University of Toronto, Philosophy, Assistant Professor – Grafstein Chair in Jewish Philosophy
Oct 25, 2018 → Nov 29, 2018
Assistant Professor – Grafstein Chair in Jewish Philosophy
Department of Philosophy Faculty of Arts and Science
St. George Campus (downtown Toronto) University of Toronto
Application Deadline: November 28, 2018
The Department of Philosophy and the Anne Tanenbaum Centre for Jewish Studies in the Faculty of Arts and Science of the University of Toronto
invite applications for a full-time tenure-stream appointment in Jewish Philosophy. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor and will commence July 1, 2019.
The successful candidate will also be eligible to be named the Senator Jerahmiel S. and Carole S. Grafstein Chair in Jewish Philosophy, which is an endowed Chair position.
Appointment to the Senator Jerahmiel S. and Carole S. Grafstein Chair in Jewish Philosophy will be for a four-year term with the possibility of renewal following a favourable review.
The successful candidate will be appointed both to the Department of Philosophy (51%) and to the Anne Tanenbaum Centre for Jewish Studies (49%).
Candidates must hold a PhD in Philosophy or a closely related field at the time of appointment or shortly thereafter, and have a demonstrated record of excellence in research and teaching.
We seek candidates whose research and teaching interests complement and strengthen our existing departmental strengths:
philosophy and cjs
Candidates 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,
the submitted research statement, 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, and will be expected to establish an outstanding externally funded research program.
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 teaching dossier, a statement of teaching philosophy,
sample course materials, and teaching evaluations submitted as part of the application, as well as strong letters of reference.
Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
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 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.
The University of Toronto offers the opportunity to teach, conduct research and live in one of the most diverse and cosmopolitan areas in the world.
All qualified candidates are invited to apply by clicking on the link
The following elements of the application should be submitted online (in pdf format only) by November 28, 2018:
• (1) a cover letter and a current curriculum vitae, combined in a file labelled “YourLastName-G-Asst 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 “YourLastName-G-Asst research.pdf”;
• (3) a teaching dossier (including a statement of teaching philosophy, sample course materials, and teaching evaluations) in a file labelled “YourLastName-G-Asst teaching.pdf”.
Applicants should also ask at least three but no more than four referees to send letters that are signed and on letterhead directly to serachphilosophy by November 28, 2018.
(If you use Interfolio, please have them send the letters directly to searchphilosophy
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.
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All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.