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The Department of Philosophy in the Faculty of Arts at Ryerson University invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor in ancient philosophy. The appointment shall be effective July 1, 2020, subject to final budgetary approval.
The Department of Philosophy consists of nineteen tenured or tenure-stream faculty members, and offers undergraduate and graduate (Master’s) programs. Our faculty prides itself on the excellence of its research, the quality of its teaching, the pluralism of its approach to philosophy, and a collegial work environment. We are interested in candidates who will contribute to our Department through an active research program, a commitment to effective teaching, and dedicated service to the department and the wider Ryerson community.
This position falls under the jurisdiction of the Ryerson Faculty Association (RFA) (www.rfanet.ca).
The RFA collective agreement can be viewed here and a summary of RFA benefits can be found here.
The successful candidate will engage in a combination of teaching, research and service duties, maintaining an inclusive, equitable, and collegial work environment across all activities. Responsibilities will include: pursuing an original and independent research program that produces high-quality research; engaging in teaching duties (2+2 course load, which is the department teaching standard) including teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate levels; supervising graduate students and contributing to curriculum development/expansion as appropriate; and participating in the academic life of the Department of Philosophy, the Faculty of Arts, and the University through service activities.
Candidates must hold a PhD in Philosophy by the date of appointment. In addition, the successful candidate must present evidence of:
- excellence in research through achievements such as a robust research program and emerging scholarly record, peer-reviewed conference papers and publications in high-calibre venues, awards and accolades, and strong letters of reference from well-established scholars;
- teaching ability through a teaching dossier that includes a statement of teaching philosophy, experience with course/curriculum review/development, sample syllabi and teaching evaluations;
- strong communication and expository skills and a demonstrated ability to supervise undergraduate and graduate students;
- commitment to our values of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion as they pertain to service, teaching, and scholarly research or creative activities, including a demonstrated ability to make learning accessible and inclusive for a diverse student population; and
- an ability to contribute to the life of the Department, Faculty and the University through collegial service.
Equity at Ryerson
At the intersection of mind and action, Ryerson is on a transformative path to become Canada’s leading comprehensive innovation university. Integral to this path is the placement of equity, diversity and inclusion as fundamental to our institutional culture. Our current academic plan outlines each as core values and we work to embed them in all that we do.
Ryerson University welcomes those who have demonstrated a commitment to upholding the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion and will assist us to expand our capacity for diversity in the broadest sense. In addition, to correct the conditions of disadvantage in employment in Canada, we encourage applications from members of groups that have been historically disadvantaged and marginalized, including First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples, Indigenous peoples of North America, racialized persons, persons with disabilities, and those who identify as women and/or 2SLGBTQ+.
How to Apply
Applicants must submit their application online via the Faculty Recruitment Portal (click on “Start Application Process” to begin) by December 1, 2019. Please note that mailed and emailed applications will not be accepted. The application must contain submissions in the following order as a single PDF document:
- a letter of application;
- a curriculum vitae;
- a statement of research interests (including plans for dissemination of results);
- two (2) recent writing samples; and
- a teaching dossier and results of teaching evaluations.
In addition, applicants must arrange for at least three confidential letters of reference to be sent to Mr. Ian Thut at email@example.com. Names of further references may be requested at a later stage in the selection process.
Please note that all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, applications from Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Candidates must therefore indicate in their application if they are a permanent resident or citizen of Canada.
Confidential inquiries can be directed to Dr. Glenn Parsons, Chair of the Departmental Hiring Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ryerson is committed to accessibility for persons with disabilities. For any confidential accommodation needs and/or inquiries regarding accessing the Faculty Recruitment Portal, please contact Renee Gordon, HR Advisor at email@example.com.