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Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy
Marian University

Date Posted Apr. 5, 2023
Title Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy
University Marian University
Indianapolis, IN, United States
Department Theology, Philosophy, & Ministry
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Visiting Professor
    Assistant Professor
  • Religion and Theology

Position Title

Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy

Job Description

As a part of a diverse community of faculty and staff who represent many faith systems and worldviews, Marian University seeks qualified applicants to promote our Catholic Franciscan mission and identity through a one-year position as Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy with a possibility of renewal.  
Area of specialization is Thomistic Metaphysics, and a concentration in Ancient or Medieval Philosophy is preferred. Candidates should be able to teach the richness of the Catholic tradition while also attending to the broad and ecumenical needs of general education, supporting interdisciplinary initiatives, and working with the students and faculty of Bishop Simon Bruté College Seminary. The position will report to the Assistant Dean of the School of Theology, Philosophy, and Ministry, operating on a 9-month, full-time contract per the faculty load hour model. 
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Actively engages the Catholic Franciscan mission and identity of Marian University by modeling our Franciscan Sponsorship Values and honoring the legacy of the founding congregation through transformative education, unity in diversity, leadership through service, integrating faith and life, and institutional policies.
  • Teaches up to 24 credits per academic year. Multiple sections of general education service in Philosophy of Human Nature and Person as well as courses in the history of philosophy and metaphysics.  
  • Share in the ongoing development and implementation of department and college activities and projects. 
  • Actively participate in curriculum implementation and activities of the Department of Philosophy. 
  • Engage in scholarship and other professional development activities. 
  • Mentor students through advising, internships, and service learning opportunities in the community. 
  • Participate in the life of the campus and university service, including participation in faculty governance and co-curricular programs. 
  • Other duties as assigned
Required Qualifications:
    • Knowledge of and commitment to the mission of Marian University
    • A Master’s degree in philosophy is required; a PhD is preferred
    • Experience working with students at various levels of abilities
    • Evidence teaching excellence in higher education
    • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills


Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applications require a cover letter, a current CV, contact information for three references, and responses to the supplemental mission questions.

Marian University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. 

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