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Sessional Assistant Professor in Philosophy of Cognitive Science

York University

Department of Philosophy, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, York University

The Department of Philosophy, Faculty of Liberal Arts & Professional Studies, York University invites highly qualified candidates to apply for a one-year professorial contractually limited appointment at the level of Sessional Assistant Professor in Philosophy of Cognitive Science to commence July 1, 2021. The Department of Philosophy is home to York’s Cognitive Science Program.

A PhD in Philosophy is required, with a demonstrated record of excellence or promise of excellence in teaching, scholarly research and publication, and service. Applicants should have a clearly articulated program of research and a demonstrated capacity to teach multiple courses offered through our Cognitive Science Program, such as Minds, Brains, and Machines (an introduction to cognitive science), Philosophy of Psychology, Philosophy of Artificial Intelligence, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Language, Philosophy of Neuroscience, Animals and the Philosophy of Mind, and Honours Seminar in Cognitive Science.

Candidates must provide evidence of research excellence or promise of research excellence of a recognized international calibre as demonstrated in: the research statement; a record of publications (or forthcoming publications) with significant journals in the field; presentations at major conferences; awards and accolades; and strong recommendations from referees of high standing.

Evidence of excellence or promise of excellence in teaching will be provided through: the teaching statement; teaching accomplishments; teaching experience; sample syllabi; pedagogical innovations such as experiential education, opportunities and engagement with students outside the classroom, or the use of technology to enhance learning; and strong letters of reference.

York University champions new ways of thinking that drive teaching and research excellence. Through cross-disciplinary programming, innovative course design, diverse experiential learning and a supportive community environment, our students receive the education they need to create big ideas that make an impact on the world. Located in Toronto, York is the third largest university in Canada, with a strong community of 53,000 students, and 7,000 faculty and administrative staff.

York University has a policy on Accommodation in Employment for Persons with Disabilities and is committed to working towards a barrier-free workplace and to expanding the accessibility of the workplace to persons with disabilities. Candidates who require accommodation during the selection process are invited to contact Professor Jacob Beck, Chair of the Search Committee, at jbeck@yorku.ca.

York University is an Affirmative Action (AA) employer and strongly values diversity, including gender and sexual diversity, within its community. The AA Program, which applies to women, members of visible minorities (racialized groups), Aboriginal (Indigenous) people and persons with disabilities, can be found at www.yorku.ca/acadjobs or by calling the AA line at 416-736-5713. Applicants wishing to self-identify as part of York University’s Affirmative Action program can do so by downloading, completing and submitting the form found at: http://acadjobs.info.yorku.ca/affirmative-action/self-identification-form. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens, permanent residents and Indigenous peoples in Canada will be given priority. Temporary entry for citizens of the U.S.A. and Mexico may apply per the provisions of the Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA) or citizens of Chile may apply per the provisions of the Canada Chile Free Trade Agreement (CCFTA). No application will be considered without a completed mandatory Work Status Declaration form which can be found at http://acadjobs.info.yorku.ca/affirmative-action/work-authorization-form.

The application, including a cover letter, an up-to-date curriculum vitae, a statement of research and teaching interests, writing sample, evidence of teaching excellence, and three confidential letters of reference, may be uploaded to https://apply.laps.yorku.ca beginning on January 1, 2021.

Questions may be directed to Professor Michael Giudice, Chair, Department of Philosophy, Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies. Email: giudice@yorku.ca.