Canada Research Chair in Philosophy of Science

The Department of Philosophy at Western University (The University of Western Ontario)

Job type: Faculty Non Tenured

Application deadline: October 1, 2016

The Department of Philosophy at Western University (The University of Western Ontario) invites applications or nominations for the Rotman Canada Research Chair (Tier I) in Philosophy of Science. This position will build on Western’s record of research excellence in this field. We are seeking an innovative leader and exceptional scholar in any area of philosophy of science, broadly construed. This is an exciting opportunity for experienced individuals who are recognized internationally as leaders in their field and who are currently at the rank of Professor or Associate Professor (or equivalent). Salary is negotiable and commensurate with qualifications and experience. This position will be full time, and tenured at the rank of Professor or Associate Professor, in the Department of Philosophy, or as a joint appointment with Philosophy and another department, as appropriate. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain a vigorous research program, and to contribute to teaching and supervising undergraduates, graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows. The position will commence on July 1, 2017 or as negotiated.

The successful candidate will play a key role in the intellectual leadership of the Rotman Institute of Philosophy ( Founded in 2008, the Rotman Institute has become a leading center for philosophical work engaging with the sciences. The Rotman Institute’s vision is to make progress on foundational and socially relevant questions based on collaborations bridging philosophy, the sciences, and society. Institute faculty lead research projects in ethics and science, foundations of physics, philosophy of mind and neuroscience, and ecological philosophy.

With a full-time enrolment of 32,000, Western University is a leading research-intensive university with a full range of academic and professional programs, situated on one of Canada’s most beautiful campuses. General information about Western can be found at The university campus is in London, Ontario, a thriving city of 400,000 people, located midway between Toronto and Detroit. With parks, river valleys, tree lined streets and bicycle paths, London is known as the “Forest City” and boasts galleries, theatre, music and sporting events, and an international airport (see Western’s Recruitment and Retention Office is available to assist in the transition of successful applicants and their families.

The Canada Research Chair program was established by the Government of Canada to enable Canadian universities to foster research excellence and enhance their role as world-class centers of research. Further information on the program is available on the CRC web site at All Chairs are subject to review and final approval by the CRC Secretariat.

Applicants are invited to submit a curriculum vitae, writing sample, teaching dossier, a description of a 5-7 year research plan, and the names, addresses, telephone numbers and e-mail addresses of three potential referees, in confidence to:

Professor Andrew Botterell Acting Chair, Department of Philosophy Western University 1151 Richmond Street, StH 3145 London, Ontario, Canada N6A 5B8

Applications may be submitted via mail, or electronically with “CRC Application” as the subject. Review of applications will begin on Oct 1, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled.

Position is subject to budget approval. Applicants should have fluent written and oral communication skills in English. The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Western is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, members of racialized groups/visible minorities, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, and persons of any gender identity or gender expression. In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. If you require accommodations for interviews or other meetings, please contact Carol Suter

Posted: August 26, 2016