The Catholic University of America, School of Philosophy

Position ID:CUA-School of Philosophy-AP [#23028]
Position Title: Assistant Professor
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Washington, District of Columbia 20064, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Philosophy / Philosophy
Appl Deadline:2022/12/13 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2022/09/29, finished 2023/06/17, listed until 2023/03/29)
Position Description:    

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School of Philosophy, The Catholic University of America

Assistant Professor, Tenure-Track

The School of Philosophy at The Catholic University of America seeks to fill one or more assistant Professor positions, tenure-track. Although the AOS is also open, we are particularly interested in applicants working in the following areas:

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 graduate and undergraduate teaching, 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.

All applications should include: 

  1. a cover letter;

  2. a CV; 

  3. a one- to two-page personal statement indicating how the applicant, 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

  4. a research dossier containing an outline of current and future research interests;

  1. a writing sample in the candidate’s area of specialization;

  2. three confidential letters of recommendation, submitted separately by recommenders to;

  3. transcripts of all graduate work.


Review of applications will begin on December 16 and will continue until all positions are filled.

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

The Catholic University of America is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the position description.

Further Info:
email address
The School of Philosophy
100 Aquinas Hall
The Catholic University of America
620 Michigan Ave NE
Washington, DC 20064