Postdoctoral Fellowship in Animal Studies

The Department of Philosophy at Queen’s University in Kingston, Canada administers an annual Postdoctoral Fellowship in Animal Studies program. This is a one-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 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 2017-18 fellowship is held by Charlotte Blattner. The Fellowship will not be offered in 2018-19, since Prof. Kymlicka will be on sabbatical. We look forward to renewing the fellowship for the 2019-20 academic year.

Will Kymlicka, 2016