San Francisco State University Two Tenure-Track Positions: in Modern Philosophy, and in Epistemology and Metaphysics

The Department of Philosophy at San Francisco State University invites applications for two tenure-track positions, one in Modern Philosophy, and one in Epistemology and Metaphysics, at assistant or associate professor level, effective Fall 2005.

Qualifications and Duties: Ph.D. in Philosophy. One position requires an Area of Specialization in Modern Philosophy (Descartes through Kant), and one position requires an Area of Specialization in Epistemology and Metaphysics. Other Areas of Specialization or Competence are open, but we have special interest in Feminist Philosophy, Logic, Philosophy of Language, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Religion, and/or Philosophy of Science. We welcome candidates for the Epistemology and Metaphysics position who also can teach courses in Modern Philosophy, and candidates for the Modern Philosophy position who also can teach Epistemology and Metaphysics.

The Department of Philosophy offers courses for undergraduate majors, general education courses, and graduate courses for the M.A. program in philosophy. Candidates should be able to teach critical thinking. Duties include scholarly research with publication. The successful candidates will assume important roles in supervising master’s theses/projects, advising, committee service, or curricular development. The University provides opportunities for support of both research and teaching projects.

Rank and Salary: Appointment will be at the rank of assistant or associate professor. Salary competitive, commensurate with qualifications. San Francisco State University, as part of the California State University system, provides generous health, retirement and other benefits, including domestic partner benefits.

The Department of Philosophy at SFSU has a rich array of offerings, including many courses that are cross-listed with other departments. The Department awards two B.A. degrees (in Philosophy and in Philosophy and Religion) and the M.A. degree (in Philosophy); minors in Philosophy, Philosophy and Religion, and Religious Studies; and a Certificate in Teaching Critical Thinking. Additional information can be found on the Department’s web site:

San Francisco State University, a large urban university, is part of the 23-campus California State University system serving a diverse student body in liberal arts, sciences, and professional programs. The mission of the University is to create an environment for learning that promotes an appreciation of scholarship, freedom, and human diversity; fosters excellence in instruction and intellectual accomplishment; and provides broadly accessible higher education. SFSU faculty are expected to be effective in teaching; to demonstrate professional achievement and growth through continued research, publications, and/or creative activities; and to contribute their academic expertise and leadership to the campus and community. The University does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, sex, sexual orientation, disability, national origin, or religion.

Application: Send a current curriculum vitae, an application letter (with email address), at least three letters of recommendation, writing sample, and evidence of potential for successful teaching and scholarly achievement. If you specialize in both Modern Philosophy and Epistemology and Metaphysics, you need apply only once to be considered for both positions. Review of applications begins in October 2004, and will continue until the positions are filled. We will interview at the 2004 Eastern Division APA meeting and on campus.

Direct all applications and inquiries to:

Hiring Committee Department of Philosophy San Francisco State University 1600 Holloway Avenue San Francisco, CA 94132 Telephone: (415) 338-1596