College of Humanities and Social Sciences
Department of Philosophy
The Department of Philosophy at California State University, Fullerton, invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Philosophy with appointment to begin Fall 2021.
Area of Specialization: 18th-19th century philosophy (preferred) or other areas in the History of Philosophy (the department has teaching needs in all areas of history)
Area of Competence: Latin American philosophy (especially preferred), Africana philosophy, Native American/Indigenous philosophy, and/or other areas of non-Western philosophy (the Department already has existing strengths in Asian philosophy, therefore non-Asian philosophy is preferred)
We seek applicants with primary teaching and research specializations in 18th-19th century philosophy (preferred) or other areas in the History of Philosophy (the department has teaching needs in all areas of history). Candidates with active research agendas and/or teaching experience in Latin American philosophy (especially preferred), Africana philosophy, Native American/Indigenous philosophy, and/or other areas of non-Western philosophy are particularly encouraged to apply (the Department already has existing strengths in Asian philosophy, therefore non-Asian philosophy is preferred).
Responsibilities include teaching a wide range of courses in all areas of philosophy, at the upper- and lower-division levels, introductory, and general education courses. Candidates should be capable of and invested in developing courses in such areas as Latin American philosophy, Africana philosophy, Native American/Indigenous philosophy, and/or other areas of non-Western philosophy. Positive tenure and promotion decisions require consistently excellent teaching; high-quality peer-reviewed publications; research and other relevant scholarly activities; student advising; and service to the department, college, and university.
- Ph.D. in Philosophy by August 2021 is required. To be considered, ABD applicants must show evidence that degree completion will occur before August 2021.
- Specialization in 18th-19th century philosophy (preferred) or other areas in the History of Philosophy (the department has teaching needs in all areas of history)
- Demonstrated experience in teaching and interest in topics related to Latin American philosophy (especially preferred), Africana philosophy, Native American/Indigenous philosophy, and/or other areas of non-Western philosophy (the Department already has existing strengths in Asian philosophy, therefore non-Asian philosophy is preferred)
- Demonstrated commitment to teaching undergraduates from diverse socioeconomic, cultural, and academic backgrounds, including first-generation students, and adoption of appropriate pedagogical strategies for diverse student populations
- Evidence of successful teaching experience at the college or university level
- Active research agenda with clear potential for high-quality peer-reviewed publication and scholarly production
- Experience or demonstrated potential in working collegially with colleagues and community
- Ability to balance excellent teaching, scholarship, and service
A complete on-line application must be received by electronic submission in order to receive consideration. To apply, please go to: http://hr.fullerton.edu/careers/Faculty.php to apply for requisition #497800, and provide the following required materials:
- Cover letter responding to the required qualifications
- Curriculum vitae
- Teaching portfolio including a teaching statement, syllabi, teaching evaluations, and other evidence of teaching excellence, submitted as a single pdf
- Documentation of research agenda, including a research statement and one or more writing samples, submitted as a single pdf
- A Candidate Statement on Commitment to Inclusive Excellence
- This statement provides the candidate’s unique perspective on their past and present contributions to and future aspirations for promoting diversity, inclusion, and social justice in their professional careers. Please discuss how you have addressed diversity in your teaching, research, and/or service such that the committee is able to assess your ability to contribute to our campus in this area. The purpose of the diversity statement is to help departments identify candidates who have professional experience, intellectual commitments, and/or willingness to engage in activities that could help CSUF contribute to its mission in these areas. (approximately one to two pages, single spaced)
- Graduate transcripts, submitted as a single pdf
- Three confidential letters of recommendation
- On the references page of the online application, enter information for three referents who will provide a confidential letter of reference for your application. At the appropriate point in the search process, they will receive a request via email along with information on uploading the letter. You will be able to verify that each letter has been received by CSUF by logging back in to the recruitment system.
Please direct all questions about the position to: Dr. Matthew Calarco, Search Committee Chair, at email@example.com.
Review of applications will begin immediately. Applications received by November 12, 2020 will be given full consideration. Position is open until filled.
California State University, Fullerton (CSUF) is a minority-serving institution, with the largest student body in the 23-campus California State University (CSU) system, with a total enrollment of over 40,000 students. The CSU is currently engaged in a directed multi-year initiative to improve graduation rates for all students with a particular focus on first-generation college students, low-socioeconomic students, Latinx, African American and Native American students. California State University, Fullerton is committed to increasing the diversity of the campus community and the curriculum, and fostering an inclusive environment within which students, staff, administrators and faculty thrive. Candidates who can contribute to this goal through equity-minded teaching/mentoring, scholarship, advising, and other activities are encouraged to identify their strengths and experiences in this area. Individuals advancing the University’s strategic goal of “elevating and infusing equity-minded practices in all that we do” and those from groups whose underrepresentation in the American professoriate has been severe and longstanding are particularly encouraged to apply.
The mission of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at California State University, Fullerton is to educate students to be culturally, globally, socially, historically, and environmentally astute, civically responsible alumni able to navigate an increasingly complex and interconnected world.
The College of Humanities and Social Sciences’ departments and programs offer students the breadth of a traditional liberal arts education in the humanities and social sciences while preparing them for a wide range of professions, for graduate school, and for advanced professional study in fields such as law, education, public administration, clinical psychology, and business. Students who graduate with a degree from H&SS are assured of having depth of understanding in their field of study and the useful core skills that are most attractive to prospective employers and to success in graduate school.
The College of Humanities and Social Sciences is the largest college at Cal State Fullerton, offering 23 undergraduate degrees, 38 minors, and 15 graduate degrees. The 20 departments and programs employ over 450 faculty and 50 staff members serving more than 7,500 students and annually awarding over 2,000 degrees. For more information about the college, please go to http://hss.fullerton.edu/
The Philosophy Department at California State University, Fullerton, values excellence in teaching, excellence in research, pluralism, and collegiality. Our faculty are award-winning teachers, who love being in the classroom; and rigorous scholars, who love to write. The Department holds an annual Symposium every spring, which consists of a two-day conference on a specific topic. We also hold an annual distinguished speaker series in the Fall, supported by William Alamshah, who was a founding member of the department. In additional to our popular Major and Minor programs, the Department has a Concentration in Moral, Legal and Social Philosophy for the Professions. This Concentration is designed for students who are considering professional careers in such areas as law, medicine, business, public administration, or politics.
Multiple positions may be hired from this recruitment based on the strength of the applicant pool.
Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications, and is subject to budgetary authorization and any California State University System faculty contract increases. Summer research grants, moving expenses, start‐up funds, and a reduced teaching load may be available. An excellent comprehensive benefits package is available that includes: health/vision/dental plans; spouse, domestic partner and dependent fee‐waiver; access to campus child‐care; and a defined‐benefit retirement through the state system along with optional tax sheltering opportunities. For a detailed description of benefits, please visit:
The person holding this position is considered a ‘mandated reporter’ under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.
A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be formally offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.
Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self‐disclose.
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