Assistant Professor of Philosophy

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University of Winnipeg
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The Department of Philosophy at the University of Winnipeg invites applications for one probationary tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor. Subject to budgetary approval, the expected start date is July 1, 2024. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience according to the University of Winnipeg Faculty Association Collective Agreement.

The Department has a long commitment to an historical approach to Philosophy and Philosophical education. The successful candidate will teach a full-year introductory course in the History of Philosophy and courses in the History Stream of our offerings (see Priority will be given to candidates specializing in:

Early Modern; or
Twentieth-Century Philosophy

Candidates must hold a PhD in Philosophy, or have an expected completion date on or before June 30th, 2024. They must demonstrate evidence of high-quality research and a track-record of effective teaching in their application. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an active research program, to teach undergraduate Philosophy courses (the normal teaching assignment is five half-year course equivalents), and to provide constructive service to the Department and University.

Applicants are requested to submit the following (all documents in PDF):

a cover letter, with, when applicable, an indication of Canadian citizenship or permanent residence;
a current Curriculum Vitae listing their degrees earned and their publications, describing the nature of their research program, and outlining their academic and community service contributions;
a published paper / article that is a representative sample of the candidate’s research;
a teaching dossier, which includes: (1) a statement of teaching philosophy, (2) a list of university courses taught previously and/or instructional experiences, (3) course outlines from prior teaching experiences, and (4) documentation providing evidence of teaching effectiveness, which may contain, but is not restricted to summaries of student evaluations of teaching and peer evaluations of teaching, if applicable;
three letters of reference to be submitted directly by referees who have knowledge of the candidate’s research and/or teaching (clarifying in what capacity) to: philosophy [__at__] uwinnipeg [dot] ca

The University of Winnipeg is committed to equity, diversity and inclusion and recognizes that a diverse staff/faculty benefits and enriches the work, learning and research environments, and is essential to academic and institutional excellence. In accordance with the University of Winnipeg Employment Equity and Diversity Policy and section 11 of The Human Rights Code, this position is designated for qualified candidates who self-identify as women, racialized persons, Indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, and 2SLGBTQ+ persons. Applicants are encouraged to confidentially self-identify at the time of application.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

Applicants must submit all of the above materials, save for letters of reference, through the University of Winnipeg’s online recruitment system at:

Please click on the “Apply” link at the bottom of the advertisement to submit your application.

Deadline for receipt of applications is March 11th, 2024. Shortlisted candidates will be contacted for in-person interviews. Candidates can refer to our departmental web-page and can check for updates in regards to this position on our website:

Inquiries about this employment opportunity can be directed to Dr. Adam C. Scarfe, Chair of the Department of Philosophy, at: a [dot] scarfe [__at__] uwinnipeg [dot] ca

The University of Winnipeg is committed to ensuring employment opportunities are accessible for all applicants. If you require accommodation supports during the recruitment process, please contact human_resources [__at__] uwinnipeg [dot] ca.

Deadline for Applications: 
March 11, 2024
a [dot] scarfe [__at__] uwinnipeg [dot] ca
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