Faculty Positions

Position Title / Rank: Assistant Professor in Philosophy of Gender/Sexuality

College: College of Arts

Department: Philosophy

Date Posted: January 26, 2022
Deadline: February 25, 2022 or until a suitable candidate is found
Please reference AD #22-08

Position Description:

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

The Department of Philosophy is home to 17 faculty who teach and research in a wide range of specializations: Feminist Philosophy; the Philosophy of Science and Medicine; Ethics, Social, and Political Philosophy; the History of Philosophy; and the Philosophy of Mind and Language, Epistemology & Metaphysics. The department offers a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Philosophy, a Master of Arts (MA) in Philosophy, and a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Philosophy.

Responsibilities of this position will include teaching and service for the new Sexualities, Genders, and Social Change (SXGN) program in the College of Arts (https://www.uoguelph.ca/arts/sxgn). While based in the Philosophy Department, the successful applicant will be expected to contribute 50% of teaching and service to the SXGN program. Teaching load is 2-2. The preferred candidate will have a specialization in Philosophy of Gender and Sexuality; research in race and/or disability studies and/or queer theory within the following subfields of Philosophy are especially welcome: Ethics, History of Philosophy, Philosophy of Science, Social and Political Philosophy. The successful candidate will teach the large, first-year lecture course SXGN*1010: Sexualities, Genders, Race, and Indigeneity as well as our medium-sized, upper-level seminar SXGN*3000: Social Change: Acts of Resistance. Other teaching includes Philosophy’s newly redesigned upper-level courses in feminist philosophy (at 3rd and 4th year and graduate levels), as well as existing courses in social and political philosophy, ethics, philosophy of science, and history of philosophy, depending on expertise.

Required Qualifications: Candidates must hold a PhD in Philosophy or a related field by the appointment date (July 1, 2022). In addition, the successful candidate must present evidence of a program of established scholarly research in the area of specialization, successful teaching at the university level, and the ability to supervise undergraduate and graduate students.

The University of Guelph is the third 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 over 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

Assessment of applications will begin on February 25, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled. Interested applicants should submit the following materials (preferably as a single PDF file): (1) a cover letter; (2) a curriculum vitae; (3) a teaching dossier, which must include a teaching statement and evidence of teaching effectiveness; (4) a writing sample; (5) a diversity statement describing contributions to equity and diversity; which might cover such topics as (but not limited to): research or teaching that incorporates a focus on underrepresented communities, the development of pedagogies, or the mentoring of students from underrepresented groups.

Candidates should arrange for a minimum of three confidential letters of recommendation to be sent separately.

Applications should be sent to the attention of:

Audra Bolton
Administrative Assistant to the Chair
Department of Philosophy
University of Guelph
Guelph, ON N1G 2W1

Email: bolton@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.

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The University of Guelph is committed to equity in its policies, practices, and programs, supports diversity in its teaching, learning and work environments, and ensures that applications for members of underrepresented groups are seriously considered under its employment equity policy. All qualified individuals who would contribute to the further diversification of our University community are encouraged to apply. At the University of Guelph, fostering a culture of inclusion (https://uoguel.ph/ox2p9) is an institutional imperative. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply, particularly those from groups that have been traditionally underrepresented in employment, including scholars who are Black, Indigenous, visible minorities, disabled, LGBTQ*, and women. Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

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