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Assistant Professor (EXPIRED)

Department of Philosophy, California State University, Long Beach, California State University, Long Beach

Job category Junior faculty / Tenure-track or similar
AOS Value Theory (i.e., Ethics, Political Philosophy, Philosophy of Law)
AOS categories Ethics
Philosophy of Law
Social and Political Philosophy
Value Theory
AOC Open
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Organization's reference number 2531
Location Long Beach, California, United States, California, United States
Start date August 19, 2019
Job description

SALARY RANGE: Commensurate with qualifications and experience


  • Ph.D. in Philosophy with specialization in value theory (i.e., ethics, philosophy of law, political philosophy). Degree at time of application or official notification of completion of the doctoral degree by August 1, 2019
  • Record of, or demonstrated potential for, effective teaching
  • Record of, or demonstrated potential for, successful research and publication
  • Demonstrated commitment to working successfully with a diverse student population


  • Broad training in philosophy
  • Ability to teach and to supervise students in value theory, specifically ethical theory, applied ethics, medical/bioethics, environmental ethics, social justice, political philosophy, legal philosophy, aesthetics, philosophy of race/gender, and/or non-western philosophies
  • Experience in developing new curricula in value theory
  • Ability to advise pre-law students
  • Ability to lead the department’s Applied Ethics Forum
  • Experience with, or demonstrated potential for, effective participation in faculty governance and service to the university and profession


  • Teach and develop courses in philosophy at various levels (including general education, lower- and upper-division major/minor, and graduate)
  • Advise and mentor students in one-on-one supervisory courses, including the supervision of honors and Master’s theses and comprehensive exams
  • Engage in research leading to presentations and publication, conference organization, and grants
  • Participate in faculty governance
  • Participate in service to the department, college, university, profession, and community

CSULB seeks to recruit faculty who enthusiastically support the University’s strong commitment to the academic success of all of our students, including students of color, students with disabilities, students who are first generation to college, veterans, students with diverse socio-economic backgrounds, and students of diverse sexual orientations and gender expressions. CSULB seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the People of California, to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer our students a rich variety of expertise, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning.

Information on excellent benefits package available to CSULB faculty is located here: http://www.calstate.edu/hr/benefits/documents/cfa-unit-3-benefits-summary.pdf

REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION:                                  

  • A Student Success Statement about your teaching or other experiences, successes, and challenges in working with a diverse student population (approximately one page, single-spaced)
  • Letter of application addressing the minimum and desired/preferred qualifications 
  • CV (including current email address)
  • Three recent letters of recommendation submitted directly by letter writers electronically through Academic Jobs Online (see link below)
  • Writing sample
  • Teaching evaluations
  • A research statement
  • Three syllabi samples of semester-system courses
  • Copy of transcript from institution awarding highest degree
  • Finalists will also be required to submit a signed SC–1 form and an official transcript
How to apply
Application type Online
Requests for information should be addressed to: N. Wieland, Department Chair California State University Long Beach Department of Philosophy 1250 Bellflower Boulevard Long Beach, CA 90840–2408 562–985–4331 or [email protected] Applicants should apply and submit all required documentation electronically through: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/11574 Upon request, finalists will be required to submit original, official documents, as noted in the required documentation section.  EMPLOYMENT REQUIREMENTS: A background check (including a criminal records check and telephone reference check with most recent employer) must be completed satisfactorily 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. 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. CSULB is committed to creating a community in which a diverse population can learn, live, and work in an atmosphere of tolerance, civility and respect for the rights and sensibilities of each individual, without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religious creed, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, medical condition, age, Vietnam era veteran status, or any other veteran's status. CSULB is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Web address to apply https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/11574
Deadline for full consideration: November 15, 2018, 6:59pm PST

(applications under review)

Hard deadline No deadline specified (applications considered on an ongoing basis)
Web address for more information http://www.cla.csulb.edu/departments/philosophy/
Contact name N. Wieland
Contact email
Contact phone (562) 985-4331
Time created September 28, 2018, 8:59am UTC
Scheduled expiry date April 15, 2019, 10:54am PST
Expired on April 15, 2019, 11:46am PST
Last updated June 15, 2019, 3:00pm UTC
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