Assistant Professor (Tenure-Track), Philosophy

Salve Regina University
Newport, RI

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Faculty Jobs
Arts & Humanities, Philosophy & Religion
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Category:: Academic / Faculty
Department:: Philosophy
Locations:: Newport, RI
Posted:: Sep 1, 2022
Closes:: Open Until Filled
Type:: Full-time
Position ID:: 152726

About Salve Regina University:

Salve Regina University, ranked as one of the most transformative colleges in the United States by Money Magazine, is a comprehensive Catholic University located in the scenic coastal community of Newport, Rhode Island. The University's commitment to academic success and personal discovery extends beyond its historic campus into a dynamic world where the application of higher thinking and skill are most valued. Salve Regina offers bachelor's and master's degree programs, graduate certificates, and doctoral programs in humanities, international relations and nursing. Enrollment includes more than 2,600 undergraduate and graduate students from across the U.S. and around the world.

Job Description:

The Department of Philosophy at Salve Regina University seeks a qualified and highly motivated instructor to teach in the capacity of assistant professor beginning in the 2023-24 academic year. This is a tenure track position with a 4-3 teaching load. In line with Salve Regina's commitment to the Catholic intellectual tradition and Mercy mission, interested applicants should be able to contribute (in both teaching and scholarship) to one or more of the five Mercy Critical Concerns: Nonviolence, Earth, Racism, Women, and Immigration. Accordingly, priority will be given to candidates who possess a strong competence in areas such as philosophy of race, feminist philosophy and/or the philosophy of gender, peace and justice studies, or environmental philosophy. More generally, teaching will include regular contributions to the university's core curriculum, particularly introductory ethics and applied ethics courses, wherein emphasis is placed on critical thinking and ethical reasoning. The ability to teach within one or more areas of the history of philosophy within the major is also welcome.


  • A PhD in Philosophy from an accredited institution; teaching experience preferred.
  • A track record of scholarly production and a research agenda within the discipline.
  • Commitment to service on the departmental and university level.

Additional Information:

Salve Regina University offers generous benefits to eligible employees including:

  • health and dental coverage
  • life insurance
  • long-term disability
  • 403B plan
  • tuition benefits and more

Salve Regina University strives to provide equal opportunity in employment and education to all employees, students and applicants. No employee, student or applicant shall be discriminated against or harassed on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, disability, age, marital or parental status, military or veteran status, genetic information or any other basis protected by applicable federal or state law, in the administration of Salve Regina's employment policies, education policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, athletic and other University administered programs. In accordance with Title IX, it does not discriminate on the basis of sex in any of its educational programs or activities. Salve Regina is also committed to making its programs and campus accessible to its visitors and compliant with all applicable non-discrimination laws.

Application Instructions:

Applicants must apply online by providing a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy, and three professional references. Salve Regina University, as a comprehensive Mercy, Catholic University, welcomes people of all beliefs and encourages students to work for a world that is harmonious, just, and merciful. In your cover letter, please highlight how your teaching, scholarship, leadership, and service might serve to support the University's mission and its commitment to diversity, dialogue, and lifelong learning. Pre-employment background checks and reference checks are required of successful candidates. Salve Regina University participates in E-verify.

The review of completed applications will begin on October 17, 2022 and continue until the position is filled.


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