Philosophy Faculty Position

Trinity Christian College
Palos Heights, Illinois

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Trinity Christian College invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position in the department of Philosophy. The ideal start date is January 2022, though candidates who cannot begin until the 2022-2023 academic year will also receive full consideration. Candidates should have a historical breadth and a well-developed hermeneutical approach to the discipline of philosophy, the ability to engage with the Reformational philosophical tradition, and a mature articulation of the integrality of Christian faith and academic learning. The ability to teach political philosophy in a newly launching Philosophy, Politics, and Law major is desired, as is the ability to teach logic. Both junior and senior candidates for the position will be considered, with rank commensurate upon experience.


Ph.D. in Philosophy is required. ABD candidates will be considered.

Trinity seeks faculty candidates who are professing Christians and are committed to excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service. Successful candidates will possess the ability to articulate the relationship between their academic discipline, the vocational preparation of their students, and a vision for human flourishing that emerges from the Christian faith. Successful candidates are also dedicated to personal involvement with students outside of the classroom through advising and other informal academic and cultural settings.


This is a tenure-track faculty role. Specific teaching assignments will depend on the candidate's area of expertise but can be expected to include both courses central to Trinity’s general education curriculum and upper-level Philosophy courses. The Philosophy Department has a significant role in the General Education curriculum of the institution and hosts two majors: a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and a newly launching Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy, Politics, and Law. Successful candidates will have the ability to teach across these programs. Additional responsibilities include academic advising, meeting with prospective students, participation in the life of the department and the wider faculty, scholarly and professional achievement, and college service.


Rank and salary commensurate with experience. Benefits include health insurance, pension, life insurance, and disability insurance.

Timeline and Application Process:

The preferred start date is January 2022, though candidates who cannot begin until the 2022-2023 academic year will also receive full consideration. For further information about the position contact:

Dr. Aaron Kuecker, Provost

Trinity Christian College

Phone: 708-239-4839

Email: [email protected]

Only electronic application documents will be accepted.

All applications, and supporting application documents, can be uploaded to:

Applicants should be prepared to upload the following during the application process:

  • Vita
  • Three references (included within your resume or in a separate document)
  • Faith Statement
    • In a separate document, please provide details about your faith/faith practices.
  • A reflection of Trinity Christian College’s Mission, as well as a reflection of your experience working in, and with, diverse populations and environments.
  • For your review, Trinity Christian College’s Mission and Diversity Statements can be found on our website at:
  • Transcripts


Trinity Christian College is a four-year liberal arts college located in Palos Heights, Illinois, a suburb twenty miles southwest of Chicago. Since its founding in 1959, Trinity has provided its students with an excellent Christian higher education in the Reformed tradition. The College enrollment is about 1,100 with a vibrant residential program. We offer majors in the arts, humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences, as well as professional programs in accounting and business administration, nursing, education, computer science, pre-medicine, and pre-law. Trinity also offers master’s programs in counseling psychology and special education as well as degree completion programs in education and business. Trinity Christian College is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association.

Trinity is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from diverse candidates.



Trinity Christian College is an accredited private liberal arts college located in Palos Heights, Illinois. Since its founding in 1959, Trinity has provided its students a rigorous Christian higher education in the Reformed tradition, preparing them to pursue excellence in their vocations. The secure 130-acre wooded campus is just 30 minutes from the limitless cultural and career resources of downtown Chicago.


Consistently ranked as one of the top-tier colleges in the Midwest region by U.S. News and World Report, Trinity Christian College offers over 80 programs of study, including traditional undergraduate, adult studies, and graduate programs. Recognizing the value of experiential learning, 100% of Trinity’s students participate in hands-on internships or field education. Trinity alumni excel. They are nurses in the most advanced healthcare facilities, award-winning teachers in schools across the country, successful business executives in global companies, and service-oriented professionals making a difference throughout the world.


Whether they are commuters or campus residents, current Trinity students passionately talk about the sense of “community” they feel on this diverse campus. Trinity is often recognized for its ethnic and economic diversity. Intercollegiate sports for men and women, student-run ministry programs, and a full scope of creative expression in fine arts add to the Trinity experience. 


Opportunities abound in the Chicagoland area, opening the door to an expansive “classroom” of culturally-rich neighborhoods; world class music, theater, art, and cuisine; and endless professional development for students via internships, career positions, and involvement with service organizations. Trinity’s Chicago Semester provides an immersive experience for students who want the city to be their home, classroom, and workplace for an entire semester.

Study Abroad

Learning outside the classroom is available through off-campus programs including Semester in Spain (Seville), Semester in The Netherlands, and Semester in Ecuador (Quito), as well as other areas of the world. May-term trips to places such as Cuba and China offer students the opportunity to discover and explore different regions of the world over the course of a few weeks.

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