Assistant Professor – Philosophy

University of Manitoba

Department of Philosophy
Faculty of Arts
University of Manitoba

Assistant Professor
Position # 34106

The Department of Philosophy at the University of Manitoba invites applications for one full-time tenure-track / probationary appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor, with an area of specialization in Applied Ethics. The area of competency is open. The successful candidate must demonstrate an ability to pursue, as appropriate, an externally funded innovative research program that produces internationally recognized work of the highest quality and must demonstrate potential for excellence in teaching. Applicants must hold a PhD in Philosophy or a related field at the time of employment or be expected to earn their PhD soon after the start of their employment.

The position requires a combination of research, teaching, and service duties, while contributing to an inclusive and collegial work environment. The successful candidate must be able to teach undergraduate and graduate courses in one or more delivery modes that both complement the department’s strengths and address its needs in delivering its academic program. The position will also involve the supervision of MA students.

The University of Manitoba is home to the Centre for Professional and Applied Ethics, which is closely associated with the Philosophy Department. The Centre is interdisciplinary and active. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to participate in the activities of the Ethics Centre. Information on the Centre can be found here:

This appointment will be effective July 1, 2024. The successful candidate who holds a Ph.D. will be appointed at the rank of Assistant Professor. The successful candidate who is scheduled to complete the doctoral dissertation shortly after July 1, 2024, may be appointed to a term position at the rank of Lecturer until successful completion of their degree, at which time they will convert to a probationary (tenure-track) appointment as an Assistant Professor. Salary will be commensurate with the qualifications and experience of the chosen candidate.
The University of Manitoba is the province’s largest, most comprehensive post-secondary educational institution. More than 28,000 students from all over the world currently study in a wide range of programs in the liberal arts and sciences, the creative arts, and the professions. Research is a priority at the University of Manitoba and its faculty has a consistent record of securing substantial research support from national and international granting agencies and other funding sources.

The University of Manitoba is committed to the principles of equity, diversity & inclusion and to promoting opportunities in hiring, promotion and tenure (where applicable) for systemically marginalized groups who have been excluded from full participation at the University and the larger community including Indigenous Peoples, women, racialized persons, persons with disabilities and those who identify as 2SLGBTQIA+ (Two Spirit, lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, questioning, intersex, asexual and other diverse sexual identities). All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.
If you require accommodation supports during the recruitment process, please contact [email protected] or 204-474-7195. Please note this contact information is for accommodation reasons only.
Applications for this position must include a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a writing sample, and a teaching dossier. The letter of application should specify how the candidate meets the job description. The teaching dossier should demonstrate the capacity for excellent teaching, and can include a statement of teaching philosophy, teaching evaluations and sample course materials. As well, three confidential letters of reference attesting to research excellence must be received directly from the applicant’s referees or dossier service. Applicants are invited to submit an additional letter of reference attesting to their teaching skills.

Applications and letters of reference should be sent to [email protected]


Rhonda Martens, Chair
Philosophy Search Committee
Department of Philosophy
University of Manitoba
455 University College
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada R3T 2M8.

The deadline for receipt of applications is November 10, 2023.

Further information concerning the Department and the University may be obtained from or by e-mailing the Chair at [email protected].

Application materials, including letters of reference, will be handled in accordance with the protection of privacy provision of The Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy (Manitoba). Please note that curriculum vitae may be provided to participating members of the search process.”

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