Cal State,East Bay, Assistant Professor of Philosophy (History of Philosophy), Tenure-Track

Aug 31, 2019 Sep 14, 2019

Position Description
CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, EAST BAY
FACULTY EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
DEPARTMENT OF PHILOSOPHY FULL-TIME TENURE-TRACK
OAA Position No. 20-21 PHIL-HISTORY-TT

THE UNIVERSITY: California State University, East Bay (CSUEB) is a comprehensive university serving the San Francisco Bay Area/Silicon Valley.
It is known for award-winning programs, expert instruction, its diverse student body, and a choice of more than 100 career-focused fields of study.
With an enrollment of approximately 15,000 students and 900 faculty, CSUEB is organized into four colleges. The University offers bachelor’s degrees in 49 fields,
minors in 52 fields, master’s degrees in 34 fields, 16 credentials programs, 18 certificate options, and 1 doctoral degree program. estbay

California State University East Bay has a mission to support a diverse student body through academically rich and culturally relevant learning experiences.
The successful candidate will bring with them expertise or an openness to creating a welcoming and supportive environment for all students.
THE DEPARTMENT: The Department of Philosophy & Religious Studies is a small and collegial department offering a Major in Philosophy, with Concentrations in either Philosophy
or Religious Studies, as well as a Minor in Philosophy and an interdisciplinary Minor in Religious Studies. Our department consists of four tenured/tenure-track professors
and several part-time instructors. We have approximately 30 majors and 15 minors in the department. Thanks to generous donations, the department awards the Bassen Prize
each spring to the student judged to have submitted the most insightful philosophy paper.

The Department of Philosophy & Religious Studies's emphasis is on providing students with a broad-based philosophical and/or religious studies curriculum.
Students are educated to question and think about timely issues in the critical philosophical tradition. Areas of departmental specialization include law, human rights,
social justice, science, ethics, and comparative religion. Our focus on analysis, comprehension, and communication, aims to develop qualities that are essential to personal fulfillment,
civic responsibility, and career success.

DUTIES OF THE POSITION: The Department of Philosophy & Religious Studies at California State University, East Bay, invites applications from exceptional teacher-scholars
for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Philosophy position starting August, 2020, with specialization in the History of Philosophy. The successful candidate will be expected
to teach undergraduate courses in Philosophy, especially in the History of Philosophy and related courses. Please note that teaching assignments at California State University,
East Bay may include courses at the Hayward, Concord and Online campuses.

The successful candidate will join a university that is one of the most diverse student populations in the country, and that values quality teaching, advising, and mentoring.
The Philosophy & Religious Studies Department seeks applicants eager to engage and support the university's commitment to providing a quality learning experience in a multicultural setting.
The semester teaching load at CSUEB is 4/4, however new hires will receive a course reduction of 2 courses per year for the first two years of their assignment in order to focus
on research and professional development. In addition to teaching, all faculty have advising responsibilities, assist the department with administrative and/or committee work,
and are expected to assume campus-wide committee responsibilities.

RANK AND SALARY: Assistant Professor. Salary is dependent upon educational preparation and experience. Subject to budgetary authorization.
DATE OF APPOINTMENT: Fall Semester, 2020.

Qualifications
Candidates are expected to have an earned Ph.D. in Philosophy or a closely related field, with History of Philosophy as Area of Specialization (AOS).
An Area of Competency (AOC) in Ethics is desirable. Applicants who are ABD at the time of application must have obtained a Ph.D. by the date of appointment.
Candidates should demonstrate experience in teaching, mentoring, research, or community service that has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence.
The Philosophy & Religious Studies Department seeks applicants eager to engage in and support the university's commitment to providing a quality learning experience in our
multicultural environment. Applications should address how the candidate might contribute to the university's mission to promote awareness of, and sensitivity to, the concerns of diverse groups.

Additionally, applicants must demonstrate a record of scholarly activity. This University is fully committed to the rights of students, staff and faculty with disabilities in accordance with
applicable state and federal laws. For more information about the University’s program supporting the rights of our students with disabilities see:
website

Application Instructions
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Review of applications will begin on Sept. 13, 2019.
Position is open until filled. Please submit, via Interfolio (see “Apply Now”): a letter of application which addresses the qualifications noted in the position announcement;
a complete and current vita; three confidential letters of reference; a writing sample; and a teaching portfolio, including statement of teaching philosophy.
Applicants must also submit a one-page diversity statement that addresses how you engage a diverse student population in your teaching, research, mentoring, and advising.
Note: California State University, East Bay hires only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States. All offers of employment are contingent upon presentation of
documents demonstrating the appointee’s identity and eligibility to work in accordance with provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act.
A background check (including a criminal records check and prior employment verification) must be completed and cleared prior to the start of employment.

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