Open date: August 10th, 2021
Last review date: Monday, Oct 18, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: Thursday, Jun 30, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.
The Department of Philosophy at the University of California, Davis, announces a tenure-track Assistant Professor position. The Area of Specialization (AOS) for the position is Metaethics or Social/Political Philosophy, with the latter including philosophy of law and philosophy of race. The Area of Competence (AOC) is open, but preference will be given to metaethics, political philosophy, social philosophy, philosophy of race, or philosophy of law, where this is not already covered by the AOS. The Department aims to reinforce its existing strengths and interests in such fields as moral philosophy, philosophy of language, formal epistemology, philosophy of mind, philosophy of science and mathematics, and metaphysics. The successful candidate will be expected to play an active role in the life of the Department in research as well as instruction at all levels.
Duties include research, graduate supervision, committee service, and a teaching load of four quarter courses per year. The successful candidate will be expected to carry out a research program in their AOS and to engage in the education of graduate students in the ethics program more broadly, including participation in DaGERS, the ethics reading group.
The appointee will be required to teach undergraduate courses at both the introductory and advanced levels in support of the Philosophy major and a graduate level course in their area of specialization. We expect this position to support the Pre-Med and Pre-Law Emphases in Philosophy. Supervision of graduate students, student advising, participation in departmental programs, curricular development, and performance of Departmental, College, and University service are expected. Finalists for this position must possess outstanding potential as researchers and teachers in philosophy.
This position is open until filled. To be assured of full consideration, applications must be completed before October 18, 2021. The final date to complete an application is June 30, 2022 after which no incomplete applications can be completed.
The principal qualifications for the candidate are a strong research record and the ability to teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Ph.D. in Philosophy is required.
Applicants must submit a letter of application, cv, statement of contributions to diversity, three letters of recommendation, and a sample of written work through the online application system found at: https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/JPF04338.
For additional information or assistance, write or email Professor Tina Rulli, Chair of Metaethics or Social/Political Philosophy Search Committee, Department of Philosophy, University of California, Davis, CA 95616-8673 (email: firstname.lastname@example.org). Alternatively, contact the Department’s personnel coordinator for this search Mary Meyerzon at email@example.com.
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Ph.D. in Philosophy
The principal qualifications for the candidate are a strong research record and the ability to teach the full range of undergraduate courses serving both the introductory and advanced levels and a graduate level course in their area of specialization.
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