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Adjunct Instructors - Philosophy

Job Description

Mount St. Mary’s University has an ongoing need for adjunct professors to teach in the Mount’s integrated, interdisciplinary core philosophy program. We are currently seeking qualified instructors to teach the following courses:

  • Foundations of Philosophy (a course covering classic texts in Ancient and Medieval Philosophy)
  • Philosophy in the Modern Age (a course covering classic texts in Modern Philosophy)
  • Ethics and the Human Good (a course covering classic texts in the history of moral philosophy)


A qualified applicant will have:

  • A master's degree in philosophy (required).
  • Teaching experience and demonstrated excellence in teaching (preferred).
  • Be able to work with a large constituency of students, staff, faculty, parents and friends of the university.

Mount St. Mary’s University 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, the Mount is 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. Candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Mount St. Mary’s University, the second-oldest Catholic university in the United States, seeks faculty members willing to engage and support our university mission. Successful candidates will share our commitment to the dignity and solidarity of all persons and to the value of intercultural understanding.


Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Position Status

  • Adjunct Instructor.
  • Open until filled.

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.

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