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Assistant Professor - CLA (EXPIRED)

Department of Philosophy, McMaster University

Job category Junior faculty / Fixed term
AOS Value Theory, Philosophy of Law, History of Political Philosophy, and Ethics
AOS categories Ethics
Philosophy of Law
Social and Political Philosophy
Value Theory
AOC Teach in Value Theory and Feminist Philosophy
AOC categories Value Theory
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Location Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Start date July 1, 2018
Job description

Assistant Professor (Contractually Limited Appointment)
Department of Philosophy, McMaster University

The Department of Philosophy invites applications for a one-year, contractually limited, position to begin July 1, 2018, at the rank of Assistant Professor. Preference will be given to applicants qualified to teach courses in value theory, particularly the philosophy of law, the history of political philosophy, and ethics. The successful applicant will be asked to teach 24 units (8 courses) in value-theory and, perhaps, other areas as well, such as feminist philosophy. The minimum starting salary for the one-year period for an assistant professor will be $78,344.

McMaster University is a student focused, research-intensive university with a clear purpose: the discovery, communication and preservation of knowledge, and has a long standing reputation as Canada’s most innovative university.

The successful candidate will have a PhD in philosophy, in hand or near completion by the starting date, previous teaching experience and demonstrated ability to teach undergraduate courses in philosophy. The successful candidate will also be expected to participate in the research and administrative activities of the department.

How to Apply:

Applicants application packages should include: a letter of interest, a detailed curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy and practice, an indication of successful university level teaching (course outlines for courses previously taught, summaries of student evaluations, etc.), and the names and complete contact information for three referees. Candidates must arrange to have three confidential letters of reference sent directly to the email address below.

Materials sent from applicants must be submitted through the University’s electronic portal at www.workingatmcmaster.ca/careers/ (Job opening 19277). References accepted electronically emailed to: philadm@mcmaster.ca. Queries should be addressed to Dr. Stefan Sciaraffa, Chair, Department of Philosophy at philadm@mcmaster.ca

Application deadline is May 27, 2018. Applicants should arrange for three letters of reference to reach the Department by the same date. For information about the Department of Philosophy, see http://philos.humanities.mcmaster.ca/

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. 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


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.

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 diversity of our workforce is at the core of our innovation and creativity and strengthens our research and teaching excellence. The University seeks qualified candidates who share our commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion. While all qualified candidates are invited to apply, we particularly welcome applications from women, persons with disabilities, First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples, members of visible minorities, and LGBTQ+ persons. Job applicants requiring accommodation to participate in the hiring process should contact the Human Resources Service Centre at 905-525-9140 ext. 222-HR (22247) or the Faculty of Health Sciences Human Resources office at ext. 22207 to communicate accommodation needs.

How to apply
Application type Online
Web address to apply http://www.workingatmcmaster.ca/careers/
Email to apply
Hard deadline May 27, 2018, 11:59pm EST
Web address for more information http://philos.humanities.mcmaster.ca/
Contact name Kim Squissato
Contact email
Contact phone 905 525-9140 ext 24275
Time created April 27, 2018, 4:50pm EST
Scheduled expiry date May 27, 2018, 11:59pm EST
Expired on May 29, 2018, 12:46am EST
Last updated February 12, 2019, 3:00pm EST
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