Department of Philosophy
Central Connecticut State University invites applications for a full-time, tenure track Assistant Professor primarily housed in the Department of Philosophy. The successful candidate will teach undergraduate courses in the Philosophy and Political Science Departments, contributing actively and effectively to service, scholarship, and student growth. We are committed to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in our curriculum as a well as in our faculty, students, and staff. we seek applicants who can contribute to the furtherance of these goals. CCSU is an inclusive and “student success-centered” institution with an increasingly diverse student body that represents the populations of the communities it serves. We are dedicated to enhancing our innovative practices to increase access, improve retention, engage students in campus life, incorporate high-impact practices, and promote educational achievement and career readiness.
- Ph.D. in Philosophy or Political Science or related discipline (ABD candidates with a plan for completion by December 2023 are encouraged to apply)
- Specialization in the Philosophy of Law including one or more of the following areas of competency: Social and Political Philosophy, Applied Ethics, Political Theory, and Jurisprudence
- Experience teaching courses in philosophy of law and contemporary political theory.
- Experience teaching undergraduate courses on social justice, including, but not limited to issues of race, gender, indigeneity, or (post-)colonialism.
- Demonstrated commitment to promoting equity and inclusion in one’s teaching, scholarship, and service.
- Demonstrated commitment to inclusive and innovative pedagogy.
- Demonstrated commitment to interdisciplinary scholarship and engagement.
- Peer-reviewed publications in Philosophy, Political Science, or related discipline
- Experience collaborating with undergraduate researchers.
The University: The largest of Connecticut’s regional comprehensive universities, Central currently enrolls over 10,000 students. A third of its undergraduates are students of color, the largest group being Hispanic. Ninety-six (96%) percent of the students are from Connecticut. For more information about Central Connecticut State University, please visit www.ccsu.edu.
The Community: Located nine miles southwest of Hartford, New Britain is a city of approximately 72,000. Part of the Greater Hartford area of 1.2 million residents, New Britain is centrally located in the state and is within easy reach of much of Connecticut and several metropolitan areas. Nicknamed “the Hardware City” for its rich industrial heritage, it is home to Stanley Black & Decker. Important
cultural institutions include the New Britain Museum of American Art and Walnut Hill Park, designed by Fredrick Law Olmstead. New Britain’s population is characterized by a high degree of racial and ethnic diversity. Currently, the U.S. Census Bureau estimates 70% of the population as White, 13% as Black or African American, 3% as Asian, and 0.2% as American Indian or Alaska Native. Currently 4.6% of New Britain’s population identify themselves in more than one racial category and 43% of New Britain’s population identify themselves as Hispanic or Latino. Fifty percent (50%) speak a language other than English in the home and 19% were born internationally. Significant portions of its population come from Puerto Rico and Poland or consider themselves to be from the African-American, Italian, or Irish ethnic backgrounds. In addition to all that greater Hartford provides, New Britain is 40 minutes from Springfield, Massachusetts, two hours from Boston, and two hours from New York City. It is also part of the Hartford-Springfield “Knowledge Corridor” and, therefore, within easy driving distance of a host of private and public institutions of higher education and many cultural opportunities.
Application and Appointment: For full consideration, applications must be received by December 1, 2022. Application deadline has been extended to December 12, 2022.
To begin the application process please visit the CCSU HR Job Opportunities at https://www.ccsu.edu/hr/faculty-management-admin.html. Select job [C22-047] Assistant Professor and click on the Apply button and submit the following documents:
- Letter of interest addressing qualifications for the position
- Current curriculum vitae Names of three professional references including their address, email address, and telephone numbers.
- At least one of the three references should be able to speak to your teaching abilities.
- A one-page teaching philosophy statement A brief statement of equity, diversity and inclusion in teaching, research, and service.
- A one-page statement on your research interests and specific plans for future research.
- Transcripts (Unofficial copies are acceptable; if selected, official copies will be required.)
- For ABD candidates, a letter from thesis advisor stating anticipated date of completion. Degree must be completed by December 2023.
Note: Candidates uploading additional materials must combine all documents into one PDF file. For further assistance, please email email@example.com. Salary will commensurate with education and experience.
In accordance with the American Association of University Professors (AAUP) Collective Bargaining Union Contract, compensation for this position is at the rank of Assistant Professor for 2020-2021. Salary is commensurate with education and experience. For more information, please visit American Association of University Professors (AAUP) Collective Bargaining Union Contract at https://www.ct.edu/files/pdfs/2016-2021%20AAUP%20Contract.pdf
The State of Connecticut and Central Connecticut State University are proud to offer its employees competitive wages and a wide range of fringe benefits including voluntary and supplemental benefits.
Fringe benefits include personal and sick leave, paid holidays, medical, dental, and prescription plans, group life insurance, a choice of retirement plans, retirement health care, tuition waiver for employee and eligible dependents at any of the Connecticut State Universities (Central, Eastern, Southern or Western) as well as an array of voluntary and supplemental benefits such as Deferred Retirement Compensation plans, Dependent Care Assistance and Medical Flexible spending accounts, long term and short term disability plans.
For more detailed information, please visit CCSU Human Resources
Incomplete or late applications will not be considered. Emailed and mailed applications will not be accepted. Please redact any personally identifiable information (i.e., Social Security number, date of birth, marital status, country of origin) from any documents submitted. Please ensure your Social Security Number is not listed on any documents submitted.
For more information, contact Dr. Audra King, Search Committee Chair, at 860-832-2915 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
As an affirmative action employer, Central Connecticut State University actively seeks and encourages applications from women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and individuals with protected veteran status. The University provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.