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Postdoctoral Fellow

APA departmental services program Department of Philosophy, University of Toronto, Scarborough

Job category Postdoc or similar / Fixed term
AOS Ancient Philosophy
AOS categories Ancient Greek and Roman Philosophy
AOC Open
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Location Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Start date August 1, 2024
Job description

The Department of Philosophy at the University of Toronto invites applications for a two-year a Postdoctoral Scholar position beginning August 2024. The successful applicant will have significant research interests in some area of Ancient philosophy and is expected to teach one to two courses per year, that is, 1.0 to 2.0 HCE (half course equivalent, one term length) per year. 

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 successful applicant will be a member of the Collaborative Specialization in Ancient and Medieval Philosophy. For more information, please visit https://csamp.utoronto.ca/

The University of Toronto embraces Diversity and is building a culture of belonging that increases our capacity to effectively address and serve the interests of our global community. We strongly encourage applications from Indigenous Peoples, Black and racialized persons, women, persons with disabilities, and people of diverse sexual and gender identities. We value applicants who have demonstrated a commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion and recognize that diverse perspectives, experiences, and expertise are essential to strengthening our academic mission.

Salary: $49,000 plus a teaching stipend depending on the number of courses taught. The current stipend for 1.0 HCE is $8,142.50+ 4% vacation pay and is set by the CUPE 3902 Unit 1 Collective Agreement. All teaching related duties are covered by the CUPE 3902 Unit 1 Collective Agreement

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.  

Required qualifications: Applicants must have completed all requirements for their doctorate by July 31, 2024. Candidates must also be no more than 5 years from the awarding of their degree as of the start date for the position. 

Expected start date: August 1, 2024

Term: August 1, 2024 to July 31, 2026

FTE: 100% 

Supervisor: Professor Christian Pfeiffer

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
To be considered for this position, applications must be submitted electronically at [email protected] by the closing date; please include “Ancient Philosophy 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 (around 20 pages). Applicants should also submit the names and contact information for two references and should alert their referees that letters will be requested for candidates invited for an interview.
Email to apply
Hard deadline February 29, 2024, 11:59pm EST
Web address for more information https://www.utsc.utoronto.ca/philosophy/
Contact name Jason Ferreira
Contact email
Contact phone 416-208-2976
Time created November 24, 2023, 7:56pm UTC
Scheduled expiry date February 29, 2024, 11:59pm EST
Last updated November 24, 2023, 7:56pm UTC
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