Faculty Position in Philosophy


The University of Mary in Bismarck, ND invites applications for a full-time faculty position in the Department of Philosophy.


Areas of Specialization and Competence are open, although candidates should be able to teach Introduction to Philosophy, Ethics, and Philosophy of the Human Person for the university’s Core Curriculum. An aptitude for bringing Thomistic philosophy into fruitful dialogue with other philosophical traditions would be a distinct asset. A Ph.D. in Philosophy is required by time of employment.


Applicants must excel in teaching, be committed to supporting formation outside of the classroom and have an active research agenda.


All faculty are expected to demonstrate a willingness to support and advance the Christian, Catholic, and Benedictine mission and identity of the University of Mary (see www.umary.edu/about/mission/missionidentity.php).


Qualifications and Requirements Include:

  • Upholds and supports the Christian, Catholic, Benedictine mission of the University of Mary
  • Supports the ongoing implementation of Ex Corde Ecclesiae, the apostolic constitution on Catholic colleges and universities
  • Builds a culture of ready and earnest hospitality in the School of Arts and Sciences and throughout the university, in accord with Saint Benedict’s admonition that all be received as Christ

The University of Mary is a private, Christian, Catholic, Benedictine university that welcomes students of all faiths and backgrounds. Infusing Benedictine values throughout the educational experience, Mary offers distinguished, professionally-focused academic programs enlivened by the liberal arts, global and civic service, robust internships, and mentoring by respected faculty. As one of the most affordable private universities in the nation, Mary offers exceptional educational value as well as outstanding scholarship and financial aid opportunities. The University of Mary is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association.


For more information on the University of Mary, please watch a short video by clicking on this link: https://youtu.be/Go37Hy6QrVs


How to Apply:

Click here https://universityofmary.applytojob.com/apply/9ew0uSXAlQ/Faculty-Position-In-Philosophy to apply at Umary.edu. Upload your attachments and click submit.


Qualified applicants should submit (1) cover letter, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) writing sample of no more than 20 pages, (4) teaching portfolio with evidence of teaching effectiveness, (5) official or unofficial transcripts from all colleges and universities attended, and (6) three letters of recommendation.


Additional attachments or anything larger than 5MB may be sent to employment@umary.edu or mailed to:

Human Resources

University of Mary

7500 University Drive

Bismarck, ND 58504


Review of application materials will begin on January 11, 2021.  Position will remain open until filled.


Any questions, please reach out to: Dr. David Echelbarger, Philosophy Program Chair, 701-355-8057, dtechelbarger@umary.edu


Equal Opportunity Employer