Assistant/Associate Adjunct Faculty in Philosophy (PHIL 114) Philosophy of Law

Saint Mary’s College of California

Moraga, CA

ID: 7059865 (Ref.No. 1594344)
Posted: August 29, 2019
Application Deadline: August 30, 2019

Job Description

Assistant/Associate Adjunct Faculty in Philosophy (PHIL 114) Philosophy of Law

Location: Moraga

Open Date: Aug 28, 2019

Deadline: Aug 30, 2019 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time


Founded in 1863, Saint Mary's is a residential campus nestled 20 miles east of San Francisco in the picturesque Moraga Valley. Based in the Catholic, Lasallian and Liberal Arts traditions, Saint Mary's currently enrolls more than 4,000 students from diverse backgrounds in undergraduate and graduate programs. The De La Salle Christian Brothers, the largest teaching order of the Roman Catholic Church, guide the spiritual and academic character of the College.

As a comprehensive and independent institution, Saint Mary's offers undergraduate and graduate programs integrating liberal and professional education. Saint Mary's reputation for excellence, innovation and responsiveness in education stems from its vibrant heritage as a Catholic, Lasallian and Liberal Arts institution. An outstanding, committed faculty and staff that value shared inquiry, integrative learning and student interaction bring these traditions to life in the 21st century. The College is committed to the educational benefits of diversity.

The Philosophy Department seeks to hire a per-course faculty member to teach Philosophy 114, Philosophy of Law in the Fall of 2019.

Mondays & Fridays, 1:00pm - 2:40pm

Course description

A study of the philosophy of law from Sophocles' Antigone through the great thinkers of the Middle Ages, giving particular attention to the notion of natural law of Thomas Aquinas.


Candidates must hold a Master's degree, and be ABD or have completed a Doctoral degree in either Philosophy or Theology. Candidates must also be familiar with the Thomastic tradition of Natural Law, and have experience teaching Plato, Aristotle, and Aquinas from primary rather than secondary texts. Candidates must also be educated in a program sympathetic to the Catholic Thomastic-Aristotelian philosophical tradition elaborated in John Paul II's Fides et Ratio.

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