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Posted: Tuesday, September 24th, 2019
JOB TITLE: Assistant/Associate Professor – Medical Ethics
DEADLINE: Friday, November 1st, 2019
LOCATION: California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
Pomona, CA, United States
CONTACT: Peter Ross
TELEPHONE: 909.869.4766
Philosophy Department at Cal Poly Pomona. Seeking Assistant or Associate Professor (without tenure), tenure-track, for an appointment beginning in the 2020-2021 academic year. Applications at both the Assistant and Associate levels will be given full consideration, and we strongly encourage ABD’s and recent PhDs to apply. Teaching load of 3/3 in the first two years and 4/4 in the years following, with competitive course-reduction opportunities for research, service, and teaching initiatives. AOS: one or more of the following areas: medical ethics, philosophy of law, or philosophy of science (broadly construed to include the natural, social, and cognitive sciences, whose work engages the intersection of science and value). In line with our university’s learn-by-doing pedagogy, we welcome candidates who are interested in participating in our existing high-impact educational practices, e.g. our Clinical Ethics Practicum, Ethics Bowl, the Senior Project for our program in Science, Technology, and Society (STS), or the annual seminar taught in connection with the California Center for Ethics and Policy (for more information on the CCEP visit:; or in developing new high-impact courses related to their area of specialization. (For information on high-impact educational practices see: For Associate rank, we will give preference to candidates who can take on a leadership role with respect to administrative work such as recruitment, program assessment, and grant writing. AOC: Open, but we have broad teaching needs in Normative Ethics, Philosophy of Religion, Comparative Philosophy, Philosophical/Religious Traditions in India, China, and Japan, Ancient Greek and Roman Philosophy, History of Analytic Philosophy, 19th-Century European Philosophy, and African Philosophy. We also welcome candidates who will complement or further contribute to our existing strengths in Feminist Philosophy and Philosophy of Race. Teaching duties include lower-division general education courses. PhD required by time of appointment. Evidence of potential for excellence in University teaching and an active research program required. Salary competitive. California State Polytechnic University, Pomona is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer. Cal Poly Pomona is among the most diverse campuses in the United States (it is number 10 in the Best College Reviews’ 50 top ethnically diverse colleges in America: It is a federally recognized Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI). We also serve a large percentage of Asian and Asian-American students as well as first-generation students. We welcome candidates who share and can speak to Cal Poly Pomona’s commitment to promoting student success in diverse populations.
For a full position description, see: Applications must include: (1) a cover letter that (a) describes the candidate’s teaching and research experience and interests, (b) addresses the duties and qualifications articulated in the position description, and (c) indicates the rank for which the candidate is applying; (2) a completed application form; (3) a curriculum vitae comprised of at least those elements specified on the application form, including the contact information for at least five individuals who can speak to the candidate’s potential for success in this position; (4) three recent (dated within the past two years) letters of reference, at least one of which (at least in part) addresses teaching qualifications; (5) a transcript showing highest degree earned (an official transcript will be required of finalists); (6) a writing sample of no more than 30 double-spaced pages; (7) a representative sampling of teaching evaluations, or summaries of these, of the most recent two years of teaching, if available; and (8) a Student Success Statement about your teaching, or other experiences, successes, and challenges in working or engaging with a diverse student population (approximately one page, single-spaced). More information about expectations of the statement can be found at:
Applicants are required to submit their materials electronically via this link:
The position is open until filled. First consideration will be given to completed applications received no later than November 1, 2019.

Dr. Peter Ross

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