Philosophy Sessional Lectureships: 2017-18

March 20, 2017


The Department of Philosophy invites applications for part-time Sessional lectureships for the academic year 2017W (2017-18) in the teaching of the following PHIL courses:

PHIL 102 Introduction to Philosophy (3 credits)

PHIL 120 Intro Critical Thinking (Distance Ed and Lecture) (3 credits)         

PHIL 220 Symbolic Logic (3 credits)

PHIL 320 Logic: Metatheory and Computability (3 credits)

PHIL 331 Business and Professional Ethics (Distance Ed) (3 credits)

PHIL 332 Environmental Ethics (3 credits)

PHIL 333 Biomedical Ethics (Distance Ed) (3 credits)

PHIL 338 Philosophy of Law (3 credits)

PHIL 375 001 Philosophy and Literature (3 credits)

For more details on these courses, please see:


A minimum of ABD or PhD in Philosophy is required and preference will be given to applicants with post-secondary teaching experience and a record that provides evidence of teaching effectiveness. Applicants from both inside and outside UBC are encouraged.


Applicants should include the following in their application package:

  • A cover letter indicating clear relevance of expertise to the course
  • A curriculum vitae that includes a record of experience and a detailed list of all post-secondary courses taught including name, length, credit value, and teaching responsibilities
  • Evidence of teaching effectiveness
  • Sample course outline(s)
  • Confidential letters of reference from three referees


Applicants should send application materials to:


Erika Yep

Department Administrator

Department of Philosophy


Deadline: 4:00pm, Friday, April 7, 2017. 


For information about the department, please visit



All positions are subject to availability of funds and will be governed by UBC’s “Agreement on Conditions of Appointment for Sessional Faculty Members.” UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity and diversity within its community. We especially welcome applications from members of visible minority groups, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to engage productively with diverse communities. We encourage all qualified persons to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority. 

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