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Appointment in Philosophy Position Number PHIL01

The Department of Philosophy at the University of Victoria invites applications for a tenure track, Assistant Professor position to begin 1 July 2018. Area of specialization: ancient philosophy. Area of competence: open, but broad philosophical interests are assets. Duties will include research, undergraduate and graduate instruction and administrative service. The 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 will have a well-articulated research and publication plan. The Department seeks a candidate who can offer undergraduate and graduate courses in ancient philosophy including courses on the work of Plato. Knowledge of ancient Greek and or Latin is an asset. Candidates should also be able to offer a course in 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. In addition, the successful candidate should be able to supervise MA and PhD students in ancient philosophy and should 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; in accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

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)

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

Or where 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: 1 December 2017.