Employment - Department of Philosophy

Visiting Philosophy of Science Position

Dept. of Philosophy, San Francisco State University

Job category: Junior faculty / fixed term

AOS: Philosophy of Science

AOS categories: Philosophy of Science

AOC: Open

AOC categories: Open

Workload: Full time

Vacancies: 1

Location: San Francisco, California, United States

Start date: August 2017

Job Description:

Visiting Professorship: Philosophy of science, one year Fall 2017/Spring 2018

Rank: Visiting Assistant Professor

Salary: Competitive, commensurate with qualifications. Generous health and other benefits, including domestic partner benefits

Requirements: Ph.D. in Philosophy by August 2017, ability to teach courses focusing on philosophy of science and related areas to a diverse student body

Responsibilities: teaching in the M.A. program (including M.A. thesis support), B.A., and General Education programs.  Teaching undergraduate courses and graduate seminars in some of the following areas:  Philosophy of Science, Philosophy of Risk, Ethics in Science and Technology, Philosophy of Research Ethics, Logic, and Philosophical Writing at the upper division and graduate levels.  Department service/curricula development in course development, workshop supervision, comprehensive exam, advising and recruiting, thesis advising, and similar activities.

Application: Applicants should provide a 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.  Materials should be submitted electronically in word or pdf to phlsphr@sfsu.edu, with the subject line “VAP Science” and the applicant’s name. Application review begins May 15 2017, continues until position is filled.

Direct queries to: phlsphr@sfsu.edu, 415-338-1596

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. Additional information can be found on the Department's web site: http://philosophy.sfsu.edu/page/employment-department-philosophy. For information about San Francisco State University, see http://www.sfsu.edu/.

San Francisco State University is located in one of the world's most vibrant cities, San Francisco State is a center of cultural innovation, civic engagement and scholarly inquiry. The campus leads the CSU in the number of international students enrolled, as well as the number of students participating in study abroad programs. San Francisco State attracts world-class faculty dedicated to the pursuit of excellent teaching, the development of students' potential, and the advancement of discovery, understanding and expression.

San Francisco State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong commitment to diversity. We welcome applicants of all ethnic, racial and gender identities, sexual orientations as well as people with disabilities. We particularly encourage those who may be from historically underrepresented groups.

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

How to Apply

Application type: email

Instructions: Applicants should provide a 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.  Materials should be submitted electronically in word or pdf to phlsphr@sfsu.edu, with the subject line “VAP Science” and the applicant’s name. Application review begins May 15 2017, continues until position is filled.

Contact

Contact name: Hiring Committee

Contact email: phlsphr@sfsu.edu

Work-Study Employment Application (for Office Assistant and Critical Thinking Lab Assistant)

Information

Work-Study Employment: Apply

Instructional Student Assistant Positions

Information

Instructional Student Assistant: Apply

Graduate Teaching Associate Positions

The University, through its major departments, provides graduate students with part-time employment as teaching associates in courses related to their area of advanced study. The appointments usually involve teaching classroom and/or laboratory courses, assessing student performance, and tutoring students. The students assist faculty with field experiences, supervision, and/or research projects. To be eligible, a student must at a minimum:

  • Be admitted to classified or conditionally classified status in a graduate degree program at SF State and have a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 (B) or better in all course work taken at SF State while in post-baccalaureate status.
  • Be a degree-seeking graduate student in the academic department in which she/he is employed to perform instruction.
  • Not be assigned to a course in which academic credit is being earned.
  • Have thorough knowledge and understanding of the subject matter of the discipline in which the assignment is made.
  • Possess the ability to communicate and relate well to others within the academic environment and the ability to instruct and constructively evaluate student performance.
  • Be registered at SF State during the term of appointment in a minimum of 3 units of course work directly applicable to the graduate degree (including courses for credit toward completion of the graduate degree offered through CEL), or have registered for a Culminating Experience course in the previous semester. Students enrolled in the CEL 499 continuous graduate enrollment program are eligible.
  • Not be appointed for more than four semesters.

Graduate Teaching Associateship: Apply

***Employment Information for International Students***

Lecturer Positions

Part-Time Teaching Position

Application for Temporary Faculty Appointment (pdf)

Application for Subsequent Temporary Faculty Appointment (pdf)    

Email completed application with attached C.V. to phlsphr@sfsu.edu.