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Assistant Professor (Tenure Track), Philosophy

University of British Columbia Okanagan

The Department of Economics, Philosophy, and Political Science, Irving K. Barber Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at the University of British Columbia, Okanagan Campus, invites applications for a tenure-track position in Philosophy at the rank of Assistant Professor.

The area of specialization is Social and Political Philosophy, with expected teaching needs to include some combination of Ethics, Social and Political Philosophy and Analytic Philosophy. The successful candidates will have a PhD in Philosophy and will become a member of the Department of Economics, Philosophy, and Political Science ( The appointment is expected to start on July 1, 2022 or soon thereafter.

The successful candidate will have a demonstrable commitment to teaching excellence and a superior record of scholarly contributions in the candidate’s field of research, as well as the ability to establish a strong externally-funded research program. The candidate must demonstrate outstanding research and publication potential, relevant teaching experience or potential, and a commitment to Philosophy.

The successful candidate will have an opportunity to contribute to further development of the curriculum, to the supervision of undergraduate and graduate students, and to other service obligations to the University and community.

The Department of Economics, Philosophy, and Political Science is housed in the Irving K. Barber Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. The Faculty contains discipline-based and interdisciplinary programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels.  Our collegial learning environment focuses on effective teaching, critical and creative scholarship, and the integration of scholarship and teaching.  We are committed to an ethos of local involvement, global engagement, and intercultural awareness and we provide a positive, inclusive, and mutually supportive working and learning environment for all our students, faculty, and staff.  To learn about the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, go to:

As one of the world's leading universities, the University of British Columbia creates an exceptional learning environment that fosters global citizenship, advances a civil and sustainable society, and supports outstanding research to serve the people of British Columbia, Canada and the world. The university has two campuses, one in Vancouver and one in Kelowna. UBC’s Okanagan campus, located in the city of Kelowna, has over 10,000 students in seven faculties, with strong undergraduate and graduate programs. Situated in the heart of the Okanagan Valley, one of the most scenic regions in Canada, it offers an intimate learning environment and excellent opportunities for regional, national, and international scholarly activities. For more information about UBC resources and opportunities, please visit

How to Apply:

Applications are to be submitted online as a single PDF file at and should include:

1) a cover letter clearly indicating the position to which the candidate is applying
2 )a curriculum vitae a statement of research interests
3) a statement of teaching philosophy
4) writing sample
5) evidence of teaching effectiveness (i.e., teaching/course evaluations)
6) the names of three referees who have been asked to submit letters of reference.

All application materials must be received by 11:59pm (PST) on January 4, 2022.

Please direct any inquiries regarding the posting to: Professor Helen Yanacopulos

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, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.