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Philosophy, Assistant Professor

The College of Idaho
Job Location:
Caldwell, Idaho

The College of Idaho invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Philosophy to begin in Fall 2023. We seek candidates whose teaching, research, and service will contribute to our commitment to an equitable and inclusive learning and work environment.

The area of specialization is open, but the Philosophy and Religious Studies Department is particularly interested in candidates who can contribute to our divisional learning outcome of “engagement with non-dominant cultures and cultural products.” The successful candidate will be a generalist able to teach Critical Thinking/Introduction to Logic, Early Modern Philosophy (broadly conceived), and a wide range of electives that are accessible to non-majors (including upper-division courses in the candidate’s specialization).


A terminal degree in philosophy is required. ABD candidates will be considered. Candidates must be authorized to work in the United States as of the expected hire date and throughout the date of the contract without sponsorship from the College.

Application instructions

Review of candidates will begin November 1, 2022 and continue until the position is filled.

Applications should include:

  • A letter of interest,
  • Curriculum Vitae,
  • Teaching philosophy in the context of a liberal arts education,
  • A statement describing how your commitment to diversity and inclusion are demonstrated in your teaching, scholarship, and/or service,
  • Transcripts (unofficial transcripts are accepted), and
  • Three letters of recommendation.

Please submit application materials to with subject: Philosophy Search. Additional information may be requested after initial review of applications.

With over 130 years of history, the College of Idaho is an inclusive community of exceptional learning that challenges the ambitious and forges pathways to success and purpose. The College strives to improve access to higher education for underrepresented individuals and groups. Its efforts have been recognized with high rankings for social mobility by the Wall Street Journal and U.S. News & World Report. Almost 20% of the students are international students with over 90 countries represented and a third of the students identifying as first-generation students.

The College offers competitive benefits including tuition waiver for dependents, health insurance, retirement plan with employer match after one year of employment, free access to on-campus fitness centers, and free admission to campus events. Spouses, domestic partners, and dependents are eligible for benefits coverage.

The College of Idaho is located in Caldwell, a rural community with a vibrant downtown that is on the western edge of the Boise metropolitan area, one of the fastest growing areas in the country and providing opportunities for both small-town and city living. One can explore the area’s continuing agricultural legacy with the AgVenture and Sunnyslope Wine Trails located among scenic orchards in the Snake River Plain. A wide range of outdoors activities can be found with the combination of mountain, river, forest, and desert landscapes in the vicinity, including hiking, biking, skiing, whitewater rafting, camping, or exploring the hot springs. Boise also offers a rich selection of arts and culture activities with the Idaho Shakespeare Festival, Opera Idaho, Ballet Idaho, Boise Contemporary Theater, the Boise Philharmonic, Treefort Music Fest, and the Anne Frank Human Rights Memorial as part of the Wassmuth Center for Human Rights.

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