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Visiting Assistant Professor

Department of Philosophy, University of California, Davis

Job category Junior faculty / Fixed term
AOS Metaethics
AOS categories Meta-Ethics
AOC Open, but normative ethical theories or philosophy of language is preferred. The Department has needs normative ethics, language, history of modern philosophy, and epistemology.
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Organization's reference number JPF02178
Location Davis, Ca, United States
Start date Fall 2018
Job description

Position in Philosophy – Metaethics

The Department of Philosophy of the University of California, Davis announces a Visiting Assistant Professor position (one year, renewable for a second year with satisfactory research, teaching and service), beginning in Fall 2018, salary commensurate with experience and qualifications. The Area of Specialization (AOS) for the position is metaethics. The Area of Competence (AOC) is open, but normative ethical theories or philosophy of language is preferred. Although the AOC is open, the Department has programmatic needs in a variety of fields, including especially normative ethics, language, history of modern philosophy, and epistemology. The successful candidate will be expected to play an active role in the life of the Department in research as well as instruction at all levels and some mentoring service to graduate students.

Duties include research, a teaching load of four quarter courses per year, and graduate mentorship service. The successful candidate will be expected to carry out a research program in metaethics. The appointee will be required to teach undergraduate courses at both the introductory and advanced levels and possibly a graduate level course in his or her area of specialization. A special service duty of this visiting position is mentoring graduate students by participating in DaGERS, our weekly ethics discussion group.

This position is open until filled. To be assured of full consideration, applications must be finalized in our online system by June 15, 2018. Applications will be reviewed beginning as soon as they are finalized after May 1, 2018.

The principal qualifications for the candidate are a strong research record and the ability to teach at the undergraduate and graduate level. Ph.D. in Philosophy or related field is required.

Applicants must submit a letter of application, cv, three to six letters of recommendation, and a sample of written work through the online application system found at: https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/apply/JPF02178).

For additional information or assistance, write or email Professor David Copp, Chair, Visiting Assistant Professor Metaethics Search Committee, Department of Philosophy, University of California, Davis, CA 95616-8673 (email: dcopp@ucdavis.edu). Alternatively, contact the Department’s personnel coordinator for this search, Mary Meyerzon (ycpersonnel@ucdavis.edu).

How to apply
Application type Online
Instructions
Applicants must submit a letter of application, cv, three to six letters of recommendation, and a sample of written work through the online application system found at: https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/apply/JPF02178). For additional information or assistance, write or email Professor David Copp, Chair, Visiting Assistant Professor Metaethics Search Committee, Department of Philosophy, University of California, Davis, CA 95616-8673 (email: dcopp@ucdavis.edu). Alternatively, contact the Department’s personnel coordinator for this search, Mary Meyerzon (ycpersonnel@ucdavis.edu).
Web address to apply https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/apply/JPF02178
Deadline for full consideration: June 15, 2018, 11:59pm EST

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Hard deadline No deadline specified (applications considered on an ongoing basis)
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Web address for more information https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/apply/JPF02178
Contact name David Copp
Contact email
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Scheduled expiry date December 1, 2018, 11:57am EST
Last updated May 16, 2018, 1:13pm EST
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