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Tenure Track Position available (1/1)

Tenure-Track faculty position in Epistemology

The Department of Philosophy at Queen’s University invites applications for a Tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor with specialization in epistemology, including, for example, social epistemology and feminist epistemology, with a preferred starting date of July 1, 2018. Area of competence is open, though competence in the history of philosophy or the philosophy of race would be desirable.

Deadline for submissions: 12 November 2017

View full Tenure-Track Posting here

Posted October 6, 2017


Term Adjunct Position available (1/1)

PHIL 204 – Life, Death and Meaning

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 Life, Death and Meaning (PHIL 204).  This is an on-campus, second-year lecture course with an expected enrolment of ~100 students.  Candidates should have a Ph.D, and teaching experience at the University level in Philosophy.  This is a winter term appointment for the period January 1, 2018 to April 30, 2018, with classes in session from January 8 to April 6, 2018.

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, confidential 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. 

Applicants are encouraged to send all documents (with the exception of reference letters) electronically as one PDF file to Ms. Susanne Cliff-Jungling at, although hard copy applications may be submitted to:

Dr. Christine Sypnowich, Head
Department of Philosophy
Queen’s University
Kingston Ontario Canada K7L 3N6
Applications will be received until November 19, 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 204/3.0 Moral Issues    

An examination of whether life has ‘meaning’, and a consideration of different philosophical interpretations of the meaning of life, the significance of death for the meaning of life, and whether it even makes sense to speak of life as having meaning.

LEARNING HOURS   120 (36L;84P)

PREREQUISITE  Level 2 or above or completed 6.0 units in PHIL

Posted November 2, 2017


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