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Assistant Professor (Contractually Limited Appointment)

Department of Philosophy, McMaster University

The Department of Philosophy invites applications for a one-year, contractually limited, position to begin July 1, 2017, at the rank of Assistant Professor. Preference will be given to applicants qualified to teach the following courses: 2CT3 Critical Thinking; 2D03 Bioethics; 2N03 Business Ethics; 2YY3 Intro to Ethics; 2 offerings of 3N03 Political Philosophy; 3P03 Philosophies of War and Peace, and one further 3 unit course. One of these courses will be offered in Spring, 2018. The minimum starting salary for the one-year period for an assistant professor will be $74,707* (* 2016-2107 salary floor).

McMaster University is a student focused, research-intensive university with a clear purpose: the discovery, communication and preservation of knowledge, and has a long standing reputation as Canada’s most innovative university.

The successful candidate will have a PhD in philosophy, in hand or near completion by the starting date, previous teaching experience and demonstrated ability to teach undergraduate courses in philosophy. The successful candidate will also be expected to participate in the research and administrative activities of the department.

How to Apply 

Applicants application packages should include: a letter of interest, a detailed curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy and practice, an indication of successful university level teaching (course outlines for courses previously taught, summaries of student evaluations, etc.), and the names and complete contact information for three referees. Candidates must arrange to have three confidential letters of reference sent directly to the email address below.

Materials sent from applicants must be submitted through the University’s electronic portal at www.workingatmcmaster.ca/careers/ (Job opening 12969). References accepted electronically emailed to: philadm@mcmaster.ca.  Queries should be addressed to Dr. Stefan Sciaraffa, Chair, Department of Philosophy at philadm@mcmaster.ca

Application deadline is April 15, 2017. Applicants should arrange for three letters of reference to reach the Department by the same date. For information about the Department of Philosophy, see http://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


Employment Equity Statement

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).