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Bertrand Russell Visiting Professorship (EXPIRED)

Department of Philosophy, McMaster University

Job category Visiting fellowship / Professorship / Fixed term
AOS History of Analytical Philosophy, any topic related to Russell's philosophy
AOS categories History of Philosophy
Metaphysics and Epistemology
Philosophy of Mathematics
AOC Open
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Organization's reference number 52971
Location Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Start date September 1, 2023, or January 1, 2024
Job description

Bertrand Russell Visiting Professorship
 McMaster University

The Department of Philosophy invites applications for a Visiting Professorship in Russell and the History of Analytic Philosophy for 2023-2024. McMaster University houses the Bertrand Russell Research Centre and the Russell Archives and is a central hub for research on Russell's philosophy. This Visiting Professorship is primarily intended for scholars whose research would benefit from access to the Archives for an extended period. Applications will be considered from established scholars as well as those at an earlier stage in their career who have a strong research project and record.  

The Visiting Professorship is tenable for either one or two semesters. The Visiting Professor’s duties include presenting at least one paper in the Philosophy Department’s Speakers Series and teaching one fourth-year undergraduate seminar course (open to graduate students) or a graduate course, preferably on the history of analytic philosophy (although a different topic may be agreed upon with the Chair of the Department of Philosophy). The stipend for teaching the course is up to $17,983.00, depending on rank, in accordance with the standard schedule for overload teaching. Review of applications will commence on April 1, 2023.  

How to Apply:  

Applicants must submit their application through the University’s electronic portal at www.workingatmcmaster.ca/careers/ (Job ID: 52971). Please include a CV together with a description (up to two pages) of the research you propose to conduct at the Russell Archives, and also some indication of the possible focus of the course you would like to teach.

Queries should be addressed to Dr. Mark Johnstone, Chair, Department of Philosophy at [email protected], and/or to Alexander Klein, Director of the Bertrand Russell Research Centre, at [email protected].

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.  Applicants need not identify their country of origin or current citizenship, however, 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

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. However, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority for these positions.  McMaster 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, persons with disabilities, First Nations, Métis and Inuit persons, members of racialized communities and LGBTQ-identified persons. If you require any form of accommodation throughout the recruitment and selection procedure, please contact the Human Resources Service Centre at 905-525-9140 ext. 222-HR (22247).

Employment Equity Statement

McMaster University is located on the traditional territories of the Haudenosaunee and Mississauga Nations and within the lands protected by the “Dish With One Spoon” wampum agreement.

The diversity of our workforce is at the core of our innovation and creativity and strengthens our research and teaching excellence. In keeping with its Statement on Building an Inclusive Community with a Shared Purpose, McMaster University strives to embody the values of respect, collaboration and diversity, and has a strong commitment to employment equity.

The University seeks qualified candidates who share our commitment to equity and inclusion, who will contribute to the diversification of ideas and perspectives, and especially welcomes applications from indigenous (First Nations, Métis or Inuit) peoples, members of racialized communities, persons with disabilities, women, and persons who identify as 2SLGBTQ+.

As part of McMaster’s commitment, all applicants are invited to complete a confidential Applicant Diversity Survey through the online application submission process. The Survey questionnaire requests voluntary self-identification in relation to equity-seeking groups that have historically faced and continue to face barriers in employment. Please refer to the Applicant Diversity Survey - Statement of Collection for additional information.

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How to apply
Application type Online
Faculty Openings, #52971
Web address to apply https://hr.mcmaster.ca/careers/current-opportuniti...
Email to apply
Deadline for full consideration: April 1, 2023, 11:59pm EST

(applications under review)

Hard deadline No deadline specified (applications considered on an ongoing basis)
Web address for more information https://philos.humanities.mcmaster.ca/
Contact name Mark Johnstone
Contact email
Time created March 6, 2023, 3:02pm UTC
Scheduled expiry date August 30, 2023, 7:35pm EST
Expired on August 30, 2023, 7:46pm EST
Last updated August 30, 2023, 11:46pm UTC
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