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Assistant Professor (EXPIRED)

California State University, San Bernardino

Job category Junior faculty / Tenure-track or similar
AOS Feminist Philosophy
AOS categories Feminist Philosophy
AOC Open
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Organization's reference number 518809
Location San Bernardino, California, United States
Start date August 2023
Job description

CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, SAN BERNARDINO; San Bernardino, CA.  Appointment to begin in Fall 2023.  Rank:  Assistant Professor.  AOS: Feminist Philosophy.  AOC: Open.  Official teaching load is 4 courses (two preparations) per semester with course release for junior faculty, research, and service.  Class sizes are capped at 26.  Salary is competitive.  The Department of Philosophy at CSUSB is a pluralistic department, and we welcome applications from philosophers of all backgrounds.  We strongly encourage applications from women and minorities. 

The successful candidate will teach undergraduate classes for the university’s General Education program and undergraduate classes for the Philosophy major. Service responsibilities in the department, including academic advising for our majors, are shared among all tenure-line faculty.  To earn tenure, the candidate must demonstrate excellence in three areas: teaching, research, and service. 


  • PhD by the time of appointment (Fall 2023); candidates who are ABD at the time of application will be considered.

  • Specialization in feminist philosophy.

  • Evidence of ability to teach advanced undergraduate courses in feminist philosophy.

  • 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.


The Department of Philosophy at CSUSB is a pluralistic, collegial department.  We are in a period of growth, both in the number of tenure track faculty and in number of majors.  Our GE offerings are in high demand.  We are dedicated to giving our undergraduates an excellent philosophical education in small-class settings.  We also are passionate about producing scholarship in our respective fields.

To learn more about the department, please visit philosophy.csusb.edu or contact the chair, Matthew Davidson ([email protected]).


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.


To apply, please submit the following:

  1. Curriculum Vitae

  2. Writing sample of no more than 25 pages.

  3. Cover letter which includes

    1. A statement of your teaching philosophy

    2. A statement of your research experience and plans.

  4. Three confidential letters of recommendation.

  5. If available, evidence of teaching excellence.

  6. A 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 (maximum 1,000 words).

Formal review of applications will begin October 15th and continue until the position is filled.

If you are interested in this opportunity, we invite you to apply.  Salary is commensurate with experience.

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

California State University, San Bernardino is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status. This position adheres to CSU policies against Sex Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, and Sexual Violence, including Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking. This requires completion of Sexual Violence Prevention Training within 6 months of assuming employment and on a two-year basis thereafter. (Executive Order 1096)

This position may be “Designated” under California State University's Conflict of Interest Code. This would require the filing of a Statement of Economic Interest on an annual basis and the completion of training within 6 months of assuming office and every 2 years thereafter. Visit the Human Resources Conflict of Interest webpage link for additional information:

How to apply
Application type Online
Web address to apply https://careers.csusb.edu/en-us/job/518809/departm...
Email to apply
Deadline for full consideration: October 16, 2022, 12:00pm PST

(applications under review)

Hard deadline No deadline specified (applications considered on an ongoing basis)
Web address for more information http://philosophy.csusb.edu
Contact name Matthew Davidson
Contact email
Contact phone (909) 537-7727
Time created September 20, 2022, 2:02pm UTC
Scheduled expiry date March 15, 2023, 7:12pm PST
Expired on March 15, 2023, 7:46pm PST
Last updated May 16, 2023, 3:00pm UTC
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We seek to bring candidates to campus this fall, and our semester ends the first week in December. Thus the application deadline is mid-October.