Assistant Professor of Epistemology - Tenure-Track
California State University, Fullerton
June 14, 2018
Higher Education Institution
DEPARTMENT OF PHILOSOPHY COLLEGE OF HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES
The Department of Philosophy at California State University, Fullerton, invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in epistemology with appointment to begin Fall 2019. CSUF values and is dedicated to the goal of building a diverse community. We strongly encourage applications from candidates who can demonstrate through their teaching, research, and service that they can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our community.
Position We seek applicants with primary teaching and research specialization in epistemology; candidates with active research agendas in social, virtue, and/or empirically-driven epistemology are particularly encouraged to apply. 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 must be capable of and invested in teaching introductory formal logic. 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 2019 is required. To be considered, ABD applicants must show evidence that degree completion will occur before August 2019.
Ability and willingness to teach the upper division undergraduate philosophy courses in the following specializations: epistemology and symbolic logic.
Demonstrated teaching excellence.
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.
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 background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be 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.
Rank and Salary The position will be at the rank of Assistant Professor, tenure-track. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. Salary is subject to budgetary authorization and any California State University System faculty contract increases. Summer research grants, moving expenses, 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, go to http://hr.fullerton.edu/payroll_benefits/HealthCarePlans.php
Appointment Date August 2019
Application Procedure A complete on-line application/resume must be received by electronic submission in order to receive consideration. To apply, please go to: https://apps.fullerton.edu/facultyrecruitmentto view all job listings and select 10453BR to begin the application process and provide the following materials:
Cover letter responding to the required qualifications
Teaching portfolio including a teaching statement, syllabi, peer and student teaching evaluations, and other evidence of teaching excellence
Documentation of research agenda, including a research statement and one or more writing samples
A student success statement about your teaching or other experiences, successes, and challenges
A diversity statement demonstrating commitment to working with a diverse student population, faculty, and communities
Undergraduate and graduate transcripts (upload PDF copies)
Three confidential letters of recommendation (see instructions below)
On the References page of the online application, enter information and email addresses for three referents who will provide a confidential letter of reference for your application. They will immediately 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. John Davis, Search Committee Chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Application Deadline Review of applications will begin immediately. Applications received by November 1, 2018 will be given full consideration. Position is open until filled.
Multiple positions may be hired from this recruitment based on the strength of the applicant pool.
The person holding this position is considered a ‘mandated reporters’ under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 Revised July 21, 2017 as a condition of employment.
California State University Fullerton celebrates all forms of diversity and is deeply committed to fostering an inclusive environment within which students, staff, administrators and faculty thrive. Individuals interested in advancing the University’s strategic diversity goals are strongly encouraged to apply. EEO employer. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose.
Internal Number: 10453BR
About California State University, Fullerton
California State University, Fullerton is a major regional university in a vital, flourishing area that includes Orange County, metropolitan Los Angeles and the expanding Inland Empire. The beautiful, 236-acre campus is set in Fullerton in north Orange County, about 25 miles from downtown Los Angeles and about 21 miles from nearby beaches. Cal State Fullerton has more than 37,000 students and approximately 1,800 full and part-time faculty members. The University offers 107 degree programs in eight colleges. Accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, CSUF is fourth in the nation for the number of bachelor's degrees awarded to minority students and first in California for the number of bachelor's degrees awarded to Hispanics.The University is one of the 23 campuses in the California State University System. Since the campus opened, CSUF has awarded degrees to more than 215,000 graduates. Many are leaders in business, government, education, and the arts.