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Assistant Professor (EXPIRED)

Department of Philosophy, San Diego State University

Job category Junior faculty / Tenure-track or similar
AOS Philosophy of Science
AOS categories Philosophy of Science
AOC Open
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Organization's reference number VPAA 2020/21-03
Location San Diego, California, United States
Start date Fall 2020
Job description

The Department of Philosophy at San Diego State University is seeking applicants for the position of Assistant Professor of Philosophy, tenure-track position, to begin August 2020. AOS: Philosophy of Science; AOC: Open.

The Department has strengths in ancient Greek philosophy, Asian philosophies, Continental philosophy, epistemology, ethics, modern philosophy, philosophy of law, philosophy of mind, and social and political philosophy. Normal teaching load: 3-3. Due date for applications to receive full and due consideration: 1 November 2019. Position open until filled.

San Diego State University is a highly diverse campus with a student population of over 36,000 and approximately 5,849 faculty and staff. SDSU is currently designated as a Doctoral / Research-Intensive University by the Carnegie Foundation. Established in 1897, SDSU offers bachelor degrees in 84 areas, masters in 76 and doctorates in 21 areas. See http://www.sdsu.edu for more information. SDSU is a large, diverse, urban university and Hispanic-Serving Institution with a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence. The campus community is diverse in many ways, including ethnicity, religion, color, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, pregnancy, medical condition, and covered veteran status. Being a member of the 23-campus California State University system, SDSU is a shared governance institution and strives to build and sustain a welcoming environment for all. SDSU is seeking applicants with demonstrated experience in and/or commitment to teaching and working effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and members of underrepresented groups.


Candidates must have earned their PhD in philosophy by the time of appointment and demonstrated potential for excellence in scholarship and teaching. The successful candidate will have a strong interest in teaching graduate and undergraduate courses in Philosophy of Science. The department encourages interdisciplinary research and teaching. Salary and benefits are competitive and are commensurate with experience and academic preparation.


Applicants should apply via Interfolio at https://apply.interfolio.com/65943. Applications received by November 1, 2019 will receive full consideration; the position will remain open until filled.


  1. A letter of application
  2. A complete CV
  3. 3 confidential letters of recommendation
  4. up to 3 examples of syllabi from different courses
  5. up to 3 most recent semester course evaluations
  6. graduate transcripts
  7. 1 writing sample

For additional information about the department, see http://philosophy.sdsu.edu or contact the Chair of the Search Committee, Professor J. Angelo Corlett (acorlett@sdsu.edu).

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 as a condition of employment. A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed 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.

 SDSU is a Title IX, equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, age, disability, pregnancy, medical condition, or covered veteran status.

How to apply
Application type Online
Applicants should apply via Interfolio at https://apply.interfolio.com/65943. Applications received by November 1, 2019 will receive full consideration; the position will remain open until filled.
Web address to apply https://apply.interfolio.com/65943
Deadline for full consideration: November 1, 2019, 11:59pm PST

(applications under review)

Hard deadline No deadline specified (applications considered on an ongoing basis)
Contact name Professor J. Angelo Corlett
Contact email
Time created August 6, 2019, 12:20pm EST
Scheduled expiry date Today, 5:48pm PST
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