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Assistant Professor, Philosophy (EXPIRED)

Department of Philosophy, University College of the Fraser Valley

Job category Junior faculty / Tenure-track or similar
AOS The area of specialization is contemporary metaphysics, with an emphasis on philosophy of mind.
AOS categories Metaphysics
AOC The ability to teach philosophy of language, or philosophy of science will be considered an asset.
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Organization's reference number J1221-1360
Location Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada
Start date August 1, 2022
Job description

Job Summary:

The Philosophy department at UFV is a small but active department that offers a wide range of courses and programs. In addition to a comprehensive range of courses in the History of Philosophy that covers both the Analytic and the Continental traditions, we offer a range of courses in Applied Ethics, Comparative philosophies, and more. We offer our students a Minor, Major and Honours in Philosophy, as well as an option for an Extended Minor and an Applied Ethical and Political Philosophy Minor.

We are currently inviting applications for a full-time, tenure-track position. The area of specialization is contemporary metaphysics, with an emphasis on philosophy of mind. The candidate is expected to teach the following courses:

  • PHIL100 Reasoning: An Introduction to Critical Thinking
  • PHIL120 Knowledge and Reality
  • PHIL300 Symbolic Logic in Context
  • PHIL322 Philosophy of Mind

The ability to teach philosophy of language, or philosophy of science will be considered an asset. The successful candidate will have completed, or be near completion of, a PhD in Philosophy with an established portfolio of research in one or more of the above areas.

As a primarily teaching-oriented institution and department, we are seeking a collegial, energetic, and innovative individual who has successful teaching experience at the undergraduate level and who communicates effectively with students both in and out of the classroom; is qualified to instruct across a range of the undergraduate courses offered by the department; and can develop new and innovative courses. Experience with incorporating indigenous perspectives will be central, as well as teaching international students, and managing the needs of a diverse classroom environment will be considered a strong asset. Likewise, we are committed to supporting and engaging international students and the diverse classroom population at UFV.

The successful candidate will show aptitude for working in team situations; demonstrated ability to participate in innovative inter-disciplinary teaching; a collaborative approach to engaging in department business; and an active commitment to academic service.

In addition to mentoring students from diverse backgrounds and to fostering a vibrant environment within our philosophy programs and our broader community, the successful candidate will also be expected to maintain a program of scholarly activity or research, preferably one which involves students, is related to the areas set out in the description above, and/or is community-linked. It is expected that all faculty members shall engage in an on-going process of professional development.


The successful candidate must possess a PhD in Philosophy (or imminent completion, by Sept 1st), with a specialization in contemporary metaphysics, (preference given to candidates with a background in philosophy of mind); evidence of successful teaching experience; and an on-going program of research.

About UFV:

The University of the Fraser Valley is located on the unceded (ancestral) territory of the Halq'eméylem-speaking peoples. We express our gratitude and respect for the honour of living and working in S’olh Temexw (Our World; Our Land). In all that we do, UFV strives to support and honour the Stó:lo peoples goals of self-determination and well-being on these lands. A commitment to Indigenization and Reconciliation is core to our institutional Vision and our Education Plan. This commitment includes the goal of centering Indigenous ways of knowing throughout our organization, recognizing our responsibilities to community, and a multi-year plan to increase the number of Indigenous faculty, staff, and administrators working at UFV.

UFV has four campus locations within the beautiful Fraser Valley in British Columbia. Recognized as one of BC's top employers, UFV offers a combination of career and lifestyle benefits. Join a team of 1,400 passionate professionals who value integrity, inclusivity and excellence. At UFV, you will serve a vibrant community, and shape the future of 15,000 students.

Indigenization, equity, and diversity are essential to our work as a university. A diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been historically underrepresented and marginalized. At UFV, we are committed to recruiting a diverse workforce that represents the community we proudly serve. We encourage applications from Indigenous peoples, members of groups that experience discrimination due to race, colour, place of origin, ancestry, and/or religion, persons who identify as women and 2SLGBTQ+, and persons with disabilities. We invite applicants to complete a confidential self-identification survey as part of the application process. All questions are voluntary, with an option to decline to answer.  Information will be used to support efforts to broaden the diversity of the recruitment process, and results are not shared with the selection committee.  Inquiries about the survey may be directed to [email protected]  Learn more about our commitment to diversity and inclusion.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. In an effort to be both environmentally and fiscally responsible, UFV will contact only candidates receiving an interview. We thank all applicants for considering UFV for employment. Shortlisted applicants may be required to undergo a criminal record check and/ or a verification of their education credentials. 

UFV is committed to the principle of equity in employment.

How to apply
Application type Online
Candidates should submit the following: • Cover letter • CV (please indicate eligibility to work legally in Canada) • Statement of teaching philosophy • Statement of research interests and selected publications • Original sample course plan • Recent student evaluations • *Three letters of reference *Applicants should arrange for three (3) letters of reference to be submitted on their behalf to [email protected] citing the posting number.
Web address to apply https://ufv.njoyn.com/CL3/xweb/XWeb.asp?tbtoken=YF...
Hard deadline February 22, 2022, 11:59pm PST
Web address for more information https://ufv.njoyn.com/CL3/xweb/XWeb.asp?tbtoken=YF...
Time created January 18, 2022, 9:53pm UTC
Scheduled expiry date February 22, 2022, 11:59pm PST
Expired on February 24, 2022, 12:46am PST
Last updated February 24, 2022, 8:46am UTC
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