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Assistant Professor, Philosophy, Cal Poly Pomona

Philosophy Department at Cal Poly Pomona. Seeking Assistant Professor, tenure-track, for an appointment beginning in the 2023-2024 academic year. Teaching load of 3/3 in the first two years and 4/4 in the years following, with course-reduction opportunities for research, service, and teaching initiatives. AOS: Philosophy of race or ethnicity, with preference for a focus in Africana or African American philosophy, Asian American philosophy, Chicana/o or Latina/o/x American philosophy, OR Native American philosophy, OR philosophy rooted in the experience and activism of other racialized groups in the US context. We are seeking candidates whose scholarship and teaching will center on the experiences and advocacy of one of these racialized groups, exemplify the critical and intersectional methodologies of Ethnic Studies, and complement departmental strengths in critical philosophy of race, feminist philosophy, philosophy of disability, and social and political philosophy.


Minimum qualifications include a PhD in Philosophy with a specialization in philosophy of race or ethnicity (Degree must be conferred by the start date of the position.); A commitment and a record of contributions to student success through the applicant’s teaching, scholarship, or service; Evidence of potential for excellence in undergraduate teaching; Evidence of scholarly potential encompassing philosophy of race or ethnicity.


AOC: Open, but we have critical teaching needs in philosophy of law, comparative philosophy, philosophical/religious traditions in India, China, and Japan, African philosophy, Latin American philosophy, and history of philosophy.  We have additional teaching needs, although less critical, in applied ethics, philosophy of language, and philosophy of science broadly construed, including questions at the intersection of science and ethics. Teaching duties include lower-division general education courses.


In line with our university’s learn-by-doing pedagogy, we prefer candidates who demonstrate an interest in developing new high-impact courses related to their area of specialization, or 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:  (For information on high-impact educational practices see:


Salary competitive. Faculty evaluation process is developed to be highly transparent. Faculty represented by the California Faculty Association. Cal Poly 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 (of no more than two pages single-spaced), which describes the candidate’s teaching and research interests and addresses the minimum and preferred qualifications (see full position description for a complete list of minimum and preferred qualifications); (2) a Student Success Statement of no more than 2 pages, single-spaced about your teaching or other experiences, successes, and challenges in working with a diverse student population, and which addresses at least two of the inclusive excellence criteria listed in the full position description; (3) a curriculum vitae 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) an unofficial 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 teaching portfolio including sample syllabi, and evaluations from the most recent two years of teaching (if applicable).


Applicants are required to submit their materials electronically via the full announcement through this link:


The position is open until filled. First consideration will be given to completed applications received no later than November 1, 2022.

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