The Catholic University of America, School of Philosophy

Position ID:CUA-School of Philosophy-AP [#20121]
Position Title: Open Rank Tenured / Tenure Track
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Washington, District of Columbia 20064, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Philosophy
Appl Deadline:2021/12/17 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2021/10/18, finished 2022/06/18)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed and new applications are no longer accepted. ***

The School of Philosophy at The Catholic University of America seeks to fill two positions, open rank (Assistant, Associate or Ordinary Professor), tenured or tenure-track, depending upon rank. Although the AOS is also open, we are particularly interested in applicants who work in medieval philosophy or Thomistic ethics. Whatever their research focus, successful applicants will have a thorough grounding in the history of philosophy and will complement the strengths of the current faculty. 

We also seek candidates who understand, are enthusiastic about, and will make a significant contribution to the mission of the University, which reads as follows: 

As the national university of the Catholic Church in the United States, founded and sponsored by the bishops of the country with the approval of the Holy See, The Catholic University of America is committed to being a comprehensive Catholic and American institution of higher learning, faithful to the teachings of Jesus Christ as handed on by the Church. Dedicated to advancing the dialogue between faith and reason, The Catholic University of America seeks to discover and impart the truth through excellence in teaching and research, all in service to the Church, the nation and the world.

Duties include teaching one graduate course a year and 3-4 undergraduate courses, active research, dissertation and thesis supervision, student advising, and the usual committee work. Candidates should have Ph.D. at the time of appointment, and possess competence in appropriate ancient and modern languages. 

Applicants should include: 

(i) a cover letter; 
(ii) a CV; 
(iii) a research dossier containing an outline of current and future research interests; 
(iv) for those applying at the rank of Assistant Professor, a writing sample in the candidate’s area of specialization, OR copies of two representative scholarly publications, for those applying for a senior rank position
(v) for those applying at the rank of Assistant Professor, three confidential letters of recommendation, submitted separately by recommenders to OR for those applying for a senior rank position, the names of and contact information for three referees, who will not be contacted unless the applicant advances in the search process;
(vi) for those applying at the rank of Assistant Professor only, transcripts of all graduate work; 
(vii) a one- to two-page personal statement indicating how the candidate, through his or her research, teaching, and service, would make a distinctive contribution to the University’s mission and to the vision of Catholic education outlined in the Apostolic Constitution on Catholic Universities, Ex Corde Ecclesiae

Questions may be addressed to John C. McCarthy, Dean, School of Philosophy,

To be ensured full consideration, applications should be submitted by December 17, but the search will continue until the position is filled. 

The University will perform background checks on all new faculty hires prior to making the final offer of employment. 

The Catholic University of America is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Application Materials Required:
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Further Info:
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100 Aquinas Hall
The Catholic University of America
620 Michigan Ave NE
Washington, DC 20064