The University of Toronto's new Centrefor Ethics invites applications for its Visiting Faculty Fellowships.For the academic year 2006-07, two fellowships will be awarded tooutstanding scholars and teachers interested in writing and conductingresearch about ethics during a year in residence at the University ofToronto.
Fellows will participate in a bi-weekly seminar at the Centre, togetherwith local faculty as well as the Centre's graduate and post-doctoralfellows. Although regular teaching obligations are not attached to theFellowships, we expect fellows to have some involvement in theundergraduate Ethics, Society and Law Program. Fellows are alsoexpected to participate regularly in the Centre's other activities,including seminars, colloquia, and public lectures; and to be inresidence in Toronto for the term of their appointments, which will runfrom September 1, 2006 to May 15, 2007.
Facultyfellows will receive stipends intended to help maintain their salaryduring the fellowship year at its usual level. Stipends will normallyamount to up to one half of the fellow's academic year salary, up to amaximum of CDN $ 50, 000. In addition, fellows will receive a researchallowance; an office in the Centre, equipped with a computer; andaccess to library and other University facilities. Their homeinstitution is expected to provide at least half of their salaries, inaddition to all benefits. Fellows between regular academic appointmentsare eligible for funding to be determined on an individual basis.
Fellowsare selected by a faculty committee in the Centre for Ethics.Applicants are judged on the quality of their achievements in theirfield of specialization and their ability to benefit from work in theCentre; the contributions they are likely to make in the future inhigher education through teaching and writing about ethics; and theprobable significance of their proposed research and its relevance tothe purposes of the Centre. Applicants must hold a university facultyappointment at the time of application. There is no restriction ondiscipline or citizenship.
For fellowships beginning in September 2006, applicants must submit hard copies of:
1. A curriculum vitae;
2. A scholarly paper in English written or published in the past threeyears (no more than 10, 000 words; on longer papers, applicants mustindicate 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 adissertation supervisor) sent directly to the Director, Centre forEthics at the address below.
All materials, including letters of reference, must be received by January 15, 2006. Successful applicants will be asked to provide salary information on a confidential basis to the Centre's Director.
Pleasesend applications to: Professor Melissa Williams (Director, Centre forEthics), Department of Political Science, University of Toronto, 100St. George Street, Room 3060, Toronto, Ontario Canada M5S 3G3.