The Department of Philosophy and Religion seeks a full-time Instructor of Philosophy beginning August 2024.

Successful candidates will have an M.A. or Ph.D. in Philosophy or closely related field; Ph.D. is preferred. Preference will be given to candidates with expertise in ethics and college level teaching experience.

Responsibilities include teaching philosophy, professional ethics, and religious ethics. The teaching load is 24 semester credits per year (4-4 distribution). The successful candidate will show a commitment to teaching and mentoring a diverse student population within a liberal arts context and will be willing to participate in the College’s First Year Seminar and General Education programs. The Department of Philosophy and Religion consists of 2 tenured faculty and offers minors in ethics, peace studies, and philosophy and religion. Candidates who are ABD will be considered if their degree is expected to be conferred by August 1, 2024.

Pay is competitive, and salary is commensurate with experience. This full-time position offers a full benefits package, including paid tuition at the College for eligible dependents.


Please complete the online application and attach the following

  • a cover letter,
  • curriculum vitae,
  • statement of teaching philosophy,
  • a statement addressing contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and
  • copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts.
  • Please upload three letters of recommendation or forward letters to [email protected].

Bridgewater College, an equal opportunity provider and employer, is a welcoming and vibrant community committed to supporting a diverse workforce and actively seeks applications from women, minorities, and other persons from traditionally underrepresented groups. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, marital status, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, or any other characteristic protected by law.