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AISB Convention 2015

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Mark Bishop on BBC ...

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AISB YouTube Channel

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AISB opportunities Bulletin Item

temporary (1y) assistant professorship in philosophy, Hamilton ON, CANADA

The Department of Philosophy at McMaster University invites applications 
for a one-year, contractually limited position, to begin July 1, 2013 at 
the rank of Assistant Professor.  Preference will be given to applicants 
qualified to teach the following courses: 1A03 Philosophical Texts, HUM 
2C03 Critical Thinking, 2YY3 Intro Ethics, 3D03 Phil of Science, 3HH3 
Metaphysics, 3O03 Theory of Knowledge, 4XX3 Intermediate Logic, and one 
further 3 unit course next spring/summer. The starting salary for the 
one-year period for an Assistant Professor will be ,243.00.

McMaster University is a student focused, research-intensive university 
with a clear purpose: the discovery, communication and preservation of 
knowledge and has a long standing reputation as Canada?s most innovative 

The successful candidate will have a PhD in philosophy, in hand or near 
completion by the starting date, previous teaching experience and 
demonstrated ability to teach undergraduate courses in philosophy.  The 
successful candidate will also be expected to participate in the research 
and administrative activities of the department.

Applications should include: a letter of interest, a detailed curriculum 
vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy and practice, an indication of 
successful university level teaching (course outlines for courses 
previously taught, summaries of student evaluations, etc.), and the names 
and complete contact information for three referees.  Candidates must 
arrange to have three confidential letters of reference sent directly to 
the address below.

Applications and supporting documentation should be addressed to:

Dr. Richard Arthur, Acting Chair
Department of Philosophy
McMaster University ? UH 310
1280 Main West
Hamilton, Ontario L8S 4K1

Complete applications, including supporting documentation, which are 
received by April 30, 2013 will be assured of full consideration.  All 
documentation submitted in support of your application becomes the 
property of the University and is not returnable.