Position Description

Course Name: PHL 314: Philosophy of Science

Department:  Philosophy

Position Type: Part-time

Open Until: Position filled.

Course Description

This course explores the relationship between religion, science, and philosophy, starting with the ancient Greeks and then progressing through the major philosophers – including natural philosophers or “scientists”- of the medieval and modern eras. This philosophical exploration of science includes investigation into questions about the nature of, and relationship between, metaphysics, mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology and the applied sciences. In the modern era, we turn to key questions concerning the problem of induction, the status of scientific frameworks, theories of probability, feminist
critiques and, as a case study, competing views of origins.


  • All duties associated with teaching this course.
  • Scheduled office hours with students.
  • Non-classroom time made up of preparation of lectures, student consultation, marking or grading, including grade appeals and cases of academic dishonesty.

Qualifications and Attributes

  • Should possess a relevant Master’s degree or Ph.D.
  • Previous teaching experience at the university-level is preferred.

Application process:

As a liberal arts and sciences university college rooted in the Reformed tradition of Christianity, we seek candidates who are committed to teaching from this perspective. Interested applicants should possess at least a Master’s degree and should submit a curriculum vitae, two letters of reference, evidence of teaching quality and a short statement on how their own faith commitment fits the mission of Redeemer University College.

Deadline: Applications will be reviewed as they come in and positions are open until filled

Direct applications to: Dr. Kyle Spyksma, Acting Vice President, Academic, Redeemer University College

Email applications tofacultysearch@redeemer.ca

Please note:
Redeemer University College offers equal employment opportunities to qualified applicants. In accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be considered first for this position.