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Assistant Professor (EXPIRED)

Department of Philosophy, Ryerson University

Job category Junior faculty / Tenure-track or similar
AOS Epistemology
AOS categories Epistemology
AOC Open
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Location Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Start date July 1, 2019
Job description

Located in downtown Toronto, Ryerson University is a distinctly urban, culturally diverse teaching and research institution offering more than 100 undergraduate and graduate programs, distinguished by a strong commitment to excellence in teaching, research and creative activities, to over 45,000 students. Ryerson is known for its culture of entrepreneurship and innovation and is recognized as a city builder, as it continues its growth through award-winning architecture and expansion of its campus.

The Opportunity:

The Department of Philosophy at Ryerson University invites applications for one full-time tenure-track position, at the Assistant Professor level, beginning July 1st, 2019 (subject to final budgetary approval).

 The area of specialization for the position is Epistemology.

The Department of Philosophy consists of 18 tenure-stream faculty members. The Department offers undergraduate and graduate (Master’s) programs. Our faculty prides itself on its pluralism, the excellence of its research, and on the quality of its teaching. We are interested in candidates that will contribute to our existing research and teaching strengths by bringing innovative and diverse perspectives and experiences to the work.


Responsibilities for the position will include: teaching philosophy courses (a 2+2 load), including critical thinking and courses in epistemology on such topics as: the nature of epistemic justification; self-knowledge; scepticism; the limits of belief and knowledge; standpoint epistemology; perception, testimony, intuition and other sources of evidence; the social construction of knowledge; epistemic (in)justice; disagreement; science and pseudo-science; a priori and a posteriori knowledge; knowledge of mathematical truths. Responsibilities will also include: supervising students at the undergraduate and graduate levels; contributing to the undergraduate and graduate programs and to curriculum development/expansion as appropriate; establishing and maintaining a strong, independent research program; and participating in the academic life of the Philosophy Department, the Faculty of Arts, and the University.


 Candidates must have completed a PhD in Philosophy, or expect to do so before July 2019, and must provide evidence of high-quality teaching and excellence in research on topics in the theory of knowledge, with an emerging scholarly record, as demonstrated by a number of achievements. These may include, but are not limited to, the following: awards and accolades, new course and curriculum development, a thoughtful teaching philosophy, strong teaching reviews, a robust research profile, peer-reviewed conference papers and publications in high-calibre venues, and strong letters of reference from referees of high standing. As well, candidates shall demonstrate a capacity for collegial service and a commitment to upholding the values of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion as it pertains to service, teaching, and research activities.

 Equity at Ryerson

At the intersection of mind and action, Ryerson is on a transformative path to become Canada’s leading comprehensive innovation university. Integral to this path is the placement of equity, diversity and inclusion as fundamental to our institutional culture. Our currentacademic plan outlines each as core values and we work to embed them in all that we do.

Ryerson University welcomes those who have demonstrated a commitment to upholding the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion and will assist us to expand our capacity for diversity in the broadest sense. In addition, to correct the conditions of disadvantage in employment in Canada, we encourage applications from members of groups that have been historically disadvantaged and marginalized, including First Nations, Metis and Inuit peoples, Indigenous peoples of North America, racialized persons, persons with disabilities, and those who identify as women and/or 2SLGBTQ+. Please note that all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, applications from Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

 As an employer, we are working towards a people first culture and are proud to have been selected as one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers and a Greater Toronto’s Top Employer for 2015, 2016 and 2017. To learn more about our work environment, colleagues, leaders, students and innovative educational environment, visit www.ryerson.ca, check out @RyersonU, @RyersonHR and @RyersonEDI on Twitter, and visit our LinkedIn company page.

 In order for the University to comply with the Government of Canada’s reporting requirements, candidates must indicate in their application if they are a Canadian citizen or permanent resident by including one of the following statements in reference to their status: “I am a permanent resident or citizen of Canada” OR “I am not a permanent resident or citizen of Canada”. Candidates are not required to specify their country of origin or citizenship in their application. (Please note that all qualified applicants regardless of citizenship are encouraged to apply.)

This position falls under the jurisdiction of the Ryerson Faculty Association (RFA) and relevant information can be found as follows:

RFA Website: www.rfanet.ca.

RFA Collective Agreement: https://www.ryerson.ca/content/dam/faculty-affairs/rfa-collective-agreement/RFA_CA_2015_to_2018.pdf

RFA Benefits: https://www.ryerson.ca/hr/employee-resources/rfa/full-time-LTF/benefits/

How to apply
Application type Online
Applicants must submit their application online via the Faculty Recruitment Portal by December 1st, 2018. Mailed and emailed applications will not be accepted. Applications must include the following components, in the following order, as a single PDF document: (1) a letter of application, which clearly indicates whether or not you are a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada. (Please note that all qualified applicants regardless of citizenship are encouraged to apply.) (2) a curriculum vitae (3) a statement of research interests (including plans for dissemination) (4) two recent writing samples (5) results of teaching surveys (or equivalent evidence, such as a teaching dossier) In addition, applicants must arrange for at least two confidential letters of reference to be sent to our Department Administrator, Mr. Ryan Walters at [email protected]. Confidential inquiries can be directed to Dr. David Hunter, Chair of the Departmental Hiring Committee at [email protected]. Any inquiries regarding accessing the Faculty Recruitment Portal can be sent to Mr. Ryan Doyle, HR Advisor at [email protected] Aboriginal candidates who would like to learn more about working at Ryerson University are welcome to contact Ms. Tracey King, M.Ed., Aboriginal HR Consultant, Aboriginal Recruitment and Retention Initiative, at [email protected].
Web address to apply https://hr.cf.ryerson.ca/ams/faculty/preview.cfm?p...
Hard deadline December 1, 2018, 6:59pm EST
Web address for more information https://www.ryerson.ca/philosophy/
Time created October 15, 2018, 4:30pm UTC
Scheduled expiry date December 1, 2018, 6:59pm EST
Expired on December 2, 2018, 7:46pm EST
Last updated March 14, 2019, 3:00pm UTC
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