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APPLE Postdoctoral Fellowship in Animal Studies

The Department of Philosophy at Queen’s University in Kingston, Canada hosts a Postdoctoral Fellowship in Animal Studies, associated with the APPLE program. 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. 

Details about the 2017-18 fellowship application are posted hereApplicants 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 are due January 31, 2017. The fellowship commences on July 1, 2017.

The Fellow for 2016-17 is Josh Milburn.