Assistant Professor: Environmental Ethics/Environmental Philosophy

San Diego, California
Aug 18, 2017
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The Department of Philosophy at San Diego State University is seeking applicants for the position of Assistant Professor of Philosophy, tenure-track position, to begin August 2018. AOS: Environmental Ethics/Environmental Philosophy; AOC: Social and Political Philosophy.

The Department of Philosophy at San Diego State University has strengths in ancient philosophy, Asian philosophies, Continental philosophy, epistemology, ethics, logic, modern philosophy, and philosophy of mind.

San Diego State University is the largest university in San Diego and the third largest in California. The highly diverse campus community has a student population of over 36,000 and approximately 5,849 faculty and staff. SDSU is currently designated as a Doctoral / Research-Intensive University by the Carnegie Foundation. Established in 1897, SDSU offers bachelor degrees in 84 areas, masters in 76 and doctorates in 21. See for more information. SDSU is a large, diverse, urban university and Hispanic-Serving Institution with a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence. Our campus community is diverse in many ways, including race, religion, color, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, pregnancy, medical condition, and covered veteran status. We strive to build and sustain a welcoming environment for all. SDSU is seeking applicants with demonstrated experience in and/or commitment to teaching and working effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and members of underrepresented groups.


Candidates must have a PhD in philosophy by the time of appointment and demonstrated excellence in teaching and scholarship. We are particularly interested in candidates working in one or more of the following areas that situate environmental philosophy in a broader research agenda on significant social and political topics: environmental justice; environmental philosophy, crime, and criminology; public affairs, urban planning, and the environment; environmental politics. We seek a candidate who is willing and interested in increasing the department’s role as a forum for the public engagement of social and political issues. The successful candidate will have an interest in teaching graduate and undergraduate courses in Environmental Ethics and Environmental Philosophy. Teaching experience at the undergraduate and graduate levels is preferred, as well as a commitment to participating in the SDSU Institute for Ethics and Public Affairs, housed in the Department of Philosophy. The successful candidate will possess strong research interest and capability as evidenced by an appropriate history of or potential for research and publication in top-tier refereed journals. The Department expects that the person hired will actively pursue and secure external grants to support her or his work. The department encourages interdisciplinary research and teaching. Salary and benefits are competitive and are commensurate with experience and academic preparation.


Applicants should apply via Interfolio at  Applications received by October 15, 2017 will receive full consideration; the position will remain open until filled.

For additional information about the department, see or contact the Chair of the Search Committee, Steve Barbone (

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 before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

SDSU is a Title IX, equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, age, disability, pregnancy, medical condition, or covered veteran status.