University of Toronto, Assistant professor, ethics
Sep 20, 2021 → Nov 16, 2021
The Philosophy Department at the University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC) invites applications for a full-time tenure stream position in the area of Ethics.
The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor, with an expected start date of July 1, 2022, or shortly thereafter.
Candidates must have earned a PhD degree in Philosophy by the time of appointment, or shortly thereafter, with a demonstrated record of excellence in research in any area of Ethics,
as well as excellence in teaching in Biomedical Ethics. We seek candidates whose research and teaching interests complement and enhance our existing departmental strengths.
The successful candidate will be expected to pursue innovative and independent research at the highest international level and to establish an outstanding, competitive, and externally
funded research program.
Candidates must provide evidence of research excellence which can be demonstrated by a record of publications in top-ranked and field relevant journals or forthcoming publications
meeting high international standards, the submitted research statement, presentations at significant conferences, awards and accolades, and strong endorsements from referees of high standing.
Candidates must have teaching excellence in Biomedical Ethics. Evidence of excellence in teaching will be provided through teaching accomplishments, the teaching dossier (with required
materials outlined below) submitted as part of the application, as well as strong letters of reference. Applicants must also show evidence of a commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion and to
the promotion of a respectful and collegial learning and working environment, as demonstrated through the application materials.
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 at the Scarborough 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.
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All qualified candidates are invited to apply online by clicking the link below. Applicants must submit a cover letter; a current curriculum vitae; a research statement
outlining current and future research interests; a recent writing sample; and a teaching dossier to include a strong teaching statement, sample course materials,
and teaching evaluations.
Applicants must provide the name and contact information of three references. The University of Toronto’s recruiting tool will automatically solicit and collect letters
of reference from each after an application is submitted (this happens overnight). Applicants remain responsible for ensuring that references submit letters
(on letterhead, dated and signed) by the closing date.
Submission guidelines can be found at http://uoft.me/how-to-apply. Your CV and cover letter should be uploaded into the dedicated fields.
Please combine additional application materials into one or two files in PDF/MS Word format. If you have any questions about this position, please contact
Jason Ferreira at email
All application materials, including reference letters, must be received by November 15, 2021.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.
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, LGBTQ2S+ 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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The University strives to be an equitable and inclusive community, and proactively seeks to increase diversity among its community members.
Our values regarding equity and diversity are linked with our unwavering commitment to excellence in the pursuit of our academic mission.
The University is committed to the principles of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). As such, we strive to make our recruitment, assessment
and selection processes as accessible as possible and provide accommodations as required for applicants with disabilities.
If you require any accommodations at any point during the application and hiring process, please contact email