University of Toronto, Dept. of Philosophy, Assistant Professor (Job 2)

Aug 21, 2015 Oct 15, 2015

Assistant Professor – Philosophy of Mind

Department of Philosophy
Faculty of Arts and Science
St. George Campus (downtown Toronto)
University of Toronto

Application Deadline: October 15, 2015

Job Description:
The Department of Philosophy in the Faculty of Arts and Science of the University of Toronto invites applications for a tenure-stream appointment in Philosophy of Mind at the rank of Assistant Professor. The appointment will begin on July 1, 2016.

Candidates must hold a PhD by the date of appointment, or shortly thereafter. Candidates must have a record of excellence in research as demonstrated through letters of reference and the research dossier, and they are expected to conduct innovative research at the highest international level and to establish an outstanding research program in contemporary philosophy of mind (broadly construed to include topics at the intersections of philosophy of mind and philosophy of language, philosophy of mind and metaphysics, and philosophy of mind and epistemology). Evidence of excellence in teaching and a clear commitment to ongoing teaching development are also required as demonstrated through the teaching dossier submitted as part of the application. The successful candidate must be able to teach a wide range of courses in philosophy from the introductory to advanced levels, at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The University of Toronto has three campuses, St. George, Scarborough, and Mississauga, each with its own Department of Philosophy offering undergraduate programs. The advertised position is on the downtown St. George campus. The Graduate Department of Philosophy at the University of Toronto is a tri-campus department, consisting of the philosophy faculty appointed on all three campuses. 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. 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 information about the Department of Philosophy, please visit Philosophy .

All qualified candidates are invited to apply by visiting Job.

The following elements of the application should be submitted online (in pdf format only) by October 15, 2015:

• (1) a cover letter and (2) a curriculum vitae, combined in a file labelled “cover letter and CV.pdf”;
• (3) a research dossier containing a statement outlining current and future research interests and a sample of academic writing (about 25 pages), combined in a file labelled “research.pdf”;
• (4) a teaching dossier (including a statement of teaching philosophy and teaching evaluations) in a file labelled “teaching.pdf”.

Applicants should also ask at least three referees to send letters by October 15, 2015 directly to search.

Please note that for this search the required files must be in PDF format and must be labelled as indicated above. General submission guidelines can be found at: how to apply.

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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 will be given priority.

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