Rotman Canada Research Chair (Tier 1) Philosophy of Science beg. July 1, 2011

Rotman Canada Research Chair (Tier I), University of Western Ontario

The Department of Philosophy at The University of Western Ontario invites applications or nominations for the Rotman Canada Research Chair (Tier I) in Philosophy of Science to begin July 1, 2011. The Canada Research Chair program has been established by the Government of Canada to enable Canadian universities to foster research excellence and enhance their role as world-class centers of research. Further information on the program is available on the CRC web site at

We are seeking an innovative leader and established scholar in any area of Philosophy of Science, broadly construed. The successful candidate will play a key role in the academic leadership of the Joseph L. Rotman Institute for Science and Values ( The position represents an exciting opportunity for experienced individuals who are recognized internationally as leaders in their field and who are currently in the rank of Professor or Associate Professor. Salary is negotiable and commensurate with qualifications and experience. This position would be at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor with Tenure.

Review of applications will begin on September 1, 2010 and will continue until the position is filled.

All Chairs are subject to review and final approval by the CRC Secretariat. Applications including a curriculum vitae, a writing sample, a teaching dossier and a description of a 5-7 year research plan and the names, addresses, telephone numbers and e-mail addresses of three potential referees to:

  • Professor Samantha Brennan, Chair
  • Department of Philosophy
  • Stevenson Hall
  • The University of Western Ontario
  • London, Ontario, Canada N6A 5B8

Positions are subject to budget approval. Applicants should have fluent oral and written communication skills in English. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. The University of Western Ontario is committed to employment equity and welcomes applications from all qualified women and men, including visible minorities, aboriginal people and persons with disabilities.