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John and Daria Barry Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow

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
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 31, 2020
Job description

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 31, 2020. 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 31, 2020; (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 10:59pm central time on May 30, 2020: cover letter, CV, research statement, writing sample, teaching statement, teaching evaluations, at least three syllabi (two in ethics and one in the history of philosophy, with both graduate and undergraduate offerings), and three letters of reference.

All items must be submitted through the University of Chicago's Academic Recruiting website at http://apply.interfolio.com/75817

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

We seek a diverse pool of applicants who wish to join an academic community that places the highest value on rigorous inquiry and encourages diverse perspectives, experiences, groups of individuals, and ideas to inform and stimulate intellectual challenge, engagement, and exchange.

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law. For additional information please see the University's Notice of Nondiscrimination.

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/75817
Hard deadline Yesterday, 10:59pm CST
Contact name William Weaver, Department Administrator
Contact email
Time created April 27, 2020, 9:50am EST
Scheduled expiry date Yesterday, 10:59pm CST
Last updated April 27, 2020, 9:50am EST
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