Job Details

University of San Diego
  • Position Number: 1654403
  • Location: San Diego, CA
  • Position Type: Liberal Arts - Philosophy

Assistant Professor, Philosophy

Department Description:

The Philosophy Department at USD is pluralistic, which means it covers all significant historical periods and most major philosophical methods. It has a deep and special concern for the study of ethics, values and the moral life.

The Philosophy Department offers a comprehensive program of study leading to a BA in Philosophy and to a minor in philosophy, while offering a broad range of courses as part of the University's Core Curriculum. The department also regularly offers courses for majors and minors in the central areas of philosophy and a range of special topics courses.

The full-time faculty represent diverse approaches and interests and are engaged in a wide range of teaching, research and service activities. Department faculty are also regularly involved in offering interdisciplinary special topic team-taught courses.

Detailed Description:

The Department of Philosophy at the University of San Diego invites applicants for a tenure track, assistant professor position in Political and Social Philosophy, with a strong background of work at the intersection of Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (PPE) starting in Fall 2020.

The position will be in philosophy, but the successful candidate will be affiliated with USD's Center for Ethics, Economics, and Public Policy, and will be expected to teach regularly in USD's developing program in PPE.

Position begins Sept. 1, 2020. Two semester academic term. 3/3 teaching load is normal (all levels undergraduate). Teaching in the core curriculum is expected, as is an active research program. Usual non-teaching service duties.

Job Requirements:

Ph.D. prior to appointment is required.

Background check: Successful completion of a pre-employment background check.

Degree Verification Requirement: Persons offered employment in this position will be required to provide official education transcripts for degree verification purposes.

Posting Salary:

Commensurate with experience; Excellent Benefits.

The University of San Diego offers a very competitive benefits package, to include medical, dental, vision, a 12% retirement contribution given to you by the University (with three year vesting period), and access to on-campus Fitness Centers. Please visit the benefits section of our website to view all of the perks and benefits that USD has to offer. USD: Human Resources: Benefits

Special Application Instructions
Click 'Apply Now' to complete our online application.
For full consideration, please upload the following to your application profile for review by October 31, 2019:
  • Letter of application
  • CV
  • Sample of scholarly work
  • Statement of teaching philosophy (with evidence of teaching effectiveness)
  • Three (3) letters of reference

Interviews will be conducted via Skype.

Please direct any questions to Leeanna Cummings (Executive Assistant, Philosophy) at
If you have any technical questions or difficulties please contact the Employment Services Team at 619-260-6806, or email us at

Additional Details:

The University of San Diego is an independent Roman Catholic Institution and has a strong commitment to diversity. In that spirit, the University strongly encourages applications from a broad and diverse applicant pool, including, importantly, members of underrepresented groups.

The University of San Diego is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion and is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the campus community.

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