Suffolk University is hiring an

Instructor of Philosophy, Non-tenure Track

Boston, United States

Non-tenure Track Instructor of Philosophy

The Philosophy Department at Suffolk University invites applications for a full-time non-tenure track instructor for the 2017-2018 academic year (July 1 start, pending final budgetary approval). A Ph.D. in Philosophy is required by the time of appointment, with a specialization in Ethics or Political Philosophy preferred. The position includes a 4/4 teaching load, in addition to service requirements such as advising students in preparation for graduate school and/or careers in the field. Candidates should provide evidence of teaching excellence and experience providing high quality instruction to a diverse student body. The ideal candidate would also be able to teach in our Politics, Philosophy, and Economics major, as well as in areas of Suffolk’s Core Curriculum, such as Writing, Seminar for Freshmen, and Creativity and Innovation. Experience with interdisciplinary collaboration, service learning, or policy-related work is desirable.

Application should be made through the Suffolk HR website and should include the following elements: 1) letter of application; 2) CV; 3) copies of transcripts; 4) evidence of teaching effectiveness; 5) three professional letters of reference (which should be sent electronically to Doris Wong, Employment Services Coordinator, at [email protected] ) 

Please submit application materials no later than February 15, 2017

Suffolk University is a private, comprehensive, urban university located in downtown Boston, and is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse community. Candidates from underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. To learn more about Suffolk University visit our website at

Working at Suffolk:

Suffolk University is a private, comprehensive, urban university located in the heart of downtown Boston. Since 1906, Suffolk has been committed to creating an exceptional learning experience. Our college green is the Boston Common. We are steps from dozens of historic sites including the Old State House, Faneuil Hall, and the Massachusetts State House. We have no real boundaries to our campus—Boston and Suffolk blend together. Suffolk is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse community. 

Suffolk University is actively seeking applicants from groups that might be under-represented because of race/color, gender, religion, real or perceived disability, national origin or LBGTQ status.

See yourself here with our terrific benefits package. Benefits include, but are not limited to:

  • Harvard Pilgrim medical/Delta Dental at low employee costs
  • Retirement options including both Standard Retirement Plan (SRP) and Voluntary Tax Deferred Annuity (VTDAP). The University contributes 9% to your SRP when you contribute 5% after eligibility guidelines have been met.
  • All employees and faculty members who are at least half-time are eligible for the tuition free course benefit in the College of Arts and Sciences and in the Sawyer Business School. There are additional tuition benefits for spouses, domestic partners, and children.
  • Generous time-off program. Vacation accrues monthly. Vacation for part-time employees is pro-rated based on the employees’ regularly scheduled hours. Additional holidays are announced each year and are separate from the employee’s vacation allowance.
  • Pre-tax commuter benefit
  • Discounted home and auto insurance