JOB – Postdoc, Animal Studies

Polar BearsThe Abby Benjamin Postdoctoral Fellowship in Animal Studies
Department of Philosophy at Queen’s University, Ontario, Canada
1-year, non-renewable 12-month fellowship

The successful applicant will have a demonstrated expertise in animal ethics, law and public policy, show evidence of teaching potential, and be able to participate constructively in departmental and collegial activities.  While we interpret animal ethics, law and public policy broadly, and welcome applications from various disciplines that study human-animal relations including political science, law, philosophy, sociology, geography, and environmental studies, we are looking in particular for research that critically examines the moral, legal and political dimensions of how human-animal relations are governed.  A recipient of the Fellowship is expected to reside in Kingston, to teach a University course in animal studies, and to collaborate in developing initiatives related to the promotion of the analysis and understanding of animal rights (such as workshops, conferences, public lectures, etc.).  The Fellow will work under the supervision of Prof. Will Kymlicka.

The 2014-15 fellowship will start on July 1, 2014.  Applicants must have submitted their doctoral dissertation by that date, and must be within five years of having received their doctorate.  The salary for the postdoctoral fellowship will be $40,000, which includes remuneration for teaching a half-course in animal ethics or a cognate subject.

Applications Deadline: February 1st, 2014

queens univesityThe fellowship is one of several new initiatives regarding Animals in Philosophy, Politics, Law and Ethics at Queen’s.  For more information, visit Queens, or contact Professor Kymlicka at