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John and Daria Barry Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow (EXPIRED)

Department of Philosophy, University of Chicago

Job category Postdoc or similar / Fixed term
AOS Ethics (with some substantive engagement with normative ethics)
AOS categories Ethics
Normative Ethics
AOC Open with preference for Early Modern Ethics, Medieval Ethics, or Kant’s Ethics
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Location Chicago, Illinois, United States
Start date August 1, 2019
Job description

Postdoctoral Fellow in Ethics


John and Daria Barry Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow

AOS: Ethics (with some substantive engagement with normative ethics)

AOC: Open with preference for Early Modern Ethics, Medieval Ethics, or Kant’s Ethics

The John and Daria Barry Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship is a one-year position with possible renewal for an additional year. The selected candidate will be appointed at the rank of Instructor, and the position will begin August 1, 2019. The John and Daria Barry Foundation Fellow will pursue their research under the mentorship of a Department of Philosophy faculty member, will teach at least one philosophy course each year (and no more than two courses), help to organize and participate in the Practical Philosophy Workshop, and participate in extra-curricular programming in moral philosophy.

This is a full-time position with salary and benefits.


The successful candidate will have an active research agenda in ethics, some serious engagement with normative questions, some background in the history of moral philosophy, interest in philosophical pedagogy for students who want to integrate intellectual and personal development, and a willingness to participate in a lively intellectual community. We especially seek candidates with a specialty in  Early Modern Ethics, Medieval Ethics, or Kant’s Ethics.

To be eligible for this position: 1) all requirements for the doctoral degree in Philosophy must be completed no later than the start date of the appointment: August 1, 2019; 2) individuals must have no more than five years of cumulative experience working in a research university following receipt of the PhD.

Application Instructions

Applicants must upload the following materials by the deadline of May 28, 2019: Required elements of the dossier are: cover letter, CV, research statement, writing sample, teaching statement of no more than 700 words, and the names and email addresses of two references.

Applications must be submitted through the University of Chicago's Academic Recruiting website at apply.interfolio.com/62535.

EEO Statement

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Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-702-1032 or email equalopportunity@uchicago.edu with their request.

How to apply
Application type Online
Web address to apply http://apply.interfolio.com/62535
Hard deadline May 28, 2019, 11:59pm CST
Web address for more information http://apply.interfolio.com/62535
Contact name William Weaver
Contact email
Contact phone 773-795-3923
Time created April 24, 2019, 3:35pm EST
Scheduled expiry date May 28, 2019, 11:59pm CST
Expired on May 30, 2019, 12:46am CST
Last updated July 30, 2019, 3:00pm EST
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