Assistant Professor of Philosophy - Tenure-Track (Fall 2019)

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ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF PHILOSOPHY: The Philosophy program at CSU Stanislaus invites applications for a tenure-track position in Philosophy. AOS: Philosophy and Gender; Feminism; Philosophy of Race and Ethnicity; or Philosophy of Labor. AOC: Continental Philosophy; Ethics. Course preparations are likely to include some combination of the following lower division courses: Introduction to Philosophy, Critical Thinking, Contemporary Moral Issues, and Introduction to Political Philosophy. Upper division courses relevant to this position would include Concepts of Race and Identity, Ethics, Introduction to Continental Philosophy, Bioethics, and Philosophy and Feminism.

Ph.D. in Philosophy (with formal training in Continental Philosophy). University-level teaching experience.

Evidence of successful teaching in Philosophy, especially courses related to those listed above. Active research agenda and scholarly publications germane to the position.

A complete application must include: (1) current CV; (2) teaching statement; (3) sample syllabi for courses of interest; (4) recent teaching evaluations; (5) three references including contact information; (6) research statement, (7) research sample, and (8) copies of graduate transcripts. Screening of applications will commence December 21, 2019 with initial interviews projected for early February 2019.

Electronic applications not accepted. Send applications in hardcopy only to:

Jason Winfree, Chair of Philosophy and Modern Languages
California State University Stanislaus
One University Circle
Turlock, CA 95382

Other correspondence may be sent to:
[email protected]

Commensurate with qualifications and experience. As a member of the 23-campus CSU System, we offer an extremely competitive benefits package.

The Department of Philosophy and Modern Languages houses the Philosophy, Spanish, and Portuguese programs. The Philosophy program emphasizes the history of philosophy, along with recent trends in post-structural and post-modern thought. Emphasis is on primary source material, the cultivation of strong analytic and interpretive skills, and the construction of defensible and interesting arguments. The Philosophy major consists of two tracks, one for general studies compatible with other second majors, the other designed to prepare students for graduate study in the field. The program also serves the General Education curriculum with an assortment of courses in critical thinking, ethics, and humanities.

California State University Stanislaus serves the San Joaquin Valley and is a critical educational resource for a six county region of approximately 1.5 million people. Widely recognized for its quality academic programs, the University has 10 nationally accredited programs and approximately 400 full-time faculty. Over eighty percent of full time faculty holds doctorates or terminal degrees in their fields. The University offers 41 undergraduate majors, 24 master's programs, 7 post-graduate credentials, and a doctorate in education serving 8,900 students. New instructional facilities have been built for the unique pedagogy of professional programs, laboratory sciences, and performing arts.

CSU Stanislaus continues to receive national recognition with its ranking as one of the best 373 colleges in the nation by The Princeton Review. The University was one of 12 public universities in the nation to be recognized by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities for demonstrating exceptional performance in retention and graduation rates. In addition, U.S. News and World Report ranks CSU Stanislaus as one of "The Top Public Universities-Master's" institutions in the West in its America's Best Colleges ratings. CSU Stanislaus also is recognized as a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) by the U.S. Department of Education.

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In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.

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, revised July 21, 2017, as a condition of employment.

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Posted: 12/20/2018
Application Due: 2/18/2019
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