Philosophy job opening: Assistant Professor Without Review

The Department of Philosophy at UBC-Vancouver invites applications for a limited-term position at the rank of Assistant Professor Without Review to commence July 1, 2018. The appointment is for one year, with the possibility of renewal for up to two additional years, subject to funding and performance review.

Area of Specialization: History of Philosophy (Ancient Greek or Early Modern Philosophy)

The successful candidate must hold a Ph.D. and have research expertise in one or both areas of specialization noted above, demonstrated accomplishments in scholarship (evidenced by high-quality publications and significant conference participation), and an excellent record of teaching at the undergraduate level. Teaching competence in both areas listed is an asset. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an active program of research and teaching, and to undertake service duties as assigned by the Head. The teaching load will be four 3-credit courses per year.

Applications are to be submitted through the UBC Faculty Careers website (, Job ID: 28823.  Please ensure that your browser is compatible with UBC’s Faculty Careers website (for a list of compatible browsers please see: Applicants should be prepared to upload (in the following order, and not exceeding 12 megabytes per attachment): a curriculum vitae, a sample of their publications, a statement of teaching philosophy, and evidence of teaching effectiveness. In addition, applicants should arrange for three confidential letters of reference to be sent directly to the email address below, with “APWR” in the subject line:

Erika Yep, Administrator
Department of Philosophy
The University of British Columbia

Completed applications and reference letters must be received by March 5, 2018.

This position is subject to final budgetary approval.


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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