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Three post-doctoral fellowships in political theory/philosophy

Post-doctoral Fellowships x 3 in Political Theory / Political Philosophy

University of Frankfurt /Free University of Berlin _ Centre for Advanced Studies “Justitia Amplificata: Rethinking Justice _ Applied and Global”

Closing date is March 1, 2017.

Duration and Starting Date: 12 Months, starting on either September 1 st or October 1 st 2017, according to the fellows’ convenience.

The Centre for Advanced Studies “Justitia Amplificata: Rethinking Justice _ Appplied and Global”, funded by the German Research Council (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, DFG) and located at the University of Frankfurt with a branch at the Free University of Berlin is seeking to appoint three post-doctoral fellows in political theory/political philosophy for the academic year 2017/2018. The Fellows will be hosted by Frankfurt University at its Institute for Advanced Studies in Bad Homburg (near Frankfurt) and will be part of the Frankfurt academic community. They are invited to spend a certain period of time at the Free University Berlin for a research stay, details to be arranged. read more...

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Reminder: GSU Philosophy MA Program Scholarship

Georgia State University’s highly ranked terminal MA program in Philosophy offers a graduate “Scholarship in Liberalism.”  This is a competitively awarded scholarship for an outstanding student with a demonstrated interest in the arguments of historical or contemporary philosophical liberals (in the tradition of figures such as Locke, Smith, Hume, and Mill) about issues such as freedom, justice, political authority, social order, toleration and related themes.  The 2017-2018 academic year will be the third year we offer this scholarship; it provides a $15,000 stipend for each year in the two-year program plus a full tuition waiver (the second year, of course, is contingent on satisfactory performance the first year).  Our Department has several funding packages available.) Some further details about funding are located here.  See our excellent faculty here.  Our Department has long had a strength in Social and Political Philosophy and Philosophy of Law and we place many of our graduates into excellent PhD programs.  Our website has fairly comprehensive information about the program. We also have a flyer available here.  Also see our Ethics Center website! read more...

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Extended Deadline for Murphy Fellowships

The Murphy Institute at Tulane University has extended its application deadline for 2017-2018 Center for Ethics and Public Affairs Faculty Fellowships/Visiting Research Professorships. The new deadline is December 31, 2016.

To apply for these fellowships, please visit here, scroll down, and click the “Apply Now” button. Application is free of charge for all applicants by using this link.

These fellowships are available to support outstanding faculty whose teaching and research focus on ethics, political philosophy, political theory, or questions of moral choice in areas such as, but not restricted to, business, government, law, economics, and medicine. read more...

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Philosophy MA Scholarship

Georgia State University’s highly ranked terminal MA program in Philosophy offers a graduate “Scholarship in Liberalism.” This is a competitively awarded scholarship for an outstanding student with a demonstrated interest in the arguments of historical or contemporary philosophical liberals (in the tradition of figures such as Locke, Smith, Hume, and Mill) about issues such as freedom, justice, political authority, social order, toleration and related themes. The 2017-2018 academic year will be the third year we offer this scholarship; it provides a $15,000 stipend for each year in the two-year program plus a full tuition waiver (the second year, of course, is contingent on satisfactory performance the first year). Our Department has several funding packages available.) Some further details about funding are located here. See our excellent faculty here. Our Department has long had a strength in Social and Political Philosophy and Philosophy of Law and we place many of our graduates into excellent PhD programs.  Take a look at the rest of the Department’s website! and also that of our Ethics Center! read more...

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Stanford Ethics Center Postdocs

The McCoy Family Center for Ethics in Society Postdoctoral Fellowship, Stanford University

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.

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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: read more...

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