Assistant Professors of Philosophy - University of San Diego in San Diego California

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University of San Diego

San Diego, California 92110

United States

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Assistant Professors of Philosophy

Two faculty positions at the Asst Prof level, tenure-track, beginning Sept 1, 2012  2-semester academic year.  6 course teaching load is typical; all levels undergraduate.  Teaching in the Core curriculum expected, as is an active research program.  Summer or January intersession teaching, with stipend, available.  Usual non-teaching service duties.  Ph.D. prior to appointment.  Salary competitive. 

AOS: We seek candidates with specialization(s) in one or more of our identified current needs: (1) philosophy of science or social science; (2) applied ethics, especially with a commitment to teaching business ethics and engineering ethics; (3) contemporary continental philosophy (we do not have current needs for “classical” contemporary philosophy, e.g., Sartre or Heidegger); (4) neurophilosophy, understood as the following: we seek candidates whose work/research concerns the application of the findings of or the concepts of neuroscience to traditional philosophical questions about, e.g., human nature, the self, choice, responsibility, autonomy, and issues in ethics. 

The University of San Diego is a Roman Catholic institution and has a strong commitment to the principles and goals of diversity and inclusion and to equal opportunity policies. In that spirit, the University welcomes applications from a broad and diverse applicant pool; women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

To apply:
1) go to and click on Job IRC5689;

2) send complete dossier, including writing sample, evidence of teaching effectiveness and letters of reference, by November 16, 2011 to: 

Jack Crumley, Chair
Job Search; Philosophy Department, University of San Diego
5998 Alcalá Park
San Diego, CA 92110

Specific questions about this ad may be emailed to Jack Crumley, Chair,   Please send all materials in a format that need not be returned.  Interviewing at APA Eastern Division, by prior notification; please include contact phone number and email.


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  • Professors
  • Philosophy
  • Faculty
Employment Type:Faculty
Degree Required: Doctorate
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Assistant Professor
Type of Faculty:Tenure Track
Salary: Not Specified
Type of School:4 - Year / Masters Institution
Application Requirements: Writing Samples
Best if Apply By 11/16/2011