York University, Department of Philosophy, 1-2 contractually limited appointments

Jun 13, 2018 Jul 01, 2018

The Department of Philosophy, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, York University, invites applications for one or two contractually limited (one-year) appointments at the rank of Sessional Assistant Professor to commence September 1, 2018. The area of specialization may be either Moral, Political, and Legal Philosophy or Philosophy of Mind and Cognitive Science.

The Department of Philosophy has teaching needs in both areas of specialization mentioned at the undergraduate level. In addition to the undergraduate program in Philosophy, the Department also oversees the undergraduate program in Cognitive Science, and the courses to be taught by the successful candidate(s) are integral to both programs. In the area of Moral, Political, and Legal Philosophy, courses to be taught include: Philosophy of Law (second year); Ethics (third year); and Seminar in Political Philosophy (fourth year). In the area of Philosophy of Mind and Cognitive Science, courses to be taught include: Minds, Brains, and Machines (second year); Philosophy of Psychology (third year); and Seminar in Philosophy of Mind (fourth year).

A PhD in Philosophy is required as is evidence of excellence or the promise of excellence, in both teaching and scholarly research. The successful applicant must show that they are capable of teaching courses in one of the two mentioned areas of specialization, at all undergraduate levels. Pedagogical innovation in high priority areas such as experiential education and technology enhanced learning is an asset. The appointment will carry a teaching load of three full courses or the equivalent.

Applicants should submit a signed letter of application, an up-to-date curriculum vitae, a sample of written work, a teaching portfolio, and arrange for three signed confidential letters of recommendation to be sent directly to: Professor Muhammad Ali Khalidi, Chair, Department of Philosophy, S431 Ross Building, Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies, York University, 4700 Keele St., Toronto, Ontario M3J 1P3, Canada. Electronic submissions can be emailed to: CLA (subject line: “CLA Search”).

Applicants wishing to self-identify can do so by downloading, completing and submitting the forms found at academicjobs. Please select the "Affirmative Action" tab under which forms pertaining to Citizenship and AA can be found.

The deadline for applications is July 1, 2018. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. All York University positions are subject to budgetary approval.

York University is an Affirmative Action (AA) employer and strongly values diversity, including gender and sexual diversity, within its community. The AA Program, which applies to Aboriginal people, visible minorities, people with disabilities, and women, can be found at YorkAcademic or by calling the AA office at 416-736-5713. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and Permanent Residents will be given priority. Temporary entry for citizens of the U.S.A. and Mexico may apply per the provisions of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) or citizens of Chile may apply per the provisions of the Canada Chile Free Trade Agreement (CCFTA).

Posting End Date: July 1, 2018

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