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Assistant Professor, Philosophy - Tenure Track

Apply now Job no: 492748
Work type: Tenure track faculty
Location: Chester
Categories: Faculty

Widener University has established a COVID-19 vaccination policy that requires all faculty and staff who will be on our campuses to be fully vaccinated as a condition of employment. Our goal is that all members of the Pride may safely experience Widener's hands on, inclusive, and personalized learning environment in person.

Widener University’s College of Arts and Sciences Humanities Division invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Philosophy faculty position beginning in fall 2022. The successful candidate will demonstrate a strong commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching and a knowledge of current trends and research in their field. Area of specialization: Open. Areas of competence: 1.  Formal and informal logic; and 2. Ethics and Applied Ethics. Teaching duties will include courses in Logic (both formal and informal), Ethics, Business Ethics, and other topics in Applied Ethics. The successful candidate will also demonstrate an active scholarly agenda as well as a commitment to engaged service in the University’s system of faculty governance and professional development.

Widener University is committed to fostering an environment in which faculty, staff, and students from a variety of backgrounds, cultures, and personal experiences are welcomed and can thrive. The College of Arts and Sciences puts high priority on inclusive pedagogy, inclusive mentoring, and community engagement. Those candidates experienced in, or who would enjoy, working with a diverse range of faculty, staff, and students, and those who can contribute to the climate of inclusivity, are encouraged to identify their experiences in these areas throughout their application. The College also deeply values interdisciplinarity embodied in such programs as African and African American Studies and Gender, Women and Sexuality Studies to which faculty from all Arts and Sciences disciplines are welcome to contribute.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (including, but not limited to):

Essential duties:

  • Teach undergraduate general education classes in ethics, business ethics and logic
  • Engage in research conducted with undergraduate students, publication of research activities, and academic citizenship at all levels within the university.

      Secondary responsibilities:

  • Advise undergraduate students related to course selection, majors and related areas

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS (education/training and experience required):


  • PhD in philosophy or a philosophy-related discipline. ABD candidates may be considered if the degree will be completed by May 2022
  • Demonstrated commitment to undergraduate education


  • Teaching experience in philosophy is preferred

For full consideration, qualified candidates must submit a cover letter, CV, transcripts, and a teaching philosophy as a single pdf by December 3, 2021 at Three letters of references are requested and should be sent to: Incomplete applications will not be considered. Only those selected to interview will be contacted.

Widener has a strategic commitment to building an inclusive university community whose diversity enriches the lives of all members and where our students are prepared for living in a pluralistic and ever-changing world. As a leading metropolitan university, Widener strives to embody the values that are inherent in our mission: civic engagement, access, inclusion, academic excellence, innovation, and leadership.

Widener University, an independent, metropolitan, doctoral-intensive university, connects curricula to social issues through civic engagement. Dynamic teaching, active scholarship, personal attention and experiential learning are key components of the Widener Experience. Located in Chester, PA, Widener's main campus is nestled between Philadelphia, PA and Wilmington, DE, with Law Schools located in both Harrisburg and Wilmington. For more information about the university, please visit our website at


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