C4E Visiting Faculty Fellowship in Ethics


The interdisciplinary Centre for Ethics at the University of Toronto welcomes applications from faculty at other universities and research institutes who wish to spend all or part of an academic year as a Visiting Professor to conduct research related to the Centre’s mission “to bring 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.”

All applications related to the Centre’s mission, regardless of discipline or field of study, are welcome. Disciplinary affiliations of recent Visiting Professors have included English, government, law, management, philosophy, political science, public affairs, religion, sociology, and women’s studies.

Please consult our website or online journal to get a sense of the variety of projects and activities at the Centre (including, e.g., Ethics of AI in Context, Ethics in the City, Perspectives on Ethics, Ethics of Pedagogy, Poetics/Ethics). Recent Centre events have drawn speakers and participants from a wide range of disciplines, including anthropology, classics, cognitive science, comparative literature, computer science, criminology, development studies, economics, education, engineering, English, history, film studies, information studies, Jewish studies, law, linguistics, management, medicine, media studies, music, philosophy, political science, psychology, public health, public policy, religion, and sociology.

Located in the heart of the University of Toronto’s downtown (St. George) campus, the Centre provides Visiting Professors with office and event space, printing and library privileges, and access to the university’s electronic resources. (Unfortunately, we cannot provide salary replacement or administrative support.) Visiting Professors contribute to the Centre’s intellectual life through participation in seminars, workshops, and other Centre events.

To apply, please send (1) a cover letter including a statement of your proposed research and source of funding and (2) a current CV to ethics@utoronto.ca. Please submit your application materials in PDF format as one file, using the naming convention “LastnameFirstname_2020.”

Applications for yearlong stays are preferred; other applications should specify the period of the proposed visit, e.g., summer (May-August), fall (September-December) or spring term (January-April). Please note that Visiting Professorships are intended for individuals holding full-time faculty positions at universities and research institutes who are on leave (e.g., sabbatical) and intend to return to their position at the end of their stay at the Centre for Ethics.

To ensure full consideration for the 2020-21 academic year, please submit your application by February 1, 2020.

Application date
1 term or 1 year
Humanities : Anthropology & Ethnology, Archaeology, Arts and Art history, Classical Studies, History, Linguistics, Literature, Philosophy, Theology and religion
Social sciences
Other : Computer science, Physics, mathematics and engineering