San Francisco SU: Assistant Professor in Philosophy of Science

The San Francisco State University Philosophy Department invites applicants for a tenure-track position as Assistant Professor with Area of Specialization (AOS) in Philosophy of Science (broadly construed) beginning August 2018. Experience researching in a STEM discipline is a plus, as is interest in normative aspects of scientific investigation. Areas of Competence (AOC) open.

Salary: Competitive, commensurate with qualifications. The California State University (CSU) provides generous health, retirement and other benefits.

Qualifications: Ph.D. in Philosophy (or all doctoral requirements completed) by 8/1/18. Evidence of teaching excellence, active scholarship, and potential for publishing research required. Experience of success in teaching a diverse student body and/or mentoring individuals from underrepresented groups is desirable, as is a record of successfully advancing educational equity, inclusion, and diversity in teaching and/or scholarship.

Responsibilities: Duties include teaching in the M.A., B.A., and General Education programs, important roles in supervising master’s theses, advising, committee service, and curricular development. Ability to teach some of the following is important: Introductory Formal Logic; Philosophy of Science; Philosophy of Risk; Ethics in Science and Technology; Minds, Brains and Computers. Development of new courses welcomed. Scholarly research with high-quality publication expected. We value collaborative work among philosophers and with scholars in other fields. The University provides opportunities for support of both research and teaching projects.

The Department of Philosophy offers two B.A. degrees (in Philosophy and in Philosophy and Religion) and the M.A. degree (in Philosophy), a Pre-Law Emphasis, and a rich array of courses. Detailed position description and additional information can be found on the Department’s web site: . For information about San Francisco State University, see .

Application: Send current c.v., application letter (with email address), at least three letters of recommendation, writing sample, description of research, evidence of potential for successful teaching and scholarly achievement. Application review begins on October 31, 2017, and continues until position is filled. Interviews by SKYPE; finalists invited to campus.

Submit all applications online to with subject line saying “Philosophy of Science.”

Direct queries to Hiring Committee co-chairs Anita Silvers and Ásta Sveinsdóttir .

San Francisco State University is a member of the CSU system and serves a diverse student body of 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students. The University seeks to promote appreciation of scholarship, freedom and, human diversity through excellence in instruction and intellectual accomplishment. San Francisco State University faculty are expected to be effective teachers and demonstrate professional achievement and growth through research, scholarship, and/or creative work. Our goal is to attract a world-class and diverse faculty committed to build a multicultural educational environment.

San Francisco State University is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer with a strong commitment to diversity. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or other legally protected category. We strongly encourage the application of individuals from historically underrepresented groups.

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any employment with the CSU.

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