Philosophy/Contemporary Studies

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Position Title Part-Time Academic to teach Phil 2480 (Environmental Ethics) Winter 2022
Posting Number PTAP953P
Department/Unit Philosophy
Location Halifax
Job Summary & Key Responsibilities
A part-time academic is required to teach PHIL 2480 (Environmental Ethics) in the winter term (January – April 2022). The class is scheduled for in-person instruction on Tues.&Thurs  from 11:30am-1:00pm The Part-Time Academic’s duties involve full responsibility for the class including but not limited to: class lectures, office hours, development of course outlines, preparation and grading of assignments, tests and exams. The position reports to the Chair of the Department.
Due to the current Covid-19 outbreak and ongoing extensions to social distance protocols, Dalhousie University may elect to move this course online. Experience with teaching in an online environment is required. All instructors hired to teach online will be supported by Dalhousie’s Centre for Learning and Teaching, and Academic Technology Services (support@dal.ca), to deliver their courses online. More information about preparing to teach online can be found at https://www.dal.ca/dept/clt.html
Qualifications/Requirements of Position
Ph.D. or ABD (Philosophy) and teaching or research experience are required to be considered for the job. The teaching or research experiences will be assessed with respect to their quality and to how closely they relate to the subject matter of the course.  Evidence of teaching effectiveness is required. Research experience shall include at least one of the following: graduate classes taken in the subject matter of the course, graduate theses written in the subject matter of the course, publications or presentations on topics falling within the subject matter of the course.
Salary Range/Pay Rate Per CUPE Collective Agreement
Additional Information
Please apply online. All applications should include an updated CV and a cover letter detailing relevant experience. Supporting evidence (e.g. course evaluations, graduate transcripts, course descriptions, and information on any courses you have taught in philosophy) may be merged for submission as a single file with your cover letter.
Quick link to posting: https://dal.peopleadmin.ca/postings/7090

All offers of employment as a Part-Time Academic are conditional upon sufficient student enrolment in the course and approval by the University.

Dalhousie University is committed to fostering a collegial culture grounded in diversity and inclusiveness. The university encourages applications from Indigenous persons, 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 www.dal.ca/hiringfordiversity.

Term of appointment January – April 2022
Open Date 07/19/2021
Close Date 07/30/2021
Open Until Filled
Quick Link for Direct Access to Posting

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents

  1. Cover Letter
  2. Résumé / Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  3. Teaching Statement

Optional Documents

  1. Teaching Dossier

Position Title Part-Time Academic (CLAS 3434/POLI 3434/PHIL 3434W: Political Thought. Homer-Aristotle)
Posting Number PTAP918P
Department/Unit Classics
Location Halifax
Job Summary & Key Responsibilities
Part-time academic required to teach CLAS 3434/POLI 3434/PHIL 3434W: Political Thought:  Homer-Aristotle (TR 1305-1425), Winter Term (January – April 2022).   The successful candidate will also be responsible for all aspects of teaching and administering the class, including lectures, test preparation and the grading in the course.  This position is supervised by the Chair, Department of Classics (Arabic and Religious Studies).
Qualifications/Requirements of Position
PhD. in Classics, Political Science or Philosophy.  Preference will be given to candidates with experience teaching ancient political thought at the university-level, and who have published on ancient political thinking.
Salary Range/Pay Rate Per CUPE Collective Agreement
Additional Information
All offers of employment as a Part-Time Academic are conditional upon sufficient student enrolment in the course and approval by the University. Dalhousie University is committed to fostering a collegial culture grounded in diversity and inclusiveness. The university encourages applications from Indigenous persons, 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 www.dal.ca/hiringfordiversity.
Term of appointment January-April 2022
Open Date 07/09/2021
Close Date 07/19/2021
Open Until Filled
Quick Link for Direct Access to Posting

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents

  1. Cover Letter
  2. Résumé / Curriculum Vitae (CV)

 

 MSVU

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Department/Faculty: Political/Canadian Studies
Course Name: Social & Political Justice
Course Code: POLS/PHIL 2214 01
Academic Term: Winter
Class Timetable: TTH 10:30AM-11:45AM
Course Unit Value: 0.5
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Start Date: 1/5/2022
End Date: 4/22/2022
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Qualifications:
A PhD in Political Science, Philosophy or related discipline is required.
Candidates must have knowledge of, and teaching experience in the area of
contemporary political theory. Successful applicants must have a
demonstrated commitment to, and satisfactory experience teaching in such
areas, at the university level.

For online sections, candidates must also have experience using the
Blackboard/Collaborate virtual classroom.  Candidates must be willing to
participate in additional training in the optimum range of teaching
operations in the Moodle LMS and in the Collaborate virtual classroom, if
necessary, to reach the required level of competency before the course
begins.  Candidates must also be sensitive to the needs of distant, mature
and part-time learners.
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Duties: Preparation, teaching, student consultation, grading and marking,
distribution of student evaluation questionnaires, involvement in student
appeals, and other duties appropriate to the
appointment. —————————————————
Additional Duties:

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Remuneration: Remuneration is in accordance with the Collective Agreement
between Mount Saint Vincent University and CUPE 3912
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How to apply: Send your application accompanied by curriculum vitae and
the names of three references to:
Department Chair: Dr. Tammy Findlay, Dept. of Political-Canadian Studies
Email: Tammy.Findlay@msvu.ca

Application deadline: 7/28/2021
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DAL
Position Title Part-Time Academic (Philosophy 2660) Fall term 2021-2022
Posting Number PTAP842P
Department/Unit Philosophy
Location Halifax
Job Summary & Key Responsibilities A part-time academic is required to teach PHIL 2660.03: Understanding Scientific Reasoning in the fall term (September-December 2021). The class is scheduled for in-person instruction on Mon-Wed-Fri from 9:30-10:30 a.m. AST.
The Part-Time Academic’s duties involve full responsibility for the class including but not limited to: class lectures, office hours, development of course outlines, preparation and grading of assignments, tests and exams. The position reports to the Chair of the Department.
Due to the current Covid-19 outbreak and ongoing extensions to social distance protocols, Dalhousie University may elect to move this course online. Experience with teaching in an online environment is required. All instructors hired to teach online will be supported by Dalhousie’s Centre for Learning and Teaching, and Academic Technology Services (support@dal.ca), to deliver their courses online. More information about preparing to teach online can be found at https://www.dal.ca/dept/clt.html
Qualifications/Requirements of Position Ph.D. or ABD (Philosophy) and teaching or research experience are required to be considered for the job. The teaching or research experiences will be assessed with respect to their quality and to how closely they relate to the subject matter of the course. Evidence of teaching effectiveness is required. Research experience shall include at least one of the following: graduate classes taken in the subject matter of the course, graduate theses written in the subject matter of the course, publications or presentations on topics falling within the subject matter of the course.
Salary Range/Pay Rate Per CUPE Collective Agreement
Additional Information Please apply online to https://dal.peopleadmin.ca/postings/6702. All applications should include an updated CV and a cover letter detailing relevant experience. Supporting evidence (e.g. course evaluations, graduate transcripts, course descriptions, and information on any courses you have taught in philosophy) may be merged for submission as a single file with your cover letter.

All offers of employment as a Part-Time Academic are conditional upon sufficient student enrolment in the course and approval by the University. Dalhousie University is committed to fostering a collegial culture grounded in diversity and inclusiveness. The university encourages applications from Indigenous persons, 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 www.dal.ca/hiringfordiversity.

Term of appointment September-December 2021
Open Date 06/17/2021
Close Date 07/02/2021
Open Until Filled
Quick Link for Direct Access to Posting

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents

  1. Cover Letter
  2. Résumé / Curriculum Vitae (CV)

Optional Documents

  1. Teaching Statement
  2. Teaching Dossier
 MSVU

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Department/Faculty: Philosophy/Religious Studies
Course Name: Reasoning and Argumentation
Course Code: PHIL 2220 01
Academic Term: Winter
Class Timetable: TTH 12:00PM – 1:15PM
Course Unit Value: 0.5
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Start Date: 1/5/2022
End Date: 4/22/2022
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Qualifications:
A PhD in the Philosophy is required.  Successful applicants must have a
demonstrated commitment to, and satisfactory experience in, the teaching
of philosophy courses at the university level.

For online sections, candidates must also have experience using the
Blackboard/Collaborate virtual classroom.  Candidates must be willing to
participate in additional training in the optimum range of teaching
operations in the Moodle LMS and in the Collaborate virtual classroom, if
necessary, to reach the required level of competency before the course
begins.  Candidates must also be sensitive to the needs of distant, mature
and part-time learners.
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Duties: Preparation, teaching, student consultation, grading and marking,
distribution of student evaluation questionnaires, involvement in student
appeals, and other duties appropriate to the
appointment. —————————————————
Additional Duties:

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Remuneration: Remuneration is in accordance with the Collective Agreement
between Mount Saint Vincent University and CUPE 3912
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How to apply: Send your application accompanied by curriculum vitae and
the names of three references to:
Department Chair: Dr. Tammy Findlay, Chair, Dept. of Political & Canadian

Studies
Email: Tammy.Findlay@msvu.caApplication deadline: 6/28/2021
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SMU

DEPARTMENT OF PHILOSOPHY

SAINT MARY’S UNIVERSITY

Part-time positions for Fall 2021 and Winter 2022

Posting Date: June 3, 2021.

Course: PHIL 1200 Critical Thinking

Department: Philosophy, Faculty of Arts, Saint Mary’s University

Semester: Fall and Winter 2021-2022 (Sept. 7, 2021 – April 26, 2022)

Schedule: Seminars/lectures TTh 1:00-2:15

Course description: 

This course is an introduction to essential principles of reasoning and critical thinking. It is designed to develop students’ abilities to evaluate various forms of reasoning, to examine critically beliefs, conventions, and theories, and to develop sound arguments. Emphasis will be given to decision-making and arguments in ordinary language, particularly those addressed to issues of public concern and moral debate.

Qualifications:

The preferred applicant will have PhD-level research experience. Applicants must be at least ABDs in philosophy or a related field and should have experience teaching at the university level. Experience with remote /online delivery is an asset.

Duties:

This course is scheduled to be delivered on-line/remotely for the duration of the academic year 2021-2022. Duties and responsibilities include course/lecture preparation and online/remote delivery; preparation and evaluation of all student assessments. The course is capped at 60 students.

Remuneration:

Remuneration is in accordance with the Collective Agreement between Saint Mary’s University and CUPE 3912.

How to apply:

Applicants who currently hold a part-time teaching appointment at Saint Mary’s University should submit a cover letter and a C.V. Applicants who do not currently hold a part-time teaching appointment at Saint Mary’s University should submit (as a single PDF) a cover letter, CV, relevant syllabi, and evidence of teaching effectiveness. They should also arrange to have three letters of reference submitted on their behalf.

Submissions should be emailed to Scott Edgar, Chair, Department of Philosophy at scott.edgar@smu.ca.

Application deadline: June 21, 2021.

Saint Mary’s University hires on the basis of merit and is committed to the principles of employment equity. Saint Mary’s University encourages applications from qualified women, visible minorities, Aboriginal people, and people with disabilities. Preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.

 

 MSVU

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Department/Faculty: Family Studies & Gerontology
Course Name: Roots of Peace and Conflict
Course Code: FSGN/PHIL*2202*16/18
Academic Term: Fall
Class Timetable: W 5:00pm-7:00pm Online
Course Unit Value: 0.5
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Start Date: 9/8/2021
End Date: 12/18/2021
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Qualifications:
Candidates must have a PhD or Master’s level education in Family Studies,
Gerontology, Philosophy or a related field, and expertise in the course
subject area. FSGN 2202.16/18 is a synchronous online course via the
Teaching and Learning Centre and Online Learning.  Applicants must have
experience in successfully teaching at a university level and in an online
environment, including the use of online and related technologies
(Blackboard Collaborate, Moodle). If the successful applicant does not
meet this qualification, an offer of appointment will be conditional upon
completion of training through TLCOL to reach the required level of
competency before the course begins. This is a coordinated course and
instructors are required to follow the course guidelines including
assignments, exams and teaching methods.

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Duties: Preparation, teaching, student consultation, grading and marking,
distribution of student evaluation questionnaires, involvement in student
appeals, and other duties appropriate to the
appointment. —————————————————
Additional Duties:
Use of online technologies to manage course notes, communicate and grade,
as applicable.
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Remuneration: Remuneration is in accordance with the Collective Agreement
between Mount Saint Vincent University and CUPE 3912
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How to apply: Send your application accompanied by curriculum vitae and
the names of three references to:
Department Chair: Dr. Janice Keefe
Email: janice.keefe@msvu.caApplication deadline: 6/25/2021
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Department/Faculty: Family Studies & Gerontology
Course Name: Roots of Peace and Conflict
Course Code: FSGN/PHIL*2202*01
Academic Term: Fall
Class Timetable: TH 4:30pm-7:15pm
Course Unit Value: 0.5
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Start Date: 9/8/2021
End Date: 12/18/2021
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Qualifications:
Candidates must have a PhD or Master’s level education in Family Studies,
Gerontology, Philosophy or a related field, and expertise in the course
subject area. Satisfactory experience teaching at a university level is
required, and familiarity with online technologies (i.e., Moodle and
Blackboard Collaborate) is required.

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Duties: Preparation, teaching, student consultation, grading and marking,
distribution of student evaluation questionnaires, involvement in student
appeals, and other duties appropriate to the
appointment. —————————————————
Additional Duties:
Use of online technologies to manage course notes, communicate and grade,
as applicable.
—————————————————
Remuneration: Remuneration is in accordance with the Collective Agreement
between Mount Saint Vincent University and CUPE 3912
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How to apply: Send your application accompanied by curriculum vitae and
the names of three references to:
Department Chair: Dr. Janice Keefe
Email: janice.keefe@msvu.caApplication deadline: 6/25/2021
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Department/Faculty: Philosophy/Religious Studies
Course Name: Contemporary Moral Problems
Course Code: RELS/PHIL 2229 18
Academic Term: Winter
Class Timetable: TTH 1:30PM – 2:45PM *Sync online*
Course Unit Value: 0.5
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Start Date: 1/5/2022
End Date: 4/22/2022
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Qualifications:
A PhD in Philosophy is required.  Successful applicants must have a
demonstrated commitment to, and satisfactory experience in teaching
philosophy courses at the university level, including experience teaching via distance modes using Collaborate and/or Moodle.

Candidates must be willing to participate in additional training in the
optimum range of teaching operations in the Moodle LMS and in the
Collaborate virtual classroom, if necessary, to reach the required level
of competency before the course begins. Candidates must also be sensitive
to the needs of distant, mature and part-time learners.
—————————————————
Duties: Preparation, teaching, student consultation, grading and marking,
distribution of student evaluation questionnaires, involvement in student
appeals, and other duties appropriate to the
appointment. —————————————————
Additional Duties:

—————————————————
Remuneration: Remuneration is in accordance with the Collective Agreement
between Mount Saint Vincent University and CUPE 3912
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How to apply: Send your application accompanied by curriculum vitae and
the names of three references to:
Department Chair: Dr. Carrie Dawson, Acting Chair, Dept. of
Philosophy/Religious Studies
Email: angela.green@msvu.ca

Application deadline: 6/16/2021
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SMU

DEPARTMENT OF PHILOSOPHY

SAINT MARY’S UNIVERSITY

Part-time positions for Fall 2021 and Winter 2022

Posting Date: May 10, 2021.

The Saint Mary’s University Department of Philosophy is seeking to staff two courses, each of which runs for both the fall and winter semesters of 2021-2022

Course: PHIL 1200 Critical Thinking

Department: Philosophy, Faculty of Arts, Saint Mary’s University

Semester: Fall and Winter 2021-2022 (Sept. 7, 2021 – April 26, 2022)

Schedule: Seminars/lectures TTh 10:00-11:15

Course description: 

This course is an introduction to essential principles of reasoning and critical thinking. It is designed to develop students’ abilities to evaluate various forms of reasoning, to examine critically beliefs, conventions, and theories, and to develop sound arguments. Emphasis will be given to decision-making and arguments in ordinary language, particularly those addressed to issues of public concern and moral debate. 

Qualifications:

The preferred applicant will have PhD-level research experience. Applicants must be at least ABDs in philosophy or a related field and should have experience teaching at the university level. Experience with remote /online delivery is an asset.

Duties:

Duties and responsibilities include course/lecture preparation and delivery; preparation and evaluation of all student assessments. At present, this course is scheduled to be delivered in person. However, if the university switches to remote delivery at any point in the academic year, the course will continue as a remote course. This course is capped at 65 students.

Remuneration:

Remuneration is in accordance with the Collective Agreement between Saint Mary’s University and CUPE 3912.

How to apply:

Applicants who currently hold a part-time teaching appointment at Saint Mary’s University should submit a cover letter and a C.V. Applicants who do not currently hold a part-time teaching appointment at Saint Mary’s University should submit (as a single PDF) a cover letter, CV, relevant syllabi, and evidence of teaching effectiveness. They should also arrange to have three letters of reference submitted on their behalf.

Submissions should be emailed to Scott Edgar, Chair, Department of Philosophy at scott.edgar@smu.ca.

Application deadline: May 31, 2021.

Saint Mary’s University hires on the basis of merit and is committed to the principles of employment equity. Saint Mary’s University encourages applications from qualified women, visible minorities, Aboriginal people, and people with disabilities. Preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.

 

Course: PHIL 1200 Critical Thinking

Department: Philosophy, Faculty of Arts, Saint Mary’s University

Semester: Fall and Winter 2021-2022 (Sept. 7, 2021 – April 26, 2022)

Schedule: Seminars/lectures TTh 11:30-12:45

Course description: 

This course is an introduction to essential principles of reasoning and critical thinking. It is designed to develop students’ abilities to evaluate various forms of reasoning, to examine critically beliefs, conventions, and theories, and to develop sound arguments. Emphasis will be given to decision-making and arguments in ordinary language, particularly those addressed to issues of public concern and moral debate.

Qualifications:

The preferred applicant will have PhD-level research experience. Applicants must be at least ABDs in philosophy or a related field and should have experience teaching at the university level. Experience with remote /online delivery is an asset.

Duties:

This course is scheduled to be delivered on-line/remotely for the duration of the academic year 2021-2022. Duties and responsibilities include course/lecture preparation and online/remote delivery; preparation and evaluation of all student assessments. The course is capped at 60 students.

Remuneration:

Remuneration is in accordance with the Collective Agreement between Saint Mary’s University and CUPE 3912.

How to apply:

Applicants who currently hold a part-time teaching appointment at Saint Mary’s University should submit a cover letter and a C.V. Applicants who do not currently hold a part-time teaching appointment at Saint Mary’s University should submit (as a single PDF) a cover letter, CV, relevant syllabi, and evidence of teaching effectiveness. They should also arrange to have three letters of reference submitted on their behalf.

Submissions should be emailed to Scott Edgar, Chair, Department of Philosophy at scott.edgar@smu.ca.

Application deadline: May 31, 2021.

Saint Mary’s University hires on the basis of merit and is committed to the principles of employment equity. Saint Mary’s University encourages applications from qualified women, visible minorities, Aboriginal people, and people with disabilities. Preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.

 

 

Part-time positions for Summer 2021

Posting Date: January 15, 2021

The Saint Mary’s University Department of Philosophy is seeking to staff one course for the 2021 summer term.

Course: PHIL 1600 The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

 Department: Philosophy, Faculty of Arts, Saint Mary’s University

Semester: Winter term (May 3, 2021 – June 21, 2021)

Schedule: Seminars/lectures MW 9:30-12:30

Course description:

Are such values such as good and bad, or beautiful and ugly, a part of the nature of the world or do they exist only in our minds? What is the role of pleasure and virtue, or knowledge and beauty in a life well lived? Students consider the work of moral philosophers and philosophers of art who try to identify the concepts and principles that help us to answer these questions.

Qualifications:

The preferred applicant will have PhD-level research experience. Applicants must be at least ABDs in philosophy or a related field and should have experience teaching at the university level. Experience with remote /online delivery is an asset. As University courses for the winter semester may be offered online, both synchronous and asynchronous teaching are possible.

Duties:

Duties and responsibilities include course/lecture preparation and remote / online delivery; preparation and evaluation of all student assessments).

Remuneration:

Remuneration is in accordance with the Collective Agreement between Saint Mary’s University and CUPE 3912.

How to apply:

Applicants who currently hold a part-time teaching appointment at Saint Mary’s University should submit a cover letter and a C.V. Applicants who do not currently hold a part-time teaching appointment at Saint Mary’s University should submit (as a single PDF) a cover letter, CV, relevant syllabi, and evidence of teaching effectiveness. They should also arrange to have three letters of reference submitted on their behalf.

Submissions should be emailed to Scott Edgar, Chair, Department of Philosophy at scott.edgar@smu.ca.

Application deadline: March 5, 2021.

Saint Mary’s University hires on the basis of merit and is committed to the principles of employment equity. Saint Mary’s University encourages applications from qualified women, visible minorities, Aboriginal people, and people with disabilities. Preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.

DAL
Position Title Part-Time Academic (Philosophy 2120.03)
Posting Number PTAP564P
Department/Unit Philosophy
Location Halifax
Job Summary & Key Responsibilities JOB SUMMARY: A part-time academic is required to teach PHIL 2120.03, Philosophical Topics in Theory and Popular Culture in summer term A (May 10-June 28, 2021), Monday-Thursday from 7-8:30 p.m. (time can be amended). The part-time academic’s duties involve full responsibility for the class including but not limited to: class lectures, office hours, development of course outlines, preparation and grading of assignments, tests and exams. Due to the current Covid-19 outbreak and ongoing social distance protocols, Dalhousie may be moving this class to an online teaching format. Experience with teaching in an online environment is preferred, and candidates must be willing to teach online. All instructors hired to teach online will be supported by Dalhousie’s Centre for Learning and Teaching, and Academic Technology Services (support@dal.ca), to deliver their courses online. More information about preparing to teach online can be found at https://www.dal.ca/dept/clt.html
Qualifications/Requirements of Position Ph.D. or ABD (in Philosophy). Teaching and research experience in the subject matter of the course, graduate theses written in the subject matter of the course, publications or presentations on topics falling within the subject matter of the course, are assets. Previous experience teaching Philosophy at the university level is required.
Salary Range/Pay Rate Per CUPE Collective Agreement
Additional Information All offers of employment as a Part-Time Academic are conditional upon sufficient student enrolment in the course and approval by the University. Dalhousie University is committed to fostering a collegial culture grounded in diversity and inclusiveness. The university encourages applications from Indigenous persons, 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 www.dal.ca/hiringfordiversity.
Term of appointment May-June 2021 (Summer Term A: May 10-June 28)
Open Date 01/12/2021
Close Date 02/10/2021
Open Until Filled
Quick Link for Direct Access to Posting

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents

  1. Cover Letter
  2. Résumé / Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  3. Teaching Statement
  4. Teaching Dossier