University of Toronto, Dept. of Philosophy, Centre for Jewish Studies

Dec 17, 2012 Jan 31, 2013

The Department of Philosophy and the Centre for Jewish Studies at the University of Toronto invite applications for the Senator Jerahmiel S. and Carole S. Grafstein Chair in Jewish Philosophy, a tenure-stream position in Jewish Philosophy at the rank of Assistant/Associate or Full Professor. The endowed Chair appointment is for an initial five-year term, with the possibility of renewal following a favourable review. The appointment (51% at Philosophy and 49% at Jewish Studies) will begin on July 1, 2013, by which time the successful candidate must hold a Ph.D.

Candidates must demonstrate excellence in, and commitment to, both research and teaching. The Chair holder will be familiar with the Jewish textual canon and its original languages. The successful candidate will teach courses in the Philosophy Department at the graduate and undergraduate level, and contribute to the integration of Jewish philosophy into the undergraduate and graduate programs in Jewish Studies. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The University of Toronto, Department of Philosophy is a tri-campus graduate department, consisting of all philosophy faculty appointed to the St. George, Mississauga (UTM), and Scarborough (UTSC) campuses. Graduate teaching and supervision typically take place on the St. George campus.

All qualified candidates are invited to apply by visiting UofT. Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement outlining current and future research interests, a sample of academic writing, and a teaching dossier (including a statement of teaching philosophy). If you have questions about this position, please contact All application materials should be submitted online.

The U of T application system can accommodate up to five attachments (10 MB) per candidate profile; please combine attachments into one or two clearly labelled files in PDF/MS Word format. Submission guidelines can be found at jobs.

Applicants should also ask at least three referees to send letters directly to the department via e-mail to search by the closing date, December 15, 2012. This search will remain open until filled. This e-mail address may also be used to send additional documents that cannot be accommodated using the online application system.

To ensure full consideration, applications should be received by December 15, 2012. The University of Toronto offers the opportunity to teach, conduct research and live in one of the most diverse and cosmopolitan areas in the world. For more information about the Department of Philosophy, please visit UofT.

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from visible minority group members, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

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

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