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Assistant Professor in Social and Political Philosophy

Job Announcement

Type: Assistant Professor in Social and Political Philosophy
Institution: Department of Philosophy, Ryerson University
Location: Toronto, ON (Canada)
Date: beginning July 2018
Deadline: 1.12.2017

The Philosophy Department at Ryerson University invites applications
for one full-time tenure-track position, at the Assistant Professor
level, beginning July 1st, 2018 (subject to final budgetary approval).

The area of specialization for the position will be Continental
Social and Political Philosophy (broadly construed to include
philosophy of race or gender).

In addition to the expectations below, the successful candidate for
this position will also have to be able to teach courses that serve
the needs of the interdisciplinary B.A. program in Arts and
Contemporary Studies – a program which includes a required sequence
of six courses in the history of ideas, each of which is typically
team-taught by two faculty members drawn from different disciplines.

Responsibilities for the position will include: teaching philosophy
courses and supervising students at the undergraduate and graduate
levels; contributing to the undergraduate and graduate programs
including taking a lead role in curriculum development/expansion as
appropriate; establishing and maintaining a strong, independent
research program; and participating in the academic life of the
Philosophy Department, the Faculty of Arts, and the University.

The Philosophy Department, consisting of 17 tenured and tenure-track
faculty members, prides itself on the quality of its teaching and the
breadth and excellence of its research in both analytic and
continental approaches and traditions.

Candidates shall have completed (or expect to do so before July 2018)
a PhD in Philosophy, or equivalent (e.g. PhD in Political Theory or
in Social and Political Thought) and shall provide evidence of
high-quality teaching and excellence in research, with an emerging
scholarly record, as demonstrated by a number of achievements. These
may include, but are not limited to, the following: awards and
accolades, new course and curriculum development, a thoughtful
teaching philosophy, strong teaching reviews, a robust research
profile, peer-reviewed conference papers and publications in
high-calibre venues, and strong letters of reference from referees of
high standing. As well, candidates shall demonstrate a capacity for
collegial service and a commitment to upholding the values of Equity,
Diversity, and Inclusion as it pertains to service, teaching, and
research activities.

This position falls under the jurisdiction of the Ryerson Faculty
Association (RFA).

- The RFA collective agreement can be viewed at:

- The RFA’s website can be found at:

- A summary of RFA benefits can be found at:

How to Apply

Applicants must submit their application online via the Faculty
Recruitment Portal by December 1st, 2017:
Mailed and emailed applications will not be accepted.

Applications must include the following components, in the following
order, as a single PDF document:

(1) a letter of application, which clearly indicates whether you are
   a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident of Canada.
(2) a curriculum vitae
(3) a statement of research interests (including plans for
(4) two recent writing samples
(5) and results of teaching surveys (or equivalent evidence, such as
   a teaching dossier).

In addition, applicants should arrange for at least two confidential
letters of reference to be sent to our Department Administrator, Mr.
Ryan Walters at: philosophysearch(at)

Applications must be received by December 1st, 2017. Confidential
inquiries can be directed to Dr. Klaas Kraay, Chair of the
Departmental Hiring Committee: kraay(at)

Any inquiries regarding accessing the Faculty Recruitment Portal can
be sent to Mr. Ryan Doyle, HR Advisor at: rdoyle(at)ryerson.c

Aboriginal candidates who would like to learn more about working at
Ryerson University are welcome to contact Ms. Tracey King, M.Ed.,
Aboriginal HR Consultant, Aboriginal Recruitment and Retention
Initiative, at: t26king(at)

About Ryerson

At the intersection of mind and action, Ryerson is on a
transformative path to become Canada’s leading comprehensive
innovation university. Integral to this path is the placement of
equity, diversity and inclusion as fundamental to our institutional
culture. Our current academic plan outlines each as core values and
we work to embed them in all that we do.

Ryerson University welcomes those who have demonstrated a commitment
to upholding the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion and will
assist us to expand our capacity for diversity in the broadest sense.
In addition, to correct the conditions of disadvantage in employment
in Canada, we encourage applications from members of groups that have
been historically disadvantaged and marginalized, including First
Nations, Metis and Inuit peoples, Indigenous peoples of North
America, racialized persons, persons with disabilities, and those who
identify as women and/or 2SLGBTQ+. Please note that all qualified
candidates are encouraged to apply; however, applications from
Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

As an employer, we are working towards a people-first culture and are
proud to have been selected as one of Canada’s Best Diversity
Employers and a Greater Toronto’s Top Employer for 2015, 2016 and
2017. To learn more about our work environment, colleagues, leaders,
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