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Associate Professor / Professor - Grafstein Chair in Jewish Philosophy

Department of Philosophy, University of Toronto

Job category Senior faculty / Tenure-track or similar
AOS Jewish Philosophy
AOS categories Philosophy of Religion
AOC Open
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Organization's reference number 1804344
Location Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Start date July 1, 2019
Job description

The Department of Philosophy and the Anne Tanenbaum Centre for Jewish Studies in the Faculty of Arts and Science of the University of Toronto invite applications for a full-time tenure-stream appointment in Jewish Philosophy.  The appointment will be at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor and will commence July 1, 2019.   The successful candidate will also be eligible to be named the Senator Jerahmiel S. and Carole S. Grafstein Chair in Jewish Philosophy, which is an endowed Chair position.  Appointment to the Senator Jerahmiel S. and Carole S. Grafstein Chair in Jewish Philosophy will be for a five-year term and is renewable following a favourable review.  The successful candidate will be appointed both to the Department of Philosophy (51%) and to the Anne Tanenbaum Centre for Jewish Studies (49%). 

 Candidates must hold a PhD in Philosophy or a closely related field and have a demonstrated exceptional record of excellence in research and teaching.  We seek candidates whose research and teaching interests complement and strengthen our existing departmental strengths:  http://www.philosophy.utoronto.ca and http://www.cjs.utoronto.ca/.  

 The successful candidate will have an established international reputation and will be expected to sustain and lead innovative, independent, and competitive research at the highest international level in the area of Jewish Philosophy and will be expected to maintain an outstanding and externally funded research program.  They must also be familiar with the Jewish textual canon.   

 Candidates must provide evidence of excellence in research as demonstrated by sustained high-impact contributions and publications in top-ranked and field-relevant venues, the submitted research statement, presentations at significant conferences, distinguished awards and accolades for innovative work, and other noteworthy activities that contribute to the visibility and prominnence of the discipline, as well as strong endorsements by referees of high international standing.

 The successful candidate will teach courses in the Department of Philosophy from the introductory to advanced levels, at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, and will contribute to the integration of Jewish philosophy into the undergraduate and graduate programs in Jewish Studies.  Evidence of excellence in teaching will be demonstrated through teaching accomplishments, the teaching dossier, a strong statement of teaching philosophy, sample course materials, and teaching evaluations submitted as part of the application, as well as strong letters of reference.

 Salary and rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. 

 The Department of Philosophy at the University of Toronto is widely recognized as Canada’s best and most comprehensive philosophy department and as an international leader in the field.  The tri-campus graduate department consists of all philosophy faculty appointed to the St. George, Mississauga (UTM), and Scarborough (UTSC) campuses. Graduate teaching and supervision typically take place on the St. George campus.  

 The Anne Tanenbaum Centre for Jewish Studies, within the Faculty of Arts and Science on the St. George campus, has one of the best and most comprehensive Jewish Studies programs in North America and offers courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels in numerous disciplines. 

 The University of Toronto offers the opportunity to teach, conduct research and live in one of the most diverse and cosmopolitan areas in the world. 

 For more information about the Department of Philosophy, please visit http://www.philosophy.utoronto.ca; for more information about the Anne Tanenbaum Centre for Jewish Studies, please visit http://www.cjs.utoronto.ca/.

 All qualified candidates are invited to apply by clicking on the link at https://utoronto.taleo.net/careersection/10050/jobdetail.ftl?lang=en&job=1804344.

 The following elements of the application should be submitted online (in pdf format only) by November 28, 2018:

 • (1) a cover letter and a current curriculum vitae, combined in a file labelled “YourLastName-G cover letter and CV.pdf”;

 • (2) a research dossier containing a statement outlining current and future research interests and a sample of academic writing (about 25 pages), combined in a file labelled “YourLastName-G research.pdf”;

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

 Applicants should also ask at least three but no more than four referees to send letters that are signed and on letterhead directly to search.philosophy@utoronto.ca by November 28, 2018.

 General submission guidelines can be found at: http://uoft.me/how-to-apply.

 If you have questions about this position, please contact search.philosophy@utoronto.ca.

 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, LGBTQ 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.

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

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Hard deadline November 28, 2018, 11:59pm EST
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