University of Toronto, Department of Philosophy, Assistant professor, Jewish philosophy
Nov 14, 2017 → Dec 19, 2017
Candidates must hold a PhD in Philosophy or a closely related field by the time of appointment, or shortly thereafter.
They must provide evidence of excellence in research as demonstrated by publications in top-ranked and field-relevant venues or a
research pipeline that is at high international levels, presentations at significant conferences, awards and accolades for innovative work,
and strong endorsements by referees of high international standing. The successful candidate will be expected to pursue innovative, independent,
and competitive research at the highest international level in the area of Jewish Philosophy and be familiar with the Jewish textual canon.
The successful candidate will teach courses in the Department of Philosophy from the introductory to advanced levels, at both the undergraduate and graduate levels,
and will contribute to the integration of Jewish philosophy into the undergraduate and graduate programs in Jewish Studies. The successful candidate must provide
evidence of excellence in teaching as 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 tri-campus graduate department consists 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.
The Anne Tanenbaum Centre for Jewish Studies, within the Faculty of Arts and Science on the St. George campus, has one of the best and most comprehensive
Jewish Studies programs in North America and offers courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels in numerous disciplines.
All qualified candidates are invited to apply by clicking on the link at
The following elements of the application should be submitted online (in pdf format only) by December 18, 2017:
(1) a cover letter and a curriculum vitae, combined in a file labelled “Jewish Philosophy 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 Jewish Philosophy research.pdf
(3) a teaching dossier (including a statement of teaching philosophy, sample course materials, and teaching evaluations) in a file labelled Jewish Philosophy teaching.pdf
Applicants should also ask at least three referees to send letters that are signed and on letterhead directly to
by December 18, 2017. (Using Interfolio is acceptable.)
General submission guidelines can be found at
If you have questions about this position, please contact
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
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.