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Postdoctoral Fellow (EXPIRED)

Department of Philosophy, University of Texas at Austin

Job category Postdoc or similar / Fixed term
AOS Ancient Greek or Chinese ethical or political philosophy
AOS categories Ancient Greek and Roman Philosophy
AOC Open but especially interested in Aesthetics
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Location Austin, Texas, United States
Start date January 2023
Job description

Job Details:

General Notes

This is a temporary position with a duration of approximately 8 months from the date of hire.

What benefits do I receive with UT?  The university offers an impressive benefits package. For more details on benefits, please see: https://hr.utexas.edu/prospective/benefits and https://hr.utexas.edu/current/services/my-total-rewards.

This position is eligible for a hybrid Flexible Work Arrangement (FWA) (on-campus and remote work). FWA arrangements are subject to manager approval and may shift due to changes in business needs.  The remote location must have a reliable internet connection to support working remotely. UT policies on Flexible Work Arrangements are available at https://hr.utexas.edu/current/fwa.

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The Department of Philosophy at the University of Texas at Austin invites applications for a  postdoctoral fellowship beginning in January, 2023.


Special duties relating to Paul Woodruff’s office, unpublished material, or material in process of publication. These special duties will include those of a literary executor for the time of appointment, overseeing publication of work that may have been accepted but not yet published. The postdoc will also be responsible for the final disposition of Paul Woodruff’s papers and books, in consultation with him or his heirs.

Research and writing related to postdoc's research.

Active participation on appropriate reading groups and seminars.

There are no teaching duties for this fellowship.

Required Qualifications

Applicants should hold a PhD in Philosophy, received within the last three years.

Preferred Qualifications

Expertise in ancient philosophy, ethics, or related areas.

Salary Range


Working Conditions

Typical Office Environment

Required Materials

Applicants should submit a cover letter, an academic CV, a brief research statement (1-2 pages), and two letters of reference.

Important for applicants who are NOT current university employees or contingent workers: You will be prompted to submit your resume the first time you apply, then you will be provided an option to upload a new Resume for subsequent applications. Any additional Required Materials (letter of interest, references, etc.) will be uploaded in the Application Questions section; you will be able to multi-select additional files. Before submitting your online job application, ensure that ALL Required Materials have been uploaded.  Once your job application has been submitted, you cannot make changes.

Important for Current university employees and contingent workers: As a current university employee or contingent worker, you MUST apply within Workday by searching for Find UT Jobs. If you are a current University employee, log-in to Workday, navigate to your Worker Profile, click the Career link in the left hand navigation menu and then update the sections in your Professional Profile before you apply. This information will be pulled in to your application. The application is one page and you will be prompted to upload your resume. In addition, you must respond to the application questions presented to upload any additional Required Materials (letter of interest, references, etc.) that were noted above.


Employment Eligibility:

Please make sure you meet all the required qualifications and you can perform all of the essential functions with or without a reasonable accommodation.


Retirement Plan Eligibility:

The retirement plan for this position is Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS), subject to the position being at least 20 hours per week and at least 135 days in length. This position has the option to elect the Optional Retirement Program (ORP) instead of TRS, subject to the position being 40 hours per week and at least 135 days in length.


Background Checks:

A criminal history background check will be required for finalist(s) under consideration for this position.


Equal Opportunity Employer:

The University of Texas at Austin, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.


Pay Transparency:

The University of Texas at Austin will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.


Employment Eligibility Verification:

If hired, you will be required to complete the federal Employment Eligibility Verification I-9 form.  You will be required to present acceptable and original documents to prove your identity and authorization to work in the United States.  Documents need to be presented no later than the third day of employment.  Failure to do so will result in loss of employment at the university.



The University of Texas at Austin use E-Verify to check the work authorization of all new hires effective May 2015. The university’s company ID number for purposes of E-Verify is 854197. For more information about E-Verify, please see the following:

  • E-Verify Poster (English) [PDF]
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Employees may be required to report violations of law under Title IX and the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act). If this position is identified a Campus Security Authority (Clery Act), you will be notified and provided resources for reporting. Responsible employees under Title IX are defined and outlined in HOP-3031.

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How to apply
Application type Online
Web address to apply https://utaustin.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/UTsta...
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Deadline for full consideration: December 1, 2022, 12:00am CST

(applications under review)

Hard deadline January 1, 2023, 12:00am CST
Contact name Stephanie Hollub-Fletcher
Contact email
Time created November 7, 2022, 10:24pm UTC
Scheduled expiry date January 1, 2023, 12:00am CST
Expired on January 2, 2023, 12:46am CST
Last updated March 4, 2023, 3:00pm UTC
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