Assistant Professor in Philosophy of Science
University of Toronto Department of Philosophy
Canada

Assistant Professor - Philosophy of Science

Date Posted: 08/16/2021
Closing Date: 11/01/2021, 11:59PM ET
Req ID: 8801
Job Category: Faculty - Tenure Stream (continuing)
Faculty/Division: Faculty of Arts & Science
Department: Dept of Philosophy
Campus:St. George (Downtown Toronto)

Description:

The Department of Philosophy in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at the University of Toronto invites applications for a full-time tenure stream position in the area of philosophy of science. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor, with an expected start date of July 1, 2022, or shortly thereafter.

Applicants must have earned a PhD in Philosophy or a closely related field by the time of appointment, or shortly thereafter, with a demonstrated record of excellence in research in and teaching of philosophy of science (broadly construed to include general philosophy of science and the philosophy of any specific science). We seek candidates whose research and teaching interests complement and strengthen our existing departmental strengths. The successful candidate will be expected to pursue innovative and independent research at the highest international level and to establish an outstanding, competitive, and externally funded research program.

Candidates must provide evidence of research excellence which can be demonstrated by a record of publications in top-ranked and field relevant journals or forthcoming publications meeting high international standards, the submitted research statement, presentations at significant conferences, awards and accolades, and strong endorsements from referees of high standing.

Evidence of excellence in teaching will be provided through teaching accomplishments, the teaching dossier including a teaching statement, sample course materials, and teaching evaluations submitted as part of the application, as well as strong letters of reference.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. 

The University of Toronto has three campuses, St. George, Scarborough, and Mississauga, each with its own Department of Philosophy offering undergraduate programs. The advertised position is on the downtown St. George campus. The Graduate Department of Philosophy at the University of Toronto is a tri-campus department, consisting of philosophy faculty appointed on all three campuses. Graduate teaching and supervision typically take place on the St. George campus.

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 our website at www.philosophy.utoronto.ca.

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

The following elements of the application must be submitted online (in pdf format only) by November 1, 2021:

(1) A cover letter in a file labelled “YourLastName cover letter.pdf”;

(2) A curriculum vitae in a file labelled “YourLastName CV.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 “YourLastName research.pdf”;

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

Applicants must provide the name and contact information of three references. The University of Toronto’s recruiting tool will automatically solicit and collect letters of reference from each after an application is submitted (this happens overnight). Applicants remain responsible for ensuring that references submit letters (on letterhead, dated and signed) by the closing date.

If you have questions about this position, please contact Belinda Piercy at search.philosophy@utoronto.ca.

All application materials, including reference letters, must be received by November 1, 2021.

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

Diversity Statement

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, LGBTQ2S+ 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.

Accessibility Statement

The University strives to be an equitable and inclusive community, and proactively seeks to increase diversity among its community members. Our values regarding equity and diversity are linked with our unwavering commitment to excellence in the pursuit of our academic mission.

The University is committed to the principles of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). As such, we strive to make our recruitment, assessment and selection processes as accessible as possible and provide accommodations as required for applicants with disabilities.

If you require any accommodations at any point during the application and hiring process, please contact uoft.careers@utoronto.ca.


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