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Permanent position in legal theory/political philosophy, U of Oslo

A position as professor (or associate professor), in legal theory or political philosophy is currently available at PluriCourts, a center for the study of the legitimacy of international courts at the University of Oslo.

More info at .

Application deadline 25 January 2017.

The position will mainly involve research until 2023, when it becomes an ordinary position at the Faculty of Law.

Note the requirements: The position requires a law degree equivalent to a Norwegian Master of Law with at least three years law studies including two years on the Master level covering a broad scope of legal disciplines.


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Job: Associate Professor, Philosophy and Director, Ethics Center

Associate Professor, Philosophy and Director, Ethics Center
Job Description:
The Department of Philosophy at the University of Massachusetts, Boston invites applications for an Associate Professor to direct its new Applied Ethics Center with an expected start date of September 1, 2017. The position requires a deep grounding in applied ethics very broadly construed to include issues in: science and technology, medical ethics, business ethics, global development ethics, environmental ethics and climate change policy, human rights, moral psychology, race, gender, education and other areas.
Applicants must have a philosophy, unless distinguished work in philosophy is combined with an equivalent terminal degree. Preference will be given to applicants with experience in organizational development and fundraising, a distinguished record of relevant scholarship, and a national reputation. In addition a successful candidate will have an interest in interdisciplinary work and faculty collaboration, and will have demonstrated excellence in teaching. Job responsibilities include teaching 2-3 courses per year at the undergraduate level, grant writing and events planning.
Additional Information:
The University of Massachusetts Boston provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, age, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military status, or genetic information. In addition to federal law requirements, the University of Massachusetts Boston complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the university operates. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment.
Application Instructions:
To apply please submit the following materials online: a cover letter and curriculum vitae with the names of at least three references who may be contacted, a complete list of publications, a statement of research, a writing sample, and, a statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to an ethics center.
To receive full consideration applications must be received no later than December 5th, 2016.
The department will interview selected candidates via Skype in January. For more information, contact:


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Chair in Social and Political Theory EUI

Chair in Social and Political Theory (SPS10)

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Assistant Professor in Social-Political Philosophy, Applied Ethics, University of Nottingham

The University of Nottingham’s Department of Philosophy is accepting applications for an Assistant Professor, with specialization in at least one of social philosophy, political philosophy, and applied ethics. This is a permanent, full-time position, starting in January 2016. See for details or to apply. Closing date: Oct. 8, 2015.

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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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Call for applications 2 post-doctoral fellows, 48 months, University of Edinburgh

Postdoctoral Research Fellows – GREYZONE =&0=&h – Social and Political Science
Location: Edinburgh
Salary: £31,342 to £37,394 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Contract / Temporary 48 months
Placed on: 24th July 2015
Closes: 20th August 2015
Job Ref: 033775
We are seeking two Postdoctoral Research Fellows to work with Dr Mihaela Mihai on an ERC-funded project entitled ‘Illuminating the “Grey Zone”: Addressing Complex Complicity in Human Rights Violations.’  Situated at the frontier between political science, political theory, history, literature and cinema, this project seeks to shift the focus of debates in Transitional Justice by focusing on the grey zone of collaborators, bystanders and indirect beneficiaries of injustice. You will have experience of conducting high quality academic research in a field relevant to this project, and should be willing to engage with a variety of literatures beyond the narrow confines of your own research field. These two posts are both full-time and fixed-term for 48 months. The posts are available from 1st January 2016. Closing Date: Thursday 20th August 2015 at 5pm (GMT) For further particulars and to apply for this post please click on the ‘apply’ button below: The University of Edinburgh is a charitable body, registered in Scotland, with registration number SC005336.
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