Job ID: 2018-2413

# Positions: 1

Department: College of Arts and Sciences – Political Science & Philosophy

Type: Regular Full-Time


The College of Arts & Sciences at Quinnipiac University invites applications for a one-year full-time position as a Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy with expertise in philosophy of race, philosophy of gender, Asian, or Islamic philosophy.

Teaching responsibility will primarily focus on philosophy majors and introductory-level general education philosophy courses appealing to majors and non-majors.

Applications will be considered until the position is filled.

About the College of Arts and Sciences:

The breadth of programs offered in the College of Arts and Sciences provides the traditional strengths of a liberal arts education, with a focus on cultivating the intellectual and practical skills that students need for their personal and professional lives. The College of Arts and Sciences offers undergraduate majors in behavioral neuroscience, biochemistry, biology, chemistry, criminal justice, economics, English, game design and development, gerontology, history, independent majors, interdisciplinary studies, law in society, mathematics, philosophy, political science, psychology, sociology, Spanish language and literature, and theater.

In addition, the College of Arts and Sciences offers 31 undergraduate minors, a MS in Molecular and Cell Biology and the additional accelerated undergraduate/graduate programs: 3+1 and 4+1 BS/MS programs in Molecular and Cell Biology, 3+3 BA or BS/JD degree, 3+1 BA in Theater/MBA, and 3+2 BA or BS/MSW. Students can also complete a 5-year BA/BS and MA in Teaching in the following secondary education fields: Biology, English History, Math and Spanish.

About Quinnipiac University:

Quinnipiac is a private, coeducational, nonsectarian institution located 90 minutes north of New York City and two hours from Boston. The university enrolls 7,000 full-time undergraduate and 3,000 graduate and part-time students in 100 degree programs through its Schools of Business, Communications, Education, Engineering, Health Sciences, Law, Medicine, Nursing and College of Arts and Sciences. Quinnipiac consistently ranks among the top regional universities in the North in U.S. News & World Report’s America’s “Best Colleges” issue. Quinnipiac also is recognized in Princeton Review’s “The Best 380 Colleges.” The Chronicle of Higher Education has named Quinnipiac among the “Great Colleges to Work For.” For more information, please visit www.qu.edu.


  • Teaching responsibility is 4+4 divided among courses for philosophy majors and introductory-level general education philosophy courses appealing to majors and non-majors
  • Student-advising responsibilities
  • Service to students, the department, and the College of Arts & Sciences will be expected

Qualifications & Special Instructions to Applicants

  • Ph.D. in Philosophy by August 13, 2018 required
  • Applications will be given special consideration if they demonstrate expertise and teaching competency in any of the following:
    • Philosophy of race, philosophy of gender, Asian philosophy, Islamic philosophy, with preference to those whose area of teaching competence includes philosophy of race
  • A background and interest in developing experiential education or service learning opportunities in Quinnipiac’s Albert Schweitzer Institute will be considered a plus
  • Demonstrated excellence of teaching effectiveness
  • Strong communication skills and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to have the potential to make significant service contributions to the College of Arts & Sciences, University and Community
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity and the ability to successfully teach and relate to a diverse population

Quinnipiac University is considering only those applicants who have valid authorization to work in the United States. Quinnipiac University does not sponsor employment based visas for this position.


Applications must be submitted electronically and include a cover letter, curriculum vitae or resume, a two-page statement of teaching philosophy, evidence of teaching effectiveness; and the names and contact information for three references on the application form. Graduate transcripts, letters of recommendation, and samples of research will only be required at the interview stage.

Applications will be considered until the position is filled.

Quinnipiac University has a strong commitment to the principles and practices of diversity and inclusion throughout the University community and welcomes candidates who enhance that diversity.

Quinnipiac University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.