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Limited-Term Appointment in the Department of Philosophy in Continental and Social Philosophy (EXPIRED)

Department of Philosophy, Concordia University, Montréal

Job category Junior faculty / Fixed term
AOS Continental Philosophy and Social Philosophy. Can have AOS in just one of these areas if AOC in the other.
AOS categories Continental Philosophy
Social and Political Philosophy
AOC Continental Philosophy and Social Philosophy. Can have AOS in just one of these areas if AOC in the other.
AOC categories Continental Philosophy
Philosophy of Social Science
Feminist Philosophy
Social and Political Philosophy
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Organization's reference number 22_LTA_PHIL_M
Location Montréal, Quebec, Canada
Start date August 1, 2022
Job description

Position description

Limited-term appointment positions at Concordia are full-time faculty positions of between 9.5- and 12‑month duration (the annual salary is pro-rated in the case of shorter contracts). The incumbent is responsible for teaching six (in the case of a 9.5-month contract) or seven three-credit courses per year, and for some administrative and other service roles within the academic unit. Up to two subsequent 12‑month appointments may be possible, subject to satisfactory job performance, academic unit need, and budgetary approval. The Department of Philosophy at Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec, invites applications for a limited-term faculty appointment in Continental Philosophy and Social Philosophy. It is acceptable to specialize in just one of those areas (as an area of specialization [AOS]) if one has competence in the other (as an area of competence [AOC]). The teaching load for this position will be mainly drawn from the following courses: a prepared online version of Critical Thinking (PHIL 210); From Modern to Postmodern: Philosophical Thought and Cultural Critique (PHIL 275); Philosophy of Feminism (PHIL 371); 20th-Century Continental Philosophy (PHIL 377) and Advanced Topics in Continental Philosophy (PHIL 473/658)

Qualifications and assets

Holding this position requires a PhD in Philosophy and sufficient evidence of being able to effectively teach the courses listed above. Experience with delivering courses both online and in-person is an asset.

Further Details

All inquiries should be directed to the Assistant to the Chair in the Department of Philosophy, at [email protected]. Electronic applications should be submitted by April 15, 2022. Only short-listed candidates will be notified. The appointment is expected to commence on August 1, 2022.

Concordia University is strongly committed to building a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community, and recognizes the importance of inclusion in achieving excellence in teaching and research. As part of this commitment to providing our students with the dynamic, innovative, and inclusive educational environment of a Next‐Generation University, we require all applicants to articulate in their cover letter how their background, as well as lived and professional experiences and expertise have prepared them to teach in ways that are relevant for a diverse, multicultural contemporary Canadian society.

Possible examples to demonstrate a diverse experience might include (but are not limited to):

  • teaching about underrepresented populations
  • mentoring students from underrepresented backgrounds
  • committee work
  • offering or organizing educational programming
  • participation in training and workshops

All applicants will receive an email invitation to complete a short equity survey. Participation in the survey is voluntary and no identifying information about candidates will be shared with hiring committees. Candidates who wish to self-identify as a member of an underrepresented group to the hiring committee may do so in their cover letter or by writing directly to the contact person indicated in this posting.

Adaptive measures

Applicants who anticipate requiring adaptive measures throughout any stage of the recruitment process may contact, in confidence, Nadia Hardy, Interim Deputy Provost and Vice-Provost, Faculty Development and Inclusion at [email protected] or by phone at 514-848-2424, extension 4323.

Information about the Department

The Department of Philosophy is a thriving and forward looking department of active researchers (see our newsfeed) and dedicated teachers. The research and teaching areas of our 11 full-time faculty members and several part-time faculty members are together pluralistic, covering an unusually broad swath of analytic, continental, historical, and comparative philosophy. Main areas of focus include philosophy of values, philosophy of the sciences, and philosophy of human identity and difference. There is a teaching mentorship program within the department that limited-term appointees can join. We’re housed in a bright and spacious historical building—a wonderful place to work and study, and abuzz with the activity of our faculty, staff, and students—and our library has recently undergone extensive renovations.

Information about the Faculty of Arts and Science

The Faculty of Arts and Science was created in July 1977 through the merger of the former Loyola Faculty of Arts and Science, the former Sir George Williams Faculty of Arts, and the former Sir George Williams Faculty of Science.

The Faculty consists of 27 academic departments, colleges, institutes, and schools as well as more than 20 research centres. The Faculty is committed to responsible and innovative leadership in developing and disseminating knowledge and values and encouraging constructive social criticism. We achieve these objectives through inclusive and accessible academic programs which stress a broad-based, interdisciplinary approach to learning. We are dedicated to superior teaching and research supported by excellence in scholarship and creative activity, and a tradition of service to the community. The Faculty serves many interdependent academic communities in an urban environment where students and faculty can pursue their shared commitment to lifelong learning. For more about the Faculty of Arts and Science, please visit: www.concordia.ca/artsci.

Information about Concordia

Profoundly global, Concordia is North America’s top university under the age of 50 and is recognized for attracting some of the most talented faculty and students from around the world. Driven by ambition, innovation and a commitment to research and community engagement, Concordia is celebrated for advancing transformative learning, convergent thinking and public impact.

Concordia’s two campuses are located in Tiohtià:ke/Montreal, on the traditional lands and waters of the Kanien’kehá:ka Nation. Building on the skills of our faculty and the strengths of local and global partnerships, we set our sights further and more broadly than others and align the quality of learning opportunities to larger trends and substantial challenges facing society.

Researchers at Concordia are leading investigations into some of the world’s most critical issues, such as health, Indigenous futures, sustainability and cities — more important today than ever. Our priority is to mobilize cross-sections of experts to translate novel scholarship into real-world applications.

With 118 research chairs, 24 research centres and institutes, and research income of more than $56 million annually, Concordia is fast advancing on its strategic direction to Double Our Research. Our nine far-looking directions demonstrate the university’s commitment to being agile and innovative and ensuring student success. Our 6,600 faculty and staff and 50,800 students benefit from state-of-the-art research and teaching facilities, technology and pedagogical support, and compelling program offerings in our four faculties, library, School of Graduate Studies and Centre for Continuing Education. These modern venues, such as the Applied Science Hub and modular Learning Square, allow us to foster multidisciplinary collaboration.

“Concordia is a young, forward-looking university. It’s a unique place where experimentation, innovation and creativity are truly valued. Our community of students, faculty, staff and alumni all contribute to our momentum as Canada’s next-gen university.” — Concordia President Graham Carr.

Information about Montreal

Montreal, our home, is exceptional. It is a truly unique city — safe, clean, vibrant and diverse, with new things to discover around every corner. With a population of 1.7 million, it is home to four major universities and several clinical research centres and has been named the best student city in the world. It offers the most affordable tuition in Canada.

The city enjoys a thriving multicultural scene. Bilingualism is a part of Montreal’s tradition and adds to its inspiring atmosphere. While supporting a significant anglophone population, it is one of the largest French-speaking cities in the world.

Montreal is famed for its innovative culinary scene and festivals. It was also the first metropolis to be designated a UNESCO City of Design by the Global Alliance for Cultural Diversity.

The city is recognized globally as an important centre for commerce, aerospace, transport, finance, pharmaceuticals, technology, design, gaming and film.

Territorial Acknowledgement

Concordia University is located on unceded Indigenous lands. The Kanien’kehá:ka Nation is recognized as the custodians of the lands and waters on which we gather today. Tiohtiá:ke/Montreal is historically known as a gathering place for many First Nations. Today, it is home to a diverse population of Indigenous and other peoples. We respect the continued connections with the past, present and future in our ongoing relationships with Indigenous and other peoples within the Montreal community.

Employment Equity

Concordia University is strongly committed to employment equity within its community, and to recruiting a diverse faculty and staff. The University encourages applications from all qualified candidates, including women, members of visible minorities, Indigenous persons, members of sexual minorities, persons with disabilities, and others who may contribute to diversification; candidates are invited to self-identify in their applications.

Immigration Status

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian and Permanent Residents will be given priority. To comply with the Government of Canada’s reporting requirements, the University is obliged to gather information about applicants’ status as either Permanent Residents of Canada or Canadian citizens. While applicants need not identify their country of origin or current citizenship, all applications must include one of the following statements: 

Yes, I am a citizen or permanent resident of Canada 
No, I am not a citizen or permanent resident of Canada.

How to apply
Application type Email
Applications should consist of a cover letter, a current CV, a statement of teaching philosophy/interests, and evidence of teaching effectiveness—combined in that order, in one PDF, and emailed to [email protected], with the subject line “2022 LTA Application – Continental and Social Philosophy.” (All applications will receive an email confirmation.) Note that the cover letter must state one of the two declarations about citizenship or residency pasted to the bottom of this ad. Three letters of reference are to be sent electronically, via third-party dossier services such as InterFolio, or directly from referees, to: Dr. Emilia Angelova, Chair, Department of Philosophy Concordia University [email protected]
Email to apply
Hard deadline April 15, 2022, 11:59pm EST
Web address for more information https://www.concordia.ca/artsci/philosophy.html
Contact name Emma Moss Brender, Assistant to the Chair
Contact email
Time created March 21, 2022, 9:03pm UTC
Scheduled expiry date April 15, 2022, 11:59pm EST
Expired on April 17, 2022, 12:46am EST
Last updated April 17, 2022, 4:46am UTC
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