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Assistant/Associate Professor in San Jose State University

Assistant Professor Job at San Jose State University

Country: USA
City: San Jose
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Assistant Professor – History of Philosophy position available at the College of Humanities and The Arts of San Jose State University.

The department embraces a diversity of philosophical approaches, especially those that view philosophical questions and methods in a global context and those that engage with issues of special relevance to the Silicon Valley. The department welcomes candidates who pursue cross-tradition engagement in doing history of philosophy.

Area of Specialization: History of Philosophy (any historical period).

Area of Competence:  Open (though the department has needs in social and political philosophy).

Qualifications and Requirements

 Ph.D. in Philosophy prior to appointment, a strong teaching record, and evidence of the ability to publish and engage in professional activities in the area of specialization. Applicants should demonstrate an awareness of and sensitivity to the educational goals of a multicultural population as might have been gained in cross-cultural study, training, teaching and other comparable experience.


In addition to courses in area of specialization, the candidate will be expected to teach coursework in the team-taught Humanities Honors Program or Advanced Honors Program, which survey major ideas and works across western and non-western traditions. The candidate will also be expected to teach general education courses that could include Introduction to Philosophy; Logic and Critical Reasoning; Moral Issues; Asian Philosophy; Professional and Business Ethics; and Philosophy of Science.  Scholarship, committee work, and department service 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.

Starting Date

August 15, 2019


For full consideration, send a letter of application, curriculum vitae, statement of teaching interests/philosophy, evidence of teaching proficiency (e.g., student evaluation), description of research plans, writing sample (preferably 5000 words or less), and at least three confidential letters of recommendation with contact information by November 30, 2018 via https://apply.interfolio.com/56631 to the attention of Prof. Janet D. Stemwedel, Chair, Department of Philosophy, San José State University, One Washington Square, San José, CA 95192-0096.


Type of Opportunity Academic Job
Deadline03 January,2019
Company NameSan Jose State University
CitySan Jose



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