Assistant Professor of Philosophy (Tenure track)

ART Philosophy

Competition No.  -    A100146291
Closing Date  -    Will remain open until filled.

AOS: Epistemology, Social Epistemology

AOC: Indigenous Philosophy

The Department of Philosophy invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor specializing in Epistemology, broadly construed, with a starting date of July 1, 2022. Applicants must hold a PhD in Philosophy, or be ABD with a strong expectation of completing the PhD before July 1, 2022. Diverse methodological and theoretical approaches welcome; engagement with Indigenous knowledge systems and theories required.

The successful candidate will have a strong background in Western epistemology, as well as interests in social epistemology. They will be able to teach core courses in epistemology at all levels, while also bringing critical perspectives to bear on epistemological assumptions that have historically led to the marginalization of Indigenous and non-Western philosophies. They will support the Department in its effort to decolonize and indigenize the curriculum.

The Department also has teaching needs in the following areas: philosophy of language, philosophy of mind, Kant, philosophy of law, applied ethics, and feminist philosophy, among others. Ability to teach in one or more of these areas will be an asset.

Candidates must demonstrate high potential for excellent research and teaching, and the ability to engage with Indigenous perspectives. Diverse research experiences, such as team projects or community-engaged scholarship, as well as the ability to develop collaborations with other Departments and Faculties, such as the Faculty of Native Studies or other Faculties in the College of Social Science and Humanities (Business, Law, Education) will also be taken into consideration. First Nations, Métis, and Inuit scholars are encouraged to apply, along with Indigenous scholars from any geographical region. Applicants should self-identify and are encouraged to demonstrate Indigenous community connections.

The Department currently has 10 full-time academic faculty members, including one Canada Research Chair, one continuing academic teaching staff member, some 80 undergraduate majors and honors, and 25 graduate students. Scholars interested in learning more about the Department of Philosophy and the research programs of our faculty members are invited to view our Home Page (https://www.ualberta.ca/philosophy) or contact the Department Chair, Dr. Marie-Eve Morin (mmorin1@ualberta.ca).

Edmonton and the University of Alberta are situated on Treaty 6 territory, homeland of the Métis, and traditional meeting ground and home for many Indigenous Peoples, including Cree, Saulteaux, Blackfoot, Dene, and Nakota Sioux. Established in 1908 as a board-governed, public institution, the University of Alberta has earned the reputation of being one of the best universities in Canada based on strengths in teaching, research, and service. The University’s main campus is located in Edmonton, Alberta’s capital city. The Edmonton metropolitan area is the sixth largest in Canada, with a population of approximately one million. Edmonton is home to Canada’s second-largest urban Indigenous population, with over 76,000 residents who identify as First Nations, Inuit, or Métis. The University serves over 39,000 students in almost 400 undergraduate, graduate and professional programs (www.ualberta.ca). The Faculty of Arts is the oldest and most diverse faculty on campus and is one of the largest research and teaching centres in Western Canada (www.arts.ualberta.ca). The University also has a large concentration of Indigenous scholars across all Faculties, as well as unique programs and units, including the Situated Knowledges: Indigenous Peoples & Place Research and Teaching Signature Area, a network of scholars which brings together 308 scholars from all 18 Faculties.

Teaching: 4 courses/year. Usual non-teaching duties. Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications in accordance with the Faculty Agreement as per the negotiated salary scales: https://www.ualberta.ca/faculty-and-staff/pay-tax-information/salary-scales.

 To have your application considered, please select the Apply Online icon below and submit the following:

  • Cover letter that includes highlights of the candidate’s profile (2 pages max);

o   Please note: Letters of reference will only be requested for selected candidates. Referees should be prepared to send their letters by early December.

  • Cover letter that includes highlights of the candidate’s profile (2 pages max);
  • Curriculum vitae that includes the names of three referees (CV);
  • Research statement that outlines main areas of current and future research (2 pages max) (submit as attachment under “Research Plan” option);
  • Teaching dossier that includes evidence of or potential for teaching effectiveness. This can include a brief description of your approach to teaching or brief descriptions of a few courses you have taught or would be interested in teaching. Full syllabi are not required (submit as one attachment under “Statement of Teaching/Research Interest” option);
  • At least one sample of written work (submit as one attachment under “List of Publications” option).

To assist the University in complying with mandatory reporting requirements of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (R203(3)(e), please include the first digit of your Canadian Social Insurance Number in your application (within the cover letter). If you do not have a Canadian Social Insurance Number, please indicate this in your application (within the cover letter).

Review of applications will start on 8 November 2021.

 

How to Apply

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Note: Online applications are accepted until midnight Mountain Standard Time of the closing date.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. If suitable Canadian citizens or permanent residents cannot be found, other individuals will be considered. The University of Alberta is committed to an equitable, diverse, and inclusive workforce. We welcome applications from all qualified persons. We encourage women; First Nations, Métis and Inuit persons; members of visible minority groups; persons with disabilities; persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expression; and all those who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas and the University to apply.