JOB – Dept. Chair/Assoc. or Full Prof., Univ. of Alberta

The Faculty of Arts at the University of Alberta invites applications for the position of Chair of the Department of Philosophy, a tenured position at the rank of Associate or Full Professor.

The Chair will be someone with a strong sense of collaborative leadership and a clear commitment to continuing to develop the Department’s standing within the University, within Canada, and internationally.  The Chair will also be expected to participate actively in the Department’s teaching, research, and graduate supervision.

The area of specialization is open, and includes those working in environmental areas.  Candidates must hold a PhD, together with a distinguished record in university teaching and research.  Demonstrated administrative experience will be preferred.  The position comes with a comprehensive benefits package, research allowance, and salary (negotiable) commensurate with experience and rank.  The appointment is normally for a five-year term and will commence July 1, 2013.

The University of Alberta, one of Canada’s largest and most accomplished research universities, is situated in Edmonton, a metropolitan area of over one million with a vibrant artistic community and excellent standard of living.  The University of Alberta has earned the reputation of being one of the top five universities in Canada based on its strengths in teaching, research and service.  The Faculty of Arts is the oldest and most diverse faculty on campus, and one of the largest research and teaching centres in western Canada.

To receive consideration, online applications (including an up-to-date curriculum vitae and the names of at least three referees), nominations, or expressions of interest should be submitted by November 30, 2012, however, the competition will remain open until a suitable candidate is found.

For further information concerning the position or the Department, please contact the Dean, Lesley Cormack by email

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.  The University of Alberta hires on the basis of merit. We are committed to the principle of equity in employment. We welcome diversity and encourage applications from all qualified women and men, including persons with disabilities, members of visible minorities, and Aboriginal persons.