The Lesley H. and William L. Collins College of Professional Studies Faculty Positions

Open Positions

Full-time one year faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor at the Department of Philosophy of St. John’s University

The Institution

Established in 1870, St. John’s University has three New York City campuses; international locations in Rome, Italy, Limerick, Ireland, and Paris, France; and study abroad locations around the world. The Princeton Review and other top rankings consistently recognize the University’s outstanding academics, diverse student body, dynamic internship and volunteer opportunities, focus on student life, and diverse study abroad offerings. St. John’s University offers more than 100 undergraduate and graduate programs in its six colleges and schools, with a growing number of online programs. The University is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and 12 other major academic and professional associations.

Commitment to Inclusion

A dedication to diversity, equity, and inclusion is at the heart of our mission.  As a Catholic and Vincentian university, St. John’s is committed to institutionalizing practices of inclusive excellence to ensure that we welcome and celebrate the intrinsic worth of all community members.  We will become an even stronger university as we enhance equity at every level of our institution.  As noted in our Vision Statement, our graduates will excel in the competencies and values required for leadership and service in a rapidly evolving world. 

Department Information

The Department of Philosophy offers a Bachelor’s Degree in Philosophy as well as Minors in Philosophy of Law and Philosophy of Science. The Master of Arts in Philosophy, Politics and Economics is also administered by the Philosophy Department.


The chief responsibility of this position is high-quality teaching on the undergraduate level of core Philosophy courses in Philosophy of the Human Person, Ethics, Business and Healthcare Ethics and Metaphysics. Philosophy of the Human Person and Metaphysics are required courses for all St. John’s University students in keeping with the commitment of the University as a Catholic and Vincentian institution dedicated to respect for the dignity of all persons.


Applicants must possess a Ph.D. in Philosophy. Candidates for this position must show evidence of high-quality teaching in the areas listed above. The Department is eager to attract candidates that represent the rich diversity of the students and communities we are proud to serve in the New York Metropolitan area. In addition, we seek candidates who, through their research, teaching, and/or service, will contribute to the diversity and excellence of our academic community.

Application Process

A complete application must include:

  1. A cover letter that explains the applicant’s interest in our department and their ability to meet the expectations of the position listed under “Responsibilities” above.
  2. A curriculum vitae that includes a list of publications.

The two items should be electronically submitted here

Kevin Kennedy
Associate Professor and Chair
Department of PhilosophySt. John’s University
8000 Utopia Pkwy
Queens, NY 11439
E-mail: [email protected]

The review of applications will begin on June 1, 2023, and will continue until the position is filled.

St. John’s University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from women and minorities. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Any offer of employment is subject to receipt by St. John’s University of satisfactory references, employment verification, and education.

In compliance with NYC’s Pay Transparency Act, the annual/hourly salary range for this position is $65,700,000-$72,000.  St. John’s University considers factors such as (but not limited to) scope and responsibilities of the position, candidate’s work experience, education/training, key skills, internal peer equity, as well as market and organizational considerations when extending an offer.