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Department of Philosophy


Ethics and Bioethics
Assistant Professor - Philosophy
College of Arts and Humanities

Vacancy Number: 11585

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  • Available for Academic Year: 2011/2012.
  • Fresno State has been recognized in the Community Engagement classification by The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.
  • Fresno State has been recognized as a Hispanic-serving institution.
  • Faculty members gain a clear path to tenure through the University's Probationary Plan Process.
  • Salary placement depends upon academic preparation and professional experience. In some circumstances, exceptional faculty may be considered for appointment at a higher rank.
  • Instructional Level: Undergraduate and Graduate
  • Part of a University-wide Physical, Mental, and Environmental Health Cohort 2010

Position Characteristics
The successful candidate will be able to teach core Ethics courses in the department. Area of Specialization is Ethics with area of competence to include Bioethics and Professional Ethics. Successful candidate will be expected to be able to teach core Bioethics courses in the Biology BS/MS program. Specific assignments will depend on departmental needs. This position is part of a University-wide cohort hiring initiative in the area of Physical, Mental, and Environmental Health, and as such there are unique opportunities for the successful candidate to pursue integrative research efforts, collaborative projects and shared program/course developments within the cohort. Other duties will include, but are not limited to, advising students, participating in program development, actively engaging in research and problem solving activities, and committee service at all levels of university governance. The successful candidate may be called upon to teach in a distance education mode and will be encouraged to develop web-enhanced and/or web-based instruction. Outcomes assessment and service learning are important components of the university curriculum. The successful candidate will be expected to work cooperatively with faculty and staff in the department and college.

Academic Preparation
An earned doctorate (Ph.D.) in Philosophy from an accredited institution is required.

Teaching Or Other Experience
Candidates are expected to demonstrate a commitment to and potential for teaching excellence and scholarly activity at the university level. Candidates with a record of publications, presentations, and/or participation in grant activities are strongly preferred. The successful candidate must have the ability to work effectively with faculty, staff, and students from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds.

Equal Employment Opportunity
California State University, Fresno is committed to maintaining and implementing employment policies and procedures in compliance with applicable state and federal equal employment opportunity laws and regulations. Executive Order 883 prohibits discrimination and Executive Order 927 prohibits harassment on the basis of protected status: race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sex (including gender identity, per HR 2004-12), sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, mental disability, physical disability, medical condition and covered veteran status. Retaliation against individuals for complaining about proscribed conduct, opposing such conduct, or participating in an investigation or proceeding involving such conduct is prohibited by both executive orders. Further, California State University, Fresno's statement of commitment to equal employment opportunity principles is also found in the various collective bargaining agreements.

Application Instructions
Submit online application at and attach the following: cover letter, current curriculum vitae, three recent letters of reference, evidence of teaching excellence, scholarly activity (writing sample), and at least 3 additional reference names and contact information. For additional information contact: Search Committee Chair; Department of Philosophy; California State University, Fresno; 5201 N. Maple Avenue, M/S ;Fresno, CA 93740; Phone: (559) 278-3631; E-mail address:

Open Until Filled
To ensure the full consideration, applicants should submit all application materials by 11/30/2010. Searches automatically close on 4/30/2011 if not filled.