Athabasca University, TT, philosophy
Sep 02, 2020 → Oct 01, 2020
The Centre for Humanities in Athabasca University’s Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor,
commencing January 4th, 2021. This is a full-time position located in Alberta. Athabasca University is a fully accredited, post-secondary institution with a commitment to facilitating
open access to education.
The ideal candidate will have a PhD in Philosophy, although PhDs in related disciplines may be considered.
We are very interested in candidates whose research and teaching extend beyond the traditional Western philosophical canon. We are seeking someone who is
excited to collaborate with colleagues in expanding and pluralizing the intellectual universe of our courses and programs and who puts philosophy in touch with the
world by incorporating concrete contemporary issues into their teaching and research. We prefer candidates whose research addresses one or more of the following areas: decolonization, Indigenous philosophy, critical epistemologies/ontologies, postcolonialism and anti-colonialism, critical philosophy of race, Africana philosophy, feminist and queer philosophy.
The successful candidate will be responsible for teaching, revising, and coordinating two courses in Critical Thinking (PHIL 152 and PHIL 252) and will be expected to design
and develop new courses as determined by the requirements of program development and their research interests. There are also teaching opportunities in Master of Arts for
Interdisciplinary Studies. The position is 40% Research, 40% Teaching, and 20% Service.
Evidence of teaching excellence is required, with graduate teaching experience considered to be an asset, and familiarity with online systems of course delivery and
distance education is preferred. The candidate will participate in program coordination duties and related tasks appropriate to the maintenance and growth of a professional
degree articulation program. All faculty members are expected to participate in administrative committees, including those pertaining to centre, faculty, or university-wide endeavors.
All educational credentials must be recognized in Canada.
The full job profile can be viewed at: Assistant Professor, Philosophy
For further information regarding this position, please contact Dr. Vina Tirven-Gadum at 1-866-412-5031
or via email
Educational credentials will be verified upon hire. All educational credentials must be recognized in Canada.
Please note that only applications received through our online recruitment system will be accepted.
You must include your resume and letter of application when applying, along with the names, telephone numbers, and email addresses of three references.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian Citizens, Permanent Residents, and Landed Immigrants will be given priority.
If suitable Canadian citizens or permanent residents cannot be found, other individuals may be considered.
Athabasca University is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from women, Indigenous Peoples, persons with disabilities,
persons of any sexual orientation, persons of any gender identity and expressions, and members of visible minorities.