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Job: Philosophy in Black Studies – Assistant Professor, University of Alberta Augustana (Application Review Begins: January 2022)

Tenure Track Position at the Rank of Assistant Professor of Philosophy in Black Studies – Augustana Fine Arts & Humanities
This position is located in Camrose, Alberta. 

The University of Alberta has committed to diversifying the institution’s professoriate through an inclusive excellence initiative that includes hiring up to eleven Black scholars across a range of disciplines and faculties.

This cohort hire is designed to make an immediate and substantive contribution to advancing Black academic excellence at the University of Alberta. A commitment to recruiting and retaining an increasingly diverse group of excellent scholars is essential to addressing the cumulative impacts of biases and inequalities that have stood in the way of inclusive excellence. This is part of the University of Alberta’s ongoing commitment to equity, diversity and inclusivity. 

The scholars hired through this Black academic excellence cohort hire will be welcomed into academic Departments and Faculties committed to inclusivity and academic excellence and welcomed into a growing community of Black faculty members across the university.  

For this cohort hire, the University of Alberta seeks qualified individuals who self-identify as persons of Black African or Black Caribbean descent and lived experience. 

This Augustana Faculty tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level is for a Black scholar who specializes in the Philosophy of Race and/or Africana Philosophy and/or Critical Race Theory. The successful candidate will join the Department of Fine Arts & Humanities and will teach courses that contribute to these interdisciplinary majors: Ethics and Global Studies, which focuses on understanding the role of race and ethnicity in the global world; and the Law, Crime and Justice Studies program, which focuses on intersectional approaches to understanding law and crime. Depending on the successful candidate’s research area, they might also contribute to the Culture and Creativity, Psychology and Mental Health, and Sustainability majors.

The successful candidate will hold a PhD in Philosophy or related discipline. Candidates who can demonstrate they are near completion of their program may be considered with an agreed upon completion date. The appointee’s research agenda may be disciplinary or interdisciplinary. The appointment is expected to begin July 1, 2022. In general, the successful candidate will establish and maintain an active research program that reflects the increasingly interdisciplinary trends in Black studies, combining studies of race and ethnicity with some combination of political and social philosophy, epistemology, ethics, metaphysics, philosophy of science, or philosophy of religion. The successful candidate will teach and supervise undergraduate students and provide service to the Augustana campus and potentially the wider community.

Augustana is committed to building on its reputation for high-quality, innovative and interdisciplinary programs in the liberal arts and sciences, academic rigour, and extensive opportunities for students in the areas of undergraduate research, community service learning, and international study. Augustana provides a distinctive undergraduate experience characterized by close student-faculty collaborations and numerous opportunities for student participation in athletics, clubs, and campus organizations. Students benefit from the advantages of a small campus while earning a degree from one of Canada’s leading universities. The Faculty seeks to attract scholars who will share its enthusiasm for teaching undergraduates on a residential campus, participate actively in a collegial culture of inquiry and public engagement, and flourish as researchers in an interdisciplinary and small-town milieu.     

How to Apply

To have your application considered, please select the Apply Online icon below and submit the following:

  • Cover letter that includes highlights of the candidate’s profile and the names of the three referees (see below for more information)
  • Curriculum vitae (CV)
  • Research statement that outlines main areas of current and future research (submit under “Research Plan”), which must include a list of publications and conference presentations.
  • Writing samples from recent research publications or presentations (submit under “List of Publications”)
  • Teaching dossier that includes a brief teaching philosophy statement; evidence of, or potential for, teaching effectiveness; and sample course outline(s) (submit as an attachment under “Statement of Teaching/Research Interests”)

Letters of reference will be requested from applicants selected for interviews. Applicants will be expected to contact the three referees and arrange to have them submit their letters of reference via email attachment to Dr. Roxanne Harde, Chair, Department of Fine Arts and Humanities. Please enter “A105646930″ in the subject line.

All applicants to this job posting are required to self-identify using the following questionnaire:

Review of applications will begin in January, 2022. Only those applicants selected for interviews will be contacted.

To assist the University in complying with mandatory reporting requirements of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (R203 (3)(e), please include the first digit of your Canadian Social Insurance Number at the bottom of your cover letter.  If you do not have a Canadian Social Insurance Number, please indicate this at the bottom of your cover letter.

COVID-19 Vaccination: Proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 in compliance with the University’s COVID-19 Vaccination Directive is required. Fully Vaccinated means a status an individual achieves 14 days after having received the recommended number of doses of a COVID-19 vaccine approved by Health Canada or the World Health Organization, and requires the individual to maintain the recommended number and type of vaccine doses as updated and required by Health Canada thereafter.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. If suitable Canadian citizens or permanent residents cannot be found, other individuals will be considered. The University of Alberta is committed to an equitable, diverse, and inclusive workforce. We welcome applications from all qualified persons. We encourage women; First Nations, Métis and Inuit persons; members of visible minority groups; persons with disabilities; persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expression; and all those who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas and the University to apply.

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