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Assistant Professor in Ancient Greek and Roman Philosophy (EXPIRED)

Philosophy, Concordia University, Montréal

Job category Junior faculty / Tenure-track or similar
AOS Ancient Greek and Roman Philosophy
AOS categories Ancient Greek and Roman Philosophy
AOC Open
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Organization's reference number 21_T_PHIL_O
Location Montréal, Quebec, Canada
Start date August 2023
Job description

Position Description

The Department is seeking an outstanding historian specializing in Ancient Greek and Roman philosophy, with broad competency to teach Pre-Socratics, Plato, Aristotle, Hellenistic, and Roman philosophers. We are seeking a scholar who complements our research expertise, which extends across a spectrum of work in analytic philosophy, history of philosophy, and continental philosophy, and includes strengths in philosophy of the sciences, philosophy of values, and philosophy of human identity and difference. We also seek a strong teacher who will contribute to our teaching strengths, be active in our graduate program, and be capable of developing and renewing our curriculum. This is a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor. Duties include research, teaching at both the graduate and undergraduate levels, and service to the institution.

Qualifications and Assets

Candidates must have completed their PhD in Philosophy or be near completion at the start date of the appointment. The main criteria for selection are scholarly and teaching excellence. The selected candidate will provide evidence of high-quality scholarly output that demonstrates strong research successes and potential for innovative and ground-breaking research leading to peer assessed publications and the securing of external research funding, as well as strong potential for outstanding teaching contributions at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Candidates are encouraged to share any career interruptions or personal circumstances that may have had an impact on their career goals in their letter of application. These will be carefully considered in the assessment process. The Department values diversity among its faculty and strongly encourages applications from women and members of underrepresented groups. Concordia University is an English-language institution of higher learning at which the primary language of instruction and research is English. Since this position supports academic functions of the university, proficiency in English is required. Working knowledge of French is an asset. 

Further Details

The appointment is expected to commence in August 2023. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Only short-listed candidates will be notified. All applications should reach the Department no later than December 15th, 2022. Inquiries should be directed to Prof. Emilia Angelova at [email protected].

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 may 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, Anna Barrafato, Accessibility Change Lead: [email protected] or by phone at 514.848.2424 extension 3511.

Information about the Department

Our Department comprises 12 full-time faculty members who are active publishers and researchers. We offer a BA degree, with approximately 400 students enrolling in three programs: Major, Minor, and Honors. Our MA in Philosophy offers courses in the history of philosophy, ethics, social and political philosophy, philosophy of the sciences, philosophy of language, logic, contemporary epistemology, and feminist theory, in a collegial environment with an excellent student-faculty ratio. The Department also houses Concordia’s Social Justice Centre.

Information about the Faculty of Arts and Science

he 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

Concordia University is located on unceded Indigenous lands. Tiohtià:ke/Montreal, on the traditional lands and waters of the Kanien’kehá:ka Nation, 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.

 Building on the skills of our faculty and the strengths of Indigenous, 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.

 “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.

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 reconciliation, research and community engagement, Concordia is celebrated for advancing transformative learning, convergent thinking and public impact.

Information about Montreal

Tiohtià:ke/Montreal, is exceptional; safe, vibrant and diverse, with new things to discover around every corner. The Kanien’kehá:ka Nation is recognized as the custodians of the lands and waters on which we gather and conduct our activities. With a population of 1.7 million, Tiohtià:ke/Montreal 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 the 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: 1) a cover letter, 2) a current CV, 3) a statement of research achievements and plans, 4) a statement of teaching philosophy/interests, 5) a statement regarding teaching and diversity (see below), 6) evidence of teaching effectiveness, and 7) copies of recent publications. These are to be combined, in that order, into a single PDF and e-mailed with the subject line “2022 History Hire Application.” All applications will receive an e-mail confirmation. Three letters of reference are to be sent electronically, via third party dossier services such as InterFolio, or directly from referees, to: Prof. Emilia Angelova, Chair, Department of Philosophy, Concordia University, [email protected]
Email to apply
Hard deadline December 15, 2022, 11:59pm EST
Web address for more information https://www.concordia.ca/artsci/philosophy.html
Contact name Emma Moss Brender
Contact email
Time created October 5, 2022, 9:27pm UTC
Scheduled expiry date December 15, 2022, 11:59pm EST
Expired on December 17, 2022, 12:46am EST
Last updated February 16, 2023, 3:00pm UTC
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