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Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor

Department of Philosophy, Santa Clara University

Job category Faculty (open rank) / Tenure-track or similar
AOS Bioethics, Neuroethics, and/or Enviromental Ethics
AOS categories Applied Ethics
Biomedical Ethics
Environmental Philosophy
AOC Open
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Organization's reference number FAC000842
Location Santa Clara, California, United States
Start date September 1, 2018
Job description

The Department of Philosophy at Santa Clara University, a Jesuit, Catholic university, invites applications for a tenure-track or tenured open rank position. The successful applicant will have an area of specialization in Bioethics, Neuroethics, and/or Environmental Ethics, and the ability to teach introductory and advanced undergraduate courses in one or more of these areas. The AOC is open. All qualified candidates will have a primary research and teaching focus in interdisciplinary and applied philosophy/ethics, engaging one or more of the STEM disciplines. Candidates for a senior hire should have a distinguished record of research and teaching in this area. A research focus on emerging areas of science and technology is especially welcome. Successful applicants will be able to teach a range of courses in the University’s Core Curriculum.  

     Successful candidates must have a strong commitment to both teaching and research and must be able to maintain an active research program. The official load for tenure-track faculty is seven courses over three academic quarters, with a standard one-course reduction for research-active faculty; thus, the normal teaching load is six courses per year: two 10-week courses per academic quarter, over three quarters. The successful candidate may have a reduced teaching load of five courses in the first year of appointment.

      Duties include but are not limited to:

1. Conduct assigned class meetings and exams while demonstrating a command of the discipline and pedagogical skill in presenting it effectively.

2. Post and maintain regular weekly office hours on campus.

3. Assign and submit student grades to the Registrar by the designated deadline.

4. Maintain an active research program commensurate to rank and contribute to the research life of the department in a collegial manner.

5. Develop courses and contribute to general curriculum development and assessment in a collegial manner.

6. Serve as an advisor to assigned students and provide informed advice.

7. Engage in service to the department, College, University, profession and the wider community, such as serving on committees, participating in professional organizations and activities, participating in and providing support for department and campus events, working with SCU’s Centers of Excellence and/or Residential Learning Communities, and performing community service in virtue of one’s professional expertise or university association.

     Santa Clara University is a comprehensive Jesuit, Catholic university located in California’s Silicon Valley, offering its 8,800 students rigorous undergraduate curricula in arts and sciences, business, and engineering, plus master’s, Ph.D., and law degrees.

     Distinguished by the highest retention rate and ranked second among all master’s universities in the West by U.S. News and World Report, Santa Clara University is California’s oldest operating institution of higher-education. The University is focused on creating an academic community that educates citizens and leaders who will build a more just, humane, and sustainable world.

     Santa Clara University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, committed to excellence through diversity and inclusion, and, in this spirit, particularly welcomes applications from women, persons of color, and members of historically underrepresented groups. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or other protected category in accordance with applicable law. The University will provide reasonable accommodations to individuals with a disability.

How to apply
Application type Online
Instructions
Candidates for this position should submit the following between October 2 and November 5, 2017: 1. A cover letter of application addressing the candidate’s qualifications for the position, teaching philosophy and experience, research agenda and plans, experience working with people of diverse cultures and identities, and ways in which one’s research might foster intradepartmental and interdepartmental connections at SCU. 2. Curriculum Vitae 3. Student evaluations of teaching and other indications of teaching effectiveness, including original and unedited institutional summaries of numerical evaluations and unedited student comments on teaching (as are found in narrative evaluations of teaching) if possible. Please include a brief explanation of numerical scales or relevant comparisons used. 4. Names and contact information of three professional references. The letters will be solicited from recommenders through the applicant portal system upon submission. 5. At least one example of representative scholarship, e.g., published article or book chapter, or dissertation chapter, etc. Apply online at the web address specified and consult it for further information about the position.
Web address to apply https://jobs.scu.edu/postings/6391
Hard deadline November 5, 2017, 11:59pm PST
Contact
Web address for more information https://jobs.scu.edu/postings/6391
Contact name Dr. Lawrence J. Nelson, Search Committee Chair
Contact email
Contact phone 408-554-5093
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Time created September 27, 2017, 4:26pm EST
Scheduled expiry date November 5, 2017, 11:59pm PST
Last updated September 27, 2017, 4:32pm EST
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Job Market Calendar This institution has indicated that the position advertised will not follow the APA's recommended job market calendar. An explanation, if provided, appears below.

The Dean's office policy is that it will ask the department how much time they want to give a candidate to consider a written offer. It can be anywhere from 1 week to 1 month, depending on the circumstances. Sometimes, there is a very qualified second candidate who may well receive competing offers, as may he first candidate, and consequently the department wants an answer sooner than two weeks. Unanticipated delays in the hiring process can also make a shorter turn-around time imperative for the institution. However, in this particular case, we are adhering to the APA guideline that applications will be accepted after November 1, and it is very unlikely that anyone receiving a written offer will have to respond before February 1.

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