Sessional Assistant Professor, Philosophy of Cognitive Science
The Department of Philosophy, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, York University invites highly qualified candidates to apply for two (2) one-year professorial stream contractually limited appointments at the level of Sessional Assistant Professor in Philosophy of Cognitive Science to commence August 1, 2022.
A PhD in Philosophy (or equivalent) is required, with a demonstrated record of excellence or promise of excellence in research and in teaching. Applicants should have a clearly articulated program of research and a demonstrated capacity to teach multiple courses offered through our Cognitive Science Program, such as Minds, Brains, and Machines (an introduction to cognitive science), Philosophy of Psychology, Philosophy of Artificial Intelligence, Philosophy of Neuroscience, Philosophy of Cognitive Science, and Honours Seminar in Cognitive Science.
Candidates must provide evidence of research excellence or promise of research of a recognized international calibre as demonstrated in: the research statement; a record of publications (or forthcoming publications) with significant journals in the field; presentations at major conferences; awards and accolades; and strong recommendations from referees of high standing.
Evidence of excellence or promise of excellence in teaching will be provided through: the teaching statement; teaching accomplishments; teaching experience; sample syllabi; pedagogical innovations such as experiential education, opportunities and engagement with students outside the classroom, or the use of technology to enhance learning; and strong letters of reference.
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All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens, permanent residents and Indigenous peoples in Canada will be given priority. No application will be considered without a completed mandatory Work Status Declaration form which can be found at http://acadjobs.info.yorku.ca/affirmative-action/work-authorization-form.
To be assured of full consideration, applications should be submitted by July 5, 2022.
The application, including a cover letter, an up-to-date curriculum vitae, a statement of research and teaching interests, evidence of teaching excellence, and three confidential letters of reference, may be uploaded to https://apply.laps.yorku.ca beginning on June 15, 2022.
Questions may be directed to Professor Michael Giudice, Chair, Department of Philosophy, Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies. Email: email@example.com (Subject: CLA: Philosophy of Cognitive Science).