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10-Month Limited-Term Appointment in Philosophy

Department of Political Science, Philosophy, and Economics, Nipissing University

Job category Visiting fellowship / Professorship / Fixed term
AOS AOS: Ethics/Public Policy
AOS categories Applied Ethics
AOC History of Philosophy, Critical Thinking/Informal Logic
AOC categories History of Philosophy
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Location North Bay, Ontario, Canada
Start date August 1, 2024
Job description

The Department of Political Science, Philosophy and Economics in the Faculty of Arts and Science at Nipissing University invites applications for a 10-month Limited Term Faculty Appointment. This position is located in North Bay, Ontario. The Philosophy program at Nipissing offers an Honours Specialization, Specialization, Major, and Minor degree. Faculty anticipate making several changes to curriculum over the coming year, with the aim of making the program more flexible for students and strengthening contributions to the university as a whole in the area of ethics. For more information on the current program, please visit: Philosophy at Nipissing University.

The ideal candidate will have:
• completed or be near to completion of a Ph.D. in Philosophy
• evidence of excellence in teaching at the University level, with teaching competence in the history of philosophy
• an active research agenda in any area of Philosophy; however, the committee would be particularly interested in candidates with an AOS in ethics and public policy-related topics, who are able to contribute to the process of curriculum reform in Philosophy.


The successful candidate should be prepared to teach the following courses:
• PHIL 1117 - Values and the Human Condition (Winter term)
• PHIL 2506 - Thinking Clearly (Fall term)
• PHIL 2306 - Pre-Socratics and Plato (Fall term)
• PHIL 2307 - Aristotle and the Schools (Winter term)
• PHIL 3336 - Reason and Experience (Fall term)
• PHIL 3766 - Special Topics in Philosophy (Winter term)


The annual salary will correspond with qualifications and experience and will follow the Nipissing University Faculty Association (NUFA) Collective Agreement. The appointment will be effective August 1, 2024.

Nipissing University is located in the City of North Bay, Ontario (population 55,000), in the territory of the Robinson-Huron Treaty of 1850 and the Nipissing First Nation Traditional Territory and the traditional territory of the Anishinabek. Situated between Lake Nipissing and Trout Lake, and surrounded by pristine Canadian Shield forest, our campus is a comfortable three-and-a-half-hour drive from either Toronto or Ottawa. North Bay is a growing city with a vibrant arts community, ample amenities, and countless opportunities for outdoor activities. Learn more about North Bay, Ontario by visiting the @cityofnorthbay YouTube channel here: The City of North Bay.

Nipissing University is known for its excellence in teacher education, arts, science, and a range of professional programs. The School of Graduate Studies includes programs in history, sociology, education, environmental science/studies, kinesiology, and mathematics. In “Pathways: Our Commitments to Water, Land, and People”, Nipissing University has committed to: fulfilling our responsibility to truth and reconciliation; nurturing our relationship with water, land and place; embodying harmony and care; inspiring growth and development; building sustainable futures; and, celebrating who we are. Nipissing’s renowned focus on student success and experience has translated into top rankings nationally in the areas of student support, student experience, faculty, and residences as a primarily undergraduate institution. An academic environment that provides close student-faculty interaction, innovative approaches to learning, and a strong research culture is an enduring strength of Nipissing. Access and equity continue to be longstanding priorities, providing interventions and support for students who might not otherwise participate in postsecondary education. Nipissing welcomes a number of first-generation students, as well as students with disabilities with focused supports. Nipissing’s faculty and staff are committed to decolonization and reconciliation and provide a supportive environment for Indigenous students enrolled at the University. Our campus is located in a region home to 7,000 First Nations, Métis, and Inuit residents, many of whom choose to study at Nipissing University. As a public university located on the traditional territory of Nipissing First Nation and on the lands within the Robinson-Huron Treaty of 1850, Nipissing University is bound to advance knowledge and be a good guest on this land.

How to apply
Application type Email
Instructions
Interested candidates should submit a statement of teaching philosophy with teaching interests, research interests, a curriculum vitae and a sample syllabi of courses taught. Please submit the completed application by 4:00pm on Sunday June 16, 2024. Review of applications will commence Monday June 17, 2024, and will continue to be accepted and reviewed until the position is filled. These materials should be sent in one PDF document and to [email protected]. Applicants should arrange to have three letters of recommendation (with at least one addressing teaching) sent under separate cover to [email protected]. The ideal start date for this position is August 1, 2024. Nipissing University is committed to employment equity and strongly encourages applications, which may include self-identification in a cover letter from Indigenous peoples, women, persons with disabilities, persons who identify as 2SLGBTQI+ and racialized minorities. Nipissing University must gather information from applicants to determine eligibility to work in Canada. Please include a statement in your application to identify whether you are a Canadian Citizen, Permanent Resident or are otherwise legally eligible to work in Canada. Nipissing University will provide accommodation to ensure barrier-free employment in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. You can request accommodation at any stage of the hiring process. If you require an accommodation, please contact Human Resources at [email protected]. The search committee would like to thank all applicants for their interest in Nipissing University. Please note that only those candidates invited for an interview will be contacted.
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Deadline for full consideration: June 16, 2024, 4:00pm EST
Hard deadline No deadline specified (applications considered on an ongoing basis)
Contact
Web address for more information http://www.nipissingu.ca
Contact name David Borman
Contact email
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Scheduled expiry date November 12, 2024, 4:30pm EST
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