Assistant Professor - Forensic Epistemology

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Job FieldThe Forensic Science Program in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Toronto Mississauga, invites applications for a full-time tenure stream appointment in the area of Forensic Epistemology at the rank of Assistant Professor, with a specialization intersecting philosophy, psychology, ethics, law, and criminology, to commence on July 1, 2020, or shortly thereafter.

 Applicants must have earned a Ph.D. degree in Philosophy specializing in the Philosophy of Science, Value Theory, and/or Applied Ethics as they relate to theories and practices in Forensic Science. The successful candidate must have a demonstrated excellence in both teaching and research that incorporates an epistemological approach to forensic practices and theories. Required areas of forensic focus include Forensic Psychology, Forensic Psychopathology, and Forensic Ethics. Excellence in research will be demonstrated by publications in top-ranked and field-relevant academic journals as appropriate for stage of career, equivalent peer-reviewed venues, research in progress that targets such publication venues, presentations at significant disciplinary conferences; grants or awards as appropriate for stage of career; and strong endorsements by referees of international stature. Evidence for excellence in teaching will be provided through teaching accomplishments; strong letters of reference; teaching evaluations; and a teaching statement that outlines teaching philosophy and future teaching plans.

 The successful applicant must have a proven record of professional forensic-related activities such as research and research network activities within the forensic community, publications, presentations, projects, mentoring, etc. Experience working with forensic experts to address theoretical and practical issues is required. We seek candidates whose research and teaching interests complement our existing strengths in the Forensic Science Program.

 The successful applicant will be expected to develop and maintain an active, innovative, externally funded program of research and to contribute to the education and training of undergraduate students as well as graduate students enrolled in the tri-campus University of Toronto Graduate Program. The successful candidate’s primary graduate appointment will be in Anthropology, with a possible non-budgetary cross-appointment to other relevant Departments.

 Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

 University of Toronto Mississauga's Forensic Science Program is designed to provide students with an understanding of scientific analyses, theories, laboratory skills, and field techniques as these are applied in forensic settings. Programs are offered in the fields of Forensic Anthropology, Forensic Biology, Forensic Chemistry, and Forensic Psychology. For more information, see the Forensic Science Program website at

  If you have questions about this position or the program, please contact Professor Tracy Rogers, Director of the Forensic Science Program, at [email protected]. Questions about the hiring process can be directed to Professor Esteban Parra at [email protected].

 All qualified candidates are invited to apply online by clicking the link below. Applications must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of contributions to equity and diversity (see below for details), teaching dossier (including a statement of teaching philosophy, sample syllabi and course materials, and teaching evaluations), and a statement outlining current and future research interests. All application materials must be submitted online.

 Equity and diversity are among University of Toronto Mississauga’s core values and are essential to academic excellence. We seek candidates who value diversity and whose research, teaching and service bear out our commitment to equity. Candidates are therefore asked to submit a 1-2 page statement of contributions to equity and diversity, which might cover topics such as (but not limited to): research or teaching that incorporates a focus on underrepresented communities, the development of inclusive pedagogies, or the mentoring of students from underrepresented groups.

 We ask that candidates combine requested documents into one file in PDF/MS Word  in the following format: cover letter, CV, statement of contributions to equity and diversity, teaching dossier and research statement, titled: YourSurnameFirstname application-1903638.pdf (or .doc). The teaching dossier can be in a separate file if required due to size, otherwise bundle with the other required documents; if a separate document, please title as: YourSurnameFirstname teachingdossier-1903638.pdf (or .doc).

 Submission guidelines can be found at:  All applicants must also ask three referees to send letters (on letterhead, dated, signed and scanned) including at least one primarily addressing the candidate's teaching, directly by e-mail to [email protected], addressed to Professor Esteban Parra, Chair of the Department of Anthropology, and with the Subject line “Forensic Epistemology Hire”. Receipt of all three letters will be necessary to review an application.

 All application materials, including reference letters, must be received by the closing date of October 4, 2019.

 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.

Job Field: Tenure Stream
Department: UTM: Anthropology
Campus: Mississauga
Job Posting: Aug 30, 2019
Job Closing: Oct 5, 2019




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Posted: 9/3/2019
Application Due: 10/6/2019
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