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Postdoc Sydney Moral and Political Philosophy

Postdoctoral Position in Moral and Political Philosophy is available at the Practical Justice Initiative, University of New South Wales. A one year postdoctoral position in climate justice is available as part of the research program of the Practical Justice Initiative (PJI). The aim of the position will be to contribute to research as part of PJI’s climate justice research program. Some of the research being undertaken includes: Providing a framework to fairly determine Australia’s ‘carbon budget’; understanding the moral obligations of fossil fuel exporting nations; examining the justice related issues associated with climate transitions; intergenerational climate justice and historical responsibility for emissions. The position includes scope to develop further topics. The position would suit a candidate within the broad area of moral and political philosophy but candidates from cognate disciplines and with a background in climate justice are also encouraged to apply. The role also includes an opportunity to develop high impact outputs related to the research area. There is potential to extend the position. There is also potential to offer a fractional position. Contact: Professor Jeremy Moss, Co-Director Practical Justice Initiative E:<> T: (61 2) 9385 2357 Applications close: 25th January 2018
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Two Postdoctoral Fellowships in Philosophy, Politics and Economics, Virginia Tech

The Program in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (PPE) at Virginia Tech, housed in the Department of Philosophy, seeks two Postdoctoral Fellows in any area of PPE, however with a strong preference for the philosophy of the social sciences (in particular the philosophy of economics) and/or the history of moral, political, and economic thought.

The successful candidates will have a promising interdisciplinary research agenda that allows collaboration with the program’s core faculty. The Fellows are expected to teach one course per semester and participate actively in the PPE Program. A Ph.D. in Philosophy (or closely related fields) is required at the time of appointment. The initial appointments are made for one year, but the positions are renewable for up to three years (depending on funding and satisfactory performance). The starting date for the positions is August 10, 2017, pending final budgetary approval. read more...

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PhD position in Political Philosophy, Tromsø / Extended application deadline

Extended application deadline (17.3.2017) for a fully funded 3 year PhD position in Political Philosophy, at UiT The Arctic University of Norway, Tromsø.

The position is part of the Globalizing Minority Rights -project ( funded by the Norwegian Research Council.

For full details and how to apply:

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

The position as professor (or associate professor), in legal theory or political philosophy at PluriCourts, University of Oslo has been withdrawn.

Apologies to those who have started preparing an application.

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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: read more...

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