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Two nine-month limited-term appointments (LTAs) at the rank of Assistant Professor, Trent University

The Department of Philosophy at Trent University invites applications for TWO nine-month limited-term appointments (LTAs) at the rank of Assistant Professor commencing August 1, 2016. These appointments are subject to budgetary approval.

Candidates are expected to have a completed Ph.D., demonstrated excellence in teaching at the undergraduate level, and a commitment to research. Each successful candidate will teach six courses -- three in the fall semester and three in the winter semester -- on our Symons campus in Peterborough, Ontario. We are seeking candidates to teach the following combination of courses:

LTA #1
Fall: PHIL 2390H Biomedical Ethics
PHIL 3110H Classics in Ethical Theory
PHIL 4390H Advanced Topics in Value Theory
Winter: PHIL 2020H Philosophy of Sport and Recreation
PHIL 2390H Biomedical Ethics
PHIL-POST 3180H Social and Political Philosophy
LTA #2
Fall: PHIL-PSYCH 3020H Philosophy of Emotion
PHIL 3420H Modern Philosophy I
PHIL 3210H Epistemology
Winter: PHIL 1200H Critical Thinking
PHIL 2010H Love and Desire
PHIL 4210H Advanced Topics in Metaphysics and Epistemology

Information about our department, including information about these courses, is available on our website:

Candidates are invited to submit applications in PDF format to using the subject line: LTA -- Philosophy. Applications should include a covering letter identifying the position(s) for which the candidate is applying (candidates may apply for both) and detailing the candidate's suitability for the position(s); a curriculum vitae; and a teaching dossier that includes evidence of excellence in teaching, and sample syllabi. Candidates must also provide the names and contact information of three referees. The deadline for the receipt of applications is May 12, 2016.

Trent University is actively committed to creating a diverse and inclusive campus community and encourages applications from all qualified candidates. Trent University offers accommodation for applicants with disabilities in its recruitment processes. Candidates requiring accommodation during the recruitment process are welcome to contact byronstoyles _at_

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

Deadline: 12 May 2106.

Limited term appointment, Saint Mary's University, Halifax. Critical thinking

The Department of Philosophy at Saint Mary's University invites applications for an eight-month position at the rank of Assistant Professor, to begin 1 September 2016. The successful applicant will teach a full-year Critical Thinking course and three one-semester courses (equivalent to a 3/2 or 2/3 load) in areas such as social or political philosophy, feminism, and philosophy of mind. The department is seeking an excellent teacher and active researcher. Applicants must have a doctorate or ABD status with the dissertation near completion. Salary will be determined according to the regular Assistant Professor scale described in the Collective Agreement, pro-rated to eight months.

Saint Mary's is a public university with approximately 7,500 students, offering a variety of undergraduate and graduate degrees. The Department of Philosophy serves students from all faculties and disciplines and has a major and an honours program as well as a Master's program. Academic calendars with program and course information are available at The department's webpages begin at

Saint Mary's University is in Halifax, Nova Scotia, a city of over 350,000 people. Halifax is a major educational centre for Atlantic Canada and is home to five universities. The city is close to recreational areas and to other major urban centres in Canada and the Northeastern United States. Information about Saint Mary's is available at

Saint Mary's University hires on the basis of merit and is committed to the principles of employment equity. Saint Mary's University encourages applications from qualified women, visible minorities, Aboriginal people, and people with disabilities.

A complete application consists of a letter of application, a Curriculum Vitae, a teaching dossier, a short writing sample, graduate school transcripts, and names and contact information of three referees. Applications should be sent to Dr. Mark Mercer, Chair, Department of Philosophy, Saint Mary's University, 923 Robie Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3H 3C3 or emailed to The closing date for applications is Monday 2 May 2016.

Deadline: 2 May 2016

Twelve-month position as McCain Post-doctoral Fellow in Ancient Philosophy, Mount Allison University.

The Department of Philosophy at Mount Allison University invites applications for a twelve-month position as McCain Post-doctoral Fellow in Ancient Philosophy. Candidates should have a PhD in Philosophy or one nearing completion, and have a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching and a deep interest in the history of philosophy. The course load for the year is 2/2. Courses to be taught include: a first year introductory course in philosophy called “Reason, Will, and World”; an introductory course in Metaphysics; and a six-credit (two-term) course in Ancient Philosophy. See for course descriptions.

The appointment will commence July 1, 2016, subject to budgetary approval. Submissions should include a letter of application with curriculum vitae, and a teaching dossier (including, but not limited to, a brief statement of teaching philosophy and a summary of teaching experience). Longlisted candidates will be contacted subsequently to submit transcripts, three letters of reference, and a sample of writing. Electronic applications are strongly encouraged and should be sent to Paper submissions should be sent to:

Chair of the Search Committee
Department of Philosophy
Mount Allison University
63D York Street
Sackville, NB E4L 1G9
Phone: 506-364-2556
Fax: 506-364-2645

Consideration of applications will begin March 21, 2016 and will continue until an appointment is made.

Mount Allison University has earned a national reputation for its excellent undergraduate programs. The university welcomes diversity in the workplace and encourages applications from all qualified women and men, including aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, and members of visible minorities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Canadian and permanent residents should indicate their citizenship status in their application.

Deadline: consideration begins 21 March, 2016.

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