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3-Year Limited-Term Assistant Professor (EXPIRED)

Department of Philosophy, Trent University

Job category Junior faculty / Fixed term
AOS Biomedical Ethics
AOS categories Biomedical Ethics
AOC Open
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Location Peterborough, Ontario, Canada
Start date August 15, 2022
Job description

Trent University invites applications for one 3-year limited-term appointment (LTA) in the Department of Philosophy at the rank of Assistant Professor commencing August 15, 2022. This position is located at the Peterborough Campus and is subject to budgetary approval.

Candidates are expected to have a completed Ph.D., an active research program in the area of Biomedical Ethics, demonstrated excellence in teaching at the undergraduate level, and a demonstrable capacity to teach online. The successful candidate will teach seven half-credit courses—three in the fall semester, three in the winter semester and one in the summer semester.  In the first year, the successful candidate will receive a half-credit course release in the summer to work with Trent Online to redevelop Trent’s existing online course on Biomedical Ethics. We expect the successful candidate will teach the following combination of courses in the fall and winter semesters at our Peterborough campus and online with the flexibility to implement alternative modes of teaching in the event on-campus courses are interrupted.


PHIL 1100H: Introduction to Philosophy—Moral and Political

PHIL 2390H: Biomedical Ethics (in-person)

PHIL 2390H: Biomedical Ethics (online)


PHIL 1100H: Introduction to Philosophy—Moral and Political

PHIL 2390H: Biomedical Ethics (online)

PHIL 4390H: Advanced Topics in Biomedical Ethics


(one half-credit course to be determined)

Information about our department, including information about these courses, is available on the Philosophy Department’s website: (https://www.trentu.ca/philosophy/)

The committee will begin reviewing applications on April 13, 2022.

Inquiries can be sent by email to the Chair, Michael Hickson, at [email protected].

Trent University is actively committed to creating a diverse and inclusive campus community, encourages applications from all candidates, and will accommodate applicants with disabilities in its recruitment processes. Candidates requiring accommodation during the recruitment process are welcome to contact [email protected].

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

How to apply
Application type Email
Candidates are invited to submit applications as a single PDF document to [email protected] using the subject line: LTA—Philosophy. Applications should include a covering letter identifying the position for which the candidate is applying and detailing the candidate’s suitability for the position, including the relevance of the candidate’s research and teaching experience; a curriculum vitae (including confirmation to legally work in Canada); and evidence of excellence in teaching such as sample syllabuses, a teaching philosophy statement, peer evaluations of teaching, and evidence of professional development. Candidates must also provide the names and contact information of three referees.
Email to apply
Deadline for full consideration: April 13, 2022, 12:00am EST

(applications under review)

Hard deadline No deadline specified (applications considered on an ongoing basis)
Contact name Michael Hickson
Contact email
Contact phone 705-748-1011 x7278
Time created March 9, 2022, 10:30pm UTC
Scheduled expiry date September 5, 2022, 8:44pm EST
Expired on May 30, 2022, 3:51pm EST
Last updated May 30, 2022, 7:51pm UTC
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