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PHIL 157 – Moral Issues

Department of Philosophy

Queen’s University, Kingston, ON CAN K7L 3N6

The Department of Philosophy at Queen’s University invites applications from suitably qualified candidates interested in teaching a course in Moral Issues (PHIL 157).  This is an on-campus, introductory lecture course with an expected enrolment of ~120 students.  Candidates should have a Ph.D, and teaching experience at the University level in (Philosophy).  This is a (fall) term appointment for the period (September 1, 2017) to (December 31, 2017), with classes in session from (September 11, 2017) to (December 1, 2017).

The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Queen’s is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, and LGBTQ persons.  All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

The University will provide support in its recruitment processes to applicants with disabilities, including accommodation that takes into account an applicant’s accessibility needs. If you require accommodation during this process, please contact: (Department of Philosophy, Susanne Cliff-Jungling,, 613-533-6000 x77027)

The academic staff at Queen's University are governed by the Collective Agreement between the Queen's University Faculty Association (QUFA) and the University, which is posted at

To comply with Federal laws, the University is obliged to gather statistical information about how many applicants for each job vacancy are Canadian citizens / permanent residents of Canada.  Applicants need not identify their country of origin or citizenship, however, all applications must include one of the following statements: “I am a Canadian citizen / permanent resident of Canada”; OR, “I am not a Canadian citizen / permanent resident of Canada”. Applications that do not include this information will be deemed incomplete.

Applications should include a complete and current curriculum vitae, letters of reference from two (2) referees, and any other relevant materials the candidate wishes to submit for consideration such as a letter of intent, teaching dossier, etc.  Please arrange to have applications and supporting letters sent directly to:


Dr. Christine Sypnowich, Head

Department of Philosophy

Queen’s University

Kingston Ontario Canada K7L 3N6


Applications will be received until (July 16, 2017).  Review of applications will commence shortly thereafter, and the final appointment is subject to budgetary approval.  Additional information about the Department of Philosophy can be found at


Course Description:

PHIL 157/3.0 Moral Issues    

(An introduction to ethics via an examination of controversial moral issues. Special topics: abortion; animal rights; euthanasia.) 

LEARNING HOURS   120 (36L;84P)



Posted: (June 29, 2017)


Teaching Assistantships available for 2017-18

The following Teaching Assistant (TA) positions will be available for this upcoming 2017-18 academic year.  Please note some positions are for both, fall and winter terms (full-year courses) and some are for only fall OR winter term (half-year courses),

Selection Process

The department will be following the PSAC Local 901 Collective Agreement.

Group A: Qualified Graduate Students in the Department of Philosophy for whom a TAship forms part of their funding package. Please notify the Graduate Assistant Susanne Cliff-Jungling of your preferences.

Group B, C, and D: Please submit a CV and transcript (unofficial is acceptable) to the Department of Philosophy with your application.

The Department will attempt to allocate TAships according to the preferences of Group A students wherever possible; however, we may not always be able to satisfy students’ requests in the allocation of TA positions.

All applicants must submit their preferences/applications to the Graduate Assistant

Susanne Cliff-Jungling by July 18, 2017.


The following may be available, depending on enrolments:

Term                Course #           Title

FW                   PHIL    111       What is Philosophy?

FW                   PHIL    115       Fundamental Questions

FW                   PHIL    250       Epistemology and Metaphysics

FW                   PHIL    257       Ethics

F                      PHIL    151       Great Works of Philosophy

F                      PHIL    157       Moral Issues

F                      PHIL    233       Greek Philosophy

Online F           PHIL    259       Critical Thinking

F                      PHIL    273       Continental Phil 1800-1900

F                      PHIL    276       Critical Perspective on Social Diversity

F                      PHIL    293       Humans and the Natural World

F                      PHIL    301       Bioethics

F                      PHIL    316       Philosophy of Art

F                      PHIL    347       Contemporary Moral Philosophy

F                      PHIL    361       Introduction to Logic

W                     PHIL    153       The State & The Citizen

Online W          PHIL    203       Science and Society

W                     PHIL    247       Practical Ethics

W                     PHIL    261       Philosophy of Mathematics

W                     PHIL    270       Minds and Machines

W                     PHIL    275       Thinking Gender, Sex and Love

W                     PHIL    296       Animals and Society

W                     PHIL    303       Ethics and Business

W                     PHIL    318       Philosophy of Law

W                     PHIL    329       Early Modern Philosophy

W                     PHIL    343       Social & Political Philosophy

W                     PHIL    352       Metaphysics