SL220850-Fall 2022-PHIL*3170*01 Topics in the Philosophy of Science

Sessional Lecturer Work Assignment
Sessional Lecturer, Unit 2
Academic Unit: 
Semester(s) of Assignment(s): 
Fall 2022
Number of Available Work Assignment(s) / Sections: 
Level of Work Assignment(s): 
Right of First Refusal (RoFR)
A Sessional Lecturer holds a RoFR (i.e., for a particular course) if they have successfully taught the course in the past six (6) semesters. A SL who holds a RoFR to this course is required to exercise their right by way of the online hiring system. Also see: What is Right of First Refusal (RoFR)?
A Sessional Lecturer Currently Holds a Right of First Refusal for this Course: 
Number of Assignments that Carry the Right of First Refusal: 
Course Details
Course Number: 
Course Name: 
Topics in the Philosophy of Science
Course Format: 
Course Description: 
See Course Calendar
Other Course Description or Assignment Information: 
This course will be taught in person/on campus.
Projected Class Enrolment: 
Anticipated Duties and Responsibilities
Anticipated Duties and Responsibilities: 
Office Hours
Student Consultation
Email Correspondence/Monitoring
Invigilating Exams
Other Duties (specified below)
Other Duties Described: 
A final and deferred exam MUST be submitted before the last day of classes to the departmental administrator at
Required Qualifications
ABD related to field
PhD related to field
Prior Teaching Experience: 
Successful teaching related to field at college or university level
Required competence, capability, skill and ability related to course content: 
Candidate should supply recent evidence of teaching excellence, at the College or University level, related to course content. Candidate may choose to provide prior course evaluations or other assessments of teaching. The department may review prior course evaluations on file in the department. Candidate must provide a clear and academically sound description of the basic content of the proposed course. Candidate must demonstrate the ability to create an effective program of readings and assignments production of genuine comprehension of the central issues in the philosophy of science. This course must deal with issues regarding the nature of science and its relation to society, specific content varies by instructor. The candidate must therefore provide a description of the course stipulating specific course themes and content for the proposed term (e.g, Realism/anti-realism, naturalized explanation, feminist approaches to science). The proposed themes must be clearly reflected in the proposed choice of readings and the structure of assignments. The candidate may provide previously prepared course materials (i.e, course syllabi) for the same or an arguably similar course.
Preferred Qualifications
ABD and expert in course content
PhD and expert in course content
Prior Teaching Experience: 
Many years of successful teaching related to contents of the course.
Research Experience: 
Quality and or Recent Research activity in areas relevant to the course demonstrating knowledge of current developments in course content.
Specific Preferred competence, capability, skill and ability related to course content: 
Preference will be shown for candidates who can provide evidence of demonstrated research activity (e.g. peer-reviewed publications or conference presentations) in the philosophy of science, and a strong familiarity with current scholarship in this area.
Days Required and Wages
Days and Times Required: 
Monday and Wednesday 1:00 to 2:20 pm
Period of the Work Agreement (Start Date and End Date): 
September 6, 2022 to December 23, 2022
Wages (per semester, per full-load): 
minimum $7,758.48 (effective 2022/23)
Other Posting Information
Application Deadline (All postings will automatically expire at 11:59 pm on this day): 
Thursday, July 14, 2022
Posting Email Contact:
Hiring Contact Information: 
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the departmental administrator at

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