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Assistant Professor, Philosophy

Position Description

The Department of Philosophy at Seattle University invites applications for two tenure-track Assistant Professor positions. We have multiple areas of teaching need including Ancient Philosophy, Medieval Philosophy, Social and Political Philosophy, Philosophy of Law, Ethics, African and Africana Philosophy, and Continental Philosophy.  

The ideal candidate will bring specialization or competence in a combination of two or more of these areas, have a strong background in the general history of philosophy, demonstrated teaching excellence, strong scholarly potential, some familiarity with the Catholic intellectual tradition, and the ability to engage with colleagues representing diverse philosophical traditions. Competence in a non-European tradition of philosophy would be an advantage. We are particularly interested in candidates who will help diversify our curriculum and contribute to our work on developing anti-racist pedagogies.  Preferred candidates will demonstrate a clear commitment to promoting diversity, inclusion, social justice, and multicultural competence in an educational environment.

The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching a range of courses across the curriculum, including the two required philosophy core courses (Philosophy of the Human Person and Ethics),  courses for the Philosophy major, and courses for the University Honors program. They will maintain a productive research program and will provide service to the department, school, and university.


Ph.D. in Philosophy by August 31, 2023.

Compensation at a Glance:

Salary Range: $68,000 - $75,000

Seattle University has provided a compensation range that represents its good faith estimate of what the University may pay for the position at the time of posting. The salary offered to the selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal salary equity considerations, and available market information, and not based on a candidate’s gender or any other protected status.

Your total compensation goes beyond the number on your paycheck. Seattle University provides generous leave, health plans, and retirement contributions that add to your total compensation package.

Benefits at a Glance

Consistent with its fundamental Jesuit values, Seattle University offers a wide range of benefits designed to care for the whole person. Choose from three different medical plans, a dental, and vision insurance programs. Protect your income with life, short & long-term disability coverage. Plan for your future with up to a 10% employer contribution for retirement benefits, comprised of a 5% nonelective employer contribution and an additional dollar-for-dollar match of your voluntary contributions up to a maximum of 5%. You may also take advantage of 100% paid tuition benefits for the employee and dependents, a subsidized transportation benefit, a wellness program with free access to an onsite fitness facility, and a wide variety of campus events. Enjoy a generous holiday schedule, including a paid Holiday break closure in December, and paid sick leave. For more information explore the Benefits website at:

Founded in 1891, Seattle University is a Jesuit Catholic university located on a beautiful campus of more than 50 acres in the dynamic heart of Seattle. Our diverse and driven population is made up of more than 7,200 students enrolled in undergraduate and graduate programs within eight schools and colleges. Seattle University is an equal opportunity employer.

In support of its pursuit of academic and scholarly excellence, Seattle University is committed to creating a diverse community of students, faculty and staff that is dedicated to the fundamental principles of equal opportunity and treatment in education and employment regardless of age, color, disability, gender identity, national origin, political ideology, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status. The university encourages applications from, and nominations of, individuals who will further enrich the diversity of our educational community.

Application Instructions

Applicants should submit materials to including the following: a cover letter; CV; evidence of successful teaching; samples of scholarly writing (up to two publications or dissertation chapters); and contact information of three references. Review of applications will commence November 1, 2022. Open until filled. For additional information, contact Dr. Jason Wirth (, Chair, Department of Philosophy.

Seattle University
901 12th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122