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Limited-Term Appointment in the Department of Philosophy in Continental and Social Philosophy

Last updated: April 8, 2021, 2:24 p.m.

Job title: Limited-Term Appointment in the Department of Philosophy in Continental and Social Philosophy
Date posted: April 6, 2021
Date revised: April 8, 2021
Application deadline: May 4, 2021
Advertised until: Position is filled

Position description

The Department of Philosophy at Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec, invites applications for a limited-term faculty appointment in Continental Philosophy and Social Philosophy. It is acceptable to specialize in just one of those areas (as an area of specialization [AOS]) if one has competence in the other (as an area of competence [AOC]). The teaching load for this position will be mainly drawn from the following courses: a prepared online version of Introduction to Philosophy of Religion (PHIL 266); Philosophy of Social Science (PHIL 324); Philosophy of Feminism (PHIL 371); 20th-Century Continental Philosophy (PHIL 377); From Modern to Postmodern: Philosophical Thought and Cultural Critique (PHIL 275); and Existentialism (PHIL 387). The successful candidate may also be assigned to teach an introductory course on Plato and the Pre-Socratics (PHIL 260), if appropriate. Depending on local pandemic conditions and institutional decisions, some or all of these courses may be delivered remotely.

Qualifications and assets

Holding this position requires a PhD in Philosophy and sufficient evidence of being able to effectively teach the courses listed above. Past experience with delivering courses both online and in-person is an asset.

How to apply

Applications should be received by May 4, 2021 and consist of a cover letter, a current CV, a statement of teaching philosophy/interests, and evidence of teaching effectiveness — combined in that order, in one PDF, and emailed to, with the subject line “2021 LTA Application.” (All applications will receive an email confirmation.) Note that the cover letter must state one of the two declarations about citizenship or residency pasted to the bottom of this ad.

Three letters of reference are to be sent electronically, via third-party dossier services such as InterFolio, or directly from referees, to:

Dr. Matthew Barker, Chair, Department of Philosophy
Concordia University
1455 de Maisonneuve Blvd.
Montreal, QC
Canada H3G 1M8

This position is subject to budgetary approval and department/unit need. Individuals holding limited-term appointments may be reappointed, given continued funding and need, as well as satisfactory job performance. Together, initial appointments and subsequent reappointments may not exceed 36 months or a span of three consecutive years. They are normally at the rank of Lecturer or Assistant Professor, beginning August 1, 2021 and ending May 14, 2022. Successful candidates will normally be expected to teach three courses per term.

All inquiries should be directed in the first instance to the Assistant to the Chair in the Department of Philosophy, at Review of applications will begin as they are received and will continue until the required position has been filled. All applications should be received by the department no later than May 4, 2021.

Concordia University is strongly committed to building a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community, and recognizes the importance of inclusion in achieving excellence in teaching and research. As part of this commitment to providing our students with the dynamic, innovative, and inclusive educational environment of a Next‐Generation University, we require all applicants to articulate in their cover letter how their background, as well as lived and professional experiences and expertise have prepared them to teach in ways that are relevant for a diverse, multicultural contemporary Canadian society.

These ongoing or anticipated examples can include but are not limited to:

  • teaching about underrepresented populations
  • mentoring students from underrepresented backgrounds
  • committee work
  • offering or organizing educational programming
  • participation in training and workshops

Concordia University recognizes the potential impact that career interruptions can have on a candidate’s record of research and will take them into careful consideration in assessing applications and throughout the selection process.

All applicants will receive an email invitation to complete a short equity survey. Participation in the survey is voluntary and no identifying information about candidates will be shared with hiring committees. Candidates who wish to self-identify as a member of an underrepresented group to the hiring committee may do so in their cover letter or by writing directly to the contact person indicated in this posting.

Adaptive measures

Applicants who anticipate requiring adaptive measures throughout any stage of the recruitment process may contact, in confidence, Nadia Hardy, Interim Deputy Provost and Vice-Provost, Faculty Development and Inclusion at or by phone at 514-848-2424, extension 4323.

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