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:
- A curriculum vitae;
- 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);
- A statement (no more than 1,500 words) describing the proposed
- 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.