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Assistant Professor of Philosophy

Department of Philosophy, King's University College at the Western University

Job category Faculty (open rank) / Tenure-track or similar
AOS Ethics broadly understood
AOS categories Applied Ethics
Environmental Philosophy
Ethics
AOC welcomes a global, non-canonical, and cross-cultural perspective
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Location London, Ontario, Canada
Job description

King’s University College at Western University, a Catholic Liberal Arts College, invites applications for a probationary tenure-track appointment in Ethics in the Department of Philosophy, effective July 1, 2020. The area of specialization is Ethics broadly understood. The area of competence is open, but the department welcomes various approaches to contemporary ethical issues from a global, non-canonical, and cross-cultural perspective. The Department of Philosophy is a small but outstanding department with diverse research interests and teaching strengths. Our Faculty are passionate teachers, established scholars, and members of the School of Graduate and Post-Graduate Studies at Western. 

Candidates should have a PhD in Philosophy by the start date of appointment or shortly thereafter. The successful applicant will be expected to maintain an active research program and to develop and teach courses in human rights and socio-political ethics, environmental ethics and justice, and ethics of technology, as well as advanced courses in ethics. The teaching load at King’s is 2.5 courses per year.  The position is subject to final budgetary approval.

Deadline for application is January 1, 2020.

Applications should include: (1) a letter of intent; (2) a curriculum vitae (including a list of academic honors, awards and publications); (3) a writing sample; (4) 3 confidential letters of reference (Applicants should ensure that referees are aware that their letters must reach the Department by the application deadline.); (5) a teaching statement (including evidence of teaching ability and effectiveness); (6) two short descriptions of how you would teach a one-semester course in human rights and socio-political ethics and a one-semester course in environmental ethics and justice.

Applications should be submitted via email to jobsearchphil@kings.uwo.ca. 

Letters of reference should be submitted directly to Dr. Steve Lofts, King’s University College, Department of Philosophy, 266 Epworth Ave, London, ON N6A 2M3 or to Dr. Steve Lofts jobsearchphil@kings.uwo.ca.

Inquiries about the position may be addressed to: Professor Steve Lofts, Chair, Department of Philosophy (email: slofts@uwo.ca).

The College welcomes faculty, staff and students from all faiths and backgrounds. King’s University College is committed to Employment Equity and welcomes applications from qualified individuals, including persons of all genders and sexual orientations, persons with disabilities, Indigenous persons, and racialized people.

King’s University College is committed to recognizing the dignity and independence of all and seeks to ensure that persons with disabilities have genuine, open and unhindered access to the College’s employment opportunities. If you require an accommodation during the recruitment process, please contact Human Resources at HR@kings.uwo.caor 519-433-3491 for assistance.  All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

How to apply
Application type Email
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Applications should be submitted via email to jobsearchphil@kings.uwo.ca Applications should include: (1) a letter of intent; (2) a curriculum vitae (including a list of academic honors, awards and publications); (3) a writing sample; (4) 3 confidential letters of reference (Applicants should ensure that referees are aware that their letters must reach the Department by the application deadline.); (5) a teaching statement (including evidence of teaching ability and effectiveness); (6) two short descriptions of how you would teach a one-semester course in human rights and socio-political ethics and a one-semester course in environmental ethics. Letters of reference should be submitted directly to Dr. Steve Lofts, King’s University College, Department of Philosophy, 266 Epworth Ave, London, ON N6A 2M3. or to Dr. Steve Lofts at jobsearchphil@kings.uwo.ca. Deadline: January 1, 2020. Inquiries about the position may be addressed to: Professor Steve Lofts, Chair, Department of Philosophy (email: slofts@uwo.ca).
Email to apply
Hard deadline January 1, 2020, 11:59pm EST
Contact
Web address for more information https://www.kings.uwo.ca
Contact name Dr. Steve Lofts (Chair)
Contact email
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Time created October 28, 2019, 11:21am EST
Scheduled expiry date January 1, 2020, 11:59pm EST
Last updated October 29, 2019, 8:38am EST
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