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Department of Philosophy invites applications for a tenure-track position  commencing July 1, 2018

Value Theory

The Department of Philosophy invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor or Associate Professor to begin July 1, 2018. Whether hired at the Assistant or Associate Level, the appointment would initially be without tenure.

Area of specialization: Value Theory

Areas of competence: Open

The successful applicant must be able to contribute to the undergraduate B.A. Honours Degree Program in (JPPL)  Justice, Political Philosophy and Law and/or the research and teaching mission of (IEPI) the Institute for Ethics and Policy Innovation.

The aims of the JPPL program are to foster a sophisticated understanding of the law and legal institutions that make up the social world in which we live and of the political and moral theories that address the value and justice of these institutions. IEPI is a center of teaching and research that focuses on the ethical and policy challenges posed by highly promising but potentially socially disruptive technological innovations.

The department is particularly interested in candidates with research and teaching interests in applied ethics and feminist philosophy.

The successful applicant must have a Ph.D. by the time of the appointment and demonstrated excellence in teaching and research. Duties will include undergraduate and graduate teaching, the supervision of master’s and doctoral theses, and committee responsibilities. The normal teaching load in the Philosophy Department is 2 courses per term (4 per academic year), plus graduate supervision.

 How to Apply

Applicants should submit a letter of application together with a curriculum vitae, a writing sample, and a statement of teaching interests and philosophy, including evidence of teaching effectiveness.

These application materials must be submitted through the University’s electronic portal: workingatmcmaster.ca/careers/ (Job Opening #16592). Queries should be addressed to Dr. Stefan Sciaraffa, Chair, Department of Philosophy at philjob@mcmaster.ca. Applicants should arrange for at least three letters of reference to be sent to the department at the following address, philjob@mcmaster.ca

Complete applications received by December 1st, 2017 will be assured of full consideration; however, applications will continue to be considered until the position is filled. For information about the Department of Philosophy, see philos.humanities.mcmaster.ca/

To comply with the Government of Canada’s reporting requirements, the University is obliged to gather information about applicants’ status as either Permanent Residents of Canada or Canadian citizens. Applicants need not identify their country of origin or current citizenship, however, all applications must include one of the following statements:

Yes, I am a citizen or permanent resident of Canada

No, I am not a citizen or permanent resident of Canada

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