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Assistant Professor - Philosophy (EXPIRED)

Department of Philosophy, California State University, Fresno

Job category Faculty (open rank) / Tenured, continuing or permanent
AOS Epistemology (very broadly construed)
AOS categories Epistemology
AOC Cognitive science, history of modern or philosophy of law
AOC categories 19th/20th Century Philosophy
Early Modern Philosophy
Philosophy of Cognitive Science
Philosophy of Law
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Organization's reference number 11893
Location Fresno, California, United States
Job description

California State University, Fresno

College of Arts and Humanities


Vacancy # 11893



Assistant Professor - Academic Year

  • California State University, Fresno is a learning-centered University. We believe learning thrives when a strong and active commitment to diversity is shared by all. This is because learning can only take place in a climate where differing points of view are welcome, and diversity of all kinds is valued by everyone.
  • Fresno State has been recognized by the Federal government as an Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) and an Asian American Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution (AANAPISI).
  • Fresno State has been recognized in the Community Engagement classification by The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.
  • Faculty members gain a clear path to tenure through the University's Probationary Plan Process.
  • Available for Academic Year: 2013/2014.
  • Salary placement depends upon academic preparation and professional experience.
  • Instructional Level: Undergraduate and Graduate

Position Characteristics:The successful candidate will be able to teach core philosophy courses in the department, including critical thinking, logic and epistemology. Area of Specialization is Epistemology (very broadly construed) with an Area of Competence in cognitive science, history of modern or philosophy of law. The department has teaching needs in the philosophy of law, philosophy of mind (broadly construed) and cognitive science. There will also be opportunities for mentoring in the department's Pre-Law Option. Teaching assignment is typically 8 courses a year (4 courses a semester with typically 2-3 preps) at the undergraduate level. Specific assignments will depend on department needs. Other duties will include, but are not limited to, advising students, participating in program development, and committee service at all levels of university governance. The successful candidate may be called upon to teach in a distance education mode and will be encouraged to develop web-enhanced and/or web-based instruction. Outcomes assessment and service learning are important components of the university curriculum. The successful candidate will be expected to work cooperatively with faculty and staff in the department and college.

Academic Preparation:An earned doctorate (Ph.D.) in Philosophy from an accredited institution is required by time of appointment.

Teaching Or Other Experience:Candidates are expected to demonstrate a commitment to and potential for teaching excellence and scholarly activity at the university level. Candidates with a record of publications, presentations, and/or participation in grant activities are strongly preferred. The faculty is committed to achieving excellence through diversity, and such skills are desired in applicants. The successful candidate must demonstrate a commitment and/or ability to work with diverse faculty, staff, and students. The University is committed to promoting the success of all, and to reducing the barriers to success related to differences in areas such as race, ethnicity, culture, disability, and more. Candidates who can contribute to that goal are encouraged to apply and identify their strengths and experiences in this area. For additional information on the University's commitment to diversity visit: www.fresnostate.edu/academics/diversity.

Other Requirements:This position may require the satisfactory completion of a background check. This may include, submitting fingerprints to the LiveScan Print Services, and evidence of degree(s) and/or certification(s) at or prior to the appointment. California State University, Fresno publishes an Annual Safety and Security/Fire Safety Report in October. This report is provided in compliance with the 1998 Jeanne Clery Disclosure Act, and California Education Code section 67380. The report includes three calendar years of select campus crime statistics and it includes security policies and procedures for the campus. Applicants, students, and employees can obtain a copy of this report from the web site: www.fresnostate.edu/police/clery/index.shtml or by contacting the Campus Police Department.

Equal Employment Opportunity:California State University, Fresno is committed to maintaining and implementing employment policies and procedures in compliance with applicable state and federal equal employment opportunity laws and regulations. The University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/ADA employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information or veteran status.

Application Instructions:Applicants must apply (and submit their supporting documents) at http://apptrkr.com/282610 and include the following: cover letter, current curriculum vitae, three recent letters of reference, teaching dossier (including evidence of teaching excellence), a recent writing sample, and at least 3 additional reference names and contact information. Candidates selected for on-campus interviews may be required to submit official transcripts. For additional information contact: Search Committee Chair; Department of Philosophy; California State University, 2380 East Keats Ave. M/S MB105, Fresno, CA 93740-8024; Phone: (599) 278-2621. Email Address: terryw@csufresno.edu.

Open Until Filled:To ensure the full consideration, applicants should submit all application materials by 11/19/2012. Searches automatically close on 4/1/2013 if not filled.

The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 requires the University to inform you that we can employ only U.S. citizens and aliens lawfully authorized to work in the U.S. Each new employee is required to present documentation verifying his/her identity and authorization to accept employment.

General Information:

California State University, Fresno is one of 23 campuses in the California State University System. The University's mission is to offer high quality educational opportunities to qualified students at the bachelor's and master's levels, and in certain applied disciplines at the doctoral level. The current enrollment is approximately 20,000 students with diverse and culturally rich backgrounds. The University serves the San Joaquin Valley while maintaining deep involvement with the state, nation, and world. California State University, Fresno promotes student learning and community engagement through faculty scholarship and service learning opportunities in collaboration with community organizations, education, industry, business and government. The university was one of the first US Colleges and Universities to be selected by The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching for its new Community Engagement Classification.

Metropolitan Fresno, with a multi-ethnic population of over 600,000, is located in the heart of the San Joaquin Valley on the western edge of the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range. The campus is within easy driving distance of San Francisco, Los Angeles, Yosemite, Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Parks, the Monterey Peninsula, Lake Tahoe, beaches, sailing, lakes, and numerous ski resorts. Fresno boasts one of the most reasonable housing markets in California and offers a wide array of locally grown fruits and produce

How to apply
Application type Unknown (see text above)
Web address to apply http://apptrkr.com/282610
Hard deadline November 19, 2012, 11:59pm PST
Web address for more information http://apptrkr.com/282610
Time created September 29, 2012, 12:13am EST
Scheduled expiry date November 19, 2012, 11:59pm PST
Expired on November 19, 2012, 11:59pm PST
Last updated October 3, 2012, 12:40am EST
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