Assistant Professor, Philosophy

Philosophy and Political Science

To Apply
Send resume/CV, cover letter, and reference list to:
person Laura Custer, Director of Human Resources
phone 859-344-3314
place Thomas More University, 333 Thomas More Parkway, Crestview Hills, KY 41017


The Department of Philosophy and Political Science at Thomas More University invites applications for a full-time non-tenure-track assistant professor with benefits beginning Fall 2024. The teaching load is four courses/semester. Other responsibilities include advising, committee work (after the first year), and departmental service.  A Ph.D. in Philosophy (or in an affiliated discipline, with minimum of 18 graduate hours in philosophy) is required.  We are particularly interested in candidates who will energetically serve our small but vital department by demonstrating a strong commitment to in-person teaching and will also provide student mentorship in order to grow the major.  Ideally, the candidate will be able to teach and advise in our new Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (PPE) major.

Area of Specialization (AOS): Open, but with ability to teach political and social philosophy, applied ethics, and introduction to philosophy.  Areas of Competence (AOC): Open.

The successful candidate will contribute to a pluralistic and inclusive philosophy curriculum and will complement the research and teaching offerings of the current department members.  Our collegial department has a focus on public philosophy and accessible, holistic teaching.  We are committed to the growth and development of our department, including student success. 

All application materials must be submitted by 15 December 2023. Application materials should include a cover letter, CV (which should include at least three professional references), research interests and teaching statement of 1-2 pages each, and evidence of teaching excellence (relative to career stage). Application review will begin in January and continue until an appointment is made. 

To be considered, candidates must be legally eligible to work in the United States, without sponsorship from the University under the Immigration Reform and Control Act.

Questions regarding the position or application process should be directed to Dr. Catherine Sherron

Thomas More University is a private liberal arts institution of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Covington, located in the metropolitan Cincinnati area.  Proximity to the city of Cincinnati and the greater Cincinnati airport give the small towns around the university their distinctive character and residents access to a variety of rich and diverse cultural activities, making this a desirable environment in which to live and work. The University is student-oriented, and teaching is our primary focus.  Thomas More has a reputation for excellent education, community commitment, and student success, and takes pride in offering students an exceptional academic experience with small classes and committed faculty and staff. Thomas More serves approximately 2000 full- and part-time students on its beautiful campus in Crestview Hills, Kentucky.


As stewards of Thomas More University, it is expected that your work and contributions to our community will reflect the mission, values, and integrity of the University. We are committed to being a student-ready University and aspire to facilitate an interconnected community of excellence. In doing so, we will foster a sense of responsibility to others, act with respect, tolerance and compassion towards others, and care for God’s creation. Through this engagement, Thomas More University is a thriving and dynamic institution that espouses the values of a Catholic Liberal Arts education committed to the students that we serve today, those that we will serve tomorrow, and the communities our graduates will serve.

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