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Assistant Professor

Department of Philosophy, Memorial University of Newfoundland

Job category Junior faculty / Tenure-track or similar
AOS Open
AOC Open
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Organization's reference number F01504-2022-187
Location St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
Start date September 1, 2024
Job description

Philosophy – Assistant Professor (open search) – Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador Location: St. John’s Campus. 

Memorial University invites applications for a tenure-track appointment in the Department of Philosophy at the rank of Assistant Professor, effective September 1, 2024. The department is seeking candidates whose AOS and AOC reflect significant engagement in at least two of the three research clusters that characterize the department’s focus: Metaphysics and Its History; Kant and Continental Philosophy; and Ethics, Social and Political Philosophy. We have supervision needs in the history of philosophy.

The successful candidate will cultivate a robust research agenda; teach across all levels and in many areas of philosophy; advise undergraduate, M.A., and Ph.D. students; fulfill existing supervisory needs at the graduate level; and contribute to curricular development in a way that is responsive to emerging interests in both students and the discipline of philosophy as such, such as by expanding our teaching capacity in areas such as critical philosophy of race and/or coloniality and critical epistemology. The candidate must present evidence of excellence in research appropriate to their career stage; excellence in teaching; a pedagogy shaped by the priorities of equity, diversity, inclusion, and anti-racism; and a willingness to participate in the self-governance of the department and the faculty.

Candidates should hold a doctoral degree in Philosophy by the date of the appointment, though ABD candidates who can demonstrate that they are close to completion may also be considered.

Memorial University is committed to employment equity, diversity, inclusion and anti-racism, and encourages applications from all qualified candidates, including: women; people of any sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression; Indigenous Peoples; visible minorities, and racialized people; and people with disabilities. All applicants are invited to identify themselves as a member of an equity-deserving group(s) as appropriate. Applicants cannot be considered as a member of an equity-deserving group(s) unless they complete an employment equity survey. Memorial is committed to providing an inclusive learning and work environment. If there is anything we can do to ensure your full participation during the application process, please contact [email protected] directly and we will work with you to make appropriate arrangements.

About Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador:  We acknowledge that the lands on which Memorial University’s campuses are situated are in the traditional territories of diverse Indigenous groups, and we acknowledge with respect the diverse histories and cultures of the Beothuk, Mi’kmaq, Innu, and Inuit of this province.  This land acknowledgment was created collaboratively with Indigenous groups of the province and with staff from the Indigenous Student Resource Centre (ISRC). Memorial has an all-Indigenous Committee for Ethics Impacting Indigenous Groups to ensure research, including classroom research, meets high standards of ethics and responsibility. For more information, including on the university’s Indigenization Strategy, see the Vice President (Indigenous) website: https://www.mun.ca/indigenous/ Memorial University is the largest university in Atlantic Canada. As the province’s only university, Memorial plays an integral role in the education and cultural life of Newfoundland and Labrador. Offering diverse undergraduate and graduate programs to almost 18,000 students, Memorial’s St. John’s campus provides a distinctive and stimulating environment for learning in the capital city, which has a vibrant cultural life and access to a wide range of outdoor activities. 

Application Process: Applications must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of research interests (2 pages maximum), a statement of teaching interests/philosophy (2 pages maximum), one sample publication, and contact information for three references (no letters required at this stage). 

Send applications by October 15, 2023, via mail or email to: 

Dr. Arthur Sullivan

Head, Department of Philosophy Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador

St. John’s, NL A1C 5S7

Email: [email protected]

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian Citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Agreement with Memorial University of Newfoundland Faculty Association (MUNFA). For more information about MUNFA, see https://munfa.ca/. This position is subject to final budgetary approval

How to apply
Application type Email
Email to apply
Hard deadline October 15, 2023, 11:59pm NST
Web address for more information https://www.mun.ca/hss/faculty-and-staff/employmen...
Contact name Arthur Sullivan
Contact email
Contact phone 709 864 2668
Time created July 5, 2023, 9:09pm UTC
Scheduled expiry date October 15, 2023, 11:59pm NST
Last updated July 5, 2023, 9:09pm UTC
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