search”.  Include a letter of application, CV, the names and contact information of at least three references, and a written response in which you explain how your work engages with the Catholic intellectual tradition in the context of a Benedictine liberal arts college and how your own faith tradition informs your vocation as teacher and scholar. (Evidence of teaching excellence and official transcripts are optional at this stage but are required for the interview.)

Located ten minutes west of Charlotte, North Carolina, Belmont Abbey College is a Catholic, Benedictine school that educates students in the liberal arts and sciences according to our mission “so that in all things God may be glorified.” The College, which is more than 140 years old, is known for its dedicated faculty, excellent teaching, the personal attention that students receive, and a community atmosphere both inside and outside of the classroom. There is a Benedictine monastery on campus, as well as a minor basilica. 

The College’s mission and vision statements may be found on our website

Assistant Professor of Political Science/Sociology at the University of Navarra

October 16, 2020

The School of Humanities and Social Sciences of the University of Navarra seeks to fill a tenure track,? full-time, Assistant Professor position of Political Science/Sociology, to begin September 2021. The initial contract will be for one year, and, depending on performance and mutual interests, it may be extended to a second year. Advanced candidates may eventually apply for tenure.

  • AOS: Political Science, Political Philosophy, and/or Sociology
  • AOC: Sociology, Political Theory, History of Political Ideas


  • Candidates will have a PhD in Political Science or in Sociology by the date of the commencement of the position
  • The candidate will teach in English to both Spanish and international students for the PPE (Philosophy, Politics and Economics) program, as well as for other university programs
  • Duties include teaching 2 or 3 courses per semester and assisting with program development

Part of the candidate’s teaching may be on Core Curriculum subjects. Any previous experience in the teaching of Core Curriculum courses and knowledge of its principles ( will be very positively considered. In light of these principles, the ideal candidate will appreciate the role of culture and society in configuring individuals’ identities, demonstrate knowledge of Christianity and religion, and inspire a reflective attitude in their students to contemporary challenges.

Demonstrated research excellence or promise of research in his/her AOS is expected. The School of Humanities will take into consideration the successful candidate's ability to lead research and contribute to the development of the PPE program, to be genuinely committed to students and show a collaborative spirit with colleagues and administrative staff. Candidates with administrative experience are particularly encouraged to apply. 

How to apply:

Applicants should submit a dossier that includes:

  1. A cover letter that describes his or her research, teaching philosophy and experience, administrative work,
  2. A CV
  3. The names of two referees

And email them to For further information or queries, please contact us at the same email address. For full consideration, please submit your dossier by 20 December 2020. Candidates will be initially interviewed by Zoom. 

The University of Navarra ( is an international University committed to quality teaching and excellence in research. It ranks 3rd in the Europe Teaching Ranking 2019 by Times Higher Education and Elsevier. The University of Navarra follows in the Roman Catholic educational tradition and is a corporate work of the Opus Dei, a personal prelature of the Roman Catholic Church founded by St. Josemaría Escrivá. It provides suitable opportunities for the development of its professors and employees, carries out broad cultural outreach and social promotion through NGOs and charities, and encourages service learning. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment.

For more information, please visit them at

Thank you.

Assistant Professor of Philosophy/Catholic Studies at Newman Theological College

October 16, 2020

Newman Theological College invites applications for a full-time continuing faculty member to teach in the College’s new BA program in Catholic Studies. This is a “Great Books” program in which many of the courses require Professors to teach from primary sources in dynamic seminars using Socratic pedagogy. For a description see: .

The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in philosophy with specialization related to St. Thomas Aquinas or Thomistic philosophy. A demonstrated competence in the major areas of the history of philosophy is necessary. The successful candidate will be comfortable with teaching a broad range of undergraduate courses in keeping with the aims and methods of the program. The teaching load is 3/2.

Applicants should demonstrate a potential for successful academic research and peer reviewed publication as well as having a passion for disseminating his or her research to the wider public.

Given the nature of this program applicants should be practicing Catholics and demonstrate an enthusiastic commitment to the College’s mission and its role as an institution within the Catholic Archdiocese of Edmonton, Canada, working in partnership with St. Joseph Seminary.

Review of applications will begin Dec. 1, 2020 and continue until the position is filled. Only successful candidates will be contacted.

Please send a cover letter, C.V., two letters of recommendation and a one page statement of teaching philosophy that addresses how you would contribute to the unique features of this program to . Questions may be directed to the Chair of the Search Committee and Academic Dean Dr. Ryan Topping at .

Full-time Faculty Member at Holy Apostles College & Seminary

September 14, 2020

Holy Apostles College & Seminary is seeking to hire a full-time faculty member for its on-campus undergraduate philosophy and pre-theology programs. The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in Philosophy with a grounding in the perennial philosophy of St. Thomas Aquinas (per the “Decree on the Reform of Ecclesiastical Studies of Philosophy” (2011) from the Congregation for Catholic Education) so that he or she is able to ensure Catholic seminarians “develop an understanding of the relationship between faith and reason and the relationship and interaction between philosophy and theology” (Program of Priestly Formation, 5th Edition, para. 153). 

Applicants must be supportive of the mission of a Catholic college, as outlined in Ex corde ecclesiae, and supportive of the charism of the Missionaries of the Holy Apostles; demonstrate an understanding of and commitment to the Catholic philosophical tradition; and be dedicated to high quality liberal arts teaching at a residential college and seminary. The qualified candidate holds a doctoral degree in philosophy and has a thorough grounding in the history of philosophy, stands within and can articulate well the philosophia perennis of the Catholic intellectual tradition, and provides evidence of quality teaching experience.  

 Salary and rank commensurate with experience. CVs and cover letters that demonstrate a familiarity with the papal instruction in the philosophical education of college seminarians preparing for priestly formation should be emailed to the attention of the Dr. Lisa Gulino D.Min. Academic Dean for on-Campus programs.  


Holy Apostles College and Seminary

33 Prospect Hill Road

Cromwell, CT 064146

Assistant Professor of Philosophy Open Position Announcement

February 17, 2020

The Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies at Mount Mercy University in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, invites applications for a full-time tenure-track appointment as Assistant Professor of Philosophy to begin in August of 2020. AOS: open. AOC: the philosophy of St. Thomas Aquinas, the Catholic philosophical tradition, the history of Western philosophy, virtue ethics. Teaching load: 21 credit hours per academic year in a 9-3-9 Fall-Winter-Spring schedule.

The qualified applicant is a generalist who holds a doctoral degree in philosophy or is ABD but will have defended prior to the Fall of 2020, has a thorough grounding in the history of philosophy, stands within and can articulate well the philosophia perennisof the Catholic intellectual tradition, and provides evidence of quality teaching experience.

The candidate must possess a strong commitment to a liberal education and undergraduate teaching. The successful candidate will teach regularly in the university's core curriculum, and teach a range of courses, including logic, Western philosophy, philosophical anthropology, and ethics. The position offers opportunities for creatively designing upper-division courses that attract students to further study of philosophy. The candidate will also advise and mentormajors and minors, and supervise capstone theses.

While excellence as an educator is the top priority, the successful candidate will also engage in scholarship and service, and participate in department meetings and campus committee work, especially collaborating with Campus Ministry. In addition candidates should possess the potential and desire to assume some administrative departmental duties. These duties include overseeing program adjuncts, course scheduling and development, assessing program offerings, and promoting the program within the university and the larger community.

Successful candidates must also demonstrate a willingness to support and advance Mount Mercy’s mission as a Catholic university as outlined in Ex Corde Ecclesiae, providing student-focused education in the spirit of Catherine McAuley and the Sisters of Mercy, the religious order that founded the university. This position also requires significant fluency in, explanation of, and active advocacy for the Catholic intellectual and philosophical tradition in the MMU campus community. Strong preference will be given to applicants who are practicing Catholics willing to make a profession of faith according to Can. 833.7, and to collaborate with the local Church in joint programming. 

Review of application materials will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Qualified candidates should submit (a) a letter of application that includes a statement outlining how the candidate's abilities would contribute to MMU's Catholic, Mercy, and liberal arts identity, (b) a current curriculum vitae, (c) a statement of teaching philosophy, (d) transcripts of all graduate work, (e) evidence of excellence in teaching, (f) a research dossier and a sample of the candidate's scholarly writing, not to exceed 25 pages, and (g) three professional letters of recommendation, submitted separately by the recommenders. Submissions should be emailed as Microsoft Word or Adobe Acrobat attachments to: with the subject line, "Philosophy Faculty." Only application materials emailed to this address will be considered. Application materials submitted on paper will not be reviewed.

Mount Mercy University is a Catholic, coeducational University founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1928 enrolling approximately 1800 students. The University offers a variety of liberal arts, professional, accelerated, and graduate degree programs. The picturesque campus located in Cedar Rapids, Iowa is equidistant from Minneapolis, Chicago, and St. Louis.

Mount Mercy University is an equal opportunity employer and a smoke free environment.

Providence College Provost Search

February 13, 2020
Providence College in Providence, RI is currently searching for a new Provost. The formal announcement can be found on the Providence College website here. The position description available on the website includes application information (the application window closes in early March), as well as an overview of Providence College’s current strengths and opportunities. Among other qualifications, applicants "must have a strong and demonstrated commitment to Catholic higher education and a substantive appreciation for the Dominican intellectual, spiritual, and pedagogical tradition.”

Raymond Hain, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Philosophy
Associate Director, Humanities Program
128 Siena Hall
Providence College
Providence, RI 02908
President for Dominican University College (DUC)

February 7, 2020 

Dominican University College (DUC),
first established in Ottawa, Ontario in 1900, by the Canadian Province of the Dominican Order, is one of the oldest university colleges in the nation’s capital whose roots lie at the very beginning of the development of universities in Europe. With its specialization in philosophy and theology, DUC is devoted to the search for truth in an environment which nourishes critical thinking, amicable dialogue and a unique educational experience. This historical institution is located on a campus minutes from downtown Ottawa and Parliament Hill with another near Mount Royal in Montreal. Guided by its noble mission to cultivate the habits of academic and human excellence, DUC fosters a rich and vibrant Dominican tradition within a fully bilingual environment while engaging openly with various disciplines, backgrounds and faiths that provide the foundation for students to actualize their potential to propose creative solutions for the world’s most complex challenges.

At this important juncture, as the current DUC President’s term is ending at the end of the academic year, an engaging, visionary and strategic leader is sought. The new President must possess an inspirational style of leadership, encouraging faculty, staff, students, and alumni to see the world in new ways and encouraging them to recognize the role they and the University play in changing it for the better. A strong communicator and champion for the University and its espoused values, they must be capable of navigating a range of audiences and demonstrating to others—in a compelling manner—why Dominican University College is an excellent place to study and work, pursue ideas, partner with, and invest in. 

The ideal candidate for President possesses an advanced university degree and, through significant post-secondary experience, a solid understanding of the social, political and financial opportunities and challenges facing post-secondary education in Ontario and Quebec. As such, they will have a track record of promoting and sustaining teaching and research excellence, possess a creative and entrepreneurial mindset, and recognize and understand the challenges of teaching philosophy and theology in today's Canadian society. The new President will possess the leadership skills and administrative experience to advance the University on all fronts, while honouring the deep traditions and values that are integral to the DUC and the Dominican Order’s mission. They must have an open, collegial and transparent leadership style, notable interpersonal skills, experience with government relations at all levels, and a deep commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion with an abiding respect for the principles of collegial governance. An excellent command of Canada's two official languages, both written and spoken, is also required.

To explore this exceptional leadership opportunity, please contact Dominik Legault of Odgers Berndtson at or submit your resume and related information in confidence online at

The Dominican University College and Odgers Berndtson are committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, visible minorities, aboriginal people, persons with disabilities, and LGBTQ+ persons. We are committed to providing persons with disabilities with equal opportunities and standards of goods and services and we are also fully compliant with applicable provincial Disabilities Acts.




Le Collège universitaire dominicain (CUD), fondé en 1900 à Ottawa, en Ontario, par la province canadienne de l’Ordre des Dominicains, est l’un des plus anciens collèges universitaires de la capitale nationale dont les racines remontent à la fondation des toutes premières universités en Europe. Spécialisé en philosophie et en théologie, le CUD se consacre à la recherche de la vérité dans un environnement propice à la pensée critique et au dialogue amical, tout en offrant une expérience éducative unique. Ce collège historique est situé sur un campus à quelques minutes du centre-ville d’Ottawa et de la colline du Parlement et possède un autre établissement près du mont Royal à Montréal. Guidé par sa noble mission de cultiver l’excellence sur les plans humain et universitaire, le CUD poursuit une tradition dominicaine riche et dynamique dans un milieu entièrement bilingue et interagit avec des gens appartenant à d’autres disciplines, milieux culturels et croyances afin de procurer aux étudiants les fondements sur lesquels ils peuvent s’appuyer pour actualiser leur potentiel et proposer des solutions créatives aux problèmes les plus complexes d’aujourd’hui.

Puisque le mandat de son président actuel prend fin à la fin de la présente année universitaire, le CUD est à la recherche d’un dirigeant mobilisateur, visionnaire et stratégique. Le nouveau président doit posséder un style de leadership inspirant et savoir inciter les professeurs, le personnel, les étudiants et les diplômés à voir le monde sous de nouvelles perspectives et à reconnaître le rôle qu’ils jouent, eux-mêmes et l’université, afin de pouvoir contribuer à son amélioration. Excellent communicateur et ardent défenseur de l’université et de ses valeurs, le président devra être en mesure de s’adresser à un large éventail de publics et rendre compte – de manière convaincante – pourquoi le CUD est un excellent établissement où étudier, travailler, mettre de l’avant des idées, et auquel on veut s’associer et qu’il vaut la peine de financer. 

Le candidat idéal est titulaire d’un diplôme d’études supérieures et, fort d’une vaste expérience du milieu de l’enseignement postsecondaire, il connaît très bien les possibilités et les contraintes sociales, politiques et financières propres à ce milieu en Ontario et au Québec. À cet égard, son parcours professionnel est marqué par la promotion de l’excellence en enseignement et en recherche. Doté d’un esprit créatif et entrepreneurial, il reconnaît et comprend les enjeux liés à l’enseignement de la philosophie et de la théologie dans la société canadienne d’aujourd’hui. Le nouveau président possède les aptitudes en leadership et l’expérience administrative nécessaires pour faire avancer l’université sur tous les fronts, tout en restant fidèle aux traditions et aux valeurs bien enracinées qui font partie intégrante du CUD et de la mission de l’Ordre dominicain. Il sait exercer un leadership ouvert, collaboratif et transparent et possède des compétences interpersonnelles remarquables de même qu’une expérience des relations avec tous les niveaux de gouvernement. En outre, il est résolument engagé à l’égard de l’équité, de la diversité et de l’inclusion, et ce, en tout respect des principes de gouvernance collégiale. Une excellente maîtrise des deux langues officielles du Canada, écrites et parlées, est également requise.

Si cet éminent poste de direction vous intéresse, veuillez communiquer avec Dominik Legault d’Odgers Berndtson à dominik.legault@odgersberndtson. Si vous souhaitez poser votre candidature en toute confidentialité, veuillez postuler ici :

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