The Worcester State University Department of Philosophy invites applications for a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor to begin September 1, 2018. Four/four course load with the possibility of one online course per semester. No more than three course preparations per semester.

AOS: Open

AOCs: Some combination of the following areas of teaching competence: Aesthetics, Analytic Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy, Latin American Philosophy, Philosophy of Science

Possible courses: History of Ancient Western Philosophy; Latin American Philosophy; Philosophy of Science; Logic; Topics in Analytic Philosophy; Topics in Philosophy of Race, Gender, Sexuality, and/or Class; Computer Ethics, and Human Rights. In addition, the successful candidate will be prepared to teach regularly some combination of Introduction to Philosophy, Critical Thinking, and Ethics.

About teaching in the Philosophy Department at Worcester State University: We are a small, pluralist, collegial department offering a wide range of philosophy courses to the entire university community. We share a commitment to realizing critical pedagogical practices in all of our courses. We strive to be generalists in teaching philosophy even as many of us conduct active research programs in specialized, often interdisciplinary, areas, and we support each other in these pursuits. The department plays a significant role in campus and community activism and in the creation and growth of campus-wide interdisciplinary programming: members regularly teach and take leadership roles in Global Studies, Women’s Studies, and Liberal Studies.



  • Ph.D. in Philosophy, conferred no later than August 1, 2018.
  • The successful applicant will demonstrate strong teaching skills, an active research program, and the ability to engage with a diverse community of state university undergraduates.

Additional Information:

Salary and rank commensurate with education and experience.

Worcester State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer which seeks to reflect the diversity of its community.

Review of applications will begin in mid-December 2017 and the interview process will begin in mid-January 2018.

Application Instructions:

All applicants must apply online at: http://worcester.interviewexchange.com

Submission should include: cover letter, CV, sample syllabi, teaching evaluations (if available), writing sample, and references. The cover letter should briefly discuss both how the applicant might teach at least one of the listed possible courses and the applicant’s expected contributions to the above-described department culture. Applicants must either electronically sign the National Student Clearinghouse Authorization Form as part of the online application process, or submit sealed, original transcripts. If the institution granting the degree does not participate in the clearinghouse, transcripts are required.

All information that can be uploaded to one’s e-account should be done so by the applicant; information which cannot be uploaded may be faxed to 508-929-8169 or mailed to the following address:

Director of Human Resources

Worcester State University

486 Chandler Street

Worcester, MA 01602-2597