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Civil Society Initiative Postdoctoral Fellowship (EXPIRED)

APA departmental services program Department of Philosophy and Philosophy/Neuroscience/Psychology Program, Washington University in St. Louis

Job category Postdoc or similar / Fixed term
AOS Open
AOC Open
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Location St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Start date Aug. 2024
Job description

The Civil Society Initiative at Washington University in St. Louis is accepting applications for a one-year postdoctoral fellowship for the 2024-2025 academic year.  The Civil Society Initiative is an interdisciplinary project devoted to the theory and practice of responsible democratic citizenship, which supports research, teaching, and public engagement.  Our project is premised on the idea that responsible democratic citizenship goes beyond engaged political participation and centrally involves the practice of making value judgments and reasoning about values with others.  The Initiative support teaching, research, and public engagement with the aim of understanding and cultivating these practices.  More information about the Civil Society Initiative is available here: https://philosophy.wustl.edu/civil-society-initiative  

The Civil Society Initiative Postdoctoral Fellow is expected to conduct research in areas that are connected to the themes of the project and to teach two new undergraduate courses, one on the theme of responsible democratic citizenship and one on the theme of disagreement, extremism, and polarization.  Possible research areas include but are not limited to democratic theory, ethics, social and political epistemology, disagreement, polarization, and moral psychology.  The Fellow will also assist the other members of the Civil Society Initiative in organizing events (including a public lecture series and academic workshops) and planning future Initiative activities. 

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A PhD in a relevant discipline is required.  The Civil Society Initiative is a collaboration between the Departments of Philosophy and Political Science, but applications are welcome from those with PhDs is other disciplines. 

Application Instructions

Candidates should submit a CV, a writing sample, a research proposal, and at least three letters of recommendation. 

Please direct any questions about the position to Allan Hazlett ([email protected]). 

How to apply
Application type Online
Web address to apply http://apply.interfolio.com/136983
Hard deadline January 31, 2024, 11:59pm CST
Web address for more information https://philosophy.wustl.edu/
Contact name Allan Hazlett
Contact email
Contact phone 3149356670
Time created December 8, 2023, 3:33pm UTC
Scheduled expiry date January 31, 2024, 11:59pm CST
Expired on February 2, 2024, 12:46am CST
Last updated February 2, 2024, 6:46am UTC
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