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Assistant Professor of Philosophy (EXPIRED)

Department of Philosophy, Santa Clara University

Job category Junior faculty / Tenure-track or similar
AOS Intersectional Feminist Philosophy
AOS categories African/Africana Philosophy
American Philosophy
Arabic and Islamic Philosophy
Asian Philosophy
Continental Philosophy
Latin American Philosophy
Native American Philosophy
Social and Political Philosophy
AOC Courses related to feminist philosophy at the intersection of gender, race, disability, and other salient social categories, such as Ethics and Gender, Ethics and Marginalized Persons, Diversity and Disability, Feminist Political Theory, Ethics and Race, Feminism and Ethics, Philosophy of Race,
AOC categories African/Africana Philosophy
American Philosophy
Arabic and Islamic Philosophy
Asian Philosophy
Continental Philosophy
Latin American Philosophy
Native American Philosophy
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Organization's reference number R4001
Location Santa Clara, California, United States
Start date 09/1/2024
Job description

The Department of Philosophy at Santa Clara University, a Jesuit, Catholic university, invites applications for a full-time tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor, to begin in Fall 2024. AOS is Intersectional Feminist Philosophy. A successful candidate with this AOS will be able to teach introductory and advanced undergraduate courses related to feminist philosophy at the intersection of gender, race, disability, and other salient social categories, potentially including (disjunctively) PHIL 23, Ethics and Gender; PHIL 31, Ethics and Marginalized Persons; PHIL 33, Ethics and Race; PHIL 41, Diversity and Disability; PHIL 120, Feminism and Ethics; PHIL 129, Feminist Political Theory; and/or PHIL 186, Philosophy of Race.

We also would invite the successful candidate to help the department develop new
courses over time that are more explicitly intersectional in content than what we presently offer, and we would expect the candidate to teach courses in the university’s CORE curriculum and to develop new courses for the CORE. The successful candidate will have a primary research and teaching focus in feminist/womanist philosophy as it engages the conceptual, ontological, epistemological, normative/ethical, and political questions and problems pertaining to gender, race, disability, and other salient social categories. Candidates specializing in Black Feminist/Womanist Thought, South-Asian Feminism, Latin-American Feminism, Feminism and Disability, and similar intersectional subspecialties will be considered within this AOS as well.

The College of Arts & Sciences is currently conducting its third cluster hire in the area of Inequality & Social Justice. It is possible that the person hired for this position will be included in the Fall 2024 cohort if their research/teaching is a strong fit. Cluster hire participants will receive mentorship and regular group meetings providing peer support and interdisciplinary intellectual community to support their scholarly and creative work.

Successful candidates must have a strong commitment to both teaching and research and must be able to maintain an active research program. SCU is on the quarter system, and faculty are expected to teach 6 courses per year (2 each quarter), assuming they are engaged in an active scholarship program. The successful candidate will have a reduced teaching load of five courses in the first year of appointment.

Located in the heart of Northern California’s Silicon Valley, Santa Clara University is a Jesuit, Catholic university and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, committed to excellence through diversity; in this spirit we particularly welcome applications from women, persons of color, disabled persons, and members of historically underrepresented groups. The University will provide reasonable
accommodations to all qualified individuals with a disability.

Basic Qualifications:
Ph.D. in Philosophy prior to date of appointment. Area of Specialization (AOS) in Intersectional Feminist Philosophy. Candidates specializing in Black Feminist/Womanist Thought, Global Feminism, Diaspora Feminism, South-Asian Feminism, Latin-American Feminism, Feminism and Disability, and similar intersectional sub-specialties will be considered to be within this AOS as well. Experience and demonstrated
excellence in teaching undergraduates, Publications or strong promise for publications in peer-reviewed venues, and a clear research trajectory.

Preferred Qualifications:
Experience with inclusive pedagogical practices that advance SCU goals of diversity and equity. Experience teaching and mentoring a diverse population of undergraduate students. Potential for fostering scholarly intradepartmental and interdepartmental connections. Potential to contribute to elements of the departmental, college, or university mission will be especially valued. Applicants should be aware of Jesuit
educational philosophy, the social justice mission of the university, and the mission of the Department of Philosophy at Santa Clara University. Potential eventually to serve in the leadership role of Department Chair.

Instructions to Applicants: Please submit the materials below to the Workday system via the Human Resources website (Careers, to Faculty openings). Candidates for this position should submit the following:

     (1) Curriculum vitae
     (2) Graduate transcripts (unofficial transcripts are acceptable at this stage)
     (3) Three confidential letters of recommendation must be emailed to [email protected] 
     (4) Sample syllabi, if available
     (5) Student evaluations of teaching and other indications of teaching effectiveness, including original and unedited institutional summaries of
numerical evaluations and unedited student comments on teaching (as are found in narrative evaluations of teaching) if at all possible. Please
include a brief explanation of numerical scales or relevant comparisons used.
     (6) Personal statement(s) covering teaching philosophy, research plan, and experience working with people of diverse cultures and identities
     (7) At least one example of representative scholarship, e.g., published article or book chapter or a dissertation chapter
     (8) A statement of how the candidate’s research plans might foster intradepartmental and interdepartmental connections.

Additional Information: For questions, please contact Christopher Kulp, Dept. Chair and Search Committee Chair, [email protected]  Department of Philosophy, Santa Clara University, 500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA 95053-0310, 408-554-4842.

The salary range is $80,549 - $89,526 and offers within that range will be based on years of university teaching experience. The position provides generous benefits. https://www.scu.edu/hr/benefits.Recognizing the high cost of housing in the local area, the University has established two housing assistance programs for qualified faculty: [1] a rental assistance program and [2] a purchase assistance program. For details, please refer to: https://www.scu.edu/provost/policies-and-procedures/support-for-faculty/housing-assistance/

Tenure track faculty at SCU are teaching scholars who are expected to balance teaching, research and service. This is an in-person position. More specifically, duties include but are not limited to:

1. Teach lower- and upper-division courses in the major and university core curriculum, as assigned by the chair, including courses like PHIL 23, Ethics and Gender; PHIL 31, Ethics and Marginalized Persons; PHIL 33, Ethics and Race; PHIL 41, Diversity and Disability; PHIL 120, Feminism and Ethics; PHIL 129, Feminist Political Theory; and/or PHIL 186, Philosophy of Race.. SCU is on the quarter system and a typical load is two courses per quarter. Teaching responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:
   a. Conducting and appearing at all assigned class meetings in a timely and prepared manner that demonstrates a command of the discipline and skill in presenting it effectively. We prefer candidates who demonstrate interest and competency in inclusive pedagogical practices.
   b. Assigning and evaluating written work, projects, and exams that align with course or core learning objectives and providing timely feedback to students.
   c. Holding weekly office hours at times reasonably convenient to students.
   d. Assigning and submitting student grades that are appropriate, accurate, and fair measures of student performance to the Office of the Registrar by the designated deadline.
   e. Administering numerical and narrative evaluations in each section for all courses.

2. Develop and teach courses that contribute to curriculum development in the relevant degree program and/or the university core. Faculty teaching university core courses should follow an approved syllabus or work with the chair to design an appropriate syllabus for submission for approval from the relevant Faculty Core Curriculum Committee.

3. Participate in assessment of student learning for courses in the department.

4. Provide informed advice and mentoring to undergraduate students.

5. Fulfill other instructional or academic duties as may be assigned by the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences or by the Chair of the Philosophy Department.

1. Develop a research program at SCU that will result in the publication of peer-reviewed publications, monographs, and/or creative work per the department scholarship standards.

2. Preference will be given to candidates with a research program that can accommodate participation of undergraduates.

1. Provide effective service to the Department of Philosophy, the College, the University, and profession through contributions other than teaching and scholarship such as service on committees, participation in professional organizations and activities, leadership, and community service performed by virtue of professional expertise or association with the university as appropriate to rank and experience.

The health and safety of the university community is a top priority. All Santa Clara University students, and employees are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 or request a medical or religious exemption. Please visit our COVID-19 webpage for additional information.

COVID-19 Statement: The health and safety of the university community is a top priority. All Santa Clara University students, and employees are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 or request a medical or religious exemption. Please visit our COVID-19 webpage for additional information.

Work Authorization: A foreign national who is appointed to a tenured or tenure-track faculty position is eligible for sponsorship by Santa Clara University.

EEO Statement: Equal Opportunity/Notice of Nondiscrimination. Santa Clara University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and California State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. Applications from members of historically underrepresented groups are especially encouraged. For a complete copy of Santa Clara University’s equal opportunity and nondiscrimination policies, see https://www.scu.edu/title-ix/policies-reports/

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972Santa Clara University does not discriminate in its employment practices or in its educational programs or activities on the basis of sex/gender, and prohibits retaliation against any person opposing discrimination or participating in any discrimination investigation or complaint process internally or externally. The Title IX Coordinator and Section 504 and ADA Coordinator is Aaron Zisser, Director of Equal Opportunity and Title IX, 408-551-3043, [email protected] , www.scu.edu/title-ix. Inquiries can also be made to the Assistant Secretary of Education within the Office for Civil Rights (OCR).

Clery Notice of Availability. Santa Clara University annually collects information about campus crimes and other reportable incidents in accordance with the federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act. To view the Santa Clara University report, please go to the Campus Safety Services website. To request a paper copy please call Campus Safety at (408) 554-4441. The report includes the type of crime, venue, and number of occurrences.

Americans with Disabilities Act. Santa Clara University affirms its' commitment to employ qualified individuals with disabilities within the workplace and to comply with the Americans with Disability Act. All applicants desiring an accommodation should contact the Department of Human Resources, and 408-554-5750 and request to speak to Indu Ahluwalia by phone at 408-554-5750 or by email at [email protected].

How to apply
Application type Online
The email address ([email protected] ) must be used for submission of the required three confidential letters of recommendation. All other application materials should go through the Workday system via the Human Resources web address listed above.
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Email to apply
Hard deadline November 13, 2023, 11:59pm PST
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Contact name Christopher Kulp, Dept. Chair and Search Committee Chair
Contact email
Contact phone 408-554-4842
Time created September 29, 2023, 4:08pm UTC
Scheduled expiry date November 13, 2023, 11:59pm PST
Expired on November 15, 2023, 12:46am PST
Last updated January 15, 2024, 3:00pm UTC
Last update notification
As of Monday, 10/9/23, 11:00 am PDT, the due date for applications has been EXTENDED to November 13, 2023.
October 9, 2023, 6:08pm UTC

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The period for consideration of a written job offer may be less than two weeks given the possible need for a speedier and more competitive hiring process due to the University being on the quarter system, the unusually long holiday break in 2023-24, and the challenges of scheduling on-campus interviews in a timely manner.