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Assistant or Associate Professor

Department of Philosophy, Simon Fraser University

Job category Faculty (open rank) / Tenured, continuing or permanent
AOS History of Philosophy
AOS categories History of Philosophy
AOC Open
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Location Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada
Start date July 1, 2023
Job description

The Department of Philosophy at Simon Fraser University invites applications for a full-time tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor, depending on qualifications.  The expected start date is July 1, 2023.  Area of specialization (AOS): History of Philosophy, broadly construed to include any philosophical tradition.  Area of competence (AOC): open, but the ability to teach a range of courses in our curriculum is desirable.  Duties include research, both undergraduate and graduate teaching, supervision of MA students, and administrative service.  The normal teaching load is 2/2 (two courses per semester for two 13-week semesters). For more information about the Philosophy Department at SFU please visit our website at: www.sfu.ca/philosophy.

Excellence in research and teaching are the primary criteria for this position.  The candidates will, depending on rank, have developed or demonstrate the potential for developing:

  • a strong record of research productivity commensurate with their experience;
  • a successful research program;
  • excellence in teaching at both the undergraduate and graduate level;
  • successful supervision of graduate (masters-level) students.

Appointment will be made at the rank of Assistant Professor or Associate Professor, depending on qualifications. Assistant Professor is considered a junior faculty position; candidates must have completed their PhD in Philosophy or equivalent by the start date of appointment or shortly thereafter; only those eligible to be appointed or promoted to the rank will be considered.  For Associate Professor, only those holding or expected to hold the rank at the start of the employment will be considered.

Applicants must submit: a cover letter, CV, writing sample, and evidence of teaching effectiveness. Please indicate which rank you are applying for in the application.  Please provide the names and contact details of three confidential references that the search committee can contact, or arrange for three confidential letters of reference to be sent.  Application materials should be sent as separate pdf documents via email to: [email protected]. Inquiries about the search may be directed to Evan Tiffany ([email protected]).

Preference will be given to applications received by November 15, 2022. The position is subject to availability of funding.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.  Simon Fraser University is committed to employment equity and welcomes applications from all qualified individuals, including visible minorities, Indigenous Peoples, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity, and others who may contribute the further diversification of the university.

We respectfully acknowledges the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish), səl̓ilw̓ətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh), q̓íc̓əy̓ (Katzie), kʷikʷəƛ̓əm (Kwikwetlem), Qayqayt, Kwantlen, Semiahmoo and Tsawwassen peoples on whose unceded traditional territories our three campuses reside.

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.

How to apply
Application type Email
Instructions
Applicants must submit: a cover letter, CV, writing sample, and evidence of teaching effectiveness. Please indicate which rank you are applying for in the application. Please provide the names and contact details of three confidential references that the search committee can contact, or arrange for three confidential letters of reference to be sent.
Email to apply
Deadline for full consideration: November 15, 2022, 12:00am PST

(applications under review)

Hard deadline Yesterday, 11:59pm PST
Contact
Web address for more information http://www.sfu.ca/philosophy.html
Contact name Evan Tiffany
Contact email
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Time created October 6, 2022, 9:31pm UTC
Scheduled expiry date Yesterday, 11:59pm PST
Last updated October 6, 2022, 9:31pm UTC
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