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Assistant Professor (EXPIRED)

Department of Philosophy, Simon Fraser University

Job category Junior faculty / Tenure-track or similar
AOS Empirically informed philosophy of mind or language
AOS categories Philosophy of Language
Philosophy of Mind
Philosophy of Cognitive Science
AOC Cognitive Science
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Location Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada
Start date July 15, 2024
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 Professor. The expected start date is July 15, 2024. 


Excellence in research and teaching are the primary criteria for this position. Candidates must have completed their PhD or equivalent in Philosophy (or other relevant discipline) by the employment start date; however, PhD candidates with solid indication of imminent completion may be hired at the rank of Instructor and will be promoted to the rank of Assistant Professor upon completion of the PhD.

Area of specialization (AOS): Empirically informed philosophy of mind or language.

Area of competence (AOC): open, but ability to teach undergraduate courses in cognitive science is required.

The candidate must demonstrate:

  • a strong record of research productivity commensurate with their experience;
  • establishment of, or potential for, a successful research program;
  • potential for excellence in teaching at both undergraduate and graduate levels;
  • potential for supervision of graduate students.


The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the University’s research excellence through a rigorous research program. The candidate will be expected to teach courses in both undergraduate and graduate programs and to supervise MA Students. A normal teaching load for a tenure-track Faculty member is an equivalent of four courses per year over two 13-week semesters. Finally, it is expected that the successful candidate will contribute to the Department, Faculty, University, and the academic community through service. For more information about the Philosophy Department at SFU please visit our website at: www.sfu.ca/philosophy.

Application Requirements

Applicants must submit: a cover letter, CV, research statement, writing sample, and evidence of teaching effectiveness. 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]. Inquiries about the search may be directed to Endre Begby ([email protected]).

Review of applications begins on November 15, 2023, and will continue until the position is filled.

Faculty salaries at SFU are based on the salary scales bargained between the University and the SFU Faculty Association. A reasonable estimate of the salary range for this role is $89,652 to $114,866.

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, including 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, refer to http://www.sfu.ca/vpacademic/Faculty_Openings/Collection_Notice.html.

How to apply
Application type Email
Email to apply
Deadline for full consideration: November 15, 2023, 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 September 20, 2023, 7:37pm UTC
Scheduled expiry date March 18, 2024, 6:47pm PST
Expired on March 18, 2024, 7:46pm PST
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