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Assistant Professor of Philosophy

Assistant Professor of Philosophy

Position Summary

Belmont Abbey College invites applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor of Philosophy position to begin August 1, 2021.

Job Responsibilities

This is a full-time undergraduate teaching position with a 4/4 teaching load. Preferred areas of concentration are history of philosophy, ethics, metaphysics, mind, human nature, logic, or political philosophy. The successful candidate will be expected to carry out scholarly research and to perform service to the department and to the college.


Ph.D. in Philosophy required. Belmont Abbey College provides Philosophy courses for a Roman Catholic minor seminary, and candidates for the position must support the teachings of the Roman Catholic Church and the seminary’s mission to prepare men for the priesthood. Candidates should be competent in the thought of St. Thomas Aquinas. Candidates must be authorized to work in the United States.

The successful candidate will be a talented and dedicated academic deeply and enthusiastically committed to the Catholic mission of Belmont Abbey College. Preference will be given to candidates who can demonstrate (1) a record of excellence in undergraduate teaching and a sense of teaching as a vocation; (2) support for the approach to education expressed in St. John Paul II’s Ex Corde Ecclesiae; and (3) a strong desire to teach at a liberal arts institution where the academic program is guided by the Catholic intellectual tradition and the Benedictine spirit of prayer and learning. Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States.

Additional Information

Review of applications will begin on November 15th and continue until the search is completed.  Please apply by email to facultysearch@bac.edu using the subject line “Philosophy Search”.  Include a letter of application, CV, the names and contact information of at least three references, and a written response in which you explain how your work engages with the Catholic intellectual tradition in the context of a Benedictine liberal arts college and how your own faith tradition informs your vocation as teacher and scholar. (Evidence of teaching excellence and official transcripts are optional at this stage but are required for the interview.)