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Assistant Professor of Philosophy

Western New England University and the College of Arts and Science invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Philosophy, tenure-track, starting Fall 2023. Area of Specialty: Open, analytical philosophy only. Area of Competence: biomedical ethics or closely related expertise. Qualified candidates will have the ability to teach courses in philosophy of science and technology. The teaching load is generally 8 courses per year/4 per semester to an undergraduate student audience.

Salary is competitive and commensurate with credentials and experience.

Electronic applications are required. Candidates should submit the following: curriculum vitae, letter of interest, a statement of teaching with sample syllabi, and a statement of research.  In addition, candidates must have three letters of reference sent directly to:

Philosophy Search Committee
c/o Donald Williams
College of Arts and Sciences
Western New England University
Springfield, MA 0111

donald.williams@wne.edu

Application deadline is January 2, 2023. First-round interviews will be conducted via Zoom before invitations for campus visits are sent. We expect to interview in February and invite applicants for campus visits in March.


We seek candidates who demonstrate a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching and a desire to be involved with the wider University community in addition to promoting the study of philosophy. Teaching will include courses on Biomedical Ethics, Ethics of Digital Technologies, Ethics, and Introduction to Philosophy. The department welcomes the development of courses in the applicant’s particular areas of interest, as well. The department is also research active, with a number of well-published scholars; Scholarship (proportional to teaching obligations) is expected with this position and course release time may be available for research.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. prior to appointment. Teaching experience at the college or university level is preferred.

Excellent fringe benefits including tuition remission for employee, spouse, and dependent children.

Western New England University is a private, independent, coeducational institution founded in 1919. Located on an attractive 215-acre suburban campus in Springfield, Massachusetts, Western New England University serves 3,900 students, including more than 2,600 full-time undergraduate students. Undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs are offered through Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business, Engineering, and Pharmacy, and School of Law.

Western New England University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We welcome candidates whose background may contribute to the further diversification of our community.

In alignment with the University’s commitment to health and safety, all Faculty and Staff are required to be vaccinated and provide proof of vaccination.