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Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Center for Academic Pluralism, Heterodox Academy

Job category Postdoc or similar / Fixed term
AOS Open, but preference for expertise in epistemology, social epistemology, applied epistemology, philosophy of science, ethics, value theory, social and political philosophy
AOC Open, but preference for expertise in epistemology, social epistemology, applied epistemology, philosophy of science, ethics, value theory, social and political philosophy
Workload Full time
Vacancies 2
Location New York, New York, United States
Start date September 3, 2024—negotiation possible
Job description

Thanks to the generous support of the Templeton Religion Trust and other donors, in 2023 Heterodox Academy (HxA) launched the Center for Academic Pluralism (CAP), an arm of HxA whose mission is to explore the theoretical and empirical foundations for pluralism in higher institutions of research and education, and share our findings with scholars, opinion leaders, and lay public around the world.

The scope of questions to address concerning pluralism in academia is vast.  At the center of CAP’s activities is the work of its Faculty and Postdoctoral Fellows. We are excited to recruit a new cohort of Postdoctoral Fellows for the 2024-2025 academic year. Posdoctoral Fellows will be expected to:

  • Conduct original research on pluralism in academia
  • Participate in CAP’s weekly discussion and research seminar in its Manhattan office
  • Write and present for public audiences about their research in HxA outlets and at HxA-sponsored events
  • Give advice and feedback, where appropriate, on HxA’s internal research projects
  • Contribute to a collaborative annotated bibliography of scholarly and popular resources on pluralism in academia
  • Be available to engage with HxA’s Campus Community Network and present as a member of HxA’s Speakers Bureau.

Fellows appointed for a full-time nine-month Postdoctoral Fellowship will receive a $75,000 salary, along with a comprehensive benefits package that includes:

  • Medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurances;
  • A significant health insurance contribution for employees and their families;
  • Additional tax-deferred savings opportunities, such as pre-tax deductions and FSAs.
  • Fellows will also receive office space in CAP’s office in Manhattan for their use and a budget for the purchase of research materials.

In order to apply for a CAP Postdoctoral Fellowship, applicants must have a doctoral degree obtained within the last five years from an accredited institution of higher education. Please note that to be eligible to apply, applicants must also be a member of Heterodox Academy or have a membership application pending. To apply for membership—which is free—please visit https://heterodoxacademy.org/become-a-member/

Exceptional pre-doctoral candidates may also be considered, provided they are at the ABD stage and they have permission from their doctoral advisor(s).

To apply, applicants should assemble the following:

  • An up-to-date CV.
  • A transcript for the applicant’s doctoral degree.
  • A cover letter outlining the applicant’s general interest in CAP’s mission, how a term at CAP would fit into the applicant’s academic goals, and the names of three references HxA may solicit letters of reference from.
  • A research proposal not to exceed 2,000 words. Proposals should identify specific questions to investigate, briefly contextualize those questions in relation to existing research and CAP’s mission, explain how the applicant’s own plan might yield progress on those questions, and enumerate specific deliverables and outputs of the research plan.
  • A writing sample by the applicant, preferably from a peer-reviewed publication.

Please submit these materials using the online form.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis beginning December 1, 2023, with fellowship offers anticipated no later than March 31, 2024.

How to apply
Application type Online
Web address to apply https://heterodoxacademy.org/jobs/cap-postdoctoral...
Deadline for full consideration: December 1, 2023, 12:00am EST

(applications under review)

Hard deadline March 31, 2024, 11:59pm EST
Contact
Web address for more information https://heterodoxacademy.org/jobs/cap-postdoctoral...
Contact name Alex Arnold
Contact email
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Scheduled expiry date March 31, 2024, 11:59pm EST
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