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Dalhousie University

The Department of Philosophy at Dalhousie University invites applications from junior academics for an early-career, 3-year Limited Term Appointment, effective July 1, 2021. This position is subject to budgetary approval. Areas of specialization/competence: Ethics and Computer Science.

The successful applicant will teach at introductory, intermediate and advanced undergraduate/ graduate levels, with the possibility of some limited graduate student supervision and committee work. Excellence in teaching and research is required. A record of publication will be an asset. Applicants must hold (or be about to receive) a Ph.D. in Philosophy. Salary will depend upon qualifications and experience, in accordance with the Dalhousie Faculty Association collective agreement. The course load will be 3 and 3, with the possibility of course-release for management of large, first-year classes.

Courses to be taught will include at least one section per year of Philosophy 2490/Computer Science 3101 (Social, Ethical and Professional Issues in Computing Science) and one other class in Philosophy, as well as multiple sections of first-year Humanities classes in Computer Science. Assignment of some Humanities teaching in other STEM disciplines is possible. Preference will be given to candidates who display the ability to convey the direct relevance and importance of Ethics and other areas of Philosophy for hands-on work in Computer Science.

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 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