Assistant Professor in Political Philosophy

University of Ottawa

Job Family:

Academic Leadership and Faculty

Union affiliation:

APUO

Faculty/Department:

Faculty of Arts_FT Professors

Campus:

Desmarais Hall

Date Posted:

October 01, 2023

Closing Date:

Note: Applications will be accepted until 11:59 PM on the day prior to the Posting End Date above

The Department of Philosophy at the University of Ottawa invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Political philosophy, beginning July 1, 2024.

Title of the Position: Assistant Professor, but higher ranks may be considered under exceptional circumstances.

Duties: Responsibilities include: a) active research and knowledge mobilization program; b) teaching; c) recruitment and supervision of graduate students; d) service to the community.

  • Maintaining and developing a research program in political philosophy, preferably, with a component in applied political philosophy, resulting in scholarly publication and research grants.
  • Teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in political philosophy in both French and English.
  • Recruiting and training graduate students.
  • Working collaboratively in research and university service.
  • Participating in administrative activities of the department and service to the broader university community.

Terms: Tenure-track position

Wage: Salary scale for an assistant professor rank starts at $89,622 (as of May 1, 2023).

Benefits Package: The University of Ottawa provides a complete benefits package, which includes long-term disability, basic group life insurance, supplementary health insurance, University of Ottawa Pension Plan and optional life insurance, as well as relocation expenses.

Location of Work: Department of Philosophy, University of Ottawa, 55 Laurier Avenue East, Ottawa, ON K1N 6N5

Contact Information (inquiries and questions):

Dr. Mitia Rioux-Beaulne, Director, Department of Philosophy, University of Ottawa, 55 Laurier Avenue East, Ottawa ON, K1N 6N5. E-mail: [email protected]

Required Qualifications: The successful candidate will be a scholar in Political philosophy, with all of the following:

A doctorate (Ph.D.) by July 1, 2024 in a relevant discipline; A demonstrated track record of scholarly excellence in political philosophy; Evidence to support the establishment of an innovative research program, including a record of refereed publications and scholarly conferences; A demonstrated ability or concrete plan to attract external funding; Evidence of teaching experience or training at the university level; A commitment to teaching and graduate training in our Department’s programs; A commitment to principles related to equity, diversity, and inclusion in all aspects of the research and teaching; Active bilingualism in French and English at the time of hiring; The ability to teach in French at the time of hiring;

Application Deadline: Applications received by October 27nd, 2023 will receive full consideration but the position will remain open until filled.

More information regarding Academic Careers can be found online. Applications must be submitted electronically through the University of Ottawa Career application portal.

Please submit the following application materials as a single PDF document; cover letter, curriculum vitae, copies of two recent peer reviewed publications, statement of research interests, teaching dossier and students evaluations (if available).

Under separate cover, three confidential letters of reference should be sent by the referees to:

Mitia Rioux-Beaulne, Director

Department of Philosophy

University of Ottawa

Email: [email protected]

Short-listed candidates will be invited to present their research to professors and students.

For more detail on our unit, please visit: https://www.uottawa.ca/faculty-arts/philosophy

The University of Ottawa is a dynamic community of students, researchers, professionals, and academics in pursuit of great things. Our vision for the university of tomorrow is one that reflects the diversity of its people, their ideas, and their identities. We believe in the power of representation, and that increasing the diversity of our faculty and staff supports this objective.

One way in which we are starting to affect change, is by promoting more inclusive practices for staff and faculty recruitment. This includes more diversified and cross-functional selection committees, the use of self-representation surveys and equity data, guarding against biases through education, policies and procedures, as well as broadening our candidate searches through agencies and community partners. 

Our goal is to provide the best student experience, sustained by a campus community they can identify with. To achieve this, we are seeking academic candidates that can best represent a broad intersection of equity-deserving communities, as well as their lived experiences.

According to government policy, all qualified candidates are invited to apply; however, preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents. The University of Ottawa is an equal opportunity employer. If you are invited to continue the selection process, please notify us of any particular adaptive measures you might require by contacting the Office of the Associate Vice-President, Faculty Affairs at [email protected] . Any information you send us will be handled respectfully and in complete confidence.

The University of Ottawa is proud of its more than 160-year tradition of bilingualism. Through its Official Languages and Bilingualism Institute, the University provides training to staff members and to their spouses in their second official language.

The University of Ottawa is committed to ensuring equity, diversity, and inclusion in the scholarly and leadership environments of our students, staff, and faculty. Accordingly, we strongly encourage applications from Indigenous Peoples in Canada, visible minorities members (racialized persons), persons with disabilities, women, as well as from all qualified candidates with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with equitable, diverse, and inclusive communities. Candidates who wish to be considered as a member of one or more designated groups are asked to complete the confidential Self-Identification Questionnaire, to be completed at the time of application.

All qualified candidates are invited to apply; however, preference will be given to Canadians and permanent residents. When submitting your application, please indicate if you are legally entitled to work in Canada

The University of Ottawa provides accommodations for applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. If you are invited to proceed in the selection process, please notify us of any accommodations that you require by contacting the Office of the Vice-Provost, Faculty Relations by email at [email protected]. Any information you send us will be handled respectfully and in complete confidence.

The University of Ottawa is proud of its 160-year tradition of bilingualism. Through its Official Languages and Bilingualism Institute, the University provides training to staff members and to their spouses in their second official language.

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