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Ethics Postdoctoral Fellowship (EXPIRED)

Washington and Lee University

Job category Postdoc or similar / Fixed term
AOS a focus on ethical issues arising in public or professional life
AOS categories Applied Ethics
AOC Open
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Location Lexington, Virginia, United States
Start date July 1st 2021
Job description


The Roger Mudd Center for Ethics seeks candidates for the 2021-2023 Mudd Center for Ethics Postdoctoral Fellowship. Postdoctoral fellows will be expected to teach three undergraduate courses during the year, typically including a 100-level course in the fall, an upper-division course in the winter, and a third course in the fall, winter, or spring (chosen in consultation with the Director).  In addition, the Mudd Ethics Fellow will be expected to participate actively in Mudd Center activities and event planning, to interact with and advise undergraduates affiliated with the Mudd Center, and to help foster an interdisciplinary ethics community across the College of Liberal Arts, the Williams School of Commerce, Economics, and Politics, and the School of Law. The appointment will be for two years, beginning on July 1, 2021 and ending on June 30, 2023.

Washington and Lee, a private, liberal arts university with approximately 2200 students, is in Lexington, Virginia, a town of approximately 7000 people in the Valley of Virginia. One of the nation’s top liberal arts institutions, W&L is unique in having accredited programs in business administration, journalism, and accounting, as well as a School of Law.  Established in 1749, it is the ninth oldest institution of higher learning in the nation.  The Roger Mudd Center for Ethics was established in 2010 through a gift from esteemed journalist and W&L alumnus Roger Mudd. Its mission is to advance dialogue, teaching, and research about important ethical issues in public and professional life.  To learn more, please visit https://www.wlu.edu/mudd-center.

Washington and Lee University promotes a dynamic and inclusive environment that allows students and employees of multiple backgrounds, cultures, and perspectives to learn, work, and thrive together. Successful candidates will contribute to that environment and exhibit potential for excellence in teaching and for vigorous scholarship. In keeping with the University Strategic Plan, we welcome applications from underrepresented minority candidates and members of other communities that are traditionally underrepresented in academia.


Applicants must have a focus on ethical issues arising in public or professional life.  The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. with a focus on ethics and will have completed his or her Ph.D. by June of 2021. The candidate must be no more than three years from the awarding of his or her degree (i.e., June of 2018), although exceptions to this rule may be made in unusual circumstances. 

Application Instructions

Please submit a cover letter, CV, a writing sample (no more than 25 pages), three letters of recommendation, a one-page research statement, and a teaching portfolio.  Applications will be collected at the following web address: http://apply.interfolio.com/84908. To ensure full consideration, please submit all materials by March 17, 2021. Questions should be directed to Brian Murchison, who is the Charles S. Rowe Professor of Law and Director of the Roger Mudd Center for Ethics at [email protected].    

The University is deeply committed to a community of excellence, equity, and diversity and encourage applications from women, underrepresented groups, persons with disabilities, sexual minority groups, and other candidates who will contribute to the diversification and enrichment of ideas and perspectives. Washington and Lee University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

 Washington and Lee is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  As such, we are interested in candidates who are committed to high standards of scholarship, performance and professionalism and to the development of a campus climate that supports equality and diversity in our faculty, staff and student body. Job description requirements are representative, but not all‐inclusive of the knowledge, skill, and abilities needed to successfully perform this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Statement of Commitment to Diversity

Washington and Lee affirms that diverse perspectives and backgrounds enhance our community. We are committed to the recruitment, enrichment, and retention of students, faculty, and staff who embody many experiences, cultures, points of view, interests, and identities. As engaged citizens in a global and diverse society, we seek to advance a positive learning and working environment for all through open and substantive dialogue. 

How to apply
Application type Online
Web address to apply http://apply.interfolio.com/84908
Email to apply
Hard deadline April 4, 2021, 8:00pm EST
Web address for more information https://www.wlu.edu/mudd-center
Contact name Brian Murchison
Contact email
Contact phone (540) 458-8511
Time created March 8, 2021, 5:26pm UTC
Scheduled expiry date April 4, 2021, 8:00pm EST
Expired on March 23, 2021, 9:11am EST
Last updated June 2, 2021, 3:00pm UTC
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