The Department of Philosophy at Queen’s University in Kingston, Canada hosts the new Abby Benjamin Postdoctoral Fellowship in Animal Studies. This is a one-year non-renewable 12-month fellowship, supporting a researcher with demonstrated expertise in animal ethics, law and public policy. 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 and environmental studies, we are particularly interested in research that critically examines the moral, legal and political dimensions of how human-animal relations are governed. The 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 Fellow for 2013-14 is Zipporah Weisberg. We are pleased to announce that the fellowship has been renewed for the 2014-15 academic year, and we are now inviting applications for next year. Details regarding the fellowship and the application process are available at: http://www.queensu.ca/philosophy/Jobs.html