Lecturer or Assistant Professor in Philosophy Saint Mary’s University, Department of Philosophy

The Department of Philosophy at Saint Mary’s University invites applications for an eight-month position at the rank of Lecturer or Assistant Professor, to begin 1 September 2017.  The successful applicant will teach a full-year Critical Thinking course and three one-semester courses (equivalent to a 3/2 or 2/3 load) in areas such as applied ethics and theory of knowledge.  The department is seeking an excellent teacher and active researcher.  Applicants must have a doctorate or ABD status with the dissertation near completion.  Salary will be determined according to the regular Lecturer or Assistant Professor scale described in the Collective Agreement, pro-rated to eight months.


Saint Mary's is a public university with approximately 7,500 students, offering a variety of undergraduate and graduate degrees.  The Department of Philosophy serves students from all faculties and disciplines and has a major and an honours program as well as a Master’s program.  Academic calendars with program and course information are available at http://www.smu.ca/academics/academic-calendar.html.  The department’s webpages begin at http://www.smu.ca/academics/departments/philosophy.html.


Saint Mary’s University is in Halifax, Nova Scotia, a city of over 350,000 people.  Halifax is a major educational centre for Atlantic Canada and is home to five universities.  The city is close to recreational areas and to other major urban centres in Canada and the Northeastern United States.  Information about Saint Mary’s is available at http://www.smu.ca/about/welcome.html


Saint Mary’s University hires on the basis of merit and is committed to the principles of employment equity.  Saint Mary’s University encourages applications from qualified women, visible minorities, Aboriginal people, and people with disabilities.  Preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.


Apply for this position online at www.smu.ca/employment and use the online application system CareerBeacon.  A complete application consists of a letter of application (addressed to Dr Mark Mercer, Chair, Department of Philosophy), a Curriculum Vitae, a teaching dossier, a short writing sample, graduate school transcripts, and names and contact information of three referees. 


The closing date for applications is Monday 10 April 2017.



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