C4E Postdoctoral Fellowship in Ethics

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The interdisciplinary Centre for Ethics at the University of Toronto(C4E) invites applications for one or two postdoctoral fellowships during the 2023-24 academic year. The fellowship is renewable to a second year pending budget approval and an internal evaluation.  

Area of Research:  We welcome candidates from diverse disciplinary backgrounds including, but not limited to, philosophy, law, and political science to conduct research that furthers C4E’s mission as an interdisciplinary centre aimed at advancing research and teaching in the field of ethics, broadly defined, by bringing together the theoretical and practical knowledge of diverse scholars, students, public servants and social leaders in order to increase understanding of the ethical dimensions of individual, social, and political life. 

Please consult our website to get a sense of the variety of projects and activities at the Centre. Recent C4E events have drawn speakers and participants from a wide range of disciplines. 

Description of duties: Under the direction of the Director, Centre for Ethics, the successful candidate will conduct research, help to develop an interdisciplinary ethics community across campus, and help to foster public discourse on issues of ethical import by facilitating and participating in C4E events, activities, and projects. The successful candidate will also be expected to teach two 0.5 full-course equivalents (FCE). Among the courses taught by the Centre for Ethics post-doctoral fellows is our fourth-year seminar, a research course aimed at our undergraduate fellows. Teaching will be covered by the terms of the CUPE 3902 Unit 1 Collective Agreement. 

Salary: $54,000 per year
Please note that should the minimum rates stipulated in the collective agreement be higher than rates stated in this posting, the minimum rates stated in the collective agreement shall prevail. 

Required qualifications: Applicants must have completed all requirements for their doctorate by July 31, 2023. Candidates must also be no more than 5 years from the awarding of their degree. 

Application instructions: All individuals interested in this position must submit a cover letter of application, a current CV, and a sample of written work to ethics@utoronto.caby the closing date. Please submit your application materials in PDF format as one file, using the naming convention “LastnameFirstname_2023.”  Applicants also should arrange to have three confidential letters of reference sent directly to the same email address; at least one of the reference letters should speak to the applicant’s teaching experience and ability.

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. 

Closing date: Complete applications received by May 10, 2023  will be given priority; however, the position will remain open until filled. Any additional inquiries may be addressed to the Centre Administrator at ethics@utoronto.ca. 

Supervisor: Professor Sergio Tenenbaum, Director, Centre for Ethics 

Expected start date:  August 1, 2023 

Term:  August 1, 2023 to July 31, 2024 

FTE: 100% 

The normal hours of work are 40 hours per week for a full-time postdoctoral fellow (pro-rated for those holding a partial appointment) recognizing that the needs of the employee’s research and training and the needs of the supervisor’s research program may require flexibility in the performance of the employee’s duties and hours of work. 

Employment as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Toronto is covered by the terms of the CUPE 3902 Unit 5 Collective Agreement. 

This job is posted in accordance with the CUPE 3902 Unit 5 Collective Agreement.

Application date
1 year
Humanities : Anthropology & Ethnology, History, Philosophy, Theology and religion
Social sciences : Law, Geography, Psychology & Cognitive Sciences, Political science, Environmental Sciences, Sociology