Assistant Professor, Philosophy

Home Office, Alberta
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Home Office
100,202.00  Annual
71,506.00  Annual
Permanent Full Time
Division Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences FTE 1.0
Location Name Home Office Position Type Permanent Full Time
Location Home Office, Alberta Job ID 1603
Posted 04/05/2019 Wage Min 71506.0000
Closing Date 05/05/2019 Wage Max 100202.0000


The Centre for Humanities in Athabasca University’s Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, commencing September 1, 2019. This is a full-time position located in Alberta. Athabasca University is a fully-accredited, post-secondary institution with a commitment to facilitating open access to education.


The ideal candidate will have a PhD in Philosophy. PhDs in related disciplines may be considered.  We welcome candidates with diverse research and teaching specializations, but we have needs in the following areas:  Ethics and Applied/Practical ethics, especially environmental ethics, Eastern Philosophy, Indigenous Philosophy, and History of Western Philosophy.  The candidate will be expected to develop new courses as determined by the requirements of program development and their research interests.  Evidence of teaching excellence is required, and familiarity with online systems of course delivery and distance education preferred. Experience teaching and advising professional working students and graduate students would also be considered assets. The candidate will participate in program coordination duties and related tasks appropriate to the maintenance and growth of a professional degree articulation program. All educational credentials must be recognized in Canada.


The full job profile can be viewed at: Assistant Professor, Philosophy

For further information regarding this position, please contact Dr. Vina Tirven-Gadum at 1-866-412-5031 or via email:

Applications will only be received and accepted through our online recruitment system. When applying, please include a letter of application, curriculum vitae, the names of three referees, writing sample (ideally of published writing), and evidence of teaching effectiveness (ideally, a teaching dossier including a teaching statement, evaluations if available, and a sample syllabus).