JOB – Asst. Prof, Saint Mary’s University, Environmental Philosophy

The Department of Philosophy at Saint Mary’s University invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, to begin 1 July 2013.  The Department seeks to hire a philosopher working in philosophy of language, early modern philosophy, or environmental philosophy, who is also keen to teach introductory critical thinking.  The successful candidate will hold a PhD at the time of appointment, have an aptitude for undergraduate and graduate teaching, and be an active researcher.

Saint Mary’s is a public university with over 7,000 students, offering a variety of undergraduate and graduate degrees.  Our university is committed to serving the local, regional, national, and international communities.  For more information on the Department, including members’ research interests, applicants are invited to consult the Department’s website at

Saint Mary’s University is located in the historic port city of Halifax, Nova Scotia, a vibrant, urban community of over 350,000 people.  Halifax is a major educational and economic centre for Atlantic Canada and is home to five universities.  It is conveniently located with respect to recreational areas and other major cities in Canada and the Northeastern United States.  For information about the University, see the website at

Although qualified philosophers of all nationalities may apply, priority will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents (applicants should clearly indicate their status as a Canadian citizen or permanent resident).  Saint Mary’s University is committed to the principles of employment equity.

Applicants should submit curriculum vitae, graduate school transcripts, teaching dossier, short writing sample, and the names and addresses of three referees to Dr Mark Mercer, Chair, Department of Philosophy, Saint Mary’s University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA B3H 3C3.  (Note: applications sent by email will not be accepted.The closing date for applications is January 15, 2013.