Sessional Instructor - Department of Philosophy - Faculty of Arts (Fall 2017)

Competition Number: 
Position Type: 
Sessional Opening
Closing Date: 
Friday, June 30, 2017
Date of Posting: 
March 27, 2017
Department of Philosophy - Faculty of Arts
Sessional Instructor
Fall 2017

The Department of Philosophy at the University of Prince Edward Island invites applications for a Sessional Instructor for the Fall 2017 semester. This position is subject to final budgetary approval.

This course explores questions in health care that require philosophical clarification and appraisal in addition to medical knowledge. Topics such as reproductive decision-making, contract motherhood, allocation of scarce resources, conditions for the withdrawal of treatment, rights to health care, euthanasia, AIDS, eugenics and consent are discussed. The emphasis is on evaluating competing arguments.

Successful applicants will have a Ph.D. in Philosophy.

Preference will be given to qualified candidates with seniority on the UPEI Sessional Roster in the academic unit.  

Application Instructions:
Applicants should submit a letter of application, an updated curriculum vitae, and a sample course syllabus for Philosophy 204, and the names of three references to:

Dr. Pamela Courtenay–Hall, Chair
Department of Philosophy
University of Prince Edward Island
Charlottetown, PE, C1A 4P3
Tel: (902)566-0575

In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. UPEI is committed to the principle of equity in employment.

Closing date for applications is June 30, 2017


UPEI encourages all qualified applicants to apply for job openings; however, in keeping with the terms and provisions of the university’s various employment and collective agreements, first priority will be given to internal candidates.
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