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Part-Time Instructor, Core Texts (NTT)

Samford University
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Samford University’s Howard College of Arts and Sciences invites individuals interested in serving in a Christian University environment to apply for the position of part-time instructor in the Core Texts program. Core Texts comprises a two-course sequence that invites students to read and analyze classic texts, explore the history of ideas, and engage with great philosophical questions. This is a part-time, non- tenure-track appointment and will begin in August 2024. Qualified candidates should hold a Master’s in Classics, History, Philosophy, Political Science, or a closely related field at the time of appointment (PhD preferred). Relevant experience teaching at the college level is preferred.

Samford University ( is a leading nationally ranked Christian University. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. It is the largest privately supported and fully accredited institution for higher learning in Alabama. Located in the Birmingham, Alabama, suburb of Homewood, with 425 full-time faculty and more than 5,700 students representing 49 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and 22 countries. Samford is ranked #10 in the U.S. for the quality of career preparation provided to its students according to a newly published ranking, “The Top U.S. Colleges for Career and Learning-Related Opportunities,” in The Wall Street Journal. The University is dedicated to the promotion of rigorous academic inquiry in a Christian setting. The University seeks and prefers employee applicants of the Christian faith and offers competitive salaries with a generous benefits package. Samford University and the Howard College of Arts and Sciences embrace diversity in their faculty, students, and staff and encourage applications from those who would add to the diversity of our academic community. 

Please submit a letter of application, a current CV, application for faculty position (link below), faculty applicant Christian mission statement (link below), and a list of three professional references with contact information.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until July 31, 2024. Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States, as Samford will not sponsor any employment visas for this position. Prior to hire applicants must have a successful background check.

Please submit all application materials in PDF format to:

Dr. Annie DeVries at

Subject: Part-time Core Texts Instructor

“Application for Faculty Position” can be found at:

“Faculty Applicant Christian Mission Statement”

In accordance with applicable federal and state laws, such as Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, and the Americans with Disabilities Act and ADA Amendments, the University does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of sex, gender, race, color, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, religion, or any other protected status under federal, state or local law applicable to the University, in its education policies, programs, and activities, in its admissions policies, in employment policies and practices, and all other areas of the University. As a faith-based institution, the University is exempted from certain laws and regulations concerning discrimination.

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