10 month Limited Term Appointment Ethics and Applied Philosophy
Dalhousie University Department of Philosophy

10 month Limited Term Appointment Ethics and Applied Philosophy


The Department of Philosophy at Dalhousie University invites applications for a 10 monthLimited Term Appointment,effective August 1, 2019. This position is subject to budgetary approval. Areasof specialization/competence:Ethics and Applied Philosophy.

The successful applicant will teachcourses at introductory, intermediate and advanced undergraduate/graduatelevels, with some limited graduate student supervisionand committee work.Excellence in teachingand researchis required.A record of publication will be an asset. Applicants musthold (or be about to receive) a Ph.D. in Philosophy. Salary will depend upon qualifications and experience. Course loadwill be 3 and 3. Courses to be taught will be a selection from the following: intro to philosophy, second-year classes in computing ethics, understanding scientific reasoning, ethics in science(undergrad and certificate program versions), philosophy of sex and love, philosophical issues of feminism, justice in global perspective, environmental ethics, possibly a third-year class in philosophy of biology, and possibly an advanced class at the third or fourth year level in the candidate’s areas of specialization, or another high-draw,lower-level class.

Applications should be submitted electronically, and should include: cover letter, complete curriculum vitae, transcripts (undergraduate and graduate), writing sample, dossier describing research accomplishments and plans, teaching dossier (including evidence of teaching effectiveness), at least three confidential letters of recommendation (signed, scanned and submitted as PDFs), and a completed Self-Identification Questionnaire, which is available at www.dal.ca/becounted/selfid(sign, scan, and submit as PDF).

Applications should be sent to Duncan MacIntosh, Chair, Department of Philosophy, Dalhousie University, at the e-mail address dalphil@dal.ca. Inquiries may be addressed to the department administrative assistant, Gayle Quigley Smith, at the same address, or by phone at 902-494-3510. The closing date for applications is May 2nd,2019.

Established in 1818, Dalhousie is a leading research-intensive university offering more than 180 degree programs in 13faculties. It is the largest university in Atlantic Canada and is located in the heart of Halifax, a scenic coastal city and capital of Nova Scotia. The Philosophy Department is active and collegial. Those taking up limited term appointments have the opportunity to fully participate in the life of the department. (For more information see https://www.dal.ca/faculty/arts/philosophy.html.)


All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and department residents will be given priority. Dalhousie University is committed to fostering a collegial culture grounded in diversity and inclusiveness. The University encourages applications from Aboriginal people, persons with a disability, racially visible persons, women, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and all candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our community.

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