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Assistant Professor in Social and Political Philosophy (EXPIRED)

Department of Philosophy, University of Saskatchewan

Job category Senior faculty / Fixed term
AOS Social and Political Philosophy
AOS categories History of Philosophy
Philosophy of Science
Value Theory
AOC Social and Political Philosophy
AOC categories History of Philosophy
Philosophy of Mathematics
Value Theory
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Organization's reference number req3895
Location Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
Start date July 1, 2019
Job description

Department of Philosophy
Assistant Professor in Social and Political Philosophy

Applications are invited from qualified individuals for a one-year full-time term position at the rank of Assistant Professor with the Department of Philosophy in the College of Arts and Science at the University of Saskatchewan.  The successful candidate will specialize in Social and Political Philosophy. The successful candidate will be expected to teach courses in these areas at both the undergraduate and graduate level and to contribute to the department’s MA program. The candidate will have a regular departmental teaching load of 12 credit units (4 courses) over the fall and winter terms, in addition to 3 credit units (1 course) at the graduate level. The courses the successful candidate will be expected to teach include Introduction to Ethics and Values (1st year), Philosophy of Sexuality (2nd year), Social and Political Philosophy (2nd year), Topics in Political Philosophy (3rd year), and Seminar in Social and Political Philosophy (graduate). The candidate will also be expected to pursue a vigorous research program and to participate in administrative functions commensurate with the rank of Assistant Professor.

We welcome linkages to current areas of research strength within the Department including Aesthetics, Philosophy of Science, Value Theory, and Philosophy of Mathematics. Competence in the History of Philosophy would also be an asset.

The University of Saskatchewan’s main campus is situated on Treaty 6 Territory and the Homeland of the Métis.  The University of Saskatchewan is located in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, a city with a diverse and thriving economic base, a vibrant arts community and a full range of leisure opportunities. The University has a reputation for excellence in teaching, research and scholarly activities and offers a full range of undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs to a student population of over 24,000.


We are seeking candidates who have a strong or emerging research program; demonstrated effective classroom teaching skills and mentorship; the equivalent of two years of teaching experience; and effective interpersonal and communication skills. A completed Ph.D. by the date of appointment is required.

Salary band for this position:  Assistant Professor: $93,293 to $112,109.

This position includes a comprehensive benefits package which includes a dental, health and extended vision care plan; pension plan, life insurance (compulsory and voluntary), sick leave, travel insurance, death benefits, an employee assistance program, a professional expense allowance, and a flexible health and wellness spending program.

Interested candidates must submit, via email, a cover letter; detailed curriculum vitae; a teaching dossier, a sample of written or published work, unofficial graduate transcripts, and 3 letters of reference to:

Peter Alward, Professor and Head
9 Campus Drive
College of Arts and Science

University of Saskatchewan
Saskatoon, SK   S7N 5A5
Telephone: (306) 966-2567
Email:  philosophy.department@usask.ca/  cc: peter.alward@usask.ca

Review of applications will begin March 29, 2019; however, applications will be accepted and evaluated until the position is filled.  The anticipated start date is July 1, 2019.   

The University of Saskatchewan is strongly committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace that empowers all employees to reach their full potential. All members of the university community share a responsibility for developing and maintaining an environment in which differences are valued and inclusiveness is practiced. The university welcomes applications from those who will contribute to the diversity of our community. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

How to apply
Application type Unknown (see text above)
Hard deadline April 3, 2019, 11:59pm CST
Contact name Peter Alward
Contact email
Contact phone 306.966.6384
Time created February 20, 2019, 6:06pm EST
Scheduled expiry date April 3, 2019, 11:59pm CST
Expired on April 5, 2019, 12:46am CST
Last updated May 6, 2019, 3:00pm EST
Last update notification
Application date has been extended until April 3. 2019
February 21, 2019, 9:38am EST

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