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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 30, 2020
Job description

Position Description

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, non-renewable position. The selected candidate will be appointed at the rank of Instructor, and the position will begin August 30, 2021. 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 (and no more than two courses), will help to organize and participate in the Practical Philosophy Workshop, and will 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 30, 2021; (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 10:59 p.m. Central Standard Time on November 9, 2020: cover letter, CV, research statement, teaching statement, at least three letters of reference.

All items must be submitted through the University of Chicago's Academic Recruiting website at http://apply.interfolio.com/78450.

Short listed applicants will be asked to submit the following additional materials: writing sample and full teaching dossier, including teaching evaluations and at least three syllabi.

We anticipate arriving at a short list and soliciting additional materials in early December, and scheduling interviews (conducted remotely) in early January.

Questions may be sent to philosophy_searc[email protected] with the subject heading ETHICS POST-DOC.

Position subject to budgetary approval.

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’s Statements on Diversity are at https://provost.uchicago.edu/statements-diversity.

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 [email protected] with their request.

How to apply
Application type Unknown (see text above)
Hard deadline November 9, 2020, 5:59pm CST
Contact name William Weaver
Contact email
Contact phone 773-795-3923
Time created September 3, 2020, 4:20pm UTC
Scheduled expiry date November 9, 2020, 5:59pm CST
Expired on November 10, 2020, 6:46pm CST
Last updated January 11, 2021, 3:00pm UTC
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