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Law & Philosophy Fellow (EXPIRED)

The Law School, University of Chicago

Job category Postdoc or similar / Fixed term
AOS Philosophy of law, with a focus on topics in general jurisprudence
AOS categories Philosophy of Law
AOC Open
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Location Chicago, Illinois, United States
Start date July 1, 2023
Job description

The University of Chicago Law School seeks a Law & Philosophy Fellow, appointed with the rank of Lecturer, for the academic year 2023-24. This is a twelve-month appointment and is expected to begin July 1, 2023. 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 Brian Leiter on the theme of “Advanced Topics in General Jurisprudence.” AOS:  Philosophy of law, with a focus on topics in general jurisprudence; AOC:  open. Visiting speakers will be prominent scholars working on topics like the objectivity of law, the normativity of law, methodological positivism, law as an artifact, Scandinavian and American legal realism, recent work in natural law theory, and other topics in general jurisprudence. The Workshop with visiting speakers will meet roughly 6-8 times over the course of the year, but there will be 4-6 additional sessions taught by the instructors introducing particular topics and/or  preparing students prior to the visiting speaker sessions. 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 $65K + benefits + superb research environment.


A PhD in philosophy--with fulfillment of all substantial requirements (including successful defense of dissertation) by appointment date--is required, though in unusual cases a PhD in a related discipline, or a JD accompanied by strong training in philosophy, will be considered.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

All University departments and institutes are charged with building a faculty from a diversity of backgrounds and with diverse viewpoints; with cultivating an inclusive community that values freedom of expression; and with welcoming and supporting all their members.

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.

How to apply
Application type Online
To be considered a candidate for this position you must apply on-line through the University website at http://apply.interfolio.com/116624 by January 27, 2023. 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 27, 2023.
Web address to apply http://apply.interfolio.com/116624
Hard deadline January 27, 2023, 11:59pm CST
Contact name Joe Pellettiere
Contact email
Contact phone 773-702-9567
Time created November 9, 2022, 5:27pm UTC
Scheduled expiry date January 27, 2023, 11:59pm CST
Expired on January 29, 2023, 12:46am CST
Last updated March 31, 2023, 3:00pm UTC
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