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Dalhousie University

The Department of Philosophy at Dalhousie University invites applications from junior academics for an early-career, 10-month Limited Term Appointment, effective August 1, 2021. This position is subject to budgetary approval. Areas of specialization/competence: Applied Philosophy.

The successful applicant will teach courses at introductory, intermediate and advanced undergraduate/graduate levels, with some limited graduate student supervision. Excellence in teaching (as attested by student or departmental evaluations of past teaching, sample syllabi, or letters of reference) and research (as attested by conference presentations, publications, or letters of reference) is required. A record of publication will be an asset. Applicants must hold (or be about to receive) a Ph.D. in Philosophy. (The position is considered a 75% position under the Dalhousie Faculty Association Collective Agreement). The course load will be 2 and 2. Courses to be taught will be selected from the following: Introduction to Philosophy, second-year classes in Understanding Scientific Reasoning, Philosophy of Sex and Love, and Justice in Global Perspective, and a third-year class in Liberalism and Global Justice.

Applications should be submitted electronically via PeopleAdmin (at and should include a cover letter, a complete curriculum vitae, a writing sample, a dossier describing research accomplishments and plans, and a teaching dossier (including evidence of teaching effectiveness). Please note that short-listed candidates will also be expected to submit three confidential letters of recommendation.

Inquiries may be addressed to the department administrative assistant, Gayle Quigley Smith, at The closing date for applications is May 19, 2021.

Dalhousie University is committed to fostering a collegial culture grounded in diversity and inclusiveness. The university encourages applications from Indigenous people, persons with a disability, racially visible persons, women, persons of a minority sexual orientation and/or gender identity, and all candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our community. For more information, please visit All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and Permanent Residents will be given priority.

Established in 1818, Dalhousie is a leading research-intensive university offering more than 180 degree-programs in 13 faculties. 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