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Research Postdoc in Social Justice (EXPIRED)

Concordia Social Justice Centre, Concordia University, Montréal

Job category Postdoc or similar / Fixed term
AOS Open
AOC Ethics, Applied Ethics, Social and Political Philosophy, Philosophy of Social Science, Philosophy of Law
AOC categories Philosophy of Social Science
Applied Ethics
Philosophy of Law
Social and Political Philosophy
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Location Montréal, Quebec, Canada
Start date SEPTEMBER 1, 2019. (This replaces the old start date of February 1, 2019.)
Job description

PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING DATE CHANGES:  New submission deadline is January 5, 2019 (instead of December 5, 2018).  New start date is September 1, 2019 (instead of February 1, 2019).

POSITION: This is a 1-year research postdoc at the newly founded Concordia Social Justice Centre (downtown campus). Salary: CAD 52,000 (including any benefits, health insurance etc).

This position is open to candidates with a PhD in hand or expected that would like to carry out a research project on the topic of social justice.  The PhD can be in philosophy or in another discipline in the humanities or social sciences.

TASKS: Your main task will be to carry out your own research project, which has to be on a topic in social justice. In addition, you should give a presentation on this research during the year, participate in all activities of the center and help with the academic part of their organization. You might furthermore be expected to lead a colloquium with graduate students. There is no teaching associated with this position.

THE CENTER: Concordia University is launching a new, interdisciplinary center for social justice research in 2019. The center is hosted in the philosophy department and co-directed by Pablo Gilabert and Katharina Nieswandt. The main events during 2019 will be: a series of academic talks; two larger academic workshops (one in social and political philosophy, one in virtue ethics); and a public event. In addition to the postdoc, the center funds MA students.

GENERAL: Applicants should have fluent oral and written communication skills in English; French is not required. Concordia University is committed to employment equity and welcomes applications from underrepresented groups, such as women, visible minorities, aboriginal people and persons with disabilities.

How to apply
Application type Email
SUBMISSION: (1) Please email a SINGLE, BOOKMARKED PDF. (2) Please include the documents listed below, in the order in which these are listed. DOCUMENTS: (I) Academic CV. (II) Cover letter (1 page). (III) Description of your research project for the fellowship year (2 pages). This project must be on a topic in social justice. (IV) One writing sample. REFERENCES: In addition, please arrange for (V) two letters of recommendation to be submitted on your behalf. These letters should focus on your research. They should be emailed by the referee or via a dossier service to the same address as your documents.
Email to apply
Hard deadline January 5, 2019, 6:59pm EST
Contact name Katharina Nieswandt
Contact email
Time created November 7, 2018, 12:04pm UTC
Scheduled expiry date January 5, 2019, 6:59pm EST
Expired on January 6, 2019, 7:46pm EST
Last updated March 14, 2019, 3:00pm UTC
Last update notification
PLEASE NOT THE FOLLOWING DATE CHANGES: New submission deadline is January 5, 2019 (instead of December 5, 2018). New start date is September 1, 2019 (instead of February 1, 2019).
November 24, 2018, 9:51am UTC

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