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Assistant Professor, Philosophy (EXPIRED)

Department of Philosophy, University of the Fraser Valley

Job category Faculty (open rank) / Tenure-track or similar
AOS Metaphysics and Epistemology
AOS categories History of Philosophy
Metaphysics and Epistemology
AOC Metaphysics and Epistemology
AOC categories History of Philosophy
Metaphysics and Epistemology
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Organization's reference number J1023-1289
Location Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada
Start date August 1, 2024
Job description

Job Summary:

The Department of Philosophy invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position as Assistant Professor of Philosophy with an expected start date of August 1, 2024. The candidate will specialize in Metaphysics and Epistemology (broadly construed to include philosophy of language and philosophy of mind). The successful applicant will be able to teach symbolic logic, history of analytic philosophy, and a range of lower-level introductory philosophy courses, including critical thinking, and courses in the history of Western philosophy.


The successful candidate will have completed, or be near completion of, a PhD in Philosophy with an established portfolio of research in Metaphysics and Epistemology.

Candidates with additional teaching competence in under-represented areas of philosophy, such as African, Asian, or Indigenous philosophy are especially encouraged to apply.

The successful candidate will:

  • Be able to teach a range of undergraduate courses offered by the Department including symbolic logic, history of analytic philosophy, and history of early modern philosophy
  • Develop new and innovative courses that strengthen and diversify our current offerings
  • Employ an inclusive, internationalized and decolonized pedagogical approach in their teaching
  • Communicate effectively and respectfully with others, including international and Indigenous students
  • Have an ongoing research program and a commitment to professional development
  • Be collegial, energetic and innovative
  • Engage in service work for the Department, College of Arts, and the university as a whole

Applications will begin to be reviewed Feb 16, 2024 for an anticipated start date of August 1, 2024.

About UFV:

The University of the Fraser Valley is located on the traditional territory of the Halq'eméylem-speaking peoples. We express our gratitude and respect for the honour of living and working in Stó:lō Tém:éxw (Stó:lō Land; Stó:lō World). In all that we do, UFV strives to support and honour the Stó:lō peoples goals of self-determination and well-being on these lands. A commitment to Indigenization and Reconciliation is core to our institutional Vision and Integrated Strategic Plan: IYAQAWTXW — which means House of Transformation. 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
Interested candidates should submit the following through the application portal: 1. Cover letter 2. Curriculum vitae (please indicate your status of eligibility to work legally in Canada) 3. A sample upper level Philosophy course syllabus 4. A list of Philosophy courses that you feel qualified to teach (esp. in logic, philosophy of language, and philosophy of mind) 5. Copies of recent teaching evaluations 6. Contact information for three referees Shortlisted candidates will be asked to provide three letters of reference at time of interview.
Web address to apply http://clients.njoyn.com/CL3/xweb/xweb.asp?clid=56...
Hard deadline February 16, 2024, 11:59pm PST
Web address for more information https://www.ufv.ca/careers
Time created October 25, 2023, 7:09pm UTC
Scheduled expiry date February 16, 2024, 11:59pm PST
Expired on February 18, 2024, 12:46am PST
Last updated April 19, 2024, 3:00pm UTC
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