Ethics (Assistant Professor Without Review)

Posted on February 13, 2020

The Department of Philosophy at UBC-Vancouver invites applications for a limited-term position at the rank of Assistant Professor Without Review to commence July 1st, 2020. The appointment is for one year, with the possibility of renewal for up to two additional years, subject to funding and performance review.

Area of Specialization: Ethics

The successful candidate must hold a Ph.D. at the time of appointment and have research expertise in Ethics, demonstrated accomplishments in scholarship (evidenced by things like high-quality publications and significant conference participation), and evidence of excellence in teaching at the undergraduate level. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain an active program of research and teaching, and to undertake service duties as assigned by the Head. The teaching load will be four 3-credit courses per year (a 2-2 load). Additional teaching ability in applied ethics would be an asset.

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Applications are to be submitted through the following website:, Job ID: 36887. 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, evidence of teaching ability and effectiveness, a research statement (a description of current and proposed research), and a one-page statement about your experience working with a diverse student body and your 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, Mimi Yu, at or mailed to: Mimi Yu (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 the application deadline: March 15, 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 Mimi Yu, Philosophy Department Manager of Administration (email:

Our Equity and Diversity Statement:

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.