Memorial University: Great place to study…and an opportunity to teach

Three things:

1. We will soon have approval for our PhD program for next year. If you are or have students interested in our areas (see below’s job ad) then keep that in mind.

2. But we already have a funded MA program. So that’s something to keep in mind for students looking to prep for going onto the PhD in philosophy.

3. Finally–and please spread this around to anyone who should know–we are hiring. I am chair of the search committee, so I can only answer very basic informational questions about our program.

The Department of Philosophy at Memorial University of Newfoundland invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, to begin 1 July 2013. The Department seeks to hire a philosopher working in one or more of its three research clusters: Metaphysics and its History, Ethics and Social and Political Philosophy, and Kant and Continental Philosophy. The successful candidate will hold a PhD at the time of appointment and augment our strengths in teaching in a pluralistic and historically minded undergraduate program. The successful candidate will also be expected to teach five courses in total per year with the opportunity to teach in our MA program and incipient PhD program, while maintaining an active research agenda and engaging in academic service. The Department of Philosophy at Memorial University of Newfoundland is a vibrant program with an undergraduate Ethics Diploma, a monthly public lecture series, a winter colloquium series, as well as a weekly philosophy-related discussion group, and is committed to our service to the local community. For more information on the Department, including members’ research interests, applicants are invited to consult the Department’s website at http://www.mun.ca/philosophy. Memorial University is the largest university in Atlantic Canada. As the province’s only university, Memorial plays an integral role in the education and cultural life of Newfoundland and Labrador.  Offering diverse undergraduate and graduate programs to almost 18,000 students, Memorial provides a distinctive and stimulating environment for learning in St. John’s, a safe friendly city with great historic charm, a vibrant cultural life and easy access to a wide range of outdoor activities. Memorial University is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from qualified women and men, visible minorities, aboriginal people and persons with disabilities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian Citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. Applicants should submit curriculum vitae, graduate school transcripts, teaching dossier, short writing sample, and three letters of reference to Dr. Arthur Sullivan, Acting Chair, Department of Philosophy, A-3069, Arts & Administration Building, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John’s, NL, A1C 5S7. (Applications sent by email will not be accepted.) The closing date for applications is 15 February 2013.