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Bridgewater College
Bridgewater, Virginia (US)
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Bridgewater College The Department of Philosophy and Religion seeks a full-time Instructor of Philosophy beginning August 2024.

Successful candidates will have an M.A. or Ph.D. in Philosophy or closely  related field; Ph.D. is preferred. Preference will be given to candidates with expertise in ethics and college level teaching experience.


Responsibilities include teaching philosophy, professional ethics, and religious ethics.   The teaching load is 24 semester credits per year (4-4 distribution).  The successful candidate will show a commitment to teaching and mentoring a diverse student population within a liberal arts context and will be willing to participate in the College’s First Year Seminar and General Education programs.   The Department of Philosophy and Religion consists of 2 tenured faculty and offers minors in ethics, peace studies, and philosophy and religion. Candidates who are ABD will be considered if their degree is expected to be conferred by August 1, 2024.


Pay is competitive, and salary is commensurate with experience. This full-time position offers a full benefits package, including paid tuition at the College for eligible dependents.


MISSION: Bridgewater College is a residential liberal arts college of about 1600 students with a vibrant core curriculum and a growing focus on undergraduate research. The College emphasizes creativity and innovation in pedagogy and research. Successful faculty members are dedicated to advising and mentoring students, contributing to campus-wide faculty initiatives, and maintaining an active research agenda. Bridgewater seeks faculty members eager to engage and support our commitment to the breadth and depth of learning as well as diversity and inclusion. Therefore, application materials should address how you might contribute to the College’s liberal arts mission or ways that this mission informs your vocation as teacher and scholar.


GENERAL INFORMATION: Bridgewater College was founded in 1880 as the first coeducational college in Virginia. Bridgewater offers bachelor’s degrees in approximately 60 majors and minors, along with four graduate programs, pre-professional programs such as medicine and law, and teacher licensure. The College is a member of NCAA Division III and the Old Dominion Athletic Conference, with 23 intercollegiate athletic teams. The vibrant residential campus is located in the town of Bridgewater, Virginia, near the city of Harrisonburg in the center of the Shenandoah Valley. An excellent school system, healthy business environment, numerous arts and cultural events, one of the state's lowest crime rates, and a variety of outdoor opportunities and historic attractions draw many to the region.


FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Carol Scheppard, Department Chair at:


APPLICATION: Please complete the online application and attach a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching philosophy, a statement addressing contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts. Please upload three letters of recommendations or forward letters  to


DEADLINE: We will begin reviewing applications when they are received and will continue until the position is filled.


COMMITMENT TO EQUAL OPPORTUNITY: Bridgewater College, an equal opportunity provider and employer, is a welcoming and vibrant community committed to supporting a diverse workforce and actively seeks applications from women, minorities, and other persons from traditionally underrepresented groups. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, marital status, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, or any other characteristic protected by law.


Non-Discrimination Notice:


 ANNUAL SECURITY REPORT AND ANNUAL FIRE SAFETY REPORT: The Bridgewater College Annual Security Report and Annual Fire Safety Report summarizes policies on campus security and personal safety, crime prevention, fire safety, and crime reporting, and includes crime and fire statistics for the past three years:


To request a printed copy, please call 540-828-5761


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