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Assistant Professor - Philosophy - #22-20

California State University, Northridge

Last Updated: 6/04/22

Job Description

Department: Philosophy

Faculty Hire Number: 22-20

Rank: Assistant Professor

Effective Date of Appointment: August 24, 2022 (Subject to Budgetary Approval)

Salary: Dependent upon qualifications

CSUN’s Commitment to You:

CSUN is committed to achieving excellence through teaching, scholarship, learning and inclusion. Our values include a respect for all people, building partnerships with the community and the encouragement of innovation, experimentation and creativity. CSUN strives to cultivate a community in which a diverse population can learn and work in an atmosphere of civility and respect. CSUN is especially interested in candidates who make contributions to equity and inclusion in the pursuit of excellence for all members of the university community.

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Area of Specialization: Open
Area of Competence: Asian philosophy, including Chinese or Indian philosophy

In addition to teaching, the position requires weekly office hours, attending faculty meetings, and service to the department, college, and university. The successful candidate will be held to the standards and requirements of the college and department in which they are housed for recommending tenure and promotion.

Required Qualifications:

As a Hispanic-serving Institution (HSI), inclusiveness and diversity are integral to CSUN's commitment to excellence in teaching, research, and engagement. As of Fall 2020, CSUN enrolls ~40,000 students, where 56% are Latinx, 20.8% are White, 9.3% are Asian American, and 4.8% are Black/African American. The successful candidate will help the Department achieve equitable outcomes for all students through teaching, student mentorship, scholarship, and service.

The successful candidate must have an earned PhD or equivalent at time of appointment. The candidate must also present evidence of excellence in teaching Asian philosophy, including Indian philosophy or Chinese philosophy; evidence of competence in teaching other courses in the Philosophy curriculum (see for reference; evidence of competence in teaching philosophical writing; evidence of a strong commitment to teaching and mentoring a diverse student body; and evidence of the potential for scholarly activity that will result in publication or equivalent.

Preferred Qualifications:

The successful candidate will present evidence of an ability to develop lower- and upper-division courses in Asian philosophy, evidence of any feminist or post-colonial philosophical perspectives in their research or teaching, and evidence of a familiarity with analytic philosophy.

Application Deadline:

Screening of applications will begin November 5, 2021 but priority given to applications received by November 15, 2021 and open until filled.

How to Apply:

Candidates should apply by completing the CSUN online application. Along with their application, candidates must submit:

  1. Cover letter specifically addressing the required and preferred qualifications described above, including evidence of a commitment to teaching and mentoring a diverse student body;
  2. Curriculum Vitae;
  3. Three (3) letters of recommendation;
  4. Evidence of successful teaching or teaching potential (including sample syllabi and summaries of student evaluations, if available);
  5. Sample of scholarly work in area of specialization; and
  6. List of graduate courses taken.

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At time of appointment, the successful candidate, if not a U.S. citizen, must have authorization from the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to work in the United States.

General Information:

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The person holding this position may be 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.

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.

CSUN is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, and disability. Our nondiscrimination policy is set forth in CSU Executive Order 1096. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for applicants with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting the Department of Philosophy at [Register to View] .

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Northridge, California, United States