Assistant Professor of Philosophy

Full Time. Tenure Track. Fall 2018. PhD must be in hand by August 2018.

Job Requirements:

 Ideal candidate will have broad competence in the history of philosophy with interests in intellectual and cultural history generally. Alongside courses in philosophical theology, one major responsibility of the successful candidate would be teaching courses in the College’s interdisciplinary humanities core sequence, with occasional assignments also teaching in the College’s London honors semester. Interest in program-building at a small teaching institution a must. 

Other desirable Qualifications:

Willingness to teach introductory logic or courses in applied ethics.

Faculty Rank and Salary

Determined based on qualifications and experience.

Application Deadline:

Position open until filled, but for full consideration, apply by November 1.

To apply:

Please visit and follow “Procedure for Applicants” (electronic mail submissions required, PDF or Word format).

In addition to submitting the faculty application, please submit the following application materials to Christy Schmitt, Coordinator of Academic Services, at

Cover letter, CV, teaching materials (including statement of teaching philosophy), graduate transcript (unofficial accepted), three letters of reference, and writing sample

For questions related specifically to this position, please contact Ben Lipscomb,

For more general information about employment at Houghton College, please visit

Houghton College is fully committed to a culturally diverse faculty, staff and student body. Successful candidates will evidence similar commitments. 

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