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Limited-Term Appointment in the Department of Philosophy in Continental and Social Philosophy (EXPIRED)

Department of Philosophy, Concordia University, Montréal

Job category Junior faculty / Fixed term
AOS Continental Philosophy and Social Philosophy. Can have AOS in just one of these areas if AOC in the other.
AOS categories Continental Philosophy
Philosophy of Social Science
Feminist Philosophy
Social and Political Philosophy
AOC Continental Philosophy and Social Philosophy. Can have AOS in just one of these areas if AOC in the other.
AOC categories Continental Philosophy
Philosophy of Social Science
Feminist Philosophy
Social and Political Philosophy
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Location Montréal, Quebec, Canada
Start date August 1, 2021
Job description

Position Description

The Department of Philosophy at Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec, invites applications for a limited-term faculty appointment in Continental Philosophy and Social Philosophy. It is acceptable to specialize in just one of those areas (as an area of specialization [AOS]) if one has competence in the other (as an area of competence [AOC]), and one needn't satisfy all the categories listed under AOS and AOC. The teaching load for this position will be mainly drawn from the following courses: a prepared online version of Introduction to Philosophy of Religion (PHIL 266); Philosophy of Social Science (PHIL 324); Philosophy of Feminism (PHIL 371); 20th-Century Continental Philosophy (PHIL 377); From Modern to Postmodern: Philosophical Thought and Cultural Critique (PHIL 275); and Existentialism (PHIL 387). The successful candidate may also be assigned to teach an introductory course on Plato and the Pre-Socratics (PHIL 260), if appropriate. Depending on local pandemic conditions and institutional decisions, some or all of these courses may be delivered remotely.

Qualifications and Assets

Holding this position requires a PhD in Philosophy and sufficient evidence of being able to effectively teach the courses listed above. Past experience with delivering courses both online and in-person is an asset.

Further Details

This position is subject to budgetary approval and department/unit need. Individuals holding limited-term appointments may be reappointed, given continued funding and need, as well as satisfactory job performance. Together, initial appointments and subsequent reappointments may not exceed 36 months or a span of three consecutive years. They are normally at the rank of Lecturer or Assistant Professor, beginning August 1, 2021 and ending May 14, 2022. Successful candidates will normally be expected to teach three courses per term.

All inquiries should be directed in the first instance to the Assistant to the Chair in the Department of Philosophy, at [email protected]. Review of applications will begin as they are received and will continue until the required position has been filled. All applications should be received by the department no later than May 4, 2021.

Concordia University is strongly committed to building a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community, and recognizes the importance of inclusion in achieving excellence in teaching and research. As part of this commitment to providing our students with the dynamic, innovative, and inclusive educational environment of a Next‐Generation University, we require all applicants to articulate in their cover letter how their background, as well as lived and professional experiences and expertise have prepared them to teach in ways that are relevant for a diverse, multicultural contemporary Canadian society.

These ongoing or anticipated examples can include but are not limited to:

  • teaching about underrepresented populations
  • mentoring students from underrepresented backgrounds
  • committee work
  • offering or organizing educational programming
  • participation in training and workshops

Concordia University recognizes the potential impact that career interruptions can have on a candidate’s record of research and will take them into careful consideration in assessing applications and throughout the selection process.

All applicants will receive an email invitation to complete a short equity survey. Participation in the survey is voluntary and no identifying information about candidates will be shared with hiring committees. Candidates who wish to self-identify as a member of an underrepresented group to the hiring committee may do so in their cover letter or by writing directly to the contact person indicated in this posting.

Adaptive Measures

Applicants who anticipate requiring adaptive measures throughout any stage of the recruitment process may contact, in confidence, Nadia Hardy, Interim Deputy Provost and Vice-Provost, Faculty Development and Inclusion at [email protected] or by phone at 514-848-2424, extension 4323.

Territorial Acknowledgement

Concordia University is located on unceded Indigenous lands. The Kanien’kehá:ka Nation is recognized as the custodians of the lands and waters on which we gather today. Tiohtiá:ke/Montreal is historically known as a gathering place for many First Nations. Today, it is home to a diverse population of Indigenous and other peoples. We respect the continued connections with the past, present and future in our ongoing relationships with Indigenous and other peoples within the Montreal community.

Employment Equity

Concordia University is strongly committed to employment equity within its community, and to recruiting a diverse faculty and staff. The University encourages applications from all qualified candidates, including women, members of visible minorities, Indigenous persons, members of sexual minorities, persons with disabilities, and others who may contribute to diversification; candidates are invited to self-identify in their applications.

Immigration Status

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian and Permanent Residents will be given priority. To comply with the Government of Canada’s reporting requirements, the University is obliged to gather information about applicants’ status as either Permanent Residents of Canada or Canadian citizens. While applicants need not identify their country of origin or current citizenship, all applications must include one of the following statements: 

Yes, I am a citizen or permanent resident of Canada 
No, I am not a citizen or permanent resident of Canada.

How to apply
Application type Email
Applications should consist of a cover letter, a current CV, a statement of teaching philosophy/interests, and evidence of teaching effectiveness — combined in that order, in one PDF, and emailed to [email protected], with the subject line “2021 LTA Application.” (All applications will receive an email confirmation.) Note that the cover letter must state one of the two declarations about citizenship or residency that are noted in this ad. Three letters of reference are to be sent electronically, via third-party dossier services such as InterFolio, or directly from referees, to: Dr. Matthew Barker, Chair, Department of Philosophy, Concordia University, 1455 de Maisonneuve Blvd., Montreal, QC, Canada H3G 1M8, [email protected]
Email to apply
Hard deadline May 4, 2021, 11:59pm EST
Web address for more information https://www.concordia.ca/artsci/philosophy.html
Contact name Emma Moss Brender, Assistant to the Chair
Contact email
Time created April 9, 2021, 4:38pm UTC
Scheduled expiry date May 4, 2021, 11:59pm EST
Expired on May 6, 2021, 12:46am EST
Last updated July 6, 2021, 3:00pm UTC
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