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Bertrand Russell Visiting Professorship

Accepting applications for 2018-2019

The Department of Philosophy invites applications for a Visiting Professorship in Russell and the History of Early Analytic Philosophy for 2018-2019. McMaster University houses the Bertrand Russell Archives and the Bertrand Russell Research Centre, and it is one of the leading centres for research on Russell’s philosophy. This Visiting Professorship is primarily intended for established scholars whose research would benefit from access to the Bertrand Russell Archives for an extended period. However, applications will also be considered from scholars at an earlier stage in their career who have a strong research project that would benefit from access to the archives.

The Visiting Professorship is tenable for either one or two semesters. The Visiting Professor’s duties include presenting at least one paper in the Philosophy Department’s Speakers Series and teaching one fourth-year undergraduate course also open to graduates, preferably on the history of analytic philosophy (although a different topic may be agreed upon with the Chair of the Department of Philosophy).The stipend for teaching the course is up to $17,197.00, depending on rank, in accordance with the standard schedule for overload teaching.  It is expected that successful applicants will be on research leave from their home university during the term of their Visiting Professorship and thus can rely on their regular leave salary for their main financial support. Review of applications will commence on April 2, 2018.


How to Apply: 

Applicants must submit their application through the University’s electronic portal at www.workingatmcmaster.ca/careers/ (Job # 18197). Please include a CV together with a description of the research you propose to conduct at the Russell Archives.

Queries should be addressed to Dr. Stefan Sciaraffa, Chair, Department of Philosophy at chphilo@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


All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply. However, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority for these positions.  McMaster University is strongly committed to employment equity within its community and to recruiting a diverse faculty and staff. The University encourages applications from all qualified candidates including women, persons with disabilities, First Nations, Métis and Inuit persons, members of racialized communities and LGBTQ-identified persons. If you require any form of accommodation throughout the recruitment and selection procedure, please contact the Human Resources Service Centre at 905-525-9140 ext. 222-HR (22247).