CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, EAST BAY
Faculty Employment Opportunity
Department of Philosophy
OAA Position No. 15-16 PHIL-SCIENCE/ENVIRONMENT-TT
THE UNIVERSITY: California State University, East Bay (CSUEB) is known for award-winning programs, expert instruction, a diverse student body of over 14,000 students, and a choice of more than 100 career-focused fields of study. The University has campuses in Hayward, Contra Costa County, Online, and in Oakland, California. Our 600 faculty offer bachelor’s degrees in 42 fields, minors in 62 fields, master’s degrees in 36 fields, and 1 doctoral degree program. http://www20.csueastbay.edu/
THE DEPARTMENT: The Department of Philosophy offers a range of courses in philosophy and religious studies in order to meet the needs of a broad and diverse student body, including not only approximately 35-40 majors annually, but also providing both upper and lower division General Education for students across disciplines. The department offers both a Major and Minor in Philosophy, with opportunities for students to specialize in areas including Religious Studies, Philosophy of Law, and Ethics. The department offers several sections of the required Workshop in Critical Thinking every quarter, and is strongly involved with the freshman cluster program, an interdisciplinary collaboration revolving around set themes for freshman cohorts. The department has an active student Philosophy Society, which organizes lectures and discussions several times each quarter. The department also annually published Reflections, an undergraduate philosophy journal. For more information about the department visit: http://www20.csueastbay.edu/class/departments/philosophy/index.html
DUTIES OF THE POSITION: The successful candidate will teach coursework in the Philosophy of Science along with additional coursework as assigned. The successful candidate will be required to collaborate with other hires within the 2015 new hire cohort theme of Teaching Sustainability in Diversity towards producing and implementing educational models that promote student learning in an integrative approach to social justice and sustainability. In addition to teaching, all faculty have advising responsibilities, assist the department with administrative and/or committee work, and are expected to assume campus-wide committee responsibilities. Please note that teaching assignments at California State University, East Bay may include courses at the Hayward, Concord, and Online campuses.
RANK AND SALARY: Assistant Professor. Salary is dependent upon educational preparation and experience. Subject to budgetary authorization.
DATE OF APPOINTMENT: Fall Quarter, 2015
QUALIFICATIONS: Earned doctorate in Philosophy at time of appointment with specialized preparation in the Philosophy of Science and Environmental Ethics is required. Additional competency in one of the following areas is preferred: History of Science and/or Science and Ethics (particularly in the field of Biology) and/or Philosophy of Technology. Candidates with successful undergraduate teaching experience are preferred. Specific teaching experience within the California State University system is preferred. Candidates must demonstrate an interest in interdisciplinary collaboration, especially in the areas of social justice, sustainability, and pedagogy. Candidates must address the New Cohort Theme of Teaching Sustainability in Diversity, which will emphasize the specific Institutional Learning Outcomes that ensure that our students will learn to: 1) communicate ideas, perspectives, and values clearly and persuasively while listening openly to others; 2) apply knowledge of diversity and multicultural competencies to promote equity and social justice in our communities; and 3) act responsibly and sustainably at local, national, and global levels. Candidates should demonstrate experience in teaching, mentoring, research, or community service that has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. Additionally, applicants must demonstrate a record of scholarly activity. This University is fully committed to the rights of students, staff and faculty with disabilities in accordance with applicable state and federal laws. For more information about the University’s program supporting the rights of our students with disabilities see: http://www20.csueastbay.edu/af/departments/as/
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Applications must be submitted on or before Sept. 26, 2014. Please submit all of the following: a letter of application, which addresses the qualifications noted in the position announcement; a complete and current vita; a list of at least three academic references; and evidence of teaching effectiveness at: https://my.csueastbay.edu/psp/pspdb1/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_CE.GBL