Assistant/Associate Professor of Classical Education and Liberal Studies

Eastern University
St. Davids, Pennsylvania
Dec 13, 2018
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Position Summary

Eastern University, a university of the liberal arts and sciences located in suburban Philadelphia, invites applications for an Assistant or Associate full-time, tenure-track faculty position in the Templeton Honors College.


The Templeton Honors College at Eastern University is designed to challenge and prepare academically gifted students to be individuals of influence in culture, society, and their professions by providing a holistic classical liberal arts education focused on the life of the mind, character formation, and skill development. Eastern University is known for its emphasis on faith, reason, and justice.  


Position Responsibilities

The successful candidate will teach within the undergraduate curriculum of the Templeton Honors College and especially its Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) with a Concentration in Classical Education. Preference will be given to candidates with an earned Ph.D. in a related field (e.g., classics, education, history, literature, philosophy, political science). Teaching load will likely be heavily weighted to spring and summer terms. Because the administrative load will include promoting and recruiting for the MAT, ideal candidates will also be comfortable in an entrepreneurial role.          



Ideal candidates will have a background in secondary education and leadership. Candidates should be enthusiastic supporters of a classical approach to the integrated liberal arts. They should therefore have a demonstrated capability for and interest in teaching a broad range of whole texts, even outside of one’s discipline, and of integrating key theological and philosophical questions into seminar teaching. Candidates should embody values of caring and compassion, justice and integrity, competence and affirmation. They should also have a commitment to treat each member of the campus community with fairness, dignity and respect seeking a spirit of unity and harmony as we join together to achieve our common mission. Successful candidates will have theological alignment with the doctrinal statement of the University; sincere and enthusiastic affirmation of the University’s mission, vision and core values; and a commitment to integrating Christian faith into teaching and professional work.


To apply, please send a letter of application, curriculum vitae and  unofficial transcripts to [email protected] 


About Eastern University

Eastern University is a Christian university of the arts and sciences that integrates faith, reason and justice for students in its undergraduate, graduate, Seminary, urban, professional and international programs. Applicants should have a religious commitment compatible with its mission and be willing to endorse by signing Eastern University’s doctrinal statement.  The university complies with federal and state guidelines of nondiscrimination in employment; members of protected classes encouraged to apply.

Background Checks

In accordance with state laws, Act 73 of 2007, Act 153 of 2014, Act 168 (relating to the Child Protective Services Law), school employees of Eastern University who will have "direct contact with children" must complete the background check process prior to employment.

Standard University employees are required to complete the background clearance process and employees working with or around minor age children are required to complete the Youth Clearance process which includes the following three child protection clearances: FBI Criminal Record Check; Pennsylvania Department of Human Services Child Abuse History Clearance and Pennsylvania State Police Criminal Record Check.  Employment will be contingent upon successful results of the background investigation.

Description Disclaimer

This description is intended to describe the general level and nature of work performed by the person/people assigned to this position. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive list of duties and responsibilities of the person/people so assigned.




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