Overview

Westminster College invites applications for a tenure-track position in Philosophy, at the rank of assistant professor, to begin in the Fall of 2019. Duties will include teaching at least two Biomedical Ethics courses each year to service our Nursing Program, the remainder of the six-course teaching load consisting of introductory courses fulfilling institutional general education requirements and advanced courses in the Philosophy major. The ability to contribute significantly to the development of a Medical Humanities Program is particularly sought. Beside the ability to teach Biomedical Ethics and contribute to the Medical Humanities we seek a candidate who could further enhance our program in any of the following teaching areas: 20th century or contemporary Analytic Philosophy, Feminism, or Phenomenology.

The successful candidate will be hired as the Vira I. Heinz Chair in Philosophy, which supports early career teacher-scholars through additional research/pedagogy development funding and rotates every five years.

Westminster College is one of America’s most admired liberal arts colleges, known for its collaborative environment and outstanding experiential learning programs. Related to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Westminster was founded in 1852 as the first college in the country to offer the same degrees to all people, regardless of gender, race, or religion. Westminster has been ranked among the nation’s top schools for “Top Colleges Doing the Most for the American Dream” (NY Times), “best value for the money” (College Factual), employment success (Educate to Career Index), graduation rate performance (U.S. News), social mobility (Washington Monthly), women in STEM disciplines (Forbes), serviceā€learning (President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll), and other categories. Around 1,300 undergraduate and graduate students benefit from close personal attention from dedicated faculty (a 12:1 student/faculty ratio) while choosing from 41 majors, 10 preā€professional programs and nearly 100 organizations. Westminster’s historic campus is located in New Wilmington, PA, a beautiful rural setting near Pittsburgh and Cleveland.

Applications should be electronically submitted to philosophysearch@westminster.edu and should include a cover letter, CV, graduate transcripts, writing sample, evidence of teaching effectiveness, sample syllabus, a brief description of teaching experience and/or teaching philosophy, statement describing experience teaching and mentoring students from historically underrepresented populations, and names and addresses of references, with at least one reference capable of speaking to the candidate’s teaching effectiveness/potential. Materials should be received no later than November 1, 2018.

Westminster College is an Equal Opportunity Employer, enhancing learning through diversity and inclusion.