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Law and Philosophy Fellow

The Law School, University of Chicago

Job category Postdoc or similar / Fixed term
AOS Asian philosophy, with knowledge of relevant languages and of substantive issues in political and legal philosophy essential
AOS categories Asian Philosophy
AOC Moral, political, or legal philosophy
AOC categories Applied Ethics
Philosophy of Law
Social and Political Philosophy
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Location Chicago, Illinois, United States
Start date July 1, 2021
Job description

THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO LAW SCHOOL. The University of Chicago Law School seeks a Law and Philosophy Fellow, appointed with the rank of Lecturer, for the academic year 2021-22.  This is a twelve-month appointment and is expected to begin July 1, 2021. A PhD in philosophy is preferred, though in unusual cases a PhD in a related discipline, with a successful defense of the dissertation required before the appointment begins, or a JD accompanied by strong training in philosophy will be considered. Applications welcome from new or recent PhDs or tenure-stream faculty interested in spending a year at the Law School. The Fellow will co-teach the Law & Philosophy Workshop with Martha Nussbaum on the theme of “Asian Philosophy and Law,” which will focus on Indian (Buddhist and Hindu) and Chinese philosophy, both ancient and modern, and the ways these give rise to distinctive approaches to political and legal issues. AOS: Asian philosophy, with knowledge of relevant languages and of substantive issues in political and legal philosophy essential; AOC: open. Visiting speakers will be prominent scholars working on these issues. The Workshop with visiting speakers will meet roughly 8-10 times over the course of the year, but there will be initial student sessions devoted to giving students a grounding in basic texts and issues. The Fellow will also be asked to supervise student papers, and to contribute to the intellectual life of the Law School, as well as pursue his or her research. Salary $60K + benefits + superb research environment. 

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 equalopportunity@uchicago.edu with their request.

How to apply
Application type Online
Instructions
To be considered a candidate for this position you must apply on-line through the University website at http://apply.interfolio.com/80408 by January 22, 2021. Resume, cover letter, writing sample, reference contact information and research statement should be submitted electronically on the web site at the time of application. Three confidential letters of recommendation should be mailed to Mr. Joe Pellettiere at The University of Chicago Law School, 1111 E. 60th St., Chicago, IL 60637 with a postmark not later than January 22, 2021.
Web address to apply http://apply.interfolio.com/80408
Hard deadline January 22, 2021, 11:59pm CST
Contact
Contact name Joe Pellettiere
Contact email
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Time created October 28, 2020, 12:42pm EST
Scheduled expiry date January 22, 2021, 11:59pm CST
Last updated October 28, 2020, 12:42pm EST
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