Assistant Professor – Philosophy

Institution Name: 
Anderson University
Start Date: 
August 2018

Anderson University and the College of Christian Studies invite applications for a full-time, nine-month position as Assistant Professor of Philosophy. Anderson University is an innovative, entrepreneurial, premier comprehensive, liberal arts university affiliated with the South Carolina Baptist Convention. Candidates with a strong Christian value system, lifestyle, and commitment to the integration of faith and learning are encouraged to apply.

Anderson University recognizes three paths for faculty employment: annual appointment, professional path, and tenure track. Faculty hired for annual appointment are evaluated on mission fit, and teaching and learning. They begin employment at the rank of instructor with the opportunity to promote to senior lecturer. Faculty in the Professional Path focus on teaching and learning and are evaluated on mission fit, teaching and learning, and service; and they are able to promote through professorial ranks. After six years of exemplary service, faculty on the Professional Path become eligible for multi-year contracts. Faculty on tenure track focus initially on teaching and learning, but they are evaluated on mission fit, teaching and learning, service, and scholarship. Tenure-track faculty promote through professorial ranks and are eligible for tenure status in year six.

Candidates should be prepared to teach a full range of undergraduate courses with a focus on introductory philosophy and moral reasoning in the university’s core curriculum. Additional responsibilities will include teaching philosophy to upper-level undergraduate and graduate students in the College of Christian Studies. Teaching load is 24 semester credits per academic year, including advising. Ph.D. is required in philosophy, analytic theology, apologetics, or closely related field.

Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

To ensure full consideration, please send a letter of application, curriculum vita, statement of teaching philosophy, and an Anderson University Faculty Application found at

Electronic submissions are preferred.

Contact Name: 
Kelli Strickland, Administrative Assistant
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Contact Phone Number: 
Address Line 1: 
Anderson University
Address Line 2: 
316 Boulevard
City State Zip/Postal Code: 
Anderson, SC 29621
United States