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Tenure Track Assistant Professor of Philosophy 

Open Date 7/13/2021  
Classification Faculty  
Department Philosophy  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Exempt  
System Job Title Assistant Professor  

SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Chair of the Philosophy Department


POSITION SUMMARY: The Department of Philosophy at Moravian University invites applications for a tenure track position in philosophy to begin in the fall of 2022. The required area of specialization (AOS) is in the philosophy of science. The candidate should demonstrate a commitment to a pluralist conception of philosophy of science, engagement with the social impacts and politics of science, and an awareness of diverse scientific traditions. The areas of competency (AOC) include the history of philosophy (Western, Indigenous, and/or non-Western) and ethics. Candidates should demonstrate a strong teaching record and a commitment to undergraduate student research and student co-curricular activities. The department seeks a candidate who will contribute to the intellectual life of the department and the university community at large. Moravian highly values the diversity of candidates from underrepresented populations.



  • 3:3 teaching load, with releases as appropriate for administrative work
  • Advising students
  • Occasionally teach in the First-Year Writing Seminar Program (FYWS)
  • Sustain an active program of scholarly research in the area(s) of your expertise
  • Produce peer-reviewed publications
  • Participate in professional organizations and societies
  • Complement existing faculty expertise in philosophy of science and intersecting areas
  • Contribute to interdisciplinary research and teaching collaborations between the School of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences and the School of Natural and Health Sciences
  • Teach introduction 100-level courses in philosophy
  • Mentor undergraduate student research
  • Participate and direct student Honor Theses
  • Participate and direct Student Opportunities for Academic Research (SOAR) Projects;
  • Contribute to the University's commitment to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic community.


The deadline for applications is December 15, 2021.



  • Ph.D. in relevant field with evidence of completion by July 2022
  • AOS: Philosophy of Science.
  • AOC: History of Philosophy and Ethics
  • Demonstrable potential for excellence in research and scholarship
  • Demonstrable potential for excellence in undergraduate teaching and advising


TO APPLY: Qualified candidates should attach the following to their online application by clicking "Apply Now": (1) a cover letter; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) a copy of unofficial transcripts; (4) a 15-20 page sample of recent academic work; (5) a statement on your teaching methodology, research agenda, and how you can contribute to increasing diversity, inclusiveness, and equity across the campus; (6) syllabi of recent courses taught (no more than 3). Please attach documents as a single PDF file. Selected candidates will be asked to provide three letters of reference by December 15, 2021. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Bernie Cantens, Chair of the Philosophy Department at

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The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those encountered while performing the essential functions of this job. The individual is routinely exposed to indoor conditions, minimum outdoor weather and temperature extremes, and moderate noise level.


Pursuant to the ADA, Moravian University will provide reasonable services and accommodation(s) to employees with qualified disabilities in order to perform the essential functions of their employment, except when doing so would be unduly disruptive and/or result in undue hardship to the University. Accommodations are determined on a case-by-case basis through documentation review and an interactive interview process that includes the employee's supervisor.  Requests for accommodation or questions about this process should be directed to Human Resources at or 610.861.1527. View the standard physical demands for positions at Moravian University. If this position requires additional or different demands, a Human Resources team member will notify you.


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About the Organization Moravian University offers students a private education they will not find anywhere else: personal attention and preparation for life with a record of success longer than our nation's history. Located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania and offering undergraduate and graduate degrees that blend liberal arts with professional programs, Moravian University has been preparing students for reflective lives, fulfilling careers, and transformative leadership in a world of change since 1742. Moravian University is a member of The New American Colleges and Universities (NAC&U), a national consortium of selective, small to mid-size independent colleges and universities dedicated to the purposeful integration of liberal education, professional studies, and civic engagement. Visit to learn more about how the Moravian University focus on education for all prepares its students for life-long success.  
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