University of Toronto, Professor, South Asian Philosophy

Jan 23, 2019 Feb 27, 2019

Professor – South Asian Philosophy
Department of Philosophy
Faculty of Arts and Science
St. George Campus (downtown Toronto)
University of Toronto
Application Deadline: February 26, 2019

Job Description:
The Department of Philosophy in the Faculty of Arts and Science at the University of Toronto invites applications for a full-time tenure-stream appointment in South Asian Philosophy.
The appointment will be at the rank of Professor and will commence on July 1, 2019, or shortly thereafter. Candidates must hold a PhD in Philosophy or a closely related field,
and have a demonstrated exceptional record of excellence in research and teaching.
We seek candidates whose research and teaching interests complement and strengthen our existing departmental strengths:
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The successful candidate will have an established international reputation and will be expected to sustain and lead innovative, independent, and competitive research
at the highest international level in the area of South Asian Philosophy, especially Philosophy of Mind, and have a broad background in Analytical Philosophy.
Candidates must provide evidence of excellence in research as demonstrated by sustained high-impact contributions and publications in top-ranked and field-relevant venues,
the submitted research statement, presentations at significant conferences, distinguished awards and accolades for innovative work, and other noteworthy activities that contribute
to the visibility and prominence of the discipline, as well as strong endorsements by referees of high international standing.

The successful candidate will teach courses in the Department of Philosophy from the introductory to advanced levels, at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.
Evidence of excellence in teaching will be demonstrated through teaching accomplishments, the teaching dossier, a strong 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 University of Toronto offers the opportunity to teach, conduct research and live in one of the most diverse and cosmopolitan areas in the world.
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All qualified candidates are invited to apply online by clicking on the following

The following elements of the application should be submitted online (in pdf format only) by February 26, 2019:
• (1) a cover letter and a current curriculum vitae, combined in a file labelled “YourLastName-SSAP 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-SSAP research.pdf”;
• (3) a teaching dossier (including a statement of teaching philosophy, sample course materials, and teaching evaluations) in a file labelled “YourLastName- SSAP 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 search by the closing date.

General submission guidelines can be found at
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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.
Application Deadline: February 26, 2019

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