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Assistant Professor of Philosophy

The Department of Philosophy at Simon Fraser University invites applications for the tenure-track position of Assistant Professor of Philosophy, beginning July 1, 2020.

  • Area of specialization (AOS): Non-European philosophy (including, but not limited to: African, Asian, Indian, Indigenous, Islamic, and Latin American philosophy).
  • Area of competence (AOC): open, but ability to teach a range of courses in our curriculum is desirable.
  • 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). For more information about the Philosophy Department at SFU please visit our website at:

Candidates must have completed their PhD in Philosophy or equivalent by the start date of appointment or shortly thereafter. This is an entry-level position. Only those holding or those eligible to be promoted to the rank will be considered. The position is subject to availability of funding.

The Philosophy Department would like to acknowledge that SFU is located on the unceded Coast Salish Territory – the traditional territories of the Squamish (Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw), Tsleil-Waututh, Musqueam (xʷməθkʷəy̓əm), and Kwikwetlem First Nations.

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.

The Department will begin reviewing applications on November 15.

  • Applicants should submit: a cover letter, c.v., writing sample, and teaching portfolio. 
  • 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 (

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

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:

Limited Term Lecturer

There are no positions at this time.

Sessional Instructor Positions

Sessional positions 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 link for details about the positions available: 

NEW: Spring 2020 Sessional Instructor Position for PHIL 300 (posted Nov. 8, 2019; deadline to apply Dec. 3, 2019)


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:

Spring 2020 TA Positions (to be posted Oct. 28, 2019; deadline to apply Nov. 12, 2019)

Spring 2020 Application Form for Teaching Assistant positions

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.