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Adjunct Instructors - Philosophy

Adjunct Instructors - Philosophy

Job Description

Mount St. Mary’s University has a need for adjunct professors to teach online in the Mount’s integrated, interdisciplinary Core philosophy program both on our traditional Emmitsburg campus and as part of our accelerated undergraduate program. We are currently seeking qualified instructors to teach the following courses online:

  • Foundations of Philosophy (main campus) A course covering classic texts in Ancient and Medieval Philosophy.
  • Philosophy in the Modern Age (main campus) A course covering classic texts in Modern Philosophy.
  • Introduction to Philosophy (Division of Continuing Studies) An investigation of ancient, medieval, modern and contemporary responses to perennial philosophical questions.
  • Moral Philosophy (Division of Continuing Studies) An inquiry into the nature of the moral good and ethical decision making. Prerequisite: Introduction to Philosophy.


A qualified applicant will have:

  • A master's degree in philosophy (required).
  • Demonstrated excellence in online teaching (required).
  • The ability to work with a large and diverse constituency of traditional and non-traditional students, staff, faculty, parents, and friends of the university.

Mount St. Mary’s University’s traditional undergraduate program is dedicated to providing common intellectual experiences in its Core courses. As such, many of the texts studied in the philosophy courses are shared commonly across sections. Training in teaching these texts is available.

Who we Are

Located in a serene mountain setting, yet near major metropolitan areas, Mount Saint Mary’s Emmitsburg campus is the second-oldest Catholic university in the United States. We are a comprehensive, nationally recognized university enrolling 1650 undergraduate students and having a 13:1 student-to-faculty ratio. We support an inclusive faculty that can engage the interests of an increasingly diverse student population.

In addition, the Mount’s satellite campus in Frederick, Maryland serves multiple degree-seeking non-traditional student populations, including veterans and working adults. Most of the courses taught in these programs are eight weeks in length, in online and asynchronous formats. The Mount provides the instructors of these courses with robust technological, pedagogical, and curricular supports and requires instructors to employ high-engagement pedagogical models.

Successful candidates will share our commitment to the dignity and solidarity of all persons and to the value of intercultural understanding. Candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.


Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Position Status

  • Adjunct Instructor.
  • Open until filled.
  • Intention to hire this summer, with first courses taught fall 2024.

Required Documents

  • A cover letter that briefly summarizes your qualifications and interest in the position.
  • Curriculum vitae.
  • Student teaching evaluations (if available).

How to Apply

Please email cover letter, vita and (if available) student teaching evaluations to: or mail to:

Thane Naberhaus, Ph.D. - Associate Professor and Chair
Department of Philosophy
Mount St. Mary’s University
16300 Old Emmitsburg Road
Emmitsburg, MD 21727

Mount St. Mary's University is a dynamic, Catholic, liberal arts university with over 2,000 undergraduate and graduate students. As a Catholic university, Mount St. Mary’s graduates ethical leaders who are inspired by a passion for learning and lead lives of significance in service to God and others. The university has a strong institutional commitment to excellence through diversity in its educational programs and employment practices; we actively seek and welcome applications from candidates with exceptional qualifications, particularly those with demonstrable commitments to a more inclusive society and world. EOE.

Please reach out to us with any questions you have about the Mount through our contact form.

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