The Department of Philosophy at Calvin University invites applications for part-time instruction in the area of introduction to philosophy. The appointment will be for the spring 2019 semester, beginning 1/28/2019.


Education and Experience

A PhD in Philosophy is preferred , although applicants with a master’s degree in philosophy and experience in teaching philosophy will also be considered. All applicants must demonstrate the ability to teach effectively using a variety of methods and instructional technology as required.

Faith and Educational Commitment

  1. Commitment to the educational mission of Calvin University as a Christian institution with liberal arts values affiliated with the Christian Reformed Church.
  2. A commitment to the Christian faith and to the integration of faith, learning, and student development.

Diversity Commitment

Demonstrated awareness and commitment to effectively establishing relationships and positive communication across multiple dimensions of diversity including, but not limited to, race, gender, physical limitations, class, or religious perspectives.


Calvin University is a top-ranked institution with liberal arts values that equips students to think deeply, to act justly, and to live wholeheartedly as Christ’s agents of renewal in the world. Approximately 4,000 Calvin students study the liberal arts and select from a broad range of majors and professional programs. The university is located in Grand Rapids, Michigan, in a thriving metropolitan region of approximately one million people situated equidistant from Chicago and Detroit.

Calvin is building a tradition of diversity and accessibility and welcomes applications from persons whose personal characteristics will further that commitment. Calvin does not discriminate in the employment of individuals on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, disability, sex, or age. For further specifics please see the university website:


To apply:  Each applicant should submit with the online application, a CV detailing teaching experience, and a letter addressing interest in teaching at a Christian university. Additional information, including official academic transcripts will be requested of all candidates progressing to the interview process. Review of applications will begin October 29, 2018 and continue until Dec. 1, 2018. Questions can be directed to the chair of the philosophy department, David Noe,