University of Alberta, Philosophy, Tier 1 (Senior) Canada Research Chair

Sep 11, 2011 Jan 27, 2012

The Department of Philosophy, in the Faculty of Arts at the University of Alberta, has been authorized to search for a Tier I (Senior) Canada Research Chair in Epistemology and Metaphysics, broadly construed to include philosophy of mind, philosophy of language, and philosophy of science (natural, cognitive, life, mathematical) as well. We invite applications from exceptional scholars with a strong record of research and teaching in any of these areas, whatever their theoretical or methodological commitments. Other areas of research and teaching specialization or competence are open. A PhD in Philosophy, or equivalent, is required.

The successful applicant will be nominated by the University for a Canada Research Chair and will also be appointed as a regular senior faculty member. The Canada Research Chairs Programme was established by the Canadian Government to foster world-class research excellence. As stated in the Terms of Reference Chairs, “Tier I Chairs, tenable for seven years and renewable are for outstanding researchers acknowledged by their peers as world leaders” in their fields. Nominations for Canada Research Chairs are subject to review by the CRC Secretariat, and appointment as a Canada Research Chair is conditional upon their approval.

Responsibilities will include undergraduate and graduate teaching, graduate supervision and normal administrative committee work, as well as maintaining an original and innovative research programme. However, the teaching load for a Canada Research Chair will be two one-term courses per year instead of the four one-term courses per year for regular faculty. The appointment will be with tenure, at the level of either full Professor or senior Associate Professor. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience, and, in the case of Canada Research Chairs, carries a supplement that may be taken as taxable salary or tax free research grant or a combination thereof. The benefit package is comprehensive.

For full consideration, the closing date for receipt of applications is January 15, 2012. The position starting date is as early as July 1, 2012, but is negotiable.

Applicants should send curriculum vitae, a letter describing their interest in the position, including a brief statement of their research plans, and the names of at least three referees to be consulted, to:
Bruce Hunter, Chair
CRC Search
Department of Philosophy
University of Alberta
2-40 Assiniboia Hall
Edmonton, Alberta

For further information concerning the position or the Department, please contact the Chair by email Hunter or the Department of Philosophy webpage Philosophy.
The University of Alberta hires on the basis of merit. We are committed to the principle of equity in employment. We welcome diversity and encourage applications from all qualified women and men, including persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, and Aboriginal persons.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

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