Ethics (Assistant Professor, tenure-track)

September 16, 2020

The Department of Philosophy at The University of British Columbia (UBC), Vancouver Campus, invites applications for an Assistant Professor (tenure-track position). AOS: Ethics broadly construed to include metaethics (or meta-normativity), cross-cultural or non-Western approaches, history of ethics, applied ethics, etc. AOC: Open. A Ph.D. in Philosophy prior to taking up the position is required. Start date: July 1, 2021.

The successful applicant will be expected to maintain an active research program in ethics, develop and teach undergraduate and graduate courses in ethics, supervise Ph.D. dissertations in ethics, and contribute to departmental service. The standard teaching load is four one-semester courses annually (2-2). Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. The position is subject to final budgetary approval.

The UBC Department of Philosophy is an outstanding mid-size department with numerous research and teaching strengths. For information about the Department, visit:

UBC-Vancouver’s Point Grey Campus is located on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territories of the Musqueam people, with whom UBC shares a framework Memorandum of Affiliation. For information relating to Aboriginal initiatives that are available at UBC, visit the UBC Vancouver Aboriginal portal at:

Applications are to be submitted through the following website (, Job ID: 37907. Applicants should be prepared to upload (in the following order, and not exceeding 12 megabytes per attachment): a curriculum vitae, a writing sample, a teaching statement (including evidence of teaching ability and effectiveness), a research statement (a description of current and proposed research), and a one-page statement of experience working with a diverse student body and contributions or potential contributions to creating/advancing a culture of equity and inclusion.

In addition, applicants should arrange for the three confidential reference letters to be sent separately to the Philosophy Department Manager of Administration, Erika Yep, at or mailed to: Erika Yep (Ethics Search), Department of Philosophy, University of British Columbia, 1866 Main Mall, Buchanan E370, Vancouver BC, Canada V6T 1Z1. Applicants should ensure that referees are aware that their letters must reach the Department by the application deadline.

Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2020. Applications received by that date are assured of full review, though applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Inquiries about the position may be addressed to: Professor Matt Bedke, Head, Department of Philosophy, University of British Columbia (email: For questions about the application process, please contact Erika Yep, Philosophy Department Manager of Administration (email:

Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Métis, Inuit, or Indigenous person. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.