University of Toronto—Political philosophy and philosophy of race - Associate
Dec 09, 2019 → Dec 21, 2019
The Department of Philosophy in the Faculty of Arts and Science at the University of Toronto invites applications for a full-time tenure stream position in the area of
Political Philosophy and Philosophy of Race. The appointment will be at the rank of Associate Professor, and will commence on July 1, 2020, or shortly thereafter.
Candidates must hold a PhD in Philosophy or a closely related field and have demonstrated an exceptional record of excellence in research and teaching covering social and political philosophy,
Africana philosophy, and philosophy of race. We seek candidates whose research and teaching interests complement and strengthen our existing departmental strengths.
The successful candidate will have an established international reputation and will be expected to sustain and lead innovative and independent research at the highest international
level and to maintain an outstanding, competitive, and externally funded research program.
Candidates must provide evidence of excellence in research as demonstrated by a record of sustained high-impact contributions and publications in top-ranked and field relevant journals,
the submitted research statement, presentations at significant conferences, distinguished awards and accolades for innovative work, other noteworthy activities that contribute to the visibility
and prominence of the discipline, and strong endorsements by referees of high standing.
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.
Evidence of excellence in teaching will be demonstrated through teaching accomplishments, the statement of teaching philosophy, sample course materials, 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 website
All qualified candidates are invited to apply online by clicking the link below. The following elements of the application, including reference letters,
must be submitted (in pdf format only) by December 20, 2019:
• (1) a cover letter and a current curriculum vitae, combined in a file labelled “1905256-YourLastName 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 “1905256-YourLastName research.pdf”;
• (3) a teaching dossier (including a statement of teaching philosophy, sample course materials, and teaching evaluations) in a file labelled “1905256-YourLastName teaching.pdf”.
Applicants must also ask at least three referees, but no more than four, to send reference letters that are signed and on letterhead directly
by December 20, 2019.
(If you use Interfolio, please have them send the letters directly to
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.