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Part-Time (75%) Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream – Philosophy (EXPIRED)

APA departmental services program Department of Philosophy, University of Toronto

Job category Junior faculty / Fixed term
AOS Open
AOC Open but ability to teach ethics (esp. applied), introductory logic, and/or phil of mind preferred
Workload Part time
Vacancies 1
Location Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Start date July 1, 2023
Job description

The Department of Philosophy in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at the University of Toronto invites applications for a part-time (75%) position in Philosophy. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream for two-years, beginning July 1, 2023, or shortly thereafter, and ending on June 30, 2025.

Applicants must have earned a PhD in Philosophy or a closely related field by the time of appointment, or shortly thereafter. They also must have a demonstrated record of excellence in teaching at the undergraduate level in a degree-granting program, commensurate with experience, including lecture preparation and delivery of innovative course materials, activities, and assessments. Candidates must demonstrate a commitment to pedagogical growth including participation in and presentations at education conferences and workshops, publications, and pedagogical choices aligned with scholarship of teaching and learning literature and other scholarly work. Experience teaching large classes is considered an asset. The Department of Philosophy has strong teaching needs in ethics (including applied ethics), introductory logic, and philosophy of mind. We seek candidates whose teaching and research complement and strengthen our existing departmental strengths in Philosophy.

Evidence of excellence in teaching and pedagogical growth can be provided through teaching accomplishments, awards and accolades, presentations at significant conferences, the teaching dossier including a teaching statement, sample course materials, and teaching evaluations submitted as part of the application, as well as strong endorsements from referees of high standing.

Candidates are expected to show evidence of a commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion, and the promotion of a respectful and collegial learning and working environment demonstrated through the application materials.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. 

The University of Toronto has three campuses, St. George, Scarborough, and Mississauga, each with its own Department of Philosophy offering undergraduate programs. The advertised position is on the downtown St. George campus.

For more information about the Department of Philosophy please visit our website at www.philosophy.utoronto.ca.

Applicants must submit the below (in pdf format only) to [email protected] by the closing date, May 29, 2023:

(1) A cover letter in a file labelled “YourLastName cover letter.pdf”;

(2) A curriculum vitae in a file labelled “YourLastName CV.pdf”;

(3) A teaching dossier (including a statement of teaching philosophy, sample course materials, and teaching evaluations) in a file labelled “YourLastName teaching.pdf”.

(4) Three letters of reference sent directly by their referees to [email protected]. At least one letter should comment on the applicant’s teaching abilities.

If you have any questions about this position, please contact the Department at [email protected].

All application materials, including reference letters, must be received by May 29, 2023.

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

Diversity Statement
The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ2S+ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

As part of your application, you will be asked to complete a brief Diversity Survey. This survey is voluntary. Any information directly related to you is confidential and cannot be accessed by search committees or human resources staff. Results will be aggregated for institutional planning purposes. For more information, please see http://uoft.me/UP.

Accessibility Statement
The University strives to be an equitable and inclusive community, and proactively seeks to increase diversity among its community members. Our values regarding equity and diversity are linked with our unwavering commitment to excellence in the pursuit of our academic mission.

The University is committed to the principles of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). As such, we strive to make our recruitment, assessment and selection processes as accessible as possible and provide accommodations as required for applicants with disabilities.

If you require any accommodations at any point during the application and hiring process, please contact [email protected].

How to apply
Application type Email
Email to apply
Hard deadline May 29, 2023, 11:59pm EST
Web address for more information https://philosophy.utoronto.ca/
Contact name Rachel O'Keefe
Contact email
Contact phone 416-978-3313
Time created April 20, 2023, 6:51pm UTC
Scheduled expiry date May 29, 2023, 11:59pm EST
Expired on May 31, 2023, 12:46am EST
Last updated July 31, 2023, 3:00pm UTC
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