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Spencer Foundation Post-Doctoral Fellowships in Equality of Opportunity and Education at Stanford University (EXPIRED)

McCoy Family Center for Ethics in Society, Stanford University

Job category Postdoc or similar / Fixed term
AOS Ethics
AOS categories Ethics
Social and Political Philosophy
AOC Open
Workload Full time
Vacancies 2
Organization's reference number 2013-2014 Spencer post doc
Location Stanford, California, United States
Start date September 1, 2013
Job description

Spencer Foundation Post-Doctoral Fellowships in Equality of Opportunity and Education at Stanford University

For 2013-2014, we seek up to two post doctoral scholars for a project focused on issues of equality of opportunity and the public provision of education. These fellowships have been created with funding by the Spencer Foundation. The fellows will join the community of post doctoral fellows at the Center but will be selected on the basis of their fit with this multi-year project on Equality of Opportunity and the Public Provision of Education. We seek scholars with a PhD (from disciplines such as philosophy, education or one of the social sciences) or a JD with research interests related to (any of) the following questions:

1. What ideal of equality should govern the public provision of education?

2. What are the implications of this ideal for concrete decisions about school financing, admissions practices, and the national, state, and local distribution of educational responsibility?

3. What are the practical obstacles to achieving this ideal in education?

Fellows will receive training and mentorship; work closely with distinguished faculty related to the project; participate in multi-disciplinary seminars and conferences and meet with leading scholars and policy makers in the field. Fellows may be assigned some teaching responsibilities (at most one course per year), and will be asked to participate in faculty-graduate student workshops, interact with undergraduates in the School of Education and Ethics in Society program and help in developing an inter-disciplinary ethics community across the campus.

The appointment term is September 1, 2013 - August 31, 2014. Applicants must have completed all requirements for their PhD by June 30, 2013. Candidates must also be no more than 3 years from the awarding of their degree (i.e., September 2010).

Stanford University is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty.  It welcomes applications from women and members of minority groups, as well as others who would bring additional dimensions to the university's research and teaching missions. Salary is competitive.

How to apply
Application type Unknown (see text above)
Hard deadline January 10, 2013, 11:59pm PST
Web address for more information http://ethicsinsociety.stanford.edu/grants-fellows...
Contact name Joan Berry
Contact email
Contact phone 650-723-0997
Time created October 10, 2012, 2:32am EST
Scheduled expiry date January 10, 2013, 11:59pm PST
Expired on December 9, 2016, 9:55pm PST
Last updated February 20, 2017, 3:00pm EST
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