California Lutheran University invites applications for a two-year position as Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy in Epistemology (with the possibility to apply for tenure track) beginning in the fall of 2019. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Philosophy. ABD accepted and would be hired at Instructor level until acquired. The successful candidate should have a strong background (AOS) in Epistemology (especially Social Epistemology) and competence (AOC) in Philosophy of Race and/or Gender, or Feminism, or Latin American Philosophy, or Africana Philosophy (an ability to teach Metaphysics, Philosophy of Race and/or Gender, and Introduction to Philosophy is required, and an ability to teach Latin American Philosophy and Social Ethics is preferred). Teaching experience (and/or strong potential), a strong record of research, and an interest in public and pre-college philosophy is desirable. The standard teaching load is three courses per semester and the successful candidate is expected to work with colleagues from other disciplines to participate in constructive dialogue on issues that we are facing in the 21st century by building upon sources from across intellectual streams. It is also expected that, after the first year of teaching, the person hired will take an active role in first-year advising. We are especially interested in candidates with experience in meeting the needs of our growing Latino/a student body.
Cal Lutheran is a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) and a McNair institution. We seek, in particular, candidates who can demonstrate experience and/or motivation in teaching and mentoring African-American, Latino/a, and Native American students. CLU encourages applicants from all faiths, and advocates for justice and fairness for all people. Cal Lutheran is an accredited, private, comprehensive university that engages students in critical inquiry and is dedicated to educating leaders for a global society. The campus is located midway between Santa Barbara and Los Angeles, and is home to more than 2,800 undergraduate and 1,250 graduate students who come from 35 countries and represent a variety of faiths. 45.2% of Cal Lutheran students are from underrepresented groups, and 34% of freshmen are first generation students.
We look forward to reading your application! Please apply on-line at https://careers.callutheran.edu/postings/4788
Make sure to include the following with your application:
1) Cover letter that specifically addresses how you meet the qualifications of the position and are prepared to support the HSI designation of Cal Lutheran and adapt to the needs of underrepresented and first-generation students
2) Curriculum vitae (CV)/ resume
3) Writing Sample
4) Statement of teaching philosophy that addresses your experience and/or motivation to teach and mentor underrepresented and first-generation students
5) Research Statement
6) Three Letters of Reference (through the online application process)