California State University, Long Beach, PHILOSOPHY

Position Title: Assistant Professor-Philosophy-Value Theory/Ethics
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Long Beach, California 90840, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Ethics
Philosophy / Value Theory
Starting Date:2019/08/19
Appl Deadline:2018/11/30 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2018/09/25, finished 2019/05/16, listed until 2018/11/30)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed and new applications are no longer being accepted. ***

College of Liberal Arts
Department of Philosophy
                     Tenure-Track Position Opening                      


POSITION: Assistant Professor of Philosophy

EFFECTIVE DATE: August 19, 2019 (Fall Semester)

SALARY RANGE: Commensurate with qualifications and experience



  • Ph.D. in Philosophy with specialization in value theory (i.e., ethics, philosophy of law, political philosophy). Degree at time of application or official notification of completion of the doctoral degree by August 1, 2019
  • Record of, or demonstrated potential for, effective teaching
  • Record of, or demonstrated potential for, successful research and publication
  • Demonstrated commitment to working successfully with a diverse student population


  • Broad training in philosophy
  • Teach and supervise students in value theory, specifically ethical theory, applied ethics, medical/bioethics, environmental ethics, social justice, political philosophy, legal philosophy, aesthetics, philosophy of race/gender, and/or non-western philosophies
  • Experience in developing new curricula in value theory
  • Ability to advise pre-law students
  • Ability to lead the department’s Applied Ethics Forum
  • Experience with, or demonstrated potential for, effective participation in faculty governance and service to the university and profession


  • Teach and develop courses in philosophy at various levels (including general education, lower- and upper-division major/minor, and graduate)
  • Advise and mentor students in one-on-one supervisory courses, including the supervision of honors and Master’s theses and comprehensive exams
  • Engage in research leading to presentations and publication, conference organization, and grants
  • Participate in faculty governance
  • Participate in service to the department, college, university, profession, and community

CSULB seeks to recruit faculty who enthusiastically support the University’s strong commitment to the academic success of all of our students, including students of color, students with disabilities, students who are first generation to college, veterans, students with diverse socio-economic backgrounds, and students of diverse sexual orientations and gender expressions. CSULB seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the People of California, to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer our students a rich variety of expertise, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning.

Information on excellent benefits package available to CSULB faculty is located here:

REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION:                                 

  • A Student Success Statement about your teaching or other experiences, successes, and challenges in working with a diverse student population (approximately one page, single-spaced)
  • Letter of application addressing the minimum and desired/preferred qualifications
  • CV (including current email address)
  • Three recent letters of recommendation submitted directly by letter writers, electronically through Academic Jobs Online (see link below)
  • Writing sample
  • Teaching evaluations
  • A research statement
  • Three syllabi samples of semester-system courses
  • Copy of transcript from institution awarding highest degree
  • Finalists will also be required to submit a signed SC–1 form and an official transcript

Applicants should apply and submit all required documentation electronically through:

Upon request, finalists will be required to submit original, official documents, as noted in the required documentation section. 

Requests for information should be addressed to:

N. Wieland, Department Chair
California State University Long Beach
Department of Philosophy
1250 Bellflower Boulevard
Long Beach, CA 90840–2408
562–985–4331 or
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Review of applications to begin November 15, 2018

Position opened until filled (or recruitment canceled)


A background check (including a criminal records check and telephone reference check with most recent employer) 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.

The person holding this position is considered a “mandated reporter” under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 Revised July 21, 2017 as a condition of employment.

CSULB is committed to creating a community in which a diverse population can learn, live, and work in an atmosphere of tolerance, civility and respect for the rights and sensibilities of each individual, without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religious creed, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, medical condition, age, Vietnam era veteran status, or any other veteran's status. CSULB is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the position description.

Further Info:
California State University Long Beach
Department of Philosophy
1250 Bellflower Blvd.
Long Beach, CA 90840

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