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Postdoctoral Researcher

Department of Philosophy, University of Toronto

Job category Postdoc or similar / Fixed term
AOS German idealism, Analytic philosophy
AOS categories History of Philosophy
AOC Open
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Location Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Start date September 1, 2020
Job description

The Department of Philosophy at the University of Toronto invites applications for a one-year Postdoctoral Scholar position beginning September 2020, funded by the Canada Research Chair program. The successful applicant will combine significant research interests in some area of German idealism (broadly construed, including Kant) with some area of contemporary analytic philosophy. Ideally, these will be not be independent research tracks, but the work on German idealism will inform the contemporary work, and vice versa. This position includes teaching one course per semeter. 

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

For more information about the Department of Philosophy, please visit http://www.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.

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

Required qualifications: Applicants must have completed all requirements for their doctorate by August 31, 2020. Candidates must also be no more than 5 years from the awarding of their degree as of the start date for the position.

To be considered for this position, applications must be submitted electronically at

search.philosophy@utoronto.ca ; please include “Idealism Postdoc” in the subject line. Applications should be submitted as a single pdf with a cover letter, a current CV, and a sample of written work; reference letters may be requested from finalists at a later date.

The salary is $60,000 CAD annually. Please note that should the minimum rates stipulated in the collective agreement fall below the rates stated in this posting, the minimum rates stated in the collective agreement shall prevail.

Closing date: Complete applications received by May 15, 2020 will be given priority; however, the position will remain open until filled.

Supervisor: Professor Nicholas Stang

Expected start date: September 1, 2020

Term: September 1, 2020 to August 31, 2021

FTE: 100%

The normal hours of work are 40 hours per week for a full-time postdoctoral fellow (pro-rated for those holding a partial appointment) recognizing that the needs of the employee’s research and training and the needs of the supervisor’s research program may require flexibility in the performance of the employee’s duties and hours of work.

Employment as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Toronto is covered by the terms of the CUPE 3902 Unit 5 Collective Agreement. This job is posted in accordance with the CUPE 3902 Unit 5 Collective Agreement.

How to apply
Application type Email
Instructions
To be considered for this position, applications must be submitted electronically at search.philosophy@utoronto.ca ; please include “Idealism Postdoc” in the subject line. Applications should be submitted as a single pdf with a cover letter, a current CV, and a sample of written work; reference letters may be requested from finalists at a later date.
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Deadline for full consideration: May 15, 2020, 12:00pm EST

(applications under review)

Hard deadline No deadline specified (applications considered on an ongoing basis)
Contact
Web address for more information http://www.philosophy.utoronto.ca
Contact name Christopher Henion
Contact email
Contact phone 416-978-3313
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Scheduled expiry date November 3, 2020, 9:41am EST
Last updated April 24, 2020, 11:17am EST
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