Assistant or Associate Professor
Department of Philosophy, McMaster University
|Job category||Faculty (open rank) / Tenure-track or similar|
|AOS||Philosophy of Law. The department will also consider social or political philosophers whose research forefronts law and legal institutions.|
|Location||Hamilton, Ontario, Canada|
|Start date||July 1, 2021|
Rank: Assistant or Associate Professor Tenure Track
AOS: Philosophy of Law. The department will also consider social or political philosophers whose research forefronts law and legal institutions.
McMaster University is located on the traditional territories of the Haudenosaunee and Mississauga Nations and, within the lands protected by the Dish with One Spoon wampum agreement.
The Department of Philosophy at McMaster University seeks to hire a philosopher of law at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor, Tenure Track. The department will also consider social or political philosophers whose research forefronts law and legal institutions. We understand philosophy of law broadly to include not only general jurisprudence but also philosophical work focused on particular areas of law, including, but not limited to: constitutional law, criminal law, contract law, discrimination law, human rights law, international law, labor law, property law, and tort law. We are especially interested in scholars with expertise in feminist jurisprudence, Indigenous law, or the law as it relates to race. The normal teaching load in the Philosophy Department is 2 courses per term (4 per academic year), plus graduate supervision.
The successful applicant must demonstrate a record of excellence in teaching and research and a willingness and ability to: (1) contribute actively to the Department’s undergraduate program in Justice, Political Philosophy and Law; (2) supervise MA and PhD graduate students; (3) help build and sustain McMaster’s existing institutional connections through the Ontario Legal Philosophy Partnership, as well as its already strong working relationships with nearby law schools, and; (4) support the collegial atmosphere and intellectual life of the department. The successful applicant must have or be very near completion of a doctorate in philosophy or subject matter directly related to the position (e.g., law with a specialization in philosophy or political science with a specialization in political theory) by the time of the appointment.
For information about the Department of Philosophy, see https://philos.humanities.mcmaster.ca.
The diversity of our workforce is at the core of McMaster’s innovation and creativity and strengthens our research, teaching and service excellence. Our department believes that diversity is essential to achieving academic and scholarly excellence and engaging our diverse student body and intellectual community.
In keeping with its Statement on Building an Inclusive Community with a Shared Purpose, McMaster University strives to embody the values of respect, collaboration and diversity, and has a strong commitment to employment equity. The University seeks qualified candidates who share our commitment to equity, diversity and inclusive excellence, and we welcome applications from women, persons with disabilities, First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples, members of racialized communities (“visible minorities”), and LGBTQ+ persons.
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|How to apply|
Application materials must be submitted through the University’s electronic portal: workingatmcmaster.ca/careers/ (Job Opening # 34484). See above for details.
|Web address to apply||http://workingatmcmaster.ca/careers/|
|Email to apply|
|Deadline for full consideration:||November 29, 2020, 11:59pm EST|
|Hard deadline||No deadline specified (applications considered on an ongoing basis)|
|Web address for more information||https://philos.humanities.mcmaster.ca|
|Contact name||Kim Squissato|
|Contact phone||905 525-9140 ext 24275|
|Time created||October 6, 2020, 2:25pm EST|
|Scheduled expiry date||April 23, 2021, 3:20pm EST|
|Last updated||October 6, 2020, 2:25pm EST|
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