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Assistant Professor (EXPIRED)

Department of Philosophy, Simon Fraser University

Job category Junior faculty / Tenure-track or similar
AOS Open
AOC Open
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Location Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada
Start date July 15, 2022.
Job description

The Department of Philosophy at Simon Fraser University, in conjunction with SFU’s new interdisciplinary minor in Social Data Analytics, invites applications for a tenure-track position of Assistant Professor beginning July 15, 2022. The position is administratively housed in the Department of Philosophy with teaching and service obligations split between Philosophy and the Social Data Analytics Program, two courses per year in each unit.

AOS: Open. AOC: Open. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated capacity for research and teaching at the intersection of philosophy and social data analytics, including teaching the required course SDA 270 Data, Ethics, and Society (for more information, see https://www.sfu.ca/socialdata.html). Possible areas of philosophical specialization include but are not limited to ethics, social and political philosophy, epistemology, philosophy of science, philosophy of mind, computing science and artificial intelligence as well as applied research in these areas. Candidates with academic qualifications or relevant training within social data analytics are strongly preferred.

Duties include research, both undergraduate and graduate teaching, supervision of MA students, and administrative service in both Philosophy and the Social Data Analytics Program. The teaching load is 4 courses per year on a trimester system (two courses per semester for two semesters and one research semester). Candidates must have a PhD or equivalent in Philosophy (or other relevant discipline) by the time of appointment, or shortly thereafter.

Applicants should submit: a cover letter; c.v.; writing sample; research statement; description and documentation of relevant technical course work, technical certification, or interdisciplinary research experience; and evidence of teaching excellence. Applicants should also arrange for a minimum of three confidential letters of recommendation to be sent directly to the search committee. Application materials should be sent as separate pdf documents via email to:  [email protected]  Each document should be named: [Lastname]_[type].pdf.  (for example:  Smith_cv.pdf; Smith_cover.pdf; Smith_writing.pdf; Smith_teaching.pdf). Inquiries about the search may be directed to Endre Begby ([email protected]) For more information about the Philosophy Department at SFU please visit our website at: www.sfu.ca/philosophy. Review of applications begins on November 10, 2021, and will continue until the position is filled.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

Simon Fraser University is an institution whose strength is based on our shared commitments to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Diversity is an underlying principle of our Strategic Vision, which pledges SFU to “foster a culture of inclusion and mutual respect, celebrating the diversity reflected among its students, faculty, staff, and our community.” SFU is committed to ensuring that no individual is denied access to employment opportunities for reasons unrelated to ability or qualifications. Consistent with this principle, SFU will advance the interests of underrepresented members of the work force, specifically Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, racialized persons, and women; embrace gender and sexual diversity; ensure that equal opportunity is afforded to all who seek employment at the University; and treat all employees equitably. Candidates that belong to underrepresented groups are particularly encouraged to apply.

Under the authority of the University Act personal information that is required by the University for academic appointment competitions will be collected. For further details see: http://www.sfu.ca/vpacademic/Faculty_Openings/Collection_Notice.html

This is an entry level position. Only those eligible to be appointed or promoted to the rank of Assistant Professor will be considered. The position is subject to availability of funding. 


How to apply
Application type Email
Email to apply
Deadline for full consideration: November 10, 2021, 12:00am PST

(applications under review)

Hard deadline No deadline specified (applications considered on an ongoing basis)
Web address for more information http://www.sfu.ca/philosophy
Contact name Endre Begby
Contact email
Time created October 27, 2021, 2:12pm UTC
Scheduled expiry date April 24, 2022, 3:29am PST
Expired on April 24, 2022, 3:46am PST
Last updated September 1, 2022, 3:00pm UTC
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