University of Fraser Valley, Department of Philosophy, Full time, Permanent

Oct 03, 2010 Jan 21, 2011

Posting 2010.84
Position Philosophy
Status Faculty, 100% full time, Permanent
Start August 2011 (subject to budgetary approval)
Review Date November 5, 2010

The University of the Fraser Valley, with over 15,000 students annually pursuing more than 80 degree, diploma and certificate programs, is committed to teaching excellence. Our foundation for academic excellence is small class sizes, support for active research and scholarship, and a friendly supportive environment open to collaboration and innovation. According to the Globe and Mail's 2010 Canadian University Report, UFV is at the top of the list in the small universities category, earning an A grade in most satisfied students, quality of education, and teaching, and an A+ in student-faculty interaction and class size.

The Department of Philosophy and Political Science at the University of the Fraser Valley will begin offering a new major in Philosophy in the 2010/2011 academic year. The department currently has six philosophers in the department, with specializations in the history of philosophy, ethics, critical reasoning and a general commitment to applied philosophy. The political scientists in the department specialize in political theory and Canadian politics. The department has a long history of collegial governance and inter-disciplinary dialogue with diverse members.

The department now seeks to fill a position in contemporary metaphysics and/or epistemology. The successful candidate will be expected to teach an undergraduate course in symbolic logic. An ability to teach one or more of the following subjects would be an asset: the philosophy of science, the philosophy of mind, the philosophy of language. Candidates of Indigenous heritage with an ability to teach Indigenous ways of knowing are especially encouraged to apply.

The successful candidate will possess a PhD, have a passion for teaching, an excellent record and program of scholarly activity, and a commitment to service in the university and the wider community. The successful candidate will be expected to develop new courses in the area of specialty. All candidates should clarify any other research and teaching strengths which may interest the department.
Applicants should send a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, course syllabi (if available), statement of teaching philosophy and recent teaching evaluations, a sample of academic writing, and an agenda for scholarly activity. Applicants should arrange for three letters of reference to be sent separately.

Direct applications, citing Posting #2010.84 to:
Employee Services
University of the Fraser Valley
33844 King Road, Abbotsford, BC, Canada V2S 7M8
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The Selection Advisory Committee will begin reviewing applications on November 5, 2010; however, the position will remain open until filled. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. In an effort to be both environmentally and fiscally responsible, UFV will contact only candidates receiving an interview. We thank all applicants for considering UFV

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