Philosophy Professor - Tenure-Track

Department: Philosophy 

Job Status: Full time, Tenure Track

FLSA Status: Exempt 

Reports To: Academic Dean

Grade/Level: N/A

Amount of Travel Required: N/A

Work Schedule: Varies

 Positions Supervised: None


The Department of Philosophy at Benedictine College invites outstanding teachers to apply for a tenure-track appointment in Philosophy starting Fall 2024. We are looking for a person with expertise in the philosophy of nature. Prior undergraduate teaching experience in this area is strongly preferred. Candidates are also expected to teach courses in the Philosophy core. (See our College Catalog for other offerings in philosophy.) Some undergraduate thesis supervision is also to be expected. Applicants must be supportive of the mission of a Catholic college, as outlined in Ex corde ecclesiae; demonstrate an understanding of and commitment to the Catholic philosophical tradition; and be dedicated to high quality liberal arts teaching at a residential college. Applicants should also possess a Doctorate in Philosophy. We anticipate hiring at the assistant professor level. Review of applications will begin on 30 November and continue until the position is filled.

Benedictine College, which has a full-time undergraduate enrollment of approximately 2100 students, is a mission-centered academic community. Its mission as a Catholic, Benedictine, liberal arts, residential college is the education of men and women within a community of faith and scholarship. Benedictine College provides a liberal arts education by means of academic programs based on a core of studies in the arts and sciences. In addition, the college provides education for careers through both professional courses of study and major programs in the liberal arts and sciences. As an essential element of its mission, Benedictine College fosters scholarship, independent research and performance in its students and faculty as a means of participating in and contributing to the broader world of learning. Additional information about Benedictine College is found on the college web page:



Faculty at Benedictine teach a 4/4 undergraduate courseload (Fall and Spring) and strive to improve as educators. They are involved in appropriate research and/or scholarship in their field. They also act as advisers for students and serve the college through committee work, outreach to broader communities, etc.



Competency Statement(s)

The candidate should be competent to teach undergraduate philosophy courses in the areas of logic, ethics, natural theology, the philosophy of human nature, metaphysics, and especially the philosophy of nature.



Applicants should possess a Doctorate in Philosophy by the start date. We anticipate hiring at the assistant professor level but will consider applications for higher ranks from outstanding candidates.


Some teaching experience is strongly preferred. Beyond disciplinary expertise, Benedictine College seeks faculty members eager to engage and support our mission. Application materials should discuss how you might contribute to the college's Catholic, Benedictine, liberal arts identity and how your work engages with the Catholic intellectual tradition.


Physical Abilities 

Stand F   

Walk F   

Sit F   

Handling / Fingering O   

Reach Outward O  

Reach Above Shoulder O 

Climb N 

Crawl N 

Squat or Kneel O

Bend O 

Push / Pull

12 lbs or less F 

13-25 lbs O 

26-40 lbs N 

41-100 lbs N

Lift /Carry

10 lbs or less F

11-20 lbs O

21-50 lbs N

51-100 lbs N

Over 100 lbs N 

N (Not Applicable) Activity is not applicable to this occupation. 

O (Occasionally) Occupation requires this activity up to 33% of the time (0 - 2.5+ hrs/day).

F (Frequently) Occupation requires this activity from 33% - 66% of the time (2.5 - 5.5+ hrs/day).

C (Constantly) Occupation requires this activity more than 66% of the time (5.5+ hrs/day).