Home page About PhilJobs:JFP

Assistant Professor (EXPIRED)

Department of Philosophy, California State University, San Bernardino

Job category Junior faculty / Tenure-track or similar
AOS Ancient Greek or Roman Philosophy
AOS categories Ancient Greek and Roman Philosophy
AOC Open
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Organization's reference number 504402
Location San Bernardino, California, United States
Start date August 2022
Job description


The Department of Philosophy at California State University, San Bernardino, is hiring a full-time, academic-year, tenure-track Assistant Professor. The area of specialization is Ancient Greek or Roman Philosophy. The area of concentration is Open, with a preference for candidates who can help the department diversify its course offerings. (So, for example, we would be pleased to see candidates who can offer courses in African, African American, East Asian, Indigenous American, Islamic, South Asian, or other less commonly taught philosophies.) Since almost all our courses are designated “Writing Intensive,” preference will be given to candidates who demonstrate commitment to and success in helping undergraduates develop as writers.


The successful candidate will teach undergraduate classes for the university’s General Education program and for the Philosophy major. Service responsibilities in the department, including academic advising for our majors, are shared equally among all tenure-line faculty. To earn tenure, the candidate must also demonstrate increasingly intensive service at the college and university level. The department and the university expect the successful candidate to undertake a program of original research as part of achieving tenure and maintaining currency in the field.


  • Doctorate in Philosophy by the time of appointment (candidates who are ABD at the time of application may be considered).
  • Specialization in Ancient Greek or Roman Philosophy.
  • Evidence of ability to teach advanced undergraduate courses in Ancient Philosophy (Greek, Roman, or both).
  • Evidence of ability to teach introductory and General Education courses in Philosophy. 
  • Evidence of commitment to excellence in teaching and mentoring a diverse student population and to working effectively with faculty, staff and students across a wide range of disciplines.


  • Evidence of successful experience teaching Philosophy to undergraduates, especially students who are first in their families to attend college.
  • We are especially interested in candidates who could offer courses in one or more of African, African American, East Asian, Indigenous American, Islamic, South Asian, or other less commonly taught philosophies.
  • Evidence of expertise and success in teaching undergraduates to write philosophy papers.
  • Advanced reading knowledge of Greek and/or Latin.


To learn more about the Department of Philosophy, visit https://www.csusb.edu/philosophy and https://bulletin.csusb.edu/colleges-schools-departments/arts-letters/philosophy/#courseinventory.

We are in an exciting period of renewal and growth: This will be our third tenure-track hire in four years with a fourth hire planned for next year; the number of majors is increasing; we recently overhauled the major itself; and our General Education courses are in high demand.


California State University, San Bernardino (CSUSB) is located in San Bernardino in the Inland Empire, 60 miles east of Los Angeles and operates a satellite campus in Palm Desert located in Coachella Valley. CSUSB serves approximately 20,000 students, of which 81% are first-generation college students, and it graduates about 5,000 students annually. A federally designated Hispanic Serving Institution, CSUSB reflects the dynamic diversity of the region and has one of the most diverse student populations of any university in the Inland Empire—the second highest Hispanic enrollment of all public universities in California. CSUSB employs 467 full-time faculty and offers 48 undergraduate, 35 graduate, and one doctoral degree programs as well as 14 academic programs with national accreditation.

At CSUSB, diversity, equity and inclusion are values central to our mission. We recognize that diversity and inclusion in all its forms are necessary for our institutional success. By fully leveraging our diverse experiences, backgrounds and insights, we inspire innovation, challenge the status quo and create better outcomes for our students and community. As part of CSUSB’s commitment to hire, develop and retain a diverse faculty, we offer a variety of networking, mentoring and development programs for our junior faculty. We are committed to building and sustaining a CSUSB community that is supportive and inclusive of all individuals. Qualified applicants with experience in ethnically diverse settings and/or who demonstrate a commitment to serving diverse student populations are strongly encouraged to apply. CSUSB has received the Carnegie Community Engagement Classification, which recognizes CSUSB’s ongoing commitment to service-learning, a high-impact practice that combines classroom instruction with meaningful volunteer service and correlates strongly to student success.

How to apply
Application type Online
Apply via the university’s website. Your application should include these elements: 1. Curriculum Vitae 2. Cover Letter that includes (not necessarily in this order): a) A description of how you satisfy the required and preferred qualifications for this position, and how you will fit in our department and university. b) A statement of your teaching interests and teaching philosophy. c) A statement of your research experience and plans for the next few years. 3. If available, evidence of teaching effectiveness (such as teaching portfolios, reports from observers of your teaching, and/or student course evaluations). You may include sample syllabi for one or two courses meeting the interests described above, or brief descriptions of how you would structure and teach such courses. 4. A writing sample in your area of research specialization. 5. Unofficial copies of all postsecondary degree transcripts (official transcripts will be required prior to appointment). 6. A Reference List including the names, telephone numbers, and email addresses of three disciplinary experts familiar with your research and/or teaching whom we may contact to obtain letters of recommendation. (If you use a credentials service, let us know how to request those letters.) 7. Diversity Statement, which may include your interpretation of diversity, equity, and inclusion, and must include specific examples of how your background and your educational and/or professional experiences have prepared you for this role at California State University, San Bernardino. Apply by April 14, 2022, for full consideration; applications may be considered until the position is filled. We plan to conduct on-campus interviews in late April or early May. If you are interested in this opportunity, we invite you to apply. Salary is commensurate with experience.
Web address to apply https://secure.dc4.pageuppeople.com/apply/873/gate...
Email to apply
Deadline for full consideration: April 14, 2022, 5:00pm PST

(applications under review)

Hard deadline No deadline specified (applications considered on an ongoing basis)
Web address for more information https://www.csusb.edu/philosophy
Contact name Bill Vanderburgh
Contact email
Time created March 30, 2022, 2:54pm UTC
Scheduled expiry date September 25, 2022, 8:19pm PST
Expired on August 29, 2022, 1:28pm PST
Last updated October 29, 2022, 3:00pm UTC
Last update notification There are no notifications for this ad.
Save the ad using the "save" button below to receive notifications of significant updates.
Job Market Calendar This institution has confirmed that the position advertised will follow the APA's recommended job market calendar.