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Assistant/Associate/Full Teaching Professor

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Position Type: Faculty Full-time (Non-Tenure Track)
Location: Boston Main Campus
Categories: College of Social Sciences and Humanities

About Northeastern:

Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a global research university and the recognized leader in experience-driven lifelong learning. Our world-renowned experiential approach empowers our students, faculty, alumni, and partners to create impact far beyond the confines of discipline, degree, and campus.

Our locations—in Boston; Charlotte, North Carolina; London; Portland, Maine; San Francisco; Seattle; Silicon Valley; Toronto; Vancouver; and the Massachusetts communities of Burlington and Nahant—are nodes in our growing global university system. Through this network, we expand opportunities for flexible, student-centered learning and collaborative, solutions-focused research.

Northeastern’s comprehensive array of undergraduate and graduate programs— in a variety of on-campus and online formats—lead to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools. Among these, we offer more than 195 multi-discipline majors and degrees designed to prepare students for purposeful lives and careers.


About the Opportunity:

The Department of Philosophy and Religion in the College of Social Sciences and Humanities invites applications for an Assistant, Associate, or Full Teaching Professor position, beginning fall of 2022, in the areas of history of philosophy and/or bioethics broadly construed to include environmental ethics and healthcare ethics. This is an untenured, but continuing and tracked position (Assistant, Associate, and Full Teaching Professor), with progressively longer contracts (up to 5 years).



The responsibilities for this position include teaching history of philosophy and applied ethics courses in the Department of Philosophy and Religion (six courses per year), such as Ancient Philosophy and Political Thought, Modern Philosophy, Environmental Ethics, Moral and Social Problems in Healthcare, and Food Ethics, as well as contributing to and developing co-curricular undergraduate programming and opportunities.


A Ph.D. in Philosophy or a related field is required by the start date. The successful candidate will have demonstrated teaching excellence or a strong commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching. They will also have a strong interest in pedagogical, curricular, and co-curricular innovation. Candidates should have demonstrated commitment to fostering diverse and inclusive environments as well as to promoting experiential learning, which are central to a Northeastern University education.

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Additional Information:

The College of Social Sciences and Humanities is the home of the Experiential Liberal Arts. Through its research, teaching, and engagement missions, the college collaborates across the university, the Northeastern network, and partners around the globe.  We are strongly committed to fostering excellence through diversity and enthusiastically welcome nominations and applications from members of groups underrepresented in academia. Successful faculty in the College of Social Sciences and Humanities will be dynamic and innovative scholars with research and teaching excellence and a commitment to improved equity, diversity, and inclusion. Strong candidates for this position will have the expertise, knowledge, and skills to build their research, pedagogy, and curriculum in ways that reflect and enhance this commitment. 

Applications should include: a cover letter that addresses their interest in and qualifications for the position; curriculum vitae; evidence of teaching effectiveness (such as sample syllabi, teaching statement, honors/awards, and evaluations); writing sample; and contact information for three letters of recommendation, which will be solicited upon receipt of complete application.

To apply, please go to and click on the link for full-time positions or full-time interdisciplinary positions or if viewing this description on the Northeastern University website, click “Apply to this job.” Questions should be addressed to Prof. Matthew Smith, search committee chair, Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applications received by January 7th, 2022 will be assured full consideration.


Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff.  Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion. 

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other  characteristic protected by applicable law.

To learn more about Northeastern University’s commitment and support of diversity and inclusion, please see

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