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Assistant Professor in Philosophy

Philosophy Department, University of Guelph

Job category Junior faculty / Tenure-track or similar
AOS Philosophy of Gender and Sexuality
AOS categories Feminist Philosophy
Philosophy of Gender
AOC Philosophy of Race, Disability, Queer Theory within the following subfields of Philosophy: Ethics, History of Philosophy, Philosophy of Science, Social and Political Philosophy
AOC categories History of Philosophy
Philosophy of Science
Applied Ethics
Value Theory
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Organization's reference number AD #22-08
Location Guelph, Ontario, Canada
Start date July 1, 2022
Job 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.

How to apply
Application type Email
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: [email protected]
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Deadline for full consideration: February 25, 2022, 12:00am EST

(applications under review)

Hard deadline No deadline specified (applications considered on an ongoing basis)
Web address for more information https://www.uoguelph.ca/facultyjobs/postings/ad22-...
Contact name Patricia Sheridan, Department Chair
Contact email
Contact phone (519) 824–4120, ×53221
Time created January 28, 2022, 9:05pm UTC
Scheduled expiry date July 26, 2022, 6:56pm EST
Last updated January 28, 2022, 9:05pm UTC
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This position was only recently approved and we are aiming to hire for July 1st, 2022.