Philosophy Professor, Christendom College (Front Royal, VA)

Philosophy Professor, Christendom College (Front Royal, VA)

Christendom College announces the opening of a full-time faculty position in the Department of Philosophy at the rank of Assistant Professor, to begin August 15, 2023.  PhD is preferred, though highly qualified applicants who are ABD will also be considered.

The applicant should be willing to teach the courses of Christendom’s core curriculum and required major courses in Philosophy.  Our Faculty Handbook states, “In accordance with the mind and discipline of the Church for the formation of the young, Christendom College is committed to a Thomistic educational policy: programs of instruction in Philosophy and Sacred Theology shall be taught according to the spirit, method, and principles of the Common Doctor.”  Area of specialization within the Thomistic tradition is open.  The department especially welcomes candidates with a background in metaphysics.  The Philosophy core, required of all students, consists in an ordered sequence of semester courses in Greek philosophy (including traditional logic); philosophy of human nature; ethics; metaphysics; medieval philosophy; and modern philosophy. 

Located an hour and a half west of Washington, D.C., in the Shenandoah Valley, Christendom College is a small coeducational liberal arts institution dedicated to the Magisterium of the Roman Catholic Church.  As a positive expression of the specifically Catholic character of Christendom College and in accord with the desire of the Holy See as expressed in the Apostolic Constitution Ex Corde Ecclesiae, members of the faculty annually make a public Profession of Faith and take the Oath of Fidelity.

Christendom College emphasizes teaching excellence in faculty hiring and advancement. Interested applicants should send 1) a cover letter, 2) a one to two page statement of teaching philosophy and research interests in light of the college’s mission and vision (which can be found here,) 3)  a curriculum vitae, 4) three letters of recommendation, 5) a sample of scholarly writing of 30 pages or fewer, and 6) evaluations of undergraduate teaching (if available) to Dr. Mark Wunsch, Chair of Philosophy, at [email protected]. Any other inquiries about the position may be sent to Dr. Wunsch at [email protected].  

In addition, official graduate transcripts must be sent to Greg Townsend, PhD, Vice President of Academic Affairs, Christendom College, 134 Christendom Drive, Front Royal, VA 22630

To be assured of consideration, applications must be received by November 30, 2022 (COB). Please allow 3 business days for acknowledgement of emails.  Requests for interviews will be sent early-mid January and in-person interviews will be conducted early-mid February, 2023.

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