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Continuing Non-Tenure Track Teaching Faculty in the Humanities

Villanova University

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Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

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Continuing Non-Tenure Track Teaching Faculty in the Humanities

Posting Number:	2022991F
Position Type: Faculty
Location: Villanova, PA
Recruitment Type: Internal/External Applicants
Work Schedule: Full-time/9-months
Department: 151-Augustine and Culture Seminar Program

Position Summary:	

Villanova University's first-year seminar program, the Augustine and Culture Seminar Program (ACSP), seeks to hire two full-time continuing non-tenure track (CNTT) faculty members to teach its two-semester humanities seminar. With a reading list grounded in the Augustinian, Catholic, and liberal arts tradition, the Augustine and Culture Seminar (ACS) is reading-and-writing-intensive and also facilitates student engagement in the intellectual, cultural, and artistic life of the University and the greater Philadelphia area. Students from all four of Villanova's colleges (Liberal Arts & Sciences, Nursing, Engineering, and Business) take the two courses (1000 Ancients and 1001 Moderns) in this program taught by 20+ full-time faculty from a wide range of disciplines. A signature feature of the first-year experience at Villanova is the Communitas: First-Year Learning Community program that is a result of the coordinated effort between ACSP and the offices for Residence Life and Student Involvement.

Villanova is a Catholic University sponsored by the Augustinian order, located in the ethnically, racially, and culturally diverse Philadelphia metro area. Diversity and inclusion have been and will continue to be an integral component of the University's mission. The University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and seeks candidates who understand, respect and can contribute to the University's mission and values. The University is committed to fostering, maintaining, and celebrating a community of teachers and students that includes people of all ages, genders, abilities, races, ethnic origins, religions, socioeconomic statuses, sexual orientations, creeds, and political views.

Duties and Responsibilities:	

The positions are renewable 9-month academic appointments at the rank of assistant teaching professor with a 4/4 teaching load (enrollment is capped at 17). The successful candidate will have PhD in the humanities or social sciences, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and a willingness to explore and teach the Augustinian and Catholic intellectual traditions as well as texts outside of these traditions and one's discipline and areas of expertise. The positions are primarily and essentially teaching positions, and ACSP cultivates a community of teachers dedicated to meeting the perennial and changing needs of our students through an ongoing program of faculty development activities. After a one-year probationary period, ACSP faculty are eligible to teach for other departments and programs in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences. There is an expectation of service in the program, college, and university. There are no research expectations, but there is funding available to CNTT faculty at the program, college and university levels for research, curricular development, and conference travel. Full-time CNT faculty who demonstrate excellence in teaching and service are eligible for promotion. Villanova offers a competitive benefits package to all full-time faculty, including tuition remission after a qualifying period of employment.

We especially encourage applications from candidates with expertise in one of the religions, philosophies, cultures, or literatures of the Global South and candidates with expertise in history, philosophy, or sociology of science. We will consider qualified candidates with expertise in the areas encouraged above, or others not represented in the program, before we consider qualified candidates who build on our current strengths, which include: English literature, political theory, continental philosophy, Augustinian studies, Catholic theology, and Ancient Greece and Rome.

Minimum Qualifications:	

• A Ph.D. in a humanities discipline or social science.

Preferred Qualifications:	

• Candidates who have demonstrated effective inclusive pedagogy.
• Physical Requirements and/or Unusual Work Hours:	

Special Message to Applicants:	
Applicants must apply on-line at All materials must be received by January 31, 2023. Questions about the position can be directed to Dr. Gregory Hoskins, Director, The Augustine and Culture Seminar Program at [email protected].

For more information about ACSP and about Communitas: First-Year Learning Community, please see the respective websites:

Applications must include:
• A cover letter that first addresses the candidate's teaching philosophy before addressing the candidate's area of expertise and research interests.
• Current and complete curriculum vitae.
• Statement of Contribution to the University's Augustinian Catholic Mission.

• Statement of Contribution to the College's ongoing efforts to foster diversity, equity, and inclusion in and outside the classroom.

• Evidence of Teaching Effectiveness (e.g., a Teaching Portfolio that includes syllabi, sample assignments, teaching observations, etc.)
• Contact information for three references.
• Unofficial undergraduate and graduate transcripts.

Posting Date: 12/09/2022
Closing Date (11:59pm ET): 01/31/2023
Salary Posting Information: Competitive
Job Classification: Faculty

If interested, please apply:

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Villanova University was founded in 1842 by the Order of Saint Augustine. To this day, Villanova's Augustinian Catholic intellectual tradition is the cornerstone of an academic community in which students learn to think critically, act compassionately and succeed while serving others. Villanova prepares students to become ethical leaders who create positive change everywhere life takes them.

There are more than 10,000 undergraduate, graduate and law students in the University's six colleges-the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the Villanova School of Business, the College of Engineering, the College of Nursing and the College of Professional Studies and the Villanova Charles Widger School of Law. These colleges are the setting for an experience that develops both the heart and the mind, and creates the atmosphere where students are called to ignite change. Villanova University is located in a suburban community 12 miles west of Philadelphia, PA.  

Our Mission

Villanova University is a Catholic Augustinian community of higher education, committed to excellence and distinction in the discovery, dissemination and application of knowledge. Inspired by the life and teaching of Jesus Christ, the University is grounded in the wisdom of the Catholic intellectual tradition and advances a deeper understanding of the relationship between faith and reason. Villanova emphasizes and celebrates the liberal arts and sciences as foundational to all academic programs. The University community welcomes and respects members of all faiths who seek to nurture a concern for the common good and who share an enthusiasm for the challenge of responsible and productive citizenship in order to build a just and peaceful world.


Working at Villanova
As a Villanova University employee you will be part of a dynamic community where each individual and their contributions are valued. You'll experience the rewards of being on a college campus, and a myriad of opportunities to help create a positive impact on our students' educational experiences. Working at Villanova will give you the opportunity to contribute to our mission and values, while working with some of the most experienced educators and staff in the country. Learn more about Villanova here.

We invite you to join the more than 2,500 faculty and staff at Villanova University who have already discovered what Villanova has to offer.  

Diversity Statement

Villanova is a Catholic university sponsored by the Augustinian order. Diversity and inclusion have been and will continue to be an integral component of Villanova University’s mission. Villanova is an equal employment/affirmative action employer. Villanova University is committed to providing leadership in the attainment of equal employment for all individuals. It is the policy and practice of Villanova University to recruit and select applicants on the basis of their qualifications and abilities. This effort is in compliance with all federal and state laws, including Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1975, Executive Order 11246, and the Americans with Disabilities Act.   


The Villanova University Benefits Program is the cornerstone of the University's commitment to meet the needs of faculty and staff and to become an employer of choice. Our Benefits Program is designed to meet three key components: Health and Wellness, Financial Support and Family. To learn more about the benefits we offer, please visit the following website:


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