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Recent News

Announcing Dr. Nathan Adams, McMaster University’s first Philosophy Postdoctoral Fellow!

Dr. Adams works at the intersection of political philosophy and philosophy of law, particularly as it pertains to the legitimacy of institutions and the nature of the practical authority that they claim. He has both published and forthcoming papers in The Journal of Political Philosophy, Law and Philosophy, Legal Theory, and Res Publica. 

For more information, visit his homepage: https://www.npadams.com


Dr. Emily Kidd White Joins the OLPP

Sunday, June 10th, 2018

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Emily Kidd White, previously a Post-Doctoral Fellow at Osgoode’s Jack and Mae Nathanson Centre on Transnational Human Rights, Crime and Security, has been appointed to full time faculty at Osgoode Hall’s Law School, effective July 1st, 2018.

Dr. Kidd White completed her doctoral studies at New York University School of Law under the supervision of Dr. Jeremy Waldron as both a Trudeau Foundation Scholar as well as a 2016 IIAS Human Dignity Fellow. Professor White has previously served as the Assistant Editor of the European Journal of International Law, and held Research Fellowship and Teaching Assistant positions at the Jean Monnet Center for Regional and International Economic Law and Justice, and the Institute for International Law and Justice. Professor White writes on emotions in legal reasoning, and will be teaching Constitutional Law, Jurisprudence, and Public International Law.

Congratulations on the appointment, and a warm welcome to the Partnership!


Academic Opportunities

Tuesday, April 17th, 2018

McMaster University’s Philosophy Department is now inviting applications for the 2018-2019 Post-Doctoral Fellowship.

Applications are invited for a research and teaching postdoctoral fellowship to be held under the auspices of the Department of Philosophy at McMaster University during the 2018-19 academic year. We welcome candidates with any number of research and teaching interests, including but not limited to philosophy of law, feminist philosophy, ethics, applied ethics, metaethics, and political philosophy.

Job-Title:  Post-Doctoral Fellowship

Posting Date:  23 March 2018

Application Deadline:  27 April 2018

Position Start Date:  1 July 2018

Position End Date:  30 June 2019

Pending funding and at the discretion of the department, this position is renewable, but not beyond a second year.

Supervisor:  Dr. Stefan Sciaraffa

Renumeration:  $50,000 per year plus $5,000 for Research or Publication Expenses

This position is included within the Canadian Union of Public Employees (“CUPE”) Local 3906 Unit 3, representing Post-Doctoral Fellows.

Description of Role:

The fellow will be expected to present a paper as part of the department’s weekly speaker series and to contribute to the intellectual life of our community of faculty, graduate students, and undergraduates.

The fellow will also teach two courses per academic year, one in the fall and one in the winter term. See the department website for further details about the department’s two main Honours BA Programs: the Philosophy Honours BA and the Justice, Political Philosophy and Law Honours BA. http://philosophy.mcmaster.ca/


The successful applicant must have completed all requirements for the PhD in philosophy by the starting date of the position, July 1, 2018.  To be eligible to apply, the applicant must have neither held a tenure-track position nor been awarded a PhD in philosophy prior to January 1, 2013.

Follow this link for more information: https://philjobs.org/job/show/9958

Congratulations to OLPP’s Wil Waluchow, who was recently awarded the President’s Award for Excellence in Graduate Supervision by McMaster University. Dr. Waluchow’s students, both current and former, wrote letters testifying to his personal and academic excellence as a supervisor.

For more details, see the Daily News article:


The OLPP is proud to report that Karolina Wisniewski, a student in the JD/MA Combined Program in Law and Philosophy at Osgoode/York Philosophy, recently won the 2013 Essay Competition organized by the Centre for Law and Society in a Global Context (CLSGC) at Queen Mary, University of London.

Wisniewski presented her essay entitled “The Non-Coercive Force of International Law” on November 7, 2013 at the inaugural meeting of the Network on Transnational Legal and Political Theory (focusing on “Authority in a Transnational Age”), hosted by the CLSGC.

For more details, see the notices on Queen Mary’s and Osgoode’s websites, as well as YFile.