Faculty Positions

Position Title / Rank: Assistant Professor in Philosophy, 1-year Contractually-Limited

College: College of Arts

Department: Philosophy

Date Posted: February 3, 2020
Deadline: February 28, 2020 or until a suitable candidate is found
Please reference AD #20-06

Position Description:

The Philosophy Department at the University of Guelph invites applications for a contractually-limited position at the Assistant Professor level.

The limited appointment will be from July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021 (with a possibility of renewal), at the rank of Assistant Professor. The successful candidate is expected to teach 6 courses (mainly undergraduate but with the possibility of graduate teaching) and to contribute to service in the Philosophy Department.

Qualifications for the position include a PhD in Philosophy (or ABD at time of application, with a guarantee of completion before the start date of the appointment), with evidence of excellence in teaching and research. Area of Specialization: Social and Political Philosophy. Areas of Competence: In addition to being able to teach introductory courses (e.g., history of philosophy; sex, love and friendship; basic problems), teaching competence in critical thinking, philosophy of law, ethics, applied ethics, and environmental philosophy are of interest.

The University of Guelph is the second largest employer in Guelph, a city of approximately 130,000 people, located about an hour drive west of Toronto, Ontario. University of Guelph is a top-ranked comprehensive university in Canada with an enrolment of about 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students across over 40 academic units. The University is known for its commitment to student learning, innovative research, and collaboration with world-class partners. It is a unique place, with transformative research and teaching and a distinctive campus culture. People who learn and work here are shaped and inspired by a shared purpose: To Improve Life. Reflecting that shared purpose in every experience connected to our university positions us to create positive change, here and around the world. Our University community shares a profound sense of social responsibility, a drive for international development, and an obligation to address global issues.

Application Process

Applications should be submitted electronically by February 28, 2020. The submission should include a letter of application, a current CV, a teaching dossier (including a teaching philosophy statement and evidence of teaching effectiveness), and a writing sample. Candidates should arrange for three confidential letters of recommendation to be sent separately. All documentation should be sent electronically to: Pam Armitage
Administrative Assistant to the Chair
Department of Philosophy
College of Arts
University of Guelph Guelph, ON N1G 2W1 Email: parmitag@uoguelph.ca

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

The University recognizes that applicants may have had obligations outside of work that have negatively impacted their record of achievements (e.g., parental, elder care, and/or medical). You are not required to disclose these obligations in the hiring process. If you choose to do so, the University will ensure that these obligations do not negatively impact the assessment of your qualifications for the position.

The University of Guelph resides on the ancestral lands of the Attawandaron people and the treaty lands and territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit and we offer our respect to our Anishinaabe, Haudenosaunee and M├ętis neighbours as we strive to strengthen our relationships with them.

At the University of Guelph, fostering a culture of inclusion is an institutional imperative. The University invites and encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including from groups that are traditionally underrepresented in employment, who may contribute to further diversification of our Institution.

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