York University, Dept. of Humanities, Two one-year sessional positions
Apr 26, 2011 → Jun 03, 2011
The Department of Humanities invites applications from qualified candidates for two (2) one-year Sessional Assistant Professor positions. Both positions will contribute to the Department’s General Education offerings but one will be focused on six-credit entry-level Humanities courses while the other will be centred in the Modes of Reasoning courses offered by the Department. Both positions assume a teaching load of three full-year courses or equivalent. The capacity to teach in both programs is an asset.
Candidates for these positions should have a completed PhD in Philosophy, History, Literature or related fields. Modes of Reasoning provides courses designed to improve students’ critical reasoning and writing skills. The successful candidate will have expertise in one or more of epistemology, philosophy of language, and philosophy of science or social science. Experience and demonstrable success in teaching courses devoted to critical reasoning on contemporary issues are assets, as is an active research agenda witnessed by publications.
The Department of Humanities'six-credit General Education courses are all entry-level courses. They are designed to improve critical skills while dealing with such topics as western culture, Canadian studies, and studies in media, religion, and gender. The successful candidate will have demonstrable expertise in at least two of the areas and will demonstrate a knowledge of and commitment to the goals and methods of General Education. The successful candidate will have experience teaching courses that privilege critical skills and will have an active research agenda witnessed by publications.
The start date is July 1, 2011 or as soon as possible thereafter. This is a full-time teaching appointment with a teaching load of three full-year courses or equivalent, and it will terminate June 30, 2012. All York University positions are subject to budgetary approval.
York University is an Affirmative Action Employer. The Affirmative Action Program can be found on York's website at www.yorku.ca/acadjobs or a copy can be obtained by calling the affirmative action office at 416-736-5713. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and Permanent Residents will be given priority. Temporary entry for citizens of the U.S.A. and Mexico may apply per the provisions of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).
All applicants must send a cover letter (specifying which position applying for) and include a personal statement, an up-to-date CV, a teaching dossier that contains courses taught to date and summaries of teaching evaluations. Please include three reference letters with the application and send the completed dossier to: Professor Doug Freake, Acting Chair, Department of Humanities, 206 Vanier College York University, 4700 Keele Street, Toronto, Ontario M3J 1P3.
The application deadline is May 20, 2011, although late applications may be accepted for unfilled positions.
Contact Person: Professor Doug Freake
Posting End Date: May 20, 2011
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