University of Toronto - Metaphysics and Epistemology - Assistant Professor

Aug 03, 2017 Nov 01, 2017

Assistant Professor – Metaphysics and Epistemology

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

Application Deadline: November 1, 2017

Job Description:
The Department of Philosophy at the Faculty of Arts and Science of the University of Toronto invites applications for a tenure-stream position in Metaphysics and Epistemology at the rank of Assistant Professor. The appointment will begin on July 1, 2018.

Candidates must hold a PhD in Philosophy or a closely related field by the date of appointment, or shortly thereafter. The candidate’s research will focus on Metaphysics & Epistemology broadly conceived. Candidates must provide evidence of excellence in research as demonstrated by publications in top-ranked and field relevant journals or forthcoming publications meeting high international standards, presentations at significant conferences, awards and accolades for innovative work, and strong endorsements by referees of high standing. The successful candidate will be expected to mount an innovative and competitive research program.

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. The ability to teach courses in non-western philosophy will be a positive asset. Evidence of excellence in teaching will be demonstrated through teaching accomplishments, the statement of teaching philosophy, teaching evaluations, and the teaching dossier submitted as part of the application, as well as strong letters of reference.

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 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 more information about the Department of Philosophy, please visit UToronto.

All qualified candidates are invited to apply by clicking on the link at Jobs.

The following elements of the application should be submitted online (in pdf format only) by November 1, 2017:

• (1) a cover letter and a curriculum vitae, combined in a file labelled “M&E cover letter and CV.pdf”;

• (2) 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 “M&E research.pdf”;

• (3) a teaching dossier (including a statement of teaching philosophy, sample course materials, and teaching evaluations) in a file labelled “M&E teaching.pdf”.

Applicants should also ask at least three referees to send letters that are signed and on letterhead directly to Search by November 1, 2017. (Using Interfolio is acceptable.)

Please note that the required files for this search 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 contact Research.

The University of Toronto 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 UToronto

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

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