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Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy (F0161)

Longwood University
Job Location:
Farmville, 23909

About Longwood University

A comprehensive university with a strong liberal arts foundation, Longwood has a distinctive mission to develop citizen leaders who are prepared to make positive contributions to the common good of society. Founded in 1839, Longwood is the third-oldest public university in Virginia. 

Longwood is part of the proud tradition of higher education in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Roughly one hour’s drive from Charlottesville, Lynchburg, and Richmond, Longwood is located in the historic two-college community of Farmville. Longwood currently has approximately 4,300 undergraduate and graduate students and 39,000 alumni. It maintains affiliations with the neighboring Robert Russa Moton Museum of civil rights history and the Longwood Center for Visual Arts, a nationally accredited university art museum. A member of the Big South Conference, Longwood competes at the NCAA Division I level.

Job Description:

The Department of History, Political Science, and Philosophy in the Cook-Cole College of Arts and Sciences invites applications in Philosophy as a Visiting Assistant Professor (F0161). The person filling this position will teach a mix of introductory and upper-level courses in line with the candidate's area of study (AOS) or area of concentration (AOC), including biomedical ethics and some courses (CTZN 110/410) within Longwood's Civitae Core Curriculum, which emphasizes preparation for democratic citizenship. There may be opportunities to offer upper-level courses linked with the candidate's research.

The ideal candidate will be an excellent teacher, capable of inspiring diverse students to pursue philosophy, and possess teaching and research interests not currently well represented in the department. Candidates with AOSs/AOCs in one or more of the following are especially encouraged to apply: non-Western philosophy, history of philosophy (any area but ancient); philosophy (including ethics) of science, technology, or AI; philosophy of religion (ability to teach a comparative religion course would be a plus); social/political philosophy; philosophy of sex or love; philosophy of race or gender; philosophy, politics, and economics.


  • PhD in Philosophy required; ABD considered.
  • Experience and demonstrated excellence in undergraduate teaching preferred.
  • A demonstrated ability and commitment to working with a diverse group of students, faculty, staff, and constituents in support of the university mission is preferred.

Additional Information:

This position is a full-time, one-year, non-tenure-track instructional faculty position. The possibility of renewal will be contingent on performance and available funding. Salary will be commensurate with credentials and experience. A successful criminal background investigation is required. AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply. 

Commonwealth of Virginia benefits accompany this position to include:

  • State health and dental benefits & flexible spending accounts
  • Paid leave (which may include sick leave, personal leave, annual leave, etc.), and 13 holidays
  • Retirement savings plans (some with limited employer match available (VRS))
  • Life & Long-Term care insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Employee discounts for various services, including Verizon
  • Educational benefits for most employees
  • Fitness Center membership less expensive than most

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Longwood University will provide, if requested, reasonable accommodations to applicants in need of accommodations in order to provide access to the application and/or interview process. You are not required to note the presence of a disability on your application. If, however, you require accommodations in the application and/or interview process, please contact the Office of Human Resources at 434-395-2074 or

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Application Instructions:

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Position posted 4/11/2024. To apply for this position, qualified applicants must complete the online information section and questions, and please attach (under Resume):

  • Letter of interest summarizing qualifications for this position
  • Current curriculum vitae
  • Unofficial graduate transcript
  • Statement of teaching interests and philosophy, including how the candidate serves diverse populations and perspectives in the classroom
  • Contact information for three references who are familiar with the applicant’s teaching and research
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