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Assistant Professor - Understanding (Non)Citizenship Cluster, Philosophy - Department of Philosophy

University of California Berkeley

Job Description

Position overview Anticipated start: July 1, 2023 Application Window
Open September 19, 2022 through Friday, Oct 28, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)

Position description
The Department of Philosophy at the University of California, Berkeley seeks applications for an Assistant Professor (tenure track) position. Job responsibilities include teaching 4 courses/year at the graduate and undergraduate levels, and conducting thesis supervision.

This appointment in philosophy is made in the context of a new interdisciplinary initiative at the University of California, Berkeley whose goal is Understanding (Non)Citizenships. Although applicants to this position will be appointed in philosophy, we seek candidates whose research speaks to and advances the goals of the "Understanding (Non)Citizenship" initiative at the University of California, Berkeley, which aims to hire an interdisciplinary cluster of faculty on this topic over two years. The cluster tackles three overarching themes: issues of justice, fairness and equality as related to (non)citizenship; the determinants and content of (non)citizenship; and the consequences of (non)citizenship. The cluster considers citizenship broadly, as a legal, social and cultural status that combines civil, political and social rights with a sense of identity, encompassing those who lack formal citizenship but also those who experience "second-class" citizenship through differential rights and treatment. Fully understanding (non)citizenship requires an interdisciplinary approach: claims for citizenship and equality are invariably normative, while the consequences and drivers of (non)citizenship must be studied empirically to understand change and effects. For this reason, this innovative cluster of faculty hiring will bring together diverse units in the social sciences, humanities and professional schools across UC-Berkeley. Faculty hired through the Understanding (Non)Citizenship cluster will hold positions in Philosophy, Political Science, Public Policy, Sociology and Law. In 2022-23, the University seeks applicants for an Assistant Professor position in Philosophy and a tenured (Associate or Full Professor) position in Political Science.

The University of California is committed to addressing the family needs of faculty, including dual career couples and single parents. For information about potential relocation to Berkeley, or career needs of accompanying partners and spouses, please visit:
Qualifications Basic qualifications (required at time of application)
PhD (or equivalent international degree), or enrolled in PhD or equivalent international degree-granting program at the time of application.
Preferred qualifications
PhD (or equivalent international degree) by the start date of the position.
Application Requirements Document requirements

Cover Letter

Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

Dissertation Abstract

Statement of Research (Optional)

Teaching Dossier

Writing Sample 1

Writing Sample 2 (Optional)

Writing Sample 3 (Optional)

Statement on Contributions to Advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - Statement on your contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion, including information about your understanding of these topics, your record of activities to date, and your specific plans and goals for advancing equity and inclusion if hired at Berkeley (for additional information go to ).
Reference requirements
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Campus Information
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The University of California, Berkeley is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

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As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. Please refer to Appendix F, Section II.C. of the policy for the deadlines applicable to new University of California employees. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.) Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

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Job location Berkeley, CA

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