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Full-time Teaching Faculty - Lecturer, Ethics

The Department of Philosophy at Simon Fraser University invites applications for a continuing full-time teaching faculty position at the rank of Lecturer, beginning July, 2019.

Area of specialization: Applied Ethics, broadly construed to include theoretical and applied ethics, political philosophy, and philosophy of law.

Area of competence: open, but must be able to teach an upper-level course on Law and Philosophy. The successful candidate will have demonstrated exemplary teaching ability. Teaching breadth, including an ability to incorporate indigenous issues in teaching, will be positively assessed. Duties include teaching at every level, from large (TA-supported) first-year courses through to advanced undergraduate and graduate seminars, as well as administrative service.

The Department encourages and supports the professional development of its lecturers through travel funding, study leaves, and other opportunities.
Candidates must have a PhD or equivalent in Philosophy by the time of appointment.
Minimum starting salary is CAD 77,839. Position is subject to approval by the board of governors and the availability of funding.

This is an entry-level position; only those holding or eligible to be promoted to the rank of Lecturer will be considered.

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

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: 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.


The Department will begin reviewing applications on January 15, 2019.

Application materials should be sent as separate pdf documents via email to: philosophy@sfu.ca.

  • 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 (chairphi@sfu.ca).

For more information about the Philosophy Department at SFU please visit our website at: www.sfu.ca/philosophy.

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: http://www.sfu.ca/vpacademic/Faculty_Openings/Collection_Notice.html.

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.  Here is the present posting:

Spring 2019 Sessional Instructor Positions

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

PHIL 300 - Introduction to Philosophy (Vancouver campus) - posted October 15, 2018; deadline to apply October 29, 2018

NEW POSTINGS:

PHIL 110 - Introduction to Logic And Reasoning (Surrey campus) - posted October 30, 2018; deadline to apply Nov. 13, 2018 - EXTENDED TO NOV. 14

PHIL 150 - Great Works in the History of Philosophy (Surrey campus) - posted October 30, 2018; deadline to apply Nov. 13, 2018

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 2019 TA Positions (posted October 22, 2018; deadline to apply November 5, 2018)

Spring 2019 Application Form for Teaching Assistant positions (posted October 22, 2018; deadline to apply November 5, 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

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

Privacy 
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.