Tenure-Track Position at the University of Toronto

It is good news indeed that the University of Toronto will be hiring a specialist in Indian philosophy. The application deadline is November 1. I am posting this on behalf of Ajay Rao.


Assistant Professor – South Asian Philosophy

Requisition Title: Assistant Professor – South Asian Philosophy – 1803366

The Department of Philosophy at the Faculty of Arts and Science of the University of Toronto invites applications for a tenure-stream position in South Asian Philosophy at the rank of Assistant Professor. The appointment will begin on July 1, 2019.

Candidates must hold a PhD in Philosophy or a closely related field by the date of appointment, or shortly thereafter. The candidate’s research will focus on South Asian Philosophy. Candidates must provide evidence of excellence in research as demonstrated by publications in top-ranked and field relevant journals or forthcoming publications meeting high international standards, presentations at significant conferences, awards and accolades for innovative work, and strong endorsements by referees of high standing.

The successful candidate will be expected to mount an independent, innovative and competitive research program. 

The successful candidate must be able to teach a wide range of courses in philosophy from the introductory to advanced levels, at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Candidates must provide evidence of excellence in teaching as demonstrated through teaching accomplishments, the statement of teaching philosophy, sample course materials, teaching evaluations, and the teaching dossier submitted as part of the application, as well as strong letters of reference.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The University of Toronto has three campuses, St. George, Scarborough, and Mississauga, each with its own Department of Philosophy offering undergraduate programs. The advertised position is on the downtown St. George campus. The Graduate Department of Philosophy at the University of Toronto is a tri-campus department, consisting of philosophy faculty appointed on all three campuses. Graduate teaching and supervision typically take place on the St. George campus.

The Department of Philosophy at the University of Toronto is widely recognized as Canada’s best and most comprehensive philosophy department and as an international leader in the field. The University of Toronto offers the opportunity to teach, conduct research and live in one of the most diverse and cosmopolitan cities in the world.

For more information about the Department of Philosophy, please visit 

All qualified candidates are invited to apply by clicking on the link below.

The following elements of the application should be submitted online (in pdf format only) by November 1, 2018:

• (1) a cover letter and a curriculum vitae, combined in a file labelled “YourLastName-SAP cover letter and CV.pdf”;

• (2) a research dossier containing a statement outlining current and future research interests and a sample of academic writing (about 25 pages), combined in a file labelled “YourLastName-SAP research.pdf”;

• (3) a teaching dossier (including a statement of teaching philosophy, sample course materials, and teaching evaluations) in a file labelled “YourLastName-SAP teaching.pdf”.

Applicants should also ask at least three referees, but no more than four, to send letters that are signed and on letterhead directly to search.philosophy@utoronto.ca by November 1, 2018. (If you use Interfolio, please have them send the letters directly to search.philosophy@utoronto.ca.)

Please note that the required files for this search must be in PDF format and must be labelled as indicated above. General submission guidelines can be found at: http://uoft.me/how-to-apply.

If you have questions about this position, please contact search.philosophy@utoronto.ca.

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

As part of your application, you will be asked to complete a brief Diversity Survey. This survey is voluntary. Any information directly related to you is confidential and cannot be accessed by search committees or human resources staff. Results will be aggregated for institutional planning purposes. For more information, please see http://uoft.me/UP.

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

Job Field: Tenure Stream

Faculty / Division: Faculty of Arts and Science

Department: Philosophy

Campus: St. George (downtown Toronto)

Job Posting: Jul 31, 2018

Job Closing: Nov 1, 2018 11:59pm EST

About Andrew Nicholson

I am an Associate Professor at the State University of New York at Stony Brook and the author of two books, Unifying Hinduism: Philosophy and Identity in Intellectual History and Lord Śiva's Song: The Īśvara Gītā.

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