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 Tenure-Track Position
European Philosophy

The Department of Philosophy invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin July 1, 2019.

Area of specialization: European Philosophy, particularly any figure or theme in French or German philosophy roughly from Nietzsche onwards.

Areas of competence: Open

The successful applicant must demonstrate a record of excellence in teaching and research as well as an ability and willingness to contribute to (1) the undergraduate B.A. Honours Degree Program, (2) M.A. and Ph.D. graduate committees covering a wide range of topics within European philosophy, (3) equity, diversity and inclusivity within the department, and (4) the collegial atmosphere and intellectual life of the department.

To be eligible for the position, the candidate must have a Ph.D. in philosophy by the time of the appointment. 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, a research statement, a statement of teaching interests and philosophy, including evidence of teaching effectiveness, and a statement on how the candidate will advance the university’s commitment to building an equitable, diverse and inclusive community.

  • These application materials must be submitted through the University’s electronic portal: (Job Opening # 22886).
  • Queries should be addressed to Dr. Stefan Sciaraffa, Chair, Department of Philosophy at Applicants should arrange for at least three letters of reference to be sent to the department at the following address:
  • Complete applications received by November 18th, 2018 will be assured of full consideration; however, applications will continue to be considered until the position is filled. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply.  However, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority for these positions.

For information about the Department of Philosophy, see

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 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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