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Posting number 2019.050
Position Instructor, Philosophy
Department Philosophy, College of Arts
Contract type Faculty; Temporary (Limited Term)
Contract timeline One year term
Start date August 16, 2019
End date August 15, 2020
Review date April 8, 2019

About UFV

The University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) is nationally recognized for its emphasis on teaching excellence, experiential and applied education, community engagement, and Indigenization. UFV is the school of choice for over 15,000 students. With six campuses and centres, UFV offers undergraduate and graduate programs in the arts, sciences, and professional studies, as well as trades and technology education, university preparation, and continuing education.

At UFV, we are dedicated to changing lives and building community. Our educational goals are to prioritize learning everywhere; be flexible and responsive; collaborate across boundaries; develop local and global citizenship; and integrate experiential learning. A British Columbia “Top Employer”, we are committed to providing a welcoming, inclusive and dynamic learning and working environment that is fair and respectful of everyone. Our culturally diverse employee and student populations reflect the local, national, international and Indigenous communities we serve. If you see yourself as a lifelong member of a community that values and nurtures innovation and creativity, cultivates leadership and citizenship, and where success builds on success, you belong at UFV.

Posting details

The Philosophy department invites applications for a one-year Limited Term Appointment (LTA) to begin August 16, 2019 and end August 15, 2020. The successful applicant will be expected to teach the following courses:

  • PHIL352: History of Early Analytic Philosophy
  • PHIL300: Symbolic Logic
  • It would be regarded as an asset to be able to teach at least one of: PHIL323: Philosophical Issues in the Social Sciences, or PHIL322: The Philosophy of Mind.
  • Plus, some combination of lower level courses for a complete course load of seven sections (these include PHIL100: Critical Thinking; PHIL110: Morality & Politics; PHIL120: Knowledge & Reality).

Regular attendance at department meetings, input to departmental discussions, and service related to student recruiting and mentoring is expected.  Duties of Limited Term faculty fall within Article 18.2 (Teaching Faculty Duties) of the Collective Agreement, specifically the Teaching and Service components.


The successful applicant must have a PhD in Philosophy, or evidence of completion by the time the appointment commences. In addition, evidence of successful teaching experience, and specialization in the area of Analytic Philosophy is required. It will be an asset to be able to teach at least one of, PHIL323: Philosophical Issues in the Social Sciences, or PHIL322: The Philosophy of Mind.

How to apply

Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, a one-page statement of their teaching philosophy, relevant teaching evaluations, and should provide the names of three references. During interviews, candidates will be asked to give a 10 minute sample lesson. Candidates are encouraged to submit additional materials (e.g. syllabi) that they think may help to support their application.

Direct application materials by April 8, 2019 referring to Posting #2019.50 to:


Email application to:

Human Resources
University of the Fraser Valley
33844 King Road, Abbotsford, BC, Canada V2S 7M8
Phone: (604) 854-4554
Fax: (604) 854-1538

Find out how to prepare your application

Please note:

  • We thank all applicants for considering UFV for employment.
  • Incomplete applications will not be processed.
  • In order to be environmentally and fiscally responsible, only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interviews.
  • Short-listed candidates may undergo a criminal record check and/or a verification of their education credentials, as required.
  • Shortlisted applicants for staff positions will be required to provide copies of their most recent evaluation summary.

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

UFV is committed to the principle of equity in employment.

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