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Assistant Professor

Department of Philosophy, University of California, Davis

Job category Junior faculty / Tenure-track or similar
AOS The Area of Specialization (AOS) for the position is Metaethics or Social/Political Philosophy, with the latter including philosophy of law and philosophy of race.
AOS categories Meta-Ethics
Philosophy of Law
Philosophy of Race
Social and Political Philosophy
AOC The Area of Competence (AOC) is open, but preference will be given to metaethics, political philosophy, social philosophy, philosophy of race, or philosophy of law, where this is not already covered by the AOS.
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Location Davis, California, United States
Start date July 1, 2022
Job description

The Department of Philosophy at the University of California, Davis, announces a tenure-track Assistant Professor position. The Area of Specialization (AOS) for the position is Metaethics or Social/Political Philosophy, with the latter including philosophy of law and philosophy of race. The Area of Competence (AOC) is open, but preference will be given to metaethics, political philosophy, social philosophy, philosophy of race, or philosophy of law, where this is not already covered by the AOS. The Department aims to reinforce its existing strengths and interests in such fields as moral philosophy, philosophy of language, formal epistemology, philosophy of mind, philosophy of science and mathematics, and metaphysics. 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.

Duties include research, graduate supervision, committee service, and a teaching load of four quarter courses per year. The successful candidate will be expected to carry out a research program in their AOS and to engage in the education of graduate students in the ethics program more broadly, including participation in DaGERS, the ethics reading group.

The appointee will be required to teach undergraduate courses at both the introductory and advanced levels in support of the Philosophy major and a graduate level course in their area of specialization. We expect this position to support the Pre-Med and Pre-Law Emphases in Philosophy. Supervision of graduate students, student advising, participation in departmental programs, curricular development, and performance of Departmental, College, and University service are expected. Finalists for this position must possess outstanding potential as researchers and teachers in philosophy.

This position is open until filled. To be assured of full consideration, applications must be completed before October 18, 2021. The final date to complete an application is June 30, 2022 after which no incomplete applications can be completed.

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

The University of California is committed to creating and maintaining a community dedicated to the advancement, application, and transmission of knowledge and creative endeavors through academic excellence, where all individuals who participate in University programs and activities can work and learn together in a safe and secure environment, free of violence, harassment, discrimination, exploitation, or intimidation. With this commitment, UC Davis conducts a reference check on all first choice candidates for Academic Senate Assistant Professor or Lecturer with Potential for Security of Employment, Steps 4, 5, or 6, or Acting Professor of Law positions. The reference check involves contacting the administration of the applicant’s previous institution(s) to ask whether there have been substantiated findings of misconduct that would violate the University’s Faculty Code of Conduct. To implement this process, UC Davis requires all applicants for any open search for assistant professor to complete, sign, and upload the form entitled “Authorization to Release Information” into RECRUIT as part of their application. If an applicant does not include the signed authorization with the application materials, the application will be considered incomplete, and as with any incomplete application, will not receive further consideration. Although all applicants for faculty recruitments must complete the entire application, only finalists considered for Academic Senate Assistant Professor or Lecturer with Potential for Security of Employment, Steps 4, 5, or 6, or Acting Professor of Law positions will be subject to reference checks.

Applicants must submit a letter of application, cv, statement of contributions to diversity, three letters of recommendation, authorization to release information form, and a sample of written work through the online application system found at: https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/JPF04338.

For additional information or assistance, write or email Professor Tina Rulli, Chair of Metaethics or Social/Political Philosophy Search Committee, Department of Philosophy, University of California, Davis, CA 95616-8673 (email: [email protected]vis.edu). Alternatively, contact the Department’s personnel coordinator for this search Mary Meyerzon at [email protected]

How to apply
Application type Online
Instructions
Applicants must submit a letter of application, cv, statement of contributions to diversity, three letters of recommendation, authorization to release information form, and a sample of written work through the online application system.
Web address to apply https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/JPF04338
Hard deadline October 18, 2021, 11:59pm PST
Contact
Web address for more information https://philosophy.ucdavis.edu/
Contact name Tina Rulli
Contact email
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Time created August 11, 2021, 7:43pm UTC
Scheduled expiry date October 18, 2021, 11:59pm PST
Last updated August 11, 2021, 7:43pm UTC
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Our initial review date is before Nov 1. We will follow everything else.

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