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Postdoctoral Fellow (EXPIRED)

Ethics Lab, Georgetown University

Job category Postdoc or similar / Fixed term
AOS Ethics (theoretical or applied), Social and Political Philosophy
AOS categories Applied Ethics
Biomedical Ethics
Environmental Philosophy
Feminist Philosophy
Normative Ethics
Philosophy of Gender
Philosophy of Race
Social and Political Philosophy
Value Theory
AOC AOC in the ethics of emerging technologies is an advantage, but not required
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Location Georgetown, Washington, D.C., United States
Start date August 1, 2019
Job description

Georgetown University in Washington D.C. has an opening for one new postdoctoral position for Ethics Lab, an initiative of the Kennedy Institute of Ethics that brings philosophy and design thinking together to help make progress on some of the most morally challenging issues of the day. The postdoc is a one year, 12-month appointment with a start date of August 1, 2019, with the possibility of a second year contingent on funding.  A PhD in philosophy is required by the time of appointment, with an AOS in ethics (normative or applied) or political philosophy. An AOC in the ethics of emerging technologies is an advantage, but not required.

Following introductory training, the postdoc will participate in the three core areas of Ethics Lab programming. They will co-develop and lead one Ethics Lab course each semester; collaborate on the development of creative ethics tools, and lead the coordination and delivery of infusions with our partner courses across campus; and participate in selected direct impact projects between the Ethics Lab team and external partners in a rich collaborative environment. The postdoc will also have 20% protected time for their own research.

Candidates should be highly creative, philosophically rigorous, and interested in doing work that reaches beyond the university’s walls. Candidates should be comfortable working in a team environment; comfortable in a context of ambiguity and complexity while seeking rigor; have strong interpersonal skills; be able to work productively with colleagues and partners from outside of philosophy; and be able to effectively manage multiple projects. Robust onboarding to the team, its mission, and its methods will be provided.

The postdoc position is a 12-month appointment and carries a highly competitive salary. For benefit information, see link.  The Ethics Lab postdoc will be supervised by Prof. Margaret Little, Professor of Philosophy and Director of Ethics Lab.  This postdoctoral fellow will also have an affiliation in the Department of Philosophy. Candidates should email CV, a cover letter, teaching portfolio, and three letters of reference to kiesearch@georgetown.edu

About Ethics Lab: Ethics Lab is a unique team of philosophers and designers at Georgetown University developing creative methods to help students, policy teams, and organizations build ethics into their work. We combine deep expertise in ethics with the creative methods of design thinking to develop exercises, tools, and conversations to activate ethics. Our approach emphasizes active collaboration to uncover and understand the moral values at stake in a challenge, and use them as inspiration for creative action. We produce courses, co-design interdisciplinary exercises, and lead workshops for a range of partners. Together, we surface the moral values at stake in emerging, complex issues to help build responsible progress.

Georgetown University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer fully dedicated to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, sexual orientation, age, religion, national origin, marital status, veteran status, disability or other categories protected by law.

How to apply
Application type Email
Candidates should email CV, a cover letter, teaching portfolio (including teaching evaluations), and three letters of reference to kiesearch@georgetown.edu
Email to apply
Deadline for full consideration: May 5, 2019, 11:59pm EST

(applications under review)

Hard deadline No deadline specified (applications considered on an ongoing basis)
Web address for more information https://ethicslab.georgetown.edu/
Contact name Michael Tschiderer
Contact email
Time created April 4, 2019, 12:35pm EST
Scheduled expiry date October 20, 2019, 6:21pm EST
Expired on October 20, 2019, 6:46pm EST
Last updated November 20, 2019, 3:00pm EST
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