The Department of Philosophy at Ryerson University invites applications for two full-time tenure-track position, at the Assistant Professor level, beginning July 1st, 2019 (subject to final budgetary approval).
The areas of specialization are Ethics and Epistemology (click for further details on PhilJobs).
The Department of Philosophy consists of 18 tenure-stream faculty members. The Department offers undergraduate and graduate (Master’s) programs. Our faculty prides itself on its pluralism, the excellence of its research, and on the quality of its teaching. We are interested in candidates that will contribute to our existing research and teaching strengths by bringing innovative and diverse perspectives and experiences to the work.
Responsibilities for the position will include: teaching philosophy courses (a 2+2 load), including courses on one or more of the following topics: history of ethics; normative ethics; feminist ethics; environmental ethics; the nature of moral knowledge, moral language, moral ontology, and moral psychology; the origins of values; and the proper response to pressing global challenges. Responsibilities will also include: supervising students at the undergraduate and graduate levels; contributing to the undergraduate and graduate programs and to curriculum development/expansion as appropriate; establishing and maintaining a strong, independent research program; and participating in the academic life of the Department of Philosophy, the Faculty of Arts, and the University.
Candidates must have completed a PhD in Philosophy, or expect to do so before July 2019, and must provide evidence of high-quality teaching and excellence in research on topics in ethics, with an emerging scholarly record, as demonstrated by a number of achievements. These may include, but are not limited to, the following: awards and accolades, new course and curriculum development, a thoughtful teaching philosophy, strong teaching reviews, a robust research profile, peer-reviewed conference papers and publications in high-calibre venues, and strong letters of reference from referees of high standing. As well, candidates shall demonstrate a capacity for collegial service and a commitment to upholding the values of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion as it pertains to service, teaching, and research activities.
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