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Assistant Professor, Philosophy (19th and 20th Century)

Carleton University

Field of Specialization: 19th and 20th Century Philosophy and/or Ethics and Political Philosophy with an Emphasis on Well-Being and the Good Life
Academic Unit: Department of Philosophy
Category of Appointment: Preliminary (Tenure-track)
Rank/Position Title: Assistant Professor
Start Date: July 1, 2021
Closing Date: November 20, 2020

About the Position:

The Department of Philosophy invites applications from qualified candidates for a preliminary tenure-track appointment in philosophy at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning July 1, 2021.

The areas of expertise for this position are as follows:

Area of specialization: 19th and 20th century philosophy and/or ethics and political philosophy, with an emphasis on well-being and the good life.
Areas of competence: applied and social philosophy (for example, environmental ethics, philosophy of race, Indigenous philosophy, philosophy of disability).

About the Academic Unit:

The Department of Philosophy (https://carleton.ca/philosophy/) combines award-winning teaching with excellence in research. The department’s strengths are in two main areas: moral, social, and political philosophy, and the philosophy of mind, language, and knowledge. Several members of the department are active researchers in the history of philosophy. The department has close ties to the Department of Cognitive Science (https://carleton.ca/cognitivescience/) and is the administrative home of the Ph.D. program in Ethics and Public Affairs (https://carleton.ca/ethics/).

Qualifications:

The position requires a Ph.D. in philosophy, with evidence of research in 19th and 20th century philosophy and/or ethics and political philosophy, as well as demonstrated teaching excellence. The successful candidate will be responsible for building and teaching a course on Happiness, Well-being and the Good Life with high enrolment potential. Demonstrated aptitude for teaching courses at the first- and second-year level is required. The department is attempting to fill a gap in 19th and 20th century philosophy and also has teaching needs in the following areas: philosophy of environment, philosophy of race, post-colonial/de-colonial philosophy, philosophy of disability, and philosophy of art. We are seeking to expand and diversify the intellectual horizons explored in our courses and programs. The successful candidate will have an emerging focus on issues related to well-being and will make a substantial contribution to the MA program in a supervisory capacity. Potential for innovative research and teaching methods, as well as engagement in public philosophy and an openness to experiential learning, are assets.

Application Instructions:

Applications (including a CV, a sample of recent research, evidence of excellence in teaching, and three

letters of reference sent under separate cover) should be sent in one single PDF file to: Sandra Kirkpatrick, Administrator, Department of Philosophy, Carleton University (email: sandra.kirkpatrick@carleton.ca). Consideration of applications will begin on November 20.

Please identify any past experiences in supporting equity, diversity and inclusion in your previous institutional environment such as in recruitment, curriculum development and in supporting diverse students.

Please indicate in your application if you are a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada.

To see the full posting for this position, please visit https://carleton.ca/provost/jobs/academics/.

About Carleton University:

Carleton University is a dynamic and innovative research and teaching institution with a national and international reputation as a leader in collaborative teaching and learning, research and governance. With over 31,000 students in more than 100 programs of study, we encourage creative risk-taking, discovery, and the generation of transformative knowledge. We are proud to be one of the most accessible campuses in North America. Carleton’s Paul Menton Centre for Students with Disabilities has been heralded as the gold standard for disability support services in Canada.

Carleton’s location in Ottawa, Ontario provides many opportunities for scholarship and research with numerous and diverse groups and institutions. Canada’s capital has a population of more than one million and reflects the country’s bilingual and multicultural character. To learn more about our university and the City of Ottawa, please visit www.carleton.ca/about.

Carleton University is committed to fostering diversity within its community as a source of excellence, cultural enrichment, and social strength. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of our university including, but not limited to: women; visible minorities; First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples; persons with disabilities; and persons of any sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression. Carleton understands that career paths vary. Legitimate career interruptions will in no way prejudice the assessment process and their impact will be carefully considered.

Applicants selected for an interview are asked to contact the Chair as soon as possible to discuss any accommodation requirements. Arrangements will be made in a timely manner.

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