Assistant Professor - Social or Political Philosophy

Sep 13, 2022 Nov 01, 2022


Assistant Professor - Social or Political Philosophy

Date Posted: 09/13/2022 Closing Date: 11/01/2022, 11:59PM ET

Req ID: 26137

Job Category: Faculty - Tenure Stream (continuing)

Faculty/Division: University of Toronto Mississauga

Department: UTM: Philosophy

Campus: University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM)

The Department of Philosophy at the University of Toronto at Mississauga invites applications for a full-time tenure stream position in Social or Political Philosophy at the rank of Assistant Professor. The appointment is anticipated to begin on July 1, 2023, or shortly thereafter.

Candidates must have earned a PhD in Philosophy by the date of appointment, or shortly thereafter, with a demonstrated excellence in research and teaching. We seek candidates whose research and teaching interests complement and enhance our existing departmental strengths. The successful candidate will be expected to pursue innovative and independent research at the highest international level and to establish an outstanding, competitive, and externally funded research program. Candidates must provide evidence of research excellence which can be demonstrated by a record of publications in top-ranked and field relevant journals or forthcoming publications meeting high international standards, the submitted research statement, presentations at significant conferences, awards and accolades, and strong endorsements from referees of high standing. The successful candidate must also be able to teach a wide range of courses in philosophy from the introductory to advanced levels, at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Candidates must provide evidence of excellence in teaching as demonstrated through teaching accomplishments, the teaching dossier (including the statement of teaching philosophy), sample course materials, and teaching evaluations, as well as strong letters of reference. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The Department of Philosophy at the University of Toronto is comprised of the three undergraduate departments of philosophy at the three campuses of the University of Toronto – Mississauga, St. George, and Scarborough – together with the tri-campus Graduate Department of Philosophy, consisting of all tenure stream faculty appointed at the three undergraduate campuses. Faculty are hired at a specific campus. The advertised position is for the Mississauga campus. Graduate teaching and supervision typically take place on the St. George campus.

The Department of Philosophy at the University of Toronto is widely recognized as Canada’s best and most comprehensive philosophy department and as an international leader in the field. In addition, the University of Toronto offers the opportunity to teach, conduct research and live in one of the most diverse and cosmopolitan cities in the world. For more information about the Department of Philosophy, please visit

All qualified candidates are invited to apply online by clicking the link below. Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching dossier (including a statement of teaching philosophy, sample course materials and syllabi, and teaching evaluations), a statement outlining current and future research interests, a diversity statement as it relates to research, teaching, and service (as outlined below), and copies of two representative publications or works in progress. At UTM we are committed to fostering an environment of diversity and inclusion. With an enviable diverse student body, we especially welcome applications from candidates who identify as Indigenous, Black, or racially visible (persons of colour), and who have experience working with teaching or mentoring diverse groups or students. Candidates should demonstrate, in their application materials, an ability to foster diversity on campus and within the curriculum or discipline, and should show evidence of a commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion, and the promotion of a respectful and collegial environment. Candidates should submit a statement describing their contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion, which might cover topics such as (but not limited to): teaching that incorporates a focus on underrepresented communities; efforts undertaken to develop inclusive pedagogies, collaboration, and engagement with underrepresented communities; and mentoring of students from underrepresented groups. If you have questions about this statement, please contact the Chair of UTM Philosophy, Gurpreet Rattan - Applicants must provide the names and contact information of at least three and no more than four referees. The University of Toronto’s recruiting tool will automatically solicit and collect letters of reference form each once an application is submitted. Applicants, however, remain responsible for ensuring that referees submit letters (on letterhead, dated and signed), and that the letters are submitted by the referees by the closing date.

The application deadline is November 1st, 2022. All application materials must be submitted online. Submission guidelines can be found at: Your CV and cover letter should be uploaded into the dedicated fields. Please combine additional application materials into one or two files in PDF format. If you have any questions about this position, please contact Elisabeta Vanatoru, Assistant to the Chair, at All application materials, including reference letters, must be received by November 1, 2022.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Diversity Statement

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ2S+ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. As part of your application, you will be asked to complete a brief Diversity Survey. This survey is voluntary. Any information directly related to you is confidential and cannot be accessed by search committees or human resources staff. Results will be aggregated for institutional planning purposes. For more information, please see

Accessibility Statement

The University strives to be an equitable and inclusive community, and proactively seeks to increase diversity among its community members. Our values regarding equity and diversity are linked with our unwavering commitment to excellence in the pursuit of our academic mission. The University is committed to the principles of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). As such, we strive to make our recruitment, assessment and selection processes as accessible as possible and provide accommodations as required for applicants with disabilities.

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