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Assistant Professor of Philosophy

St. Mary's University

Assistant Professor of Philosophy


St. Mary’s University invites applications for a tenure-track position in Philosophy at the rank of Assistant Professor, to commence August 1, 2020. Founded in the Catholic intellectual tradition, St. Mary’s is an innovative teaching and research university that provides accredited and highly valued degrees in the Liberal Arts, Sciences and Education. Located on a historic site in Calgary, Alberta, our students are inspired to combine academics with a passionate commitment to ethics, social justice and respect for diversity of opinion and belief. St. Mary’s has over 1000 full- and part-time students, 80 full- and part-time faculty, and an average class size of 25.


The successful candidate will have a broad background in Philosophy. Candidates must also be able to teach courses in the history of ideas, ethics, introductory philosophy and logic and any three of the following areas: epistemology, existentialism, hermeneutics, metaphysics and the philosophy of history. This is a teaching stream appointment and the teaching load is 4/4.

Applicants must have a PhD in Philosophy or be close to completion by the date of appointment. The successful candidate will have teaching experience and provide evidence of teaching excellence.

St. Mary's University offers a competitive compensation package and comprehensive benefits program. Compensation will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.


Applicants are to submit a letter of application, including a statement of citizenship/immigration status; a detailed and current curriculum vitae; a teaching dossier which includes a statement of teaching philosophy and interests, examples of syllabi, and teaching evaluations; and arrange for three letters of reference. Applications and references are to be sent by e-mail to with the subject line Assistant Professor of Philosophy by March 7, 2020.
St. Mary’s University hires on the basis of merit, is committed to diversity and employment equity, and encourages all qualified individuals to apply. We encourage applications from women, Indigenous persons, visible minorities, sexual minority groups, and persons with disabilities. Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority. We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those applicants being interviewed will be contacted. No phone calls please.

St. Mary's University • 14500 Bannister Road SE • Calgary, AB • T2X 1Z4 • Fax: 403.254.3774 •