Lecturer/Assistant Professor at Dalhousie University

Dalhousie University

Job Type: Fixed-Term

Application Deadline: May 22, 2018


The Department of Philosophy and Department of History at Dalhousie University invite applications for a 3 year 100% full time limited term position at the Lecturer/Assistant Professor level, effective July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2021. This position is subject to budgetary approval. The successful candidate will teach in one of these two departments. In addition to other teaching responsibilities, the successful candidate will teach two required, introductory, half-year Writing Courses in the undergraduate Computer Science program on social, historical and philosophical perspectives on computers.

A record of, or demonstrated potential for, excellence in teaching and research is required. Applicants must have in hand, by the start date of the appointment, a Ph.D. in Philosophy OR History OR History and Philosophy of Science OR related discipline. Salary will depend upon qualifications and experience. The home department will be determined based on academic fit with the successful applicant’s background. Course load is expected to be the equivalent of 3 and 3 with one half course teaching release in each term of the first year.

Candidates from a History background should be a North Americanist with an open specialization, but be prepared to teach a survey in United States or Canadian history and some half-year specialized courses. Candidates from a Philosophy background may have an open specialization, but be prepared to teach some of the following half-year courses: computer ethics, introduction to cognitive science, introduction to logic, and introduction to philosophy. The successful applicant will teach courses at introductory, intermediate and advanced undergraduate/graduate levels, with some limited graduate student
supervision and committee work.

Applications should include: a complete curriculum vitae, transcripts (undergraduate and graduate), writing sample, teaching dossier (including evidence of teaching effectiveness), a statement of research and teaching interests and philosophies, the names and contact information for three referees, and a completed Self-Identification Questionnaire, which is available at www.dal.ca/becounted/selfid . A record of publication will be an asset.

Applications should be sent to Darren Abramson, Hiring Committee Co-Chair, Department of Philosophy, Dalhousie University, 6135 University Avenue, PO Box 15000, Halifax, NS, Canada B3H 4R2. (Please use dalphil@dal.ca for correspondence). The closing date for applications is May 22, 2018.

Posted: April 30, 2018