San José State University — Assistant Professor, Philosophy of Law

San José State University
San José, California
Subject to Budgetary Approval 

Specialization: Philosophy of Law

Job Opening ID (JOID): 23804
Rank: Assistant Professor (Tenure-track)

Qualifications: Ph.D. by start of appointment, a strong teaching record, and evidence of the ability to publish and engage in professional activities in the area of specialization. Area of Specialization: Philosophy of Law, broadly construed. People who work in other areas (e.g., philosophy of race, political philosophy, social philosophy, ethics, philosophy of disability) that intersect with issues in philosophy of law are encouraged to apply. Area of Competence: Open. The department has strong needs in History of Philosophy and in Business Ethics. The department welcomes expertise in philosophical engagement with race, gender, disability, or sexuality; logic, ethics, comparative philosophy, philosophy of science, and/or ethics in science. Applicants should have awareness of and sensitivity to educational goals of a multicultural population as might have been gained in cross-cultural study, training, teaching and other comparable experience.

Responsibilities: In addition to courses in the areas of specialization, the candidate should be prepared to teach general education courses, such as Introduction to Philosophy; Logic and Critical Thinking; Moral Issues; Asian Philosophy; Professional and Business Ethics; Computers, Ethics, and Society. Scholarship, committee work, and department service (including prelaw advising) are expected. The current teaching load is 3 courses per semester (approximately 120 students per term) with service expectations at department, college, and university levels. Candidate must address the needs of a student population of great diversity – in age, cultural background, ethnicity, primary language and academic preparation – through course materials, teaching strategies and advisement.

Salary Range: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Starting Date: August 21, 2017
Eligibility: Employment is contingent upon proof of eligibility to work in the United States.

Application Procedure:
For full consideration, send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching interests/ philosophy, research plans, and at least three letters of reference with contact information by November 15, 2016 via to the attention of Prof. Janet D. Stemwedel, Chair, Department of Philosophy, San José State University, One Washington Square, San José, CA 95192-0096.

Please include Job Opening ID (JOID) on all correspondence.

San José State University is California’s oldest institution of public higher learning. The campus is located on the southern end of San Francisco Bay in downtown San José (Pop. 1,000,000), hub of the world-famous Silicon Valley high-technology research and development center. Many of California’s most popular national, recreational, and cultural attractions are conveniently close. A member of the 23-campus CSU system, San José State University enrolls approximately 33,000 students, a significant percentage of whom are members of minority groups. The University is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty so our disciplines, students and the community can benefit from multiple ethnic and gender perspectives.

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