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Assistant Professor

Department of Philosophy, Saint Mary's University

Job category Junior faculty / Fixed term
AOS Critical Thinking, Ethics and /or History of philosophy
AOS categories History of Philosophy
Ethics
AOC Open
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Organization's reference number N/A
Location Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Start date September 2020
Job description

Advertisement for eight-month position in Philosophy, to begin 1 September 2020

Philosophy, Saint Mary’s University

The Department of Philosophy at Saint Mary’s University invites applications for an eight-month position at the rank of Lecturer or Assistant Professor, to begin 1 September 2020.  The successful applicant will be qualified to teach a full-year Critical Thinking course and three one-semester courses (equivalent to a 3/2 or 2/3 load) in areas such as ethics and/or history of philosophy.  The department is seeking an excellent teacher and active researcher.  Applicants must have a doctorate or ABD status with the dissertation near completion.  Salary will be determined according to the regular Lecturer or Assistant Professor scale described in the Collective Agreement, pro-rated to eight months.

Saint Mary's is a public university with approximately 7,500 students, offering a variety of undergraduate and graduate degrees.  The Department of Philosophy serves students from all faculties and disciplines and has a major and an honours program as well as a Master’s program.  Academic calendars with program and course information are available at http://www.smu.ca/academics/academic-calendar.html.  The department’s webpages begin at http://www.smu.ca/academics/departments/philosophy.html.

Saint Mary’s University is in Halifax, Nova Scotia, a city of over 350,000 people.  Halifax is a major educational centre for Atlantic Canada and is home to five universities.  The city is close to recreational areas and to other major urban centres in Canada and the Northeastern United States.  Information about Saint Mary’s is available at http://www.smu.ca/about/welcome.html

Saint Mary's University hires on the basis of merit and is committed to the principles of employment equity. Saint Mary's University encourages applications from qualified women, members of visible minorities, Indigenous peoples, and persons with disabilities. All applicants will receive a self-identification form for confidential submission to our Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Office.  In keeping with Citizenship and Immigration Canada requirements, all qualified persons are invited to apply; however, preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.  The Search Committee encourages applicants to highlight any involvement in enhancing diversity and inclusion in their previous institutional environment. Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications as outlined in the Saint Mary's University Collective Agreement. http://www.smu.ca/about/collective-agreements.html

How to apply
Application type Online
Instructions
Apply for this position online at www.smu.ca/employment and use the online application system CareerBeacon. A complete application consists of a letter of application (addressed to Dr. Todd Calder, Chair of the Selection Committee, Department of Philosophy), a Curriculum Vitae, a teaching dossier, a writing sample, graduate school transcripts, and names and contact information of three referees. The closing date for applications is Tuesday, March 17, 2020.
Web address to apply https://www.careerbeacon.com/
Hard deadline March 17, 2020, 11:59pm AST
Contact
Contact name Dr. Todd Calder, Chair of Search Committee
Contact email
Contact phone 902 420 5826
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Time created January 23, 2020, 3:10pm EST
Scheduled expiry date March 17, 2020, 11:59pm AST
Last updated January 23, 2020, 3:10pm EST
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