Assistant Professor of Philosophy

Seton Hill University invites applications for a full-time, tenure track position in Philosophy, housed in the School of Humanities and linked to programs in Philosophy, Religious Studies, and Theology. Appointment is to begin in August 2024.

The faculty member will teach a range of courses in undergraduate Philosophy within a Continental framework. Seton Hill University offers a minor in Philosophy, and all students are required to study Philosophy as part of the Liberal Arts Curriculum. Willingness to teach across the Liberal Arts Curriculum required.

Requirements for the position include:
● Ph.D. in Philosophy at time of appointment
● Ability to teach a range of courses in Philosophy, with an approach rooted in the Continental tradition, including Introduction to Philosophy, Introduction to Ethics, Logic and Argument, Mind & Body, Special Topics in Philosophy, and Special Topics in Ethics
● Evidence of effective teaching and commitment to continued professional development
● Ability to work collegially with other faculty members and staff in the School of Humanities and across the University
● Willingness and ability to recruit and advise undergraduate minors in Philosophy
● Affirmation of the mission and identity of Seton Hill University, a Catholic Liberal Arts institution in the tradition of Elizabeth Ann Seton and committed to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Preferred qualifications include:
● Research interests and/or teaching experience related to Diversity, Equity, and Social Justice and/or Health Care Ethics
● Interest in contributing to Seton Hill’s liberal arts curriculum, with potential to connect across interdisciplinary areas (including for example Environment & Sustainability, Gender and Women Studies, Religious Studies, and/or Genocide & Holocaust Studies)
● Demonstrated research trajectory, with opportunities for faculty/student collaboration and/or public humanities research

Chartered in 1918, Seton Hill University is a leading Catholic coeducational liberal arts university founded by the Sisters of Charity and embracing students of all faiths. Located in southwestern Pennsylvania’s Laurel Highlands (yet only 35 miles from Pittsburgh), Seton Hill educates its more than 2000 students to “think and act critically, creatively and ethically as productive members of society committed to transforming the world. Visit us at

Diversity is a core value at Seton Hill University. We are passionate about building and sustaining an equitable and inclusive learning and working environment for all students, faculty, and staff. We actively seek to recruit applicants who will contribute to a climate that supports students, faculty, and staff of all identities and backgrounds.

To Apply

Send letter of interest, curriculum vitae, official transcripts, scholarship sample, statement of teaching philosophy, diversity statement, and three letters of reference to : Attn: Dean David von Schlichten c/o Jessica Lohr.
Review of applications will begin September 30 and continue until the position is filled.