Assistant Professor, Philosophy
Faculty of Arts & Science

The Department of Humanities at MacEwan University invites applications for a full-time, continuing Assistant Professor position in Philosophy commencing July 1, 2013. MacEwan University is a teaching focussed institution in Edmonton’s downtown core. The university has degree programs in Arts, Science, Commerce, Music, Communications, Nursing, and Child and Youth Care. Philosophy is one of eight majors offered by the university’s Bachelor of Arts program. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the growth of the Philosophy programme. The faculty in Philosophy have a generally historical orientation to teaching and research in Philosophy with an emphasis on primary texts. The successful candidate will complement this approach. The committee has a particular interest in applicants who can teach and conduct research in the fields of moral philosophy, political philosophy, the philosophy of education, or non-Western philosophy.

To be considered for this position, applicants must have a PhD in Philosophy or evidence of imminent completion, a record of successful undergraduate teaching, an active research agenda, and a willingness to contribute to the growth and governance of the Philosophy program and MacEwan University.

Applicants should submit their curriculum vitae, a teaching dossier including a statement of teaching philosophy, a writing sample, graduate transcripts, and three confidential letters of reference.

For further information, please contact: Dr. Edvard Lorkovic, Philosophy coordinator, at (780) 633-3643 or or Dr. Benjamin Garstad, department chair, at (780) 497-5340 or or visit

This position is included under the MacEwan Faculty Association Collective Agreement.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

Category Full Time Continuing
Salary Commensurate with education and experience
Closing Date March 1st, 2013
Competition No. 12.12.313
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Edmonton AB T5J 4S2

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