Instructor – Philosophy (Ethics)

Updated: about 23 hours ago
Location: Ottawa West, ONTARIO

About the Position
  • Field of Specialization: Ethics (e.g., applied ethics, moral theory, meta-ethics) and Social Philosophy
  • Academic Unit: Philosophy
  • Category of Appointment: Term appointment
  • Rank/Position Title: Instructor
  • Start Date: July 15, 2022
  • Closing Date: Complete applications will be considered starting June 6, 2022

The Department of Philosophy invites applications from qualified candidates for a one-year Term appointment in Ethics and Social Philosophy at the rank of Instructor beginning July 15, 2022.

This is a teaching position with a load of 3.0 credits (six one-term courses) per regular academic year. The successful candidate will be expected to teach two sections of a large-enrollment Introductory Philosophy course, a graduate seminar on a special topic in ethics (e.g., applied ethics, moral theory, or meta-ethics), as well as a selection among the following courses: Philosophy of Human Rights; Happiness, Wellbeing, and the Good Life; Bioethics; Topics in Contemporary Social and Political philosophy; Introduction to environmental ethics. There are no research expectations associated with this position.

All or most of these courses will be taught in person with the possibility of one or two to be delivered online. Physical presence in Ottawa is required. However, if public health restrictions are implemented, the University may require that all or part of these courses be delivered remotely, online.

About the Academic Unit

The Department of Philosophy ( ) combines award-winning teaching with excellence in research. The department’s strengths are in two main areas: moral, social, and political philosophy, and the philosophy of mind, language, and knowledge. Several members of the department are active researchers in the history of philosophy. The department has close ties to the Department of Cognitive Science ( ) and is the administrative home of the Ph.D. program in Ethics and Public Affairs ( ).


A Ph.D. in philosophy is strongly preferred. Strong background in ethics and social philosophy is expected. Candidates should also be able to demonstrate teaching excellence. The successful candidate will be encouraged to participate fully in the life of the department, and to take on whatever tasks of departmental administration their time and interest allow.

Application Instructions

Applications must be sent electronically in one single PDF file which includes a CV, evidence of excellence in teaching, and a teaching dossier. Please also provide a statement that identifies your strengths in advancing equity, diversity, and inclusion in your discipline and on campus as well as your future plans.

The application (single PDF of the aforementioned items), as well as three letters of reference (sent separately), should be sent electronically to:

Please indicate in your application if you are a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada.

About Carleton University

Located in Ottawa, Carleton is an innovative teaching and research institution with a tradition of leading change. Internationally recognized academics, staff, and researchers engage more than 31,000 students in over 100 programs of study. Carleton has long been known for promoting research excellence and connectedness and is involved in partnerships around the globe. With strong leadership, it enjoys a healthy financial position and our proximity to government and cultural institutions, media, and a thriving knowledge economy make Carleton and Ottawa a great place to work, learn, and live. Our picturesque campus is fully accessible and, along with award-winning student services, Carleton’s Paul Menton Centre for Students with Disabilities has been heralded as the gold standard for disability support services in Canada. Learn more about our university and the city of Ottawa. Learn more about our university and the city of Ottawa .

Carleton University is committed to fostering diversity within its community as a source of excellence, cultural enrichment, and social strength. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of our university including, but not limited to: women; visible minorities; First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples; persons with disabilities; and persons of any sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression. Carleton understands that career paths vary and interruptions will not prejudice the assessment process. We invite you to review our revitalized Indigenous strategy, Kinàmàgawin and visit our Department of Equity and Inclusive Communities for information about our commitment to leadership in the areas of equity, diversity, and inclusion.

Accessibility is a university strategic priority and applicants selected for an interview who require accommodations are invited to contact the Chair as soon as possible to ensure that appropriate arrangements may be made. Interviews will take place remotely.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. All positions are subject to budgetary approval.

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