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Assistant Professor, Philosophy

University of San Diego
San Diego County, CA
Closing date
Oct 16, 2021

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*Posting #:* 3798
*Position Status:* Faculty, Full-time regular
*Location:* San Diego
*Position Type:* Faculty, College of Arts and Sciences

Position Title & Department:
Assistant Professor, PhilosophyPosting #3798
Department Description:The Philosophy Department at USD is pluralistic, covering many significant historical periods and major philosophical methods. Philosophy students at USD can expect to be exposed to perennial metaphysical, ethical, epistemological, and theological issues and theories in philosophy - both as these are discussed in the classical texts of great philosophers and also in their contemporary treatment.
Detailed Description:University of San Diego. Assistant Professor of Philosophy. AOS: Practical Ethics correlated to science and technology, especially some combination of AI Ethics, Computer Ethics, Engineering Ethics, Neuroethics, and/or Robotic Ethics. AOC: Open. Position begins 1 September 2022. Two semester academic term. 3/3 teaching load is typical (all levels undergraduate). A commitment to outstanding teaching is central to the mission of the university. Teaching in the core curriculum is expected, as is an active research program. Usual non-teaching service duties.
In the spirit of our commitment to academic excellence, diversity, equity, inclusion, and the liberal arts tradition, the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of San Diego will be hiring ten to twenty faculty in three thematic clusters. These clusters are designed to attract a diverse set of scientists, artists, humanists, social scientists, and mathematicians who will participate in campus and community collaborations with interdisciplinary, pedagogical, and community engagement approaches related to one of these three clusters:
Climate Change & Environmental Justice
Technology & the Human Experience
Borders & Social Justice
USD's [Horizon Project]( includes a goal to increase diversity across all disciplines over the next five years. Each of these clusters will invite and include teacher-scholars who help us build on USD's commitment to support faculty who are underrepresented in their discipline and in the academy. Qualified candidates who are dedicated to empowering students from underserved communities through their teaching, research, creative and pedagogical scholarship, community engagement, service and/or mentoring are strongly encouraged to apply. Scholars of discovery, integration, engagement, and pedagogy are all important to the USD community of scholars.
For this position, the USD Department of Philosophy is looking for applicants within the cluster of Technology & the Human Experience:
*Technology & the Human Experience: *The College of Arts and Sciences is seeking applicants with a promising program of research in the study of Technology and the Human Experience to prepare students to design, create, regulate and implement accessible and bias-free technologies for a diverse world. Successful applicants will teach classes within their disciplinary expertise.
We endeavor to assemble a cohort of teacher-scholars who will offer a strong contribution to the diversity and excellence of USD through teaching, scholarship, service and collaboration. Based on teaching and research expertise, candidates will apply to one of the listed departments. As a member of a cluster, faculty will be reviewed through the rank and tenure process within their academic department and will be encouraged to participate in interdisciplinary collaborations facilitated by the cluster thematic programming. The College will support interdisciplinary opportunities through professional development, teaching reassigned times, writing retreats, brown-bag lunches, and teaching and research grant opportunities linked to the cluster. It is anticipated that faculty members will work within one of these interdisciplinary clusters to build opportunities for faculty/student collaboration and promote interdisciplinary strengths within the undergraduate core curriculum. A college-wide mentoring program will be implemented in Fall 2022 to support new faculty through mentoring practices intended to address equity throughout the tenure process.
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Job Requirements:Must have a Ph.D. in philosophy by 1 September 2022.
*Background check:* Successful completion of a pre-employment background check.
*Degree Verification Requirement*: Persons offered employment in this position will be required to provide official education transcripts for degree verification purposes.
Posting Salary:Commensurate with experience; Excellent Benefits.

The University of San Diego offers a very competitive benefits package, to include medical, dental, vision, a retirement contribution given to you by the University (with three year vesting period), and access to on-campus Fitness Centers. Please visit the benefits section of our website to view all of the perks and benefits that USD has to offer. [USD: Human Resources: Benefits](
Special Application Instructions:Click 'Apply Now' to complete our online application. Candidates must submit: Letter of application, include reference to the cluster(s) of interest, curriculum vitae, teaching statement and a sample syllabus, research statement and a sample of scholarly or creative work, diversity statement, in which you address A) your values with respect to diversity, equity, and inclusion; B) your experience working with minoritized populations and/or on issues that disproportionately affect diverse populations, and C) your plans related to diversity and inclusion in your teaching and research and contact information for three references.
Applications must be submitted by November 1, 2021 for consideration.
Interviews will be conducted via Zoom.
CONTACT: Mark Woods, Professor and Chair of Philosophy[]( If you have any questions or difficulties please contact the Employment Services Team at 619-260-6806, or email us at []( Details:The University of San Diego is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion and is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the campus community.

The University of San Diego is a smoking and tobacco-free campus. For more information, visit [](
*Advertised:* July 26, 2021 Pacific Daylight Time
*Applications close: *November 01, 2021 Pacific Daylight Time
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