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Mudd Center for Ethics Postdoctoral Fellowship (2023) (EXPIRED)

Roger Mudd Center for Ethics, Washington and Lee University

Job category Postdoc or similar / Fixed term
AOS Ethics, Ethical issues arising in public or professional life
AOS categories Applied Ethics
AOC Ethics, Ethical issues arising in public or professional life
AOC categories Ethics
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Location Lexington, Virginia, United States
Start date July 1, 2023
Job description

Mudd Center for Ethics Postdoctoral Fellowship (2023)

Position Description
The Roger Mudd Center for Ethics seeks candidates for the 2023-2025 Mudd Center for Ethics Postdoctoral Fellowship. Postdoctoral fellows will be expected to teach three undergraduate courses during the year, typically including one course in the fall, one course in the winter, and one course in the 4-week spring term. At least two of these courses should align with the Mudd Center’s programmatic theme for the year. Courses are chosen in consultation with the Director. In addition, the Mudd Ethics Fellow will be expected to assist with administrative duties within the Mudd Center, participate in all Mudd Center activities, interact with and advise undergraduates affiliated with the Mudd Center, and help foster an interdisciplinary ethics community across the College, the Williams School of Commerce, Economics, and Politics, and the School of Law. The appointment will be for two years, beginning on July 1, 2023 and ending on June 30, 2025.

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 who has completed his or her Ph.D. by June of 2023. The candidate must be no more than three years from the awarding of his or her degree (i.e., June of 2020), although exceptions to this rule may be made in unusual circumstances.

The university requires employees to become fully vaccinated for COVID-19, with one booster. New employees must provide proof of at least their first shot prior to the first day of employment. Individuals may seek a medical or a religious exemption to the vaccination requirement.

Application Instructions
In addition to a cover letter and CV, we request a writing sample (no more than 25 pages), three letters of recommendation, a one-page research statement, and a teaching portfolio. The cover letter should speak to the candidate’s commitment to and experience in diversity and inclusion work. Questions should be directed to Karla Murdock, who is the Jo M. and James M. Ballengee Professor of Cognitive and Behavioral Science and the Director of the Roger Mudd Center for Ethics, at [email protected].

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applications will be accepted through Interfolio at: http://apply.interfolio.com/122462

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 https://apply.interfolio.com/122462
Hard deadline August 31, 2023, 11:59pm EST
Web address for more information https://apply.interfolio.com/122462
Contact name Karla Murdock
Contact email
Time created March 20, 2023, 7:59pm UTC
Scheduled expiry date August 31, 2023, 11:59pm EST
Expired on September 2, 2023, 12:46am EST
Last updated November 2, 2023, 3:00pm UTC
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