University of Toronto, Dept. of Philosophy, Mississauga Campus, Assistant Professor

Sep 13, 2016 Nov 01, 2016

Assistant Professor – Kant and/or 19th-20th Century Philosophy

Department of Philosophy
University of Toronto
Mississauga campus

Application Deadline: November 1, 2016
Job Field
Job Description:
The Department of Philosophy at the University of Toronto Mississauga invites applications for a tenure-stream appointment in Kant and/or 19th-20th Century Philosophy at the rank of Assistant Professor. The appointment will begin on July 1, 2017.

Candidates must hold a PhD in Philosophy or a closely related field by the date of appointment, or shortly thereafter. They must provide evidence of excellence in both teaching and research. Excellence in research will be evinced in strong endorsements by referees of high international standing, and also by (for example) publications in top ranked and field relevant academic journals, presentations at significant conferences, and awards and accolades. Evidence of excellence in teaching will be demonstrated through teaching accomplishments, letters of reference, and the teaching dossier submitted as part of the application. Candidates must be able to teach a range of graduate and undergraduate courses in philosophy, although our primary teaching needs are in 19th-20th century philosophy.

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 affiliated with the Mississauga 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, along with conferences, colloquia, and other faculty events, typically take place on the St. George campus. All departmental committees of the Graduate Department and all faculty search committees include faculty from all three campuses.

The tri-campus 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 at UTM and the tri-campus Graduate Department, please visit UofT and UofT.

Qualified applicants are invited to apply online by clicking on the link at Online.

The following elements of the application should be submitted (in pdf format only) by November 1, 2016:
(1) a cover letter and curriculum vitae, combined in a file labelled “cover letter and CV.pdf”;
(2) a research dossier containing (i) a statement that outlines current and future research interests and (ii) an article-length sample of academic writing, combined in a file labelled “research.pdf”;
(3) a teaching dossier including a statement of teaching philosophy, sample course materials, and teaching evaluations, combined in a file labelled “teaching.pdf”.
Applicants should also have at least three letters of reference sent directly to Department by November 1, 2016.

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: Guidelines.

If you have questions about this position, please send email to ChairPhilosophy.

The University of Toronto Mississauga is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

As part of your application, you will be asked to complete a brief Diversity Survey. This survey is voluntary. Any information directly related to you is confidential and cannot be accessed by search committees or human resources staff. Results will be aggregated for institutional planning purposes. For more information, please see Diversity.

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

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