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Dean, College of Arts, University of Guelph

The University of Guelph invites applications, nominations and expressions of interest for the position of Dean, College of Arts with the appointment to be effective August 2017 or as soon thereafter as possible.

The University of Guelph has achieved prominence in Canada and around the world for its commitment to student learning and innovative research. It is dedicated to cultivating the essentials of our quality of life – food, water, environment, animal and human health, community, commerce, culture, and learning. The University community shares a profound sense of social responsibility, an obligation to address global issues and a concern for international development. Approximately 24,000 undergraduate and graduate students attend the University of Guelph, with additional students located in campuses around the province of Ontario. Further information about the University may be found at

The College of Arts offers a wide range of opportunities for learning, growth, and personal development, as well as a solid training in the fundamental knowledge skills needed for the modern world. More than 2,300 students are enrolled in undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees through its academic units of English and Theatre Studies, Fine Art and Music, Languages and Literatures, Philosophy, and History. Committed to high quality teaching and diverse and multidisciplinary research, the College’s 110 faculty members are the recipients of numerous recognitions and awards.

Reporting to the Provost and Vice-President (Academic) and a member of Guelph’s senior administration, the Dean, College of Arts will provide strategic direction, academic planning leadership and administrative oversight to achieve the highest possible standards in teaching, research, creative activity, and service. Working collaboratively with a variety of internal and external partners to further enhance the reputation of the College, the Dean will lead in promoting innovative and multi-disciplinary approaches to teaching and research, and in increasing funding support.

The successful candidate will be an accomplished academic and advocate for the arts and humanities with a record of building strong teams and relationships, fostering academic innovation, managing resources, and promoting multi-disciplinary initiatives. Extensive academic leadership experience will enable the new Dean to relate to a range of internal and external partners and promote excellence, equity, diversity and inclusion among faculty, staff and students. The Dean, College of Arts will possess an open and collegial style, outstanding management, communication and interpersonal skills, a creative approach to problem solving, a strong commitment to academic excellence in research, creative activity and teaching, and experience or an interest in fundraising.

The University of Guelph is committed to equity in its policies, practices, and programs, supports diversity in its teaching, learning and work environments, and ensures that applications for members of underrepresented groups are seriously considered under its equity policy. All qualified individuals who would contribute to the further diversification of the University community are encouraged to apply.

The search committee will begin consideration of candidates immediately and will continue until the role is successfully filled. Applications should include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae and the names of three references (who will not be contacted without the consent of the candidate), and be submitted electronically, in confidence, to:

Laverne Smith & Associates Inc.

GuelphArts _at_

Bertrand Russell Visiting Professorship, McMaster University

The Department of Philosophy invites applications for a Visiting Professorship in Russell and the History of Early Analytic Philosophy. McMaster University, which houses the Bertrand Russell Archives and the Bertrand Russell Research Centre, is one of the leading centres for research on Russell's philosophy.

The Visiting Professorships, one of which will be available each year, are intended for established scholars whose research would be benefited by access to the Bertrand Russell Archives for an extended period. They are tenable for either one or two semesters, and involve the obligation to present at least one paper in the Philosophy Department's Speakers Series and teach one fourth year undergraduate course also open to graduates, preferably on the history of analytic philosophy (although a different topic may be agreed upon with the Chair of the Department of Philosophy), while undertaking research in the Russell Archives. The stipend for teaching the course is up to $16,627.00, depending on rank, in accordance with the standard schedule for overload teaching for 2017/2018.

It is expected that successful applicants will be on research leave from their home university during the term of their Visiting Professorship and thus can rely on their regular leave salary for their main financial support. Review of applications will commence on April 15, 2017.

How to Apply:

Applicants must submit their application through the University's electronic portal at Please include a CV together with a description of the research you propose to conduct at the Russell Archives.

Queries should be addressed to Dr. Wil Waluchow, Acting Chair, Department of Philosophy at

To comply with the Government of Canada's reporting requirements, the University is obliged to gather information about applicants' status as either Permanent Residents of Canada or Canadian citizens.  Applicants need not identify their country of origin or current citizenship, however, all applications must include one of the following statements:

&hbsp; Yes, I am a citizen or permanent resident of Canada

  No, I am not a citizen or permanent resident of Canada

McMaster University is strongly committed to employment equity within its community and to recruiting a diverse faculty and staff. The University encourages applications from all qualified candidates including women, persons with disabilities, First Nations, Métis and Inuit persons, members of racialized communities and LGBTQ-identified persons. If you require any form of accommodation throughout the recruitment and selection procedure, please contact the Human Resources Service Centre at 905-525-9140 ext. 222-HR (22247).

Deadline: review begins 15 April, 2017

Past Deadline

2 Limited Term Positions: 1) AOS Kant, Early Modern Philosophy; AOC Ethics 2) AOS Critical Thinking; AOC Philosophy of Language. Concordia University.

The Department of Philosophy at Concordia University in Montreal, Quebec, invites applications for up to two limited-term appointments:

  1. AOS: Kant, Early Modern Philosophy; AOC: Ethics;
  2. AOS: Critical Thinking; AOC: Philosophy of Language.

Position 1) involves teaching upper level courses in Rationalism, Empiricism, Kant & 19th C philosophy, an advanced/graduate Kant course, online (already prepared) courses in biomedical ethics; 2) involves teaching online (already prepared) courses in critical thinking, introduction to philosophy, introductory courses in philosophy of language. For position 1) ability to update the biomedical ethics course may be an asset. For both positions, ability to teach courses such as introduction to ethics, environmental ethics, deductive logic, or an online (already prepared) philosophy of religion course, may be an asset. In general, broad teaching ability is an asset. A completed Ph.D., or one demonstrably near completion, is necessary for both positions.

Applications should consist of 1) a cover letter, 2) a current CV, 3) a statement of teaching philosophy/interests, and 4) evidence of teaching effectiveness. Combine these in one PDF, in that order, and email it to phil-apps _at_ (All applications will receive an e-mail confirmation.) Three letters of reference are to be sent electronically, via third party dossier services such as InterFolio, or directly from referees, to phil-apps _at_

The addressee is:

Dr. David Morris, Chair,
Department of Philosophy
Concordia University
1455 de Maisonneuve Blvd.
Montreal, QC, H3G 1M8
phil-apps _at_

This position is subject to budgetary approval and department/unit need. Individuals holding limited-term appointments may be reappointed, given continued funding and need, as well as satisfactory job performance. Together, initial appointments and subsequent reappointments may not exceed 36 months or a span of three consecutive years. They are normally at the rank of Lecturer or Assistant Professor, beginning August 1, 2016 and ending May 14, 2017. Successful candidates will normally be expected to teach three courses per semester. Candidates applying for a subsequent appointment are considered first.

All inquiries should be directed to Dr. Morris at David.Morris _at_ Review of applications will begin as they are received and will continue until the required positions have been filled. All applications should be received by the department no later than March 10, 2017.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority. Concordia University is committed to employment equity.

Deadline: 10 March 2017

Teaching Term Appointment: Department of Philosophy, Memorial University

Memorial University of Newfoundland will make a teaching term appointment in the Department of Philosophy, Memorial University, subject to budgetary approval and to sufficient enrolments, during the Fall semester of 2017 and Winter semester of 2018. The minimum qualification for teaching term appointments is normally a completed doctoral degree in the discipline, though in some cases a master's degree in the discipline together with appropriate teaching experience may be an acceptable qualification. For further details on these appointments, please contact the head of Philosophy (Sean McGrath, Please forward, by March 24, 2017, a curriculum vitae, evidence of effective teaching, and the names and addresses of three referees, to Dr. Lynne Phillips, Dean of Humanities and Social Sciences, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John's, Newfoundland, A1C 5S7.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority. Memorial University is committed to employment equity and encourages applications from qualified women and men, visible minorities, aboriginal people, and persons with disabilities.

Deadline: 24 March 2017


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