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50-60 Max Weber Post-doctoral Positions Available, EUI, Florence, Italy

Applications are now open for the 2017/18 entry to the Max Weber Programme at the European University Institute (EUI) in Florence, Italy. Amongst the largest, most prestigious and successful post doctoral programmes in the historical and social sciences, and located in one of the most beautiful settings, with truly outstanding research facilities, we offer from 50-60 fully funded 1 and 2 year post doctoral fellowships to applicants from anywhere in the world in the fields of economics, history, law and social and political sciences. All areas and types of research within these fields are considered, including all forms of legal, social, economic, historical  and political thought  – both past and present. Last year 98% of Fellows found an academic position on completing the Fellowship. To find out more about the programme and how to apply, go to:


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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:

More information on doing a Political Theory PhD in Edinburgh can be found here:


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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:

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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 by June 5, 2015.  It is helpful and welcome if the cover letter specifies one or more political science members of RGCS’ faculty roster ( ) 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 , 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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