Job Posting

Definite Term Lecturer, Department of Philosophy

Job Contact: Monika Kitor

Job Description

The Department of Philosophy in the Faculty of Arts at the University of Waterloo invites applications for a three-year Definite Term Lecturer position, with a start date of July 1, 2022. This position involves teaching seven undergraduate courses per academic year in the fall, winter, and spring terms (80% of the appointment) and various service and administrative responsibilities (20% of the appointment). The area of specialization is open, but the department has particular teaching needs in the following areas: ethics of Artificial Intelligence, biomedical ethics, cognitive science, epistemology, Indigenous philosophy, and philosophy of race.

Demonstrated excellence in undergraduate teaching in one or more of the listed areas, experience liaising with university faculty and staff, and familiarity with diverse groups of students will be assets. Applicants must have a PhD in Philosophy or an equivalent discipline, or be able to demonstrate that they can meet the requirements for the PhD by July 1, 2022.

The salary range for this position at the rank of Lecturer is $70,000 to $100,000. The closing date for applications is December 6, 2021. Letters of application, complete CV, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and contact information for three references (who we will contact to request letters to support your application) can be submitted to Dr. Mathieu Doucet, Acting Chair, Department of Philosophy, here: https://ofas.uwaterloo.ca. When relevant, applicants are encouraged to identify the ways their teaching, research or services advances equity, anti-racism, and inclusion. 

If you have any questions regarding the position, the application process, assessment process, eligibility, please contact Dr. Mathieu Doucet (mathieu.doucet@uwaterloo.ca).

The Department of Philosophy (https://uwaterloo.ca/philosophy/) is a research-intensive department with broad and interdisciplinary areas of research and teaching. At the graduate level, we hold both an MA and PhD philosophy program, as well as a first-of-its-kind, innovative PhD program in Applied Philosophy. We also host the Gender and Social Justice and Cognitive Science programs at the undergraduate level, with some faculty regularly teaching in these disciplines.

The University of Waterloo (https://uwaterloo.ca/about/) is one of Canada’s leading comprehensive universities. It is at the forefront of innovation and is home to transformational research and inspired learning. Located in the heart of Canada's technology hub, the University is growing a network of global partnerships that will shape the future by working beyond disciplines and building bridges with industry, institutions, and communities.

The University of Waterloo acknowledges that much of our work takes place on the traditional territory of the Neutral, Anishinaabeg and Haudenosaunee peoples. Our main campus is situated on the Haldimand Tract, the land granted to the Six Nations that includes six miles on each side of the Grand River. Our active work toward reconciliation takes place across our campuses through research, learning, teaching, and community building, and is centralized within our Indigenous Initiatives Office, (https://uwaterloo.ca/indigenous).

The University values the diverse and intersectional identities of its students, faculty, and staff. The University regards equity and diversity as an integral part of academic excellence and is committed to accessibility for all employees. The University of Waterloo seeks applicants who embrace our values of equity, anti-racism and inclusion. As such, we encourage applications from candidates who have been historically disadvantaged and marginalized, including applicants who identify as Indigenous peoples (e.g., First Nations, Métis, Inuit/Inuk), Black, racialized, people with disabilities, women and/or 2SLGBTQ+.

The University of Waterloo is committed to accessibility for persons with disabilities. If you have any application, interview, or workplace accommodation requests, please contact Dr. Mathieu Doucet (mathieu.doucet@uwaterloo.ca).

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

­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­Three reasons to apply: https://uwaterloo.ca/faculty-association/why-waterloo.