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Ten Fully Funded PhD Scholarships in Politics/IR at Edinburgh

Up to 10 fully funded PhD scholarships in Politics & International Relations, Edinburgh

Applicants interested in work in political theory/political philosophy are strongly encouraged to apply.

The Political Theory group at Edinburgh is a large and diverse comunity of academics, post-doctoral fellows, and PhD students. We hold weekly research seminars and regular conferences and workshops. We host the Just World Institute which, in addition to research activities, has a flourishing programme of public engagement events: http://www.sps.ed.ac.uk/jwi

More information on doing a Political Theory PhD in Edinburgh can be found here: http://politicaltheory.sps.ed.ac.uk/

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Stanford Center for Ethics Postdocs

For 2016-2017, the McCoy Family Center for Ethics at Stanford University seeks up to three new postdoctoral fellows:

We welcome candidates with substantial normative research interests from philosophy or political science. 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 or JSD are also eligible so long as their research interests focus on ethical issues with an applied dimension. Postdoctoral fellows teach one class per year, mentor undergraduates in the Ethics in Society Honors Program, and contribute to an interdisciplinary ethics community across the campus.

The appointment term is September 1, 2016 – August 31, 2017. The initial term may be renewed for an additional year. Applicants must have completed all requirements for their PhD by June 30, 2016. Candidates must also be no more than 3 years from the awarding of their degree (i.e., September 2013). The application deadline is December 7, 2015 (5:00 pm Pacific Standard Time).

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Two Postdocs Sydney

Two Postdoctoral Research Fellowships are available as part of the research program of the Practical Justice Initiative within the philosophy stream of the School of Humanities and Languages at the University of New South Wales, Sydney.

 Postdoc 1 : Political or Moral Philosophy

A postdoctoral position is available as part of the research program of the Practical Justice Initiative within the philosophy stream of the School of Humanities and Languages. The area of specialisation is flexible within the field of moral and political philosophy. However, the program of research will be expected to enhance the research focus of the Practical Justice Initiative.  Major research areas currently being undertaken include topics within climate justice and contemporary egalitarianism.

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PhD position in Political Philosophy at UiT The Arctic University of Norway, Tromsø

Applications are called for a fully funded 4 year PhD position in Political Philosophy, under the general heading of Cosmopolitan Global Justice and Minority Rights at UiT The Arctic University of Norway, Tromsø.

Deadline for applications is 17th August 2015.
For full call for applications: http://www.jobbnorge.no/en/available-jobs/job/115418/doctoral-research-fellowship-in-philosophy-political-philosophy-at-the-department-of-philosophy

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RGCS Postdoctoral Fellowship, McGill

The Research Group on Constitutional Studies at McGill University invites applications for a postdoctoral fellowship in political science for academic year 2015-16. The fellowship is likely to be renewable for 2016-17, and it is expected that funding for the second year will be confirmed by the time an offer us made..  The Fellow will receive a stipend of $C 50,000 per year as well as benefits and a $C 5,000 research fund. The Fellow will be expected to be in residence at McGill throughout the academic year, and to take an active part in workshops, conferences, and the intellectual life of RGCS and appropriate related research groups and centres (for political theorists, the Groupe de Recherche Interuniversitaire en Philosophie Politique, GRIPP).  The Fellow will also be expected to teach one course per year, most likely an upper-level undergraduate course on “Philosophy, Economics, and Society,” though other matches between curricular needs and the Fellow’s interests are possible. The competition has a preference for political theorists and welcomes applications in all areas of political theory; it is also open to political and legal philosophers and to researchers in cognate areas of political science (public law or comparative politics within the theme of constitutional studies: constitutional design, constitutional law, federalism, and the operation of constitutional-level political institutions). Applicants should send a cover letter, CV, research statement, one writing sample of no more than 10,000 words, and 2-3 letters of recommendation to RGCS.McGill@gmail.com by June 5, 2015.  It is helpful and welcome if the cover letter specifies one or more political science members of RGCS’ faculty roster ( http://www.mcgill.ca/rgcs/faculty ) who might be most appropriate as a research advisor, but the final match with an advisor or advisors may differ. The competition is open with respect to citizenship and nationality, but applications should indicate the applicant’s citizenship. Knowledge of French is an advantage but not required.  Other information on postdoctoral fellowships at McGill is available at http://www.mcgill.ca/gps/postdocs/fellows , including information on obtaining a Canadian work permit if necessary.  Ph.D. must have been awarded between January 1, 2011 and the date of application, or else the dissertation must have been successfully defended and all requirements for the degree completed by the date of application (i.e. with formal awarding of the degree still pending). All e-mailed parts of an application including letters of recommendation should include the applicant’s name in the subject line.  Applications submitted as one complete Interfolio file are welcome.
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Michigan: Fellowship in Classical Liberalism

Department of Philosophy, University of Michigan
Postdoc/Research Fellow
Commences September 1, 2015; one-year term, renewable for second year.
Apply by April 24, 2015 for guaranteed consideration.
$55,000/12 months (plus research stipend)

The holder of this postdoc is expected to participate in the Freedom and Flourishing Project (Prof. Daniel Jacobson, PI) by contributing to its research project on the foundations and central tenets of classical liberalism, and their empirical support; organizing its lecture and roundtable series, which has two events per year; and teaching one course each term of the academic year.

The primary responsibility of the holder of this fellowship is to conduct original research in some area of classical liberal thought, whether historical, empirical, or theoretical. The approach can take any central theme of this intellectual movement, and it can but need not focus on interdisciplinary issues of political economy. The holder is expected to produce and publish a significant body of original work. In addition, we expect the fellowship holder will be appointed at 33.33% effort each fall and winter semester as a Lecturer, delivering one (1) course per term (see below). The postdoc effort would be coordinated so the total effort will be 100% over the 12 months. The fellowship holder will also be responsible for organizing a two-event lecture or roundtable series on a relevant and topical issue, with one event to be scheduled per semester.

Teaching up to one course per term as a Lecturer is the expectation. Courses will be assigned at the discretion of the Chair, in consultation with the postdoc, depending upon the needs the department, qualifications of the post-doc, etc. Teaching duties may include either of the 2 core PPE courses: the gateway to the concentration (PPE 300) or the capstone seminar for seniors (PPE 400), as well as courses at any level of the undergraduate Philosophy program, including introductions. The 33.33% effort Lecturer positions would be covered by the collective bargaining agreement between the U-M and the Lecturers’ Employee Organization. Offers for the Lecturer appointments will be made separately from the Research Fellow offer.

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