Instructor in Logic: Position

UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA, Vancouver, BC, Canada.  Department of Philosophy.  The Department of Philosophy at The University of British Columbia (UBC), Vancouver Campus, invites applications for a tenure-track position in Logic at the rank of Instructor, in UBC’s educational leadership stream. Start date: July 1, 2018. This is a full-time tenure-track appointment.

A PhD in Philosophy prior to taking up the position is required. Exceptional communication and teaching skills, a strong commitment to high-quality undergraduate education, a record or promise of educational leadership, a record or promise of excellence in teaching logic at the undergraduate level, and a research background appropriate for the development of upper-level logic courses are necessary qualifications for this position. Ability or experience in teaching high-enrolment online logic courses, and/or ability or experience relevant to participation in UBC’s Cognitive Systems program, would be additional assets for this position. The successful applicant will be expected to teach a load of six one-semester courses annually and to maintain an active program of excellent teaching, service, and educational leadership. The range of courses includes critical thinking, scientific reasoning, symbolic logic, metatheory and computability, and additional advanced undergraduate courses in logic. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. The position is subject to final budgetary approval.

As this is a tenure-track position in the Educational Leadership stream, the successful candidate will be reviewed for reappointment, tenure, and promotion in subsequent years, in accordance with the UBC/UBC Faculty Association Collective Agreement. For a description of the Instructor rank and criteria for reappointment and promotion, visit: For information about educational leadership at UBC, visit: For information about the UBC Department of Philosophy, visit: For information about the UBC Cognitive Systems program, visit:

Applications are to be submitted through the UBC Faculty Careers website (, Job ID: 28019.  Please ensure that your browser is compatible with UBC’s Faculty Careers website (for a list of compatible browsers please see the following link: Applicants should be prepared to upload (in the following order, and not exceeding 12 megabytes per attachment): a curriculum vitae, a writing sample, a statement of past and/or potential contributions to educational leadership including areas of curriculum development that would bring logic to a range of undergraduate students (one page max.); and evidence of teaching effectiveness (teaching evaluation scores, sample course material).

In addition, applicants should arrange for three confidential signed letters of recommendation to be sent separately to Philosophy Department Manager of Administration, Erika Yep, at or mailed to: Instructor Search, Department of Philosophy, University of British Columbia, Vancouver BC, Canada V6T 1Z1. Applicants should ensure that referees are aware that their letters must reach the Department by the deadline, that this is a position in the Educational Leadership stream, and that they should provide evidence with a focus on teaching and educational leadership. Deadline for receipt of applications is November 22, 2017.

Review of applications will begin immediately thereafter and continue until the position is filled.  For inquiries about the position or the application process, please contact Erika Yep at

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Métis, Inuit, or Indigenous person. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

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