Job Postings

Tenure-track Assistant Professor

The Department of Philosophy at Simon Fraser University invites applications for the tenure-track position of Assistant Professor of Philosophy, beginning September, 2018. Area of specialization (AOS): Ethics, broadly construed to include theoretical and applied ethics, political philosophy, and philosophy of law. Area of competence (AOC): open, but must be able to teach an upper-level course on Law and Philosophy. Duties include research, both undergraduate and graduate teaching, supervision of MA students, and administrative service. The teaching load is 4 courses per year on a trimester system (two courses per semester for two semesters and one research semester). Candidates must have a PhD or equivalent in Philosophy by the time of appointment. 

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. Minimum starting salary is CAD 81,480.

Simon Fraser University is committed to employment equity and welcomes applications from all qualified women and men, including visible minorities, persons of aboriginal heritage, persons with disabilities, and LGTBQ-identified persons. 

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:

Applicants should submit: a cover letter, c.v., writing sample, and teaching portfolio. Applicants are requested to specify their citizenship or residence status 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: 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 began reviewing applications on November 7, 2017. No new applications are accepted at this time.

Limited Term Lecturer

There are no positions at this time.


Sessional Instructor Positions

Sessional positions are normally posted in September for the Spring semester, in January for the Summer semester and in May for the Fall semester.  These positions are posted on the Graduate Studies website, on the Philosophy Department's website, and on the bulletin board in the Philosophy Department in the West Mall Centre.  All postings are normally open for two weeks.  Here is the present posting:

Summer 2018 Sessional Instructor Positions (posted Jan. 17, 2018 ; deadline to apply Jan. 31, 2018 )

Click on the following links for details about the positions available: 

PHIL 121 - Global Justice (Vancouver campus)

PHIL 300- Introduction to Philosophy (Vancouver campus) 


Teaching Assistant Positions

TAships are normally posted in October for the Spring semester, in February for the Summer semester, and in June for the Fall semester.  These positions are posted on the Graduate Studies website, on the Philosophy Department's website, and on the bulletin board in the Philosophy Department in the West Mall Centre. All postings are normally open for two weeks. 

Click on the following links for details about the positions available and the Application Form to be submitted:

Summer 2018 TA Positions (posted Feb. 26, 2018 ; deadline to apply March 12, 2018)

Summer 2018 Application Form for Teaching Assistant positions (posted Feb. 26, 2018)

TA Priority List

Please see Policies on Equity and Privacy, below.

Resources for Sessionals and Teaching Assistants

The following links will help you get your medical coverage and other benefits, as well as help you learn how to become a better teacher.

Department of Philosophy course descriptions

Human Resources:  TSSU Member Benefit Plan

TSSU collective agreement

Graduate Student Society:  Graduate Student Benefit Plan

Medical Insurance information for Graduate Student TAs (explains how the benefit plans can work with each other)

TLC:  TA/TM Day/ see other TLC workshops

Graduate Studies:  Professional Development Opportunities

Protection of SFU Data on Mobile Devices - What you must do if you plan to store your students' information (includes student numbers, grades) on a mobile device

The University is committed to the principle of equity in employment. (See Policy GP 19.)

The information submitted with your application is collected under the authority of the University Act (R.S.B.C. 1996, c.468, s. 27(4)(a)), applicable federal and provincial employment regulations and requirements, the University's non-academic employment policies and applicable collective agreements.

The information is related directly to and needed by the University to initiate the employment application process. The information will be used to contact references supplied by you, evaluate your qualifications and complete the employment process by making a hiring decision.  Applicant information may also be disclosed to the Teaching Support Staff Union in accordance with Article XIII F.3.1.b of the Collective Agreement.

If you have any questions about the collection, use and disclosure of this information please contact the Associate VP, Human Resources, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC V5A 1S6. Telephone 778-782-3237.