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Assistant Professor (EXPIRED)

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

Job category Junior faculty / Tenure-track or similar
AOS Ancient Philosophy
AOS categories African/Africana Philosophy
Ancient Greek and Roman Philosophy
Asian Philosophy
History of Philosophy
Medieval and Renaissance Philosophy
AOC Open
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Organization's reference number 1701637
Location Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Start date July 1, 2018
Job description

The Department of Philosophy at the University of Toronto Scarborough invites applications for a tenure-stream appointment in Ancient Philosophy at the rank of Assistant Professor. The appointment will begin on July 1, 2018. 

Candidates must hold a PhD in Philosophy or other relevant field by the date of appointment, or shortly thereafter. Candidates must have broad research interests and expertise within the field of ancient philosophy. 

The candidate must have an emerging record of scholarly accomplishments and will provide evidence of excellence in research demonstrated by publications in leading academic journals and/or academic presses or a research pipeline that is at a high international level, presentations at significant conferences, and strong letters of reference by referees of high international standing. The successful candidate will be expected to conduct innovative research at the highest international level and to establish an outstanding, externally funded research program.

The candidate must also have a commitment to excellence in teaching. This can be demonstrated by strong endorsements from referees, teaching accomplishments highlighted as part of the application, teaching evaluations, and the teaching dossier submitted as part of the application. The successful candidate must be able to teach a range of graduate and undergraduate courses in philosophy, although our primary teaching needs are ancient philosophy. Ability to teach courses in non-western philosophy will be a positive asset. The successful candidate will engage actively in the graduate Collaborative Specialization in Ancient and Medieval Philosophy at the University of Toronto. 

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. 

The University of Toronto Scarborough is a research-intensive institution with an interdisciplinary commitment, a multicultural student body, and a modern campus. The University of Toronto has three campuses, St. George, Scarborough, and Mississauga, each with its own Department of Philosophy offering undergraduate programs. The Graduate Department of Philosophy at the University of Toronto is a tri-campus department, consisting of the philosophy faculty appointed on all three campuses. Graduate teaching and supervision typically take place on the St. George campus. 

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 information about the Department of Philosophy, please visit http://utsc.philosophy.utoronto.ca.

All qualified candidates are invited to apply online by clicking on the link below:


The following elements of the application should be submitted online (in pdf format only) by November 1, 2017

• (1) a cover letter and (2) a curriculum vitae, combined in a file labelled “cover letter and CV_1701637.pdf”; 

• (3) a research dossier containing a statement outlining current and future research interests and a sample of academic writing (about 25 pages), combined in a file labelled “research_1701637.pdf”; 

• (4) a teaching dossier (including a statement of teaching philosophy, sample teaching materials, and teaching evaluations) in a file labelled “teaching_701637.pdf”. 

Applicants should also ask at least three referees to send letters (on letterhead, signed & scanned) by November 1, 2017 directly to [email protected].

Please note that for this search the required files must be in PDF format and must be labelled as indicated above. General submission guidelines can be found at: http://uoft.me/how-to-apply.

If you have questions about this position, please contact [email protected].

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.

As part of your application, you will be asked to complete a brief Diversity Survey. This survey is voluntary. Any information directly related to you is confidential and cannot be accessed by search committees or human resources staff. Results will be aggregated for institutional planning purposes. For more information, please see http://uoft.me/UP.

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

How to apply
Application type Online
Web address to apply https://utoronto.taleo.net/careersection/jobdetail...
Email to apply
Hard deadline November 1, 2017, 7:59pm EST
Contact name Professor Sonia Sedivy, Chair
Contact email
Contact phone 416-208-2796
Time created September 25, 2017, 11:55am UTC
Scheduled expiry date November 1, 2017, 7:59pm EST
Expired on November 2, 2017, 8:46pm EST
Last updated January 19, 2022, 5:08pm UTC
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