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Limited-Term Appointment in the Department of Philosophy in Logic and Metaphysics (EXPIRED)

Department of Philosophy, Concordia University, Montréal

Job category Junior faculty / Fixed term
AOS Logic
AOS categories Logic
AOC Metaphysics
AOC categories Early Modern Philosophy
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Organization's reference number 23_LTA_PHIL_M
Location Montréal, Quebec, Canada
Start date August 1, 2023
Job description

Position description

Limited-term appointment positions at Concordia are full-time faculty positions of between 9.5- and 12month 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 12month 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 appointment in AOS: Logic, to teach a course in Critical Thinking (PHIL 210). AOC: Metaphysics, to teach Early Modern Philosophy: 18th century (PHIL 361) and Introduction to Epistemology (PHIL 263). We are seeking a candidate whose expertise in logic and competence in metaphysics extends into history of early modern philosophy and epistemology, who can also teach Current Research in Epistemology (PHIL 463/634). The candidate will also have one delivery of Problems of Philosophy (PHIL 201), a popular introductory course. (This position is subject to renewal and priority is given to the incumbent).

Qualifications and assets

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, including reading and grading student work in French, is an asset.

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. Evidence of teaching effectiveness is the key attribute by which qualified candidates will be ranked.

Further Details

All inquiries should be directed in the first instance to the Assistant to the Chair in the Department of Philosophy, at [email protected]. Review of applications will begin as they are received and will continue until the required position has been filled. Electronic applications should be submitted by April 15, 2023. The appointment is expected to commence on August 1, 2023.

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.

Adaptives 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]ca or by phone at 514.848.2424 extension 3511.

Information about the Department

We are a thriving and forward looking department of active researchers (see our newsfeed) and dedicated teachers. The research and teaching areas of our 12 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. Concordia faculty and students enjoy a number of newly-renovated spaces, including our state-of-the-art library.

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

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.

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 application.

Immigration Status

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians 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 applicants 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

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.

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 “2023 LTA Application – Logic and Metaphysics.” 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, 2023, 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 24, 2023, 9:15pm UTC
Scheduled expiry date April 15, 2023, 11:59pm EST
Expired on April 17, 2023, 12:46am EST
Last updated May 18, 2023, 3:00pm UTC
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