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Appointment in Philosophy Position Number 994851

The Department of Philosophy at the University of Victoria invites applications for a tenure track, Assistant Professor position to begin July 1st, 2019. Area of specialization: social philosophy. Area of competence: open. Broad philosophical interests are assets, and areas of specialization or competence that are consistent with the University of Victoria’s Indigenous or International Plan are valued. Duties will include research, undergraduate and graduate instruction and administrative service. A successful applicant will have the potential to be a superior researcher and an excellent teacher.


Applicants should hold a PhD in Philosophy by time of appointment. Ideal candidates will have begun publishing and have a well-articulated research and publication plan. The Department seeks a candidate who can offer undergraduate and graduate courses in social philosophy broadly construed. Candidates should also be able to offer an introduction to philosophy that covers a broad range of topics and diverse figures in the history of philosophy. Candidates should supply evidence of their approach to pedagogy and their preparedness to teach excellent courses. The successful candidate should be able to supervise MA and PhD students in social philosophy and be able assist the supervision of students in other areas of philosophy.

The University of Victoria is an equity employer and encourages applications from women, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, Aboriginal Peoples, people of all sexual orientations and genders, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of the University. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, in accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Please indicate in your application package if you are a Canadian citizen or a permanent resident.

Faculty and librarians at the University of Victoria are governed by the provisions of the Collective Agreement. Members are represented by the University of Victoria Faculty Association. (www.uvicfa.ca)

Persons with disabilities, who anticipate needing accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, may contact FRrecruit@uvic.ca. Any personal information provided will be maintained in confidence.

Applications should include a cover letter, C.V., and writing sample. Applicants should also arrange for three confidential letters of reference to be sent directly to the department. Application materials, including letters of reference, may be submitted via email at: philjob@uvic.ca.

If necessary, application materials may be mailed to:

Chair, Appointments Committee
Department of Philosophy
University of Victoria
P.O. Box 3045
Victoria, B.C.
V8W 3P4

Deadline for applications and letters of reference: December 14th, 2018.