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Assistant Professor (EXPIRED)

University of Alberta, University of Alberta

Job category Junior faculty / Tenure-track or similar
AOS Philosophy of Mind or Philosophy of Language, or related areas
AOS categories Philosophy of Language
Philosophy of Mind
AOC Artificial Intelligence or Computing Sciences
AOC categories Philosophy of Cognitive Science
Philosophy of Computing
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Location Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Start date July 1, 2024
Job description

Assistant Professor of Philosophy (Tenure track) ART Philosophy Competition No.  -    A111051912 Closing Date  -    Dec 15, 2023  

This position is a part of the Association of the Academic Staff of the University of Alberta (AASUA).

Location: Work primarily takes place at North Campus, Edmonton. This role is in person.

Position Summary

The Department of Philosophy invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor specializing in the Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Language, or related areas, with competence in Artificial Intelligence or Computing Sciences. Diverse methodological and theoretical approaches welcome. The anticipated starting date for the position is July 1, 2024.

Teaching: 4 courses per year, together with the usual non-teaching duties. Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications in accordance with the Faculty Agreement as per the negotiated salary scales: https://www.ualberta.ca/human-resources-health-safety-environment/benefits-and-pay/pay-and-tax/salary-increments.html.

 Required Qualifications

The successful applicant will have

  • A PhD in Philosophy or ABD with a strong expectation of completing the PhD before July 1, 2024
  • A record of successful teaching and mentorship appropriate to the candidate’s career stage
  • A record of successful engagement in professional research, conference presentation, and /or publication appropriate for the candidate’s career stage
  • A plan for future research
  • A commitment to contribute to diversity, equity, and inclusion (EDI) through research, teaching, mentoring, and/or community engagement.

Department and Faculty Summary

The Department of Philosophy is a unit within the Faculty of Arts of the University of Alberta. It currently has 11 full-time academic faculty members, including one Canada Research Chair, one continuing academic teaching staff member, some 80 undergraduate majors and honors majors, and 25 graduate students. To learn more about the Department of Philosophy and the research programs of our faculty members, please visit https://www.ualberta.ca/philosophy/index.html

The Faculty of Arts is the oldest and most diverse faculty on campus and is one of the largest research and teaching centres in Western Canada (www.arts.ualberta.ca). The University of Alberta, established in 1908, has earned the reputation of being one of the best universities in Canada based on strengths in teaching, research, and service. The University's main campus is located in Edmonton, Alberta's capital city. The University serves over 39,000 students in almost 400 undergraduate, graduate and professional programs (www.ualberta.ca).

The University is home to a diverse and welcoming community of over 1,300 Indigenous students from various Nations and communities; 4.2% of undergraduates in the Faculty of Arts self-identify as Indigenous. In 2022, the University's Indigenous Strategic Plan was implemented, reflecting an important step in our institution's commitment to reconciliation in post-secondary education and research, addressing the historical legacy of the residential school system and Canada's colonial history in a meaningful and lasting way. The University's principles and actions and its EDI Strategic Plan are underpinned by respect for the dignity, rights, and full participation of all those who live, work, and learn within the university.

Living and Working in Edmonton

Edmonton’s metropolitan area hosts a diverse population of nearly 1.5 million people, has a thriving cultural scene including restaurants, music venues, art galleries, theatres, and internationally recognized festivals (from Blues Music to Fringe Theatre). The city is also known for its River Valley Park system, Canada’s largest urban park.

Edmonton has the second largest Indigenous population and the fourth largest African-Canadian population of any Canadian city. Nearly 10% of Edmonton's population is of South Asian origin and 16% of East and Southeast Asian origin, with growing numbers of Edmontonians of Filipino, Latin American, and Middle Eastern origins. Edmonton's school systems, including but not limited to Edmonton Public School Board, Edmonton Catholic School Board and the Francophone school board of Centre Nord, offer French immersion and bilingual education for children in a range of languages such as German, Hebrew, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin), Punjabi and American Sign Language. At least two high schools, Amiskwaciy Academy and Victoria School of the Arts offer Cree and Blackfoot as a high school credit.

For more information about the University of Alberta and the city of Edmonton, please visit http://www.ualberta.ca and http://www.infoedmonton.com

How to Apply

To have your application considered, please select the Apply Online icon below and submit the following:

  • Cover letter that includes highlights of your profile (2 pages max)
  • Curriculum vitae (CV) that includes the names of at least three referees
  • Research statement that outlines main areas of your current and future research (submit as an attachment under “Research Plan”)
  • Teaching Dossier which includes evidence of/potential for teaching effectiveness. Your dossier may include a description of your approach to teaching and/or brief descriptions of courses you have taught or hope to teach. Full syllabi are not required. (Submit as one attachment under “Statement of Teaching/Research Interests”)
  • Sample (or samples) of written work (submit as one attachment under “List of Publications”)
  • Statement of commitment to contribute to equality, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) in research, teaching, mentoring, and/or community outreach at the University of Alberta

Please note: Letters of reference will be requested from applicants selected for interviews. Referees should be prepared to send their letters by early December.

Questions about the position may be directed to the Interim Chair of Philosophy, Prof. Jennifer Welchman ([email protected]).

The committee will begin reviewing files on November 15, 2023. Applications will continue to be accepted up to the closing date of December 15, 2023.

As part of the Temporary Foreign Worker Program requirements, the university must conduct recruitment efforts to hire Canadians and permanent residents before offering a job to a temporary foreign worker [i.e., anyone not yet a Canadian or permanent resident.] To ensure we remain in compliance with these regulations, please include the appropriate statement in your application "I am a Canadian Citizen/Permanent Resident" or "I am not a Canadian Citizen/Permanent Resident".

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

The University of Alberta is committed to an equitable, diverse, and inclusive workforce. We welcome applications from all qualified persons. We encourage women; First Nations, Métis and Inuit persons; members of visible minority groups; persons with disabilities; persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expression; and all those who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas and the University to apply.

How to apply
Application type Online
See job advertisement
Web address to apply http://www.careers.ualberta.ca/Competition/A111051...
Hard deadline December 15, 2023, 11:59pm MST
Web address for more information https://www.careers.ualberta.ca/Competition/A11105...
Contact name Jennifer Welchman
Contact email
Contact phone 7804920616
Time created October 9, 2023, 3:32pm UTC
Scheduled expiry date December 15, 2023, 11:59pm MST
Expired on December 17, 2023, 12:46am MST
Last updated February 16, 2024, 3:00pm UTC
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