Assistant Professor - Political Philosophy
Date Posted: 10/05/2021
Closing Date: 11/15/2021, 11:59PM ET
Req ID: 9641
Job Category: Faculty - Tenure Stream (continuing)
Faculty/Division: University of Toronto Mississauga
Department: UTM: Philosophy
Campus:University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM)
The Department of Philosophy at the University of Toronto at Mississauga invites applications for a full-time tenure stream position in the area of Political Philosophy. 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 in Philosophy by the date of appointment, or shortly thereafter with a demonstrated record of excellence in both research and teaching. 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 research statement, presentations at significant conferences, awards and accolades, and strong endorsements from referees of high standing.
The successful candidate must demonstrate the ability to teach a wide range of courses in philosophy from the introductory to advanced levels, at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Candidates must provide evidence of excellence in teaching as demonstrated through teaching accomplishments, the teaching dossier (including the statement of teaching philosophy, sample course materials, and teaching evaluations), as well as strong letters of reference.
Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
At UTM we are committed to fostering an environment of diversity and inclusion. With an enviable diverse student body, we especially welcome applications from candidates who identify as Indigenous, Black, or racially visible (persons of colour), and who have experience working with teaching or mentoring diverse groups or students. Candidates must demonstrate, in their application materials, an ability to foster diversity on campus and within the curriculum or discipline, and must show evidence of a commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion, and the promotion of a respectful and collegial environment. Candidates must submit a statement describing their contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion, which might cover topics such as (but not limited to): teaching that incorporates a focus on underrepresented communities; efforts undertaken to develop inclusive pedagogies, collaboration, and engagement with underrepresented communities; and mentoring of students from underrepresented groups. If you have questions about this statement, please contact the Chair of UTM Philosophy, Gurpreet Rattan at [email protected].
The University of Toronto has three campuses, St. George, Scarborough, and Mississauga, each with its own Department of Philosophy offering undergraduate teaching and programs. This position is at the Mississauga 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. In addition, 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: http://www.philosophy.utoronto.ca.
All qualified candidates are invited to apply online by clicking the link below. Applicants must submit a cover letter; curriculum vitae; a statement outlining current and future research interests; a teaching dossier (including a statement of teaching philosophy, sample course materials and teaching evaluations). Candidates must also submit a diversity statement as it relates to research, teaching, and service (as outlined above); and copies of two representative publications or forthcoming publications.
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 once 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 consolidate all application attachments into one or two files in PDF format.
If you have any questions about this position, please contact Elisabeta Vanatoru, Assistant to the Chair, at [email protected].
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. For more information, please see http://uoft.me/UP.
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 protected].
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