Current Search: Assistant Professor of Practice

The Department of Philosophy at Northern Arizona University is currently conducting a search for an Assistant Professor of Practice to serve as the Director of the Philosophy in the Public Interest program.  This is a full-time position, renewable on a year-to-year basis contingent upon effective performance, department needs, and continued funding. The person filling this position will have primary administrative duties for the College of Arts & Letters' Philosophy in the Public Interest program, and teaching responsibilities of one course per term in the Department of Philosophy.

Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. in Philosophy in hand by start of contract; minimum 1 year full-time administrative experience managing humanities activities for a broad audience, including the non-academic community; minimum 1 year teaching experience in philosophy with primary responsibility for course design, instruction and student assessment.

Preferred Qualifications: demonstrated excellence in leadership in community outreach as well as excellence in teaching in philosophy at the undergraduate level.  In addition to introductory level courses in philosophy, the department has needs for instructional excellence in ethics and applied ethics (including health care ethics, environmental ethics). Also preferred are candidates with a demonstrated commitment to working with diverse students, faculty and staff. 

NAU’s Philosophy in the Public Interest creates opportunities in Northern Arizona for public deliberation and reflective philosophical activity, highlighting the contributions the latter makes to the former.  For more information about the program, visit this link:

Northern Arizona University is a 25,000-student institution with its main campus in Flagstaff, a four-season community of about 65,000 at the base of the majestic San Francisco Peaks. NAU’s emphasis on undergraduate education is enhanced by its graduate programs and research as well as distance learning. All faculty members are expected to promote student learning and help students achieve academic outcomes. The university is committed to a diverse and civil working and learning environment

Northern Arizona University requires satisfactory results for the following: a criminal background investigation, an employment history verification and a degree verification (in some cases) prior to employment. You may also be required to complete a fingerprint background check.

Additionally, as an employer in the state of Arizona, NAU is required to participate in the federal E-Verify program that assists employers with verifying new employees’ right to work in the United States.

To Apply:
Send complete dossier consisting of a CV, a statement on the candidate’s vision for the Philosophy in the Public Interest Program, at least three letters of recommendation, teaching portfolio that includes syllabi, student evaluations, including at least one complete set of course evaluation by students to:   PPI Professor of Practice Search Chair, Department of Philosophy, Box 6011, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ 86011-6011.

How to Apply:
To apply for this position, please click on the "Apply Now" button on this website, and click on the link for the Assistant Professor of Practice position associated with JobID 600881.  
Applications MUST be submitted via this on-line process, all others will not be accepted for consideration.  Application must include a single attachment containing: 
* A statement of the candidate's vision for the Philosophy in the Public Interest Program.
* Curriculum Vitae.                                     
* Teaching portfolio that includes syllabi and student evaluations, including at least one complete set of course evaluations by students.
Save all items, in the order stated, as a single PDF or Word document for attachment to the required on-line application.  
In addition to the on-line attachment listed above, submit three letters of recommendation to:  Chair, PPI Search Committee, Department of Philosophy, PO BOX 6011, Flagstaff, AZ 86011-6011
If you need assistance completing your application there are instructions available on line at or in person in the Human Resources Department located in Building 91 on the NAU Campus - on the corner of Beaver and DuPont Streets. 
If you are an individual with a disability and need reasonable accommodation to participate in the hiring process please contact the Affirmative Action Office at 928-523-3312/TDD - 928-523-1006 or PO Box 4083, Flagstaff AZ 86011.

Questions about the position may be directed to Christopher Griffin at