The Opportunity

Halifax, NS
Education and Training

The Department of Philosophy at Saint Mary's University invites applications for an eight-month position at the rank of Lecturer or Assistant Professor, to begin 1 September 2020.

What you'll need


The successful applicant will be qualified to teach a full-year Critical Thinking course and three one-semester courses (equivalent to a 3/2 or 2/3 load) in areas such as ethics and/or history of philosophy. The department is seeking an excellent teacher and active researcher. 

Applicants must have a doctorate or ABD status with the dissertation near completion. Salary will be determined according to the regular Lecturer or Assistant Professor scale described in the Collective Agreement, pro-rated to eight months.

A little bit about us

Saint Mary’s University

Founded in 1802, Saint Mary's University is one of Canada's oldest and leading institutions of higher learning and has evolved into a vibrant and engaged community of students, faculty, staff, and alumni from more than 100 countries around the world. Saint Mary's University is home to one of Canada's leading business schools, a Science Faculty widely known for its cutting-edge research, a comprehensive and innovative Arts Faculty and a vibrant Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research.

Saint Mary's University hires on the basis of merit and is committed to the principles of employment equity. Saint Mary's University encourages applications from qualified women, visible minorities, Aboriginal people, and people with disabilities. Preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada. Visit our web site at

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Work With Us

Saint Mary's University is in Halifax, Nova Scotia, a city of over 350,000 people. Halifax is a major educational centre for Atlantic Canada and is home to five universities. The city is close to recreational areas and to other major urban centres in Canada and the Northeastern United States. Information about Saint Mary's is available at

Apply for this position online at and use the online application system CareerBeacon. A complete application consists of a letter of application (addressed to Dr. Todd Calder, Chair of the Selection Committee, Department of Philosophy), a Curriculum Vitae, a teaching dossier, a writing sample, graduate school transcripts, and names and contact information of three referees. The closing date for applications is Tuesday, March 17, 2020.

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