JOB – Asst. Prof. – Mount St. Mary’s University

The Department of Philosophy in the College of Liberal Arts at Mount St. Mary’s University invites outstanding teacher-scholars to apply for a tenure-track position to commence August 1, 2012. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service to the campus community. AOS: Ancient Philosophy and/or Virtue Ethics; AOC: open, but the department has a strong interest in candidates qualified to teach bio-ethics and/or environmental ethics/philosophy. The successful candidate will be well-versed in the history of philosophy and qualified to teach both a two-semester historically structured introduction to philosophy, and a Moral Philosophy course, both requirements of the university’s core curriculum. Candidates may have the opportunity to teach in the master’s program in philosophical studies and in the philosophy curriculum of the university’s seminary program. 7 undergraduate courses per year (2-3 preparations per semester), possible supervision of oral examinations and qualifying papers required of students in the master’s program, and the usual non-teaching duties. Ph.D. strongly preferred; exceptional ABD considered. Candidates with ecclesiastical degrees are especially encouraged to apply. All candidates are encouraged to consult the Philosophy department’s web page.

Beyond disciplinary expertise, the Philosophy department seeks faculty members eager to engage and support Mount St. Mary’s Catholic Identity. In their letters, candidates should discuss how they will contribute to the University’s Catholic liberal arts mission, how their work engages with the Catholic intellectual tradition, and/or how their faith informs their vocation as teacher and scholar.

Mount St. Mary’s University is the second oldest Catholic university in America. Located on 1,400 acres, just outside of Baltimore and Washington, D.C., the Mount offers a rigorous liberal arts education featuring a nationally recognized core curriculum and outstanding faculty with a 14:1 student to teacher ratio. The 2300-student comprehensive university is a vibrant academic community where the words Faith, Discovery, Leadership, and Community are used to describe its collective calling and promise. Additional information about Mount St. Mary’s University is available online at

A complete dossier (containing a letter of application, a CV including a list of graduate course work, three letters of recommendation, a writing sample of no more than 25 pages, and evidence of teaching ability) should be sent either via e-mail to with “Philosophy Search” in the e-mail subject line or to the address below. We will conduct initial interviews at the American Philosophical Association’s Eastern Division meeting in Washington, D.C., December 27-30, 2011. Review of applications will begin November 15 and will continue until the position is filled.

Dr. Joshua Hochschild Dean
College of Liberal Arts
Philosophy Search
Mount St. Mary’s University
16300 Old Emmitsburg Road
Emmitsburg, MD 21727