Mount Allison University, Dept. of Philosophy, Tenure-track position

Oct 22, 2010 Jun 03, 2011

The Department of Philosophy at Mount Allison University invites applications for a tenure-track appointment in philosophy. Candidates should possess, or be nearing completion of, a PhD in philosophy and have a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching and to research. The successful candidate will have a specialization in analytic philosophy broadly construed, along with grounding in the full tradition of the history of philosophy. Flexibility in teaching a variety of undergraduate courses is expected. For example, the incumbent might teach introductory philosophy, logic, an upper-level sequence in the history of philosophy or of analytic philosophy, and one upper-level course in the philosophy of law, Islamic philosophy, or a special topics seminar in analytic philosophy. Applicants should note that the department currently has strengths in ethics, social and political philosophy, and the philosophy of science and is therefore unlikely to hire in these areas.

The appointment will be made at the rank of Lecturer or Assistant Professor and will commence July 1, 2011, subject to budgetary approval. Electronic or paper versions of a letter of application with curriculum vitae, transcripts, three letters of reference, teaching dossier and a sample of writing should be sent to:
Chair of the Search Committee
Department of Philosophy
Mount Allison University
63D York Street
Sackville, NB E4L 1G9
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Consideration of applications will begin May 2, 2011 and will continue until an appointment is made.

Mount Allison University has earned a national reputation for its excellent undergraduate programs, which has enabled the University to recruit highly motivated students drawn from a diversity of origins and backgrounds, many of whom find their way into the philosophy program. The department is small and is therefore looking for a philosopher with broad interests and who is passionate about teaching in a liberal arts setting.

Mount Allison University welcomes diversity in the workplace and encourages applications from all qualified women and men, including aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, and members of visible minorities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Canadian and permanent residents should indicate their citizenship status in their application.

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