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Research Fellow (Postdoctoral fellow Classical Liberalism): Philosophy (EXPIRED)

Department of Philosophy, University of Michigan

Job category Postdoc or similar / Fixed term
AOS Ethics, Political Philosophy
AOS categories Ethics
Social and Political Philosophy
AOC Open
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Location Ann Arbor , Michigan, United States
Start date September 1, 2019
Job description

How to Apply: Applications received before March 8, 2019 will be guaranteed consideration, but they will continue to be reviewed as they are received until the position is filled. Please submit the following documents as one .PDF to [email protected]

1) a cover letter addressing relationship of work or future research interests to classical liberalism.
2) Current CV,
3) writing sample,
4) statement of research,
5) evidence of teaching experience and effectiveness,
6) three letters of recommendation (sent separately)

Job Summary: The holder of this postdoc is expected to participate in the Freedom and Flourishing Project (Prof. Daniel Jacobson, PI) by contributing to its research project on the foundations and central tenets of classical liberalism, and their empirical support; organizing its lecture and roundtable series, which has two events per year; and teaching one course each term of the academic year. Full-time rate (FTR): $55,000/12 months (plus allocation for research expense reimbursement).

Job Responsibilities: The primary responsibility of the holder of this fellowship is to conduct original research in an area of classical liberal thought, whether historical, empirical, or theoretical. The approach can take any central theme of this intellectual movement, and it can but need not focus on interdisciplinary issues of political economy. The holder is expected to produce and publish a significant body of original work. In addition, we expect the fellowship holder will be appointed at 33.33% effort each fall and winter semester as a Lecturer, delivering one (1) course per term (see below).  The postdoc effort would be coordinated so the total effort will be 100% over the 12 months. The fellowship holder will also be responsible for organizing a two-event lecture or roundtable series on a relevant and topical issue, with one event to be scheduled per semester.

Teaching one course per term as a Lecturer is the expectation. Courses will be assigned at the discretion of the Chair, in consultation with the postdoc, depending upon the needs the department, qualifications of the post-doc, etc. Duties and responsibilities for the Lecturer position are to teach one course per term, hold office hours, and handle routine matters related to instruction. The 33.33% effort Lecturer position is covered under the collective bargaining agreement between the U-M and the Lecturers Employee Organization, AFL-CIO, which contains and settles all matters with respect to wages, benefits, hours and other terms and conditions of employment.

Qualifications:  PhD in philosophy (by Sept 1, 2019). The candidate must have demonstrated excellence in college-level teaching. Experience with WordPress or willingness to learn basic website editing is desired.

Background Screening: The University of Michigan conducts background checks of all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background checks. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

U-M EEP/AA Statement: The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

How to apply
Application type Email
Email to apply
Hard deadline March 8, 2019, 6:59pm EST
Web address for more information https://lsa.umich.edu/philosophy
Time created January 16, 2019, 4:49pm UTC
Scheduled expiry date March 8, 2019, 6:59pm EST
Expired on March 9, 2019, 7:46pm EST
Last updated May 10, 2019, 3:00pm UTC
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