Field of Specialization: Philosophy of Mind; Information Ethics; Mind, World and knowledge; Introductory Philosophy
Academic Unit: Philosophy
Category of Appointment: One Year Term
Rank/Position Title: Instructor I
Start Date: August 1, 2020
Closing Date: July 31, 2021

About the Position:

The Department of Philosophy invites applications from qualified candidates for a one-year Term appointment in Philosophy of Mind; Information Ethics; Mind, World and knowledge; Introductory Philosophy at the rank of Instructor I beginning August 1, 2020.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate courses in the areas indicated, primarily at the first- and second-year levels. There are no research expectations associated with this position.

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 Institute of Cognitive Science ( and is the administrative home of the Ph.D. program in Ethics and Public Affairs (


Candidates should possess a Ph.D. in philosophy, or least have a reasonable expectation of completing a Ph.D. program in the field within a year’s time. Strong background in philosophy of mind, metaphysics, and epistemology is required. Candidates should also be able to demonstrate teaching excellence, whether as part of their Ph.D. program or otherwise. 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 (including a CV, a sample of recent research, evidence of excellence in teaching, and three letters of reference sent under separate cover) should be sent electronically in one single PDF to:  Consideration of applications will begin on May 15, 2020.

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

About Carleton University:

Carleton University is a dynamic and innovative research and teaching institution with a national and international reputation as a leader in collaborative teaching and learning, research and governance. With over 30,000 students in more than 100 programs of study, we encourage creative risk-taking, discovery, and the generation of transformative knowledge. We are proud to be one of the most accessible campuses in North America. Carleton’s Paul Menton Centre for Students with Disabilities has been heralded as the gold standard for disability support services in Canada.

Carleton’s location in Ottawa, Ontario provides many opportunities for scholarship and research with numerous and diverse groups and institutions. Canada’s capital has a population of almost one million and reflects the country’s bilingual and multicultural character. To learn more about our university and the City of Ottawa, please visit

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.  Legitimate career interruptions will in no way prejudice the assessment process and their impact will be carefully considered.

Applicants selected for an interview are asked to contact the Chair as soon as possible to discuss any accommodation requirements. Arrangements will be made in a timely manner.

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