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Limited Term Lecturer, Philosophy

Simon Fraser University

The Department of Philosophy at Simon Fraser University invites applications for a one-year full-time term teaching faculty position at the rank of Lecturer beginning Sept. 1, 2019 and concluding August 31, 2020. Area of specialization (AOS): open. Area of competence (AOC): metaphysics and epistemology. The successful candidate will teach 8 courses over three terms (fall, spring, summer), including: a first-year course “Knowledge and Reality,” a second-year core course in metaphysics, and a second-year core course in epistemology. The ideal candidate will have a completed PhD, and must have evidence of exemplary teaching ability in these areas. Ability to teach a first-year course in introductory logic is desirable. As a member of the SFU Faculty Association (SFUFA) and the Department of Philosophy team of faculty, the Lecturer may also be expected to participate in the life of the unit.

SFU is an equity employer and encourages applications from all qualified individuals including women, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, Indigenous Peoples, people of all sexual orientations and gender identities, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of the university.

Applicants should submit: a cover letter, c.v., writing sample, and teaching portfolio. The teaching portfolio should include evidence of exemplary teaching ability, including: sample syllabi, summary of quantitative scores for all courses taught (if available), full set of unedited teaching evaluations for at least two courses, and any other information the applicant believes to be relevant. Applicants must indicate whether they are Canadian citizens or permanent residents in the cover letter. Applicants should also arrange for a minimum of three confidential letters to be sent directly to the search committee.

Application materials should be sent as separate pdf documents via email to: Each document should be named: Lastname_type.pdf (for example: Smith_cv.pdf; Smith_cover.pdf; Smith_writing.pdf; Smith_teaching).

Inquiries about the search may be directed to Evan Tiffany ( For more information about the Philosophy Department at SFU please visit our website at:

The Department will begin reviewing applications on April 1, 2019.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. This is an entry-level limited term position. Only those holding or those eligible to be promoted to the rank will be considered. The position is subject to availability of funding.

Under the authority of the University Act personal information that is required by the University for academic appointment competitions will be collected. For further details see: