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Humanities Institute
University of Connecticut
Project on "Humility and Conviction in Public Life"
Apply by: August 1, 2017 for full consideration

The University of Connecticut Humanities Institute, in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Connecticut, Storrs, is accepting applications for a postdoctoral researcher with an anticipated start date of August 23, 2017. The researcher will work under the auspices of Humility & Conviction in Public Life (HCPL), an applied research project generously funded by the John Templeton Foundation aimed at understanding and revitalizing meaningful public discourse over such topics as morality, politics, science and religion. The initial appointment is for one year, with the possibility of renewal for a second year. For more information on the project, please see its website.
Completed requirements for a Ph.D. (or foreign equivalent) in a humanities field (broadly construed) by start date of employment; evidence of a strong research/publication trajectory; and active research and public engagement interests integrating well with the stated aims and interests of the HCPL project.
Evidence of excellence in research; a research profile that indicates strong interest in applied research relevant to public discourse, interest in or knowledge of research on intellectual or epistemic humility, public deliberation and dialogue; and the ability to contribute through research, teaching, and/or public engagement to the diversity and excellence of project and Institute missions.
(Please disregard the notification stating that the job is no longer available).
Kindly apply to this position via UConn’s recruitingsolutions portal at:
or by following the previous link’s instructions.

Western University, London Ontario Canada

Department of Political Science

Political Theory

Deadline: September 30, 2017


The Department of Political Science, Faculty of Social Science at Western University invites highly qualified applicants for a full-time Probationary (tenure-track) appointment at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor or a Tenured appointment at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor. Rank to be determined based on qualifications and experience. The position will be in the field of Political Theory with a starting date of July 1, 2018.  We seek candidates who will contribute to one or all of the Department’s signature areas in Global Justice, Democratic Engagement and Multilevel Governance, and who have built or are building an international research profile in one of those three areas. The successful candidate will have a PhD in Political Science or a related field. 


We seek an outstanding individual with a demonstrated commitment to excellence in research, teaching and service. The candidate should be capable of supervising graduate student research, teaching graduate and undergraduate students, and securing external research grants. All faculty members are expected to participate in administrative committees at the level of the department, faculty, and/or university, including service external to the university.  For more information, please visit


Applications should include the following: 

1) application form

2) cover letter, 

3) curriculum vitae, 

4) statement of teaching and research interests, 

5) copies of publications, 

6) transcript, 

7) the names and contact information for three referees, 

8) employment authorization, if applicable. 


This material should be sent to: 

Professor Donald Abelson, Chair 

Department of Political Science 

Western University 

Room 4154, Social Science Centre 

London, Ontario, CANADA N6A 5C2 


FAX: (519) 661-3904 


Post-Doctoral Ethics Fellowships
The McCoy Family Center for Ethics in Society
Stanford University
Application Deadline: December 12, 2016

For 2017-2018, the McCoy Family Center for Ethics in Society at Stanford seeks to appoint up to four new postdoctoral fellows. Selected fellows will be designated as either Interdisciplinary Ethics Fellows or General Ethics Fellows. The two types of fellows have some distinct training opportunities and responsibilities as described below, but they form a common community at the Center and participate together in the Center’s intellectual life. The programs are described in detail below. We aim to appoint fellows in both programs (four total across the two programs). All applicants will be considered for both types of fellowships, and finalists will be consulted as to their designation as Interdisciplinary Ethics or General Ethics fellows.
Interdisciplinary Ethics Fellowship
2017-18 will be the second year of this new fellowship program at the Center. The program is rooted in the Center’s commitment to bring ethical reflection to bear on pressing social problems. Addressing many of these social problems involves knowledge of the work of social science, law, and the life sciences. The premise of this program is that the normative scholarship of our fellows will be enhanced by engagement with empirically-oriented scholars. To that end, each fellow in the program will be matched with a partner research center at Stanford that is dedicated to interdisciplinary research. The partner centers will be determined based upon selected fellows’ interests. For the 2016-17 year, the partner centers included the Stanford Center for Biomedical Ethics, the Stanford Center on Poverty and Inequality, the Immigration Policy Lab, and the Stanford Center for Philanthropy and Civil Society. To be considered for this fellowship, applicants must have normative training and hold a PhD in Philosophy or Political Science. Scholars with a JD are also eligible so long as their research interests focus on ethical dimensions of public policy or law. Fellows will participate in the regular intellectual life of the partner center and the Center for Ethics in Society (e.g., attend weekly workshops; events; professional training opportunities), interact with undergraduates in the Ethics in Society Program, and contribute to an interdisciplinary ethics community across campus.
General Ethics Fellowship
Some selected fellows will be part of our longstanding postdoctoral program that is more broadly open to candidates with substantial normative research in any area within philosophy or political science. For 2017-18, we are especially interested in candidates with research interests in inequality, global justice, environmental ethics, biomedical ethics, and ethics and technology, but we welcome all applicants with strong normative interests. Applicants must have a PhD in philosophy or political science. Scholars with a JD are also eligible so long as their research interests focus on ethical dimensions of public policy or law. General Ethics Fellows participate in the intellectual life of the Center for Ethics in Society (attend weekly workshops; events; professional training opportunities), teach one class per year, interact with undergraduates in the Ethics in Society Program, and contribute to an interdisciplinary ethics community across the campus.
Appointment Requirements and Application Details
For both types of fellowships, the appointment term is September 1, 2017 - August 31, 2018. The initial term may be renewed for an additional year. Applicants must have completed all requirements for their PhD by June 30, 2017. Candidates must also be no more than 3 years from the awarding of their degree (i.e., September 2014). The application deadline is December 12, 2016 (5:00 pm Pacific Standard Time).
Stanford University is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to increasing the diversity of its scholarly community. We welcome applications from women and members of minority groups, as well as others who would bring additional dimensions to the university's research and teaching missions. Salary is competitive.
Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, a writing sample (no more than 25 pages double-spaced), three letters of recommendation, a one-page research statement (single spaced), and a teaching portfolio. Additional materials will not be considered. All applicants will be considered for both types of fellowships, and finalists will be consulted about whether they may be designated as Interdisciplinary Ethics or General Ethics fellows. Applications will be collected via Interfolio. Please refer to the Center’s website for information about how to submit your materials. If you have questions, please contact Anne Newman (


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