Thursday, August 13, 2009

University of Toronto Centre for Ethics fellowships

Centre for Ethics

University of Toronto

Visiting Faculty Fellowships 2010-11

The University of Toronto’s Centre for Ethics invites applications for its Visiting Faculty Fellowships. For the academic year 2010-11, two fellowships will be awarded to outstanding scholars and teachers interested in writing and conducting research about ethics during a year in residence at the University of Toronto.

Fellows will participate in a bi-weekly seminar at the Centre, together with local faculty as well as the Centre’s graduate and post-doctoral fellows. Fellows are also expected to participate regularly in the Centre’s other activities, including seminars, colloquia, and public lectures; and to be in residence in Toronto for the term of their appointments, which will run from September 1, 2010 to May 15, 2011. Although regular teaching obligations are not attached to the Fellowships, one of the goals of the Centre for Ethics is to enhance the undergraduate student experience at the University of Toronto. We strongly encourage Fellows to participate in informal events in the Ethics, Society and Law program and in Trinity College, and to consider teaching a one-term course at the upper level.

Faculty fellows will receive stipends intended to help maintain their salary during the fellowship year at its usual level. Stipends will normally amount to up to one half of the fellow’s academic year salary, up to a maximum of C$ 50, 000. In addition, fellows will receive a research allowance; an office in the Centre, equipped with a computer; and access to library and other University facilities. Their home institution is expected to provide at least half of their salaries, in addition to all benefits. Fellows between regular academic appointments are eligible for funding to be determined on an individual basis.

Fellows are selected by an interdisciplinary faculty committee in the Centre for Ethics. Applicants are judged on the quality of their achievements in their field of specialization and their ability to benefit from work in the Centre; the contributions they are likely to make in the future in higher education through teaching and writing about ethics; and the probable significance of their proposed research and its relevance to the purposes of the Centre. Applicants must hold a university faculty appointment at the time of application. There is no restriction on discipline or citizenship.

For fellowships beginning in September 2010, applicants must submit hard copies of:

1. A curriculum vitae;
2. A scholarly paper in English written or published in the past three years (no more than 10,000 words; on longer papers, applicants must indicate their own excerpt);
3. A statement (no more than 1,500 words) describing the proposed research project;
4. Three letters of reference (at least one from someone who was not a dissertation supervisor) sent directly to the Director, Centre for Ethics at the address below.

All materials, including letters of reference, must be received by November 16, 2009. Successful applicants will be asked to provide salary information on a confidential basis to the Centre’s Director.

Please send applications to: Professor Melissa Williams (Director), Centre for Ethics, University of Toronto, 6 Hoskin Avenue, Toronto, Ontario Canada M5S 1H8.

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