Home page About PhilJobs:JFP

post-doctoral scholar (EXPIRED)

Philosophy/Center for Ethics, University of Central Florida

Job category Postdoc or similar / Fixed term
AOS Ethics, Applied Ethics
AOS categories Philosophy of Social Science
Applied Ethics
Normative Ethics
AOC Open
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Location Orlando, Florida, United States
Start date Fall 2023
Job description

The team at the University of Central Florida leading the NSF-funded project Institutional Transformation: Intersections of Moral Foundations and Ethics Frameworks in STEM Enculturation (NSF 2024296) seeks candidates for a two-year Postdoctoral Scholar (renewable by year) to begin August 2023. 

Unleash YOUR Potential With Us

As a next-generation public research institute, we are an inclusive community of thinkers, doers, creators, innovators, healers, and leaders striving to shape the future and solve the world’s most challenging problems. No matter what your role is, when you join Knight Nation, you’ll play an integral role in pushing us forward to become among the most impactful universities in the country. You’ll be met with opportunities to connect and collaborate with uniquely talented faculty, staff, and students across 13 colleges and multiple campuses and regional locations. That means greater challenges to tackle, more meaningful opportunities to grow, and rewarding experiences that go beyond a paycheck. We’re seeking qualified, motivated individuals who will help UCF fulfill its mission in unleashing the potential of every individual, enriching the human experience through inclusion, discovery, and innovation; and propelling broad-based prosperity for the many communities we serve.

The Opportunity:

The team at the University of Central Florida leading the NSF-funded project Institutional Transformation: Intersections of Moral Foundations and Ethics Frameworks in STEM Enculturation (NSF 2024296) seeks candidates for a two-year Post Doctoral Scholar (renewable by year) to begin August 2023. 

The Post Doctoral Scholar will advance goals of the research project while working with our interdisciplinary co-PI team of faculty from philosophy, writing & rhetoric, psychology, and chemistry/optics. Our team examines the extent to which individual values intersect with disciplinary value frameworks in the process of disciplinary enculturation including recruitment, retention, and identification in STEM. Project abstract can be found at https://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward?AWD_ID=2024296.


As a member of the research team, the Post Doctoral Scholar may coordinate research participants, conducting interviews, analyzing data using mixed methods techniques and tools, developing theoretical framing of the work, and/or leading scholarly writing related to the project. The Post Doctoral Scholar will be provided access to institutional resources, office space, and support for travel for research presentations.  

The Post Doctoral Scholar will also advance institutional transformation goals of the project as an affiliate of the UCF Center for Ethics. The Center for Ethics leads programming, develops research, and builds relationships to advance community engagement with ethics, in line with Center’s mission to cultivate an institutional culture of ethics literacy. Learn more at https://ethicscenter.research.ucf.edu.

As an affiliate with the Center, the Post Doctoral Scholar will participate in Center programming and activities, collaborate on ethics research, and be supported in advancing their own research projects. Research activities will include funded research proposal development, scholarly writing and research, and/or conference presentation of research results. The postdoctoral scholar may also coordinate research-related activities with another postdoctoral scholar that will work on the funded project and be affiliated with the UCF Center for Writing Excellence.

Minimum Qualifications:

A Ph.D. in a relevant field from an accredited institution.

Preferred Qualifications:

A candidate with preferred qualifications will bring a cross-section of skills and experience including:

  • research experience in ethics, moral psychology, philosophy, and/or ethics education;
  • ability to work effectively as part of an interdisciplinary team;
  • strong communication and writing skills;
  • basic knowledge of or interests in mixed methods research techniques; and/or,
  • a Ph.D. in Philosophy with AOS in normative or applied ethics.

Additional Application Materials Required:

UCF requires all applications and supporting documents to be submitted online through the Human Resources website, www.ucf.edu/jobs. In addition to the online application, candidates should submit:
1) A cover letter.
2) A current curriculum vita.
3) Copies of all academic transcripts.
4) A summary of past research projects (please specify your involvement and contribution in each project).

Special Instructions to the Applicants:

When prompted during the online application process, please provide the names, phone numbers, and email addresses of three professional references. References will be contacted only if the candidate is advanced to the interview stage.
NOTE: Please have all documents ready when applying so they can be attached at that time. Once the online submission process is finalized, the system does not allow applicants to submit additional documents later. Only complete application materials will be considered.

Questions about this position may be directed to Jonathan Beever, Director of the Center for Ethics, Associate Professor of Philosophy, and project PI, [email protected].
This is a full-time position supported by active grant funding. This position is renewable annually for up to two years. 

Are Benefits Important to You?

State Benefits eligibility for OPS employees are subject to criteria established by the State of Florida. The state’s benefits administrator, People First, determines eligibility and coordinates enrollment. If this position becomes eligible for state benefits the employee will be notified directly by People First.  OPS positions are not entitled to paid time off. 

Who Are We?

Founded in 1963 to fuel the region’s talent pipeline and support the growing U.S. space program, UCF is built to make a better future for our students and society. It’s one of the reasons U.S. News & World Report ranks UCF among the nation’s top 20 most innovative colleges, while Forbes, Kiplinger, and The Princeton Review rank us a best-value university. UCF is one of 14 universities nationwide designated as both a Hispanic-Serving Institution and a Research 1 university. With 13 colleges, including a fully accredited College of Medicine, UCF offers more than 220-degree programs between its main campus, downtown campus, hospitality campus, academic health sciences campus, and 11 UCF Connect centers located throughout the region. In addition, UCF extends its reach to communities in and beyond Central Florida by offering complete, online programs leading to bachelor's degrees, master's degrees, Ph.D.'s., certificates, and more.

Unless explicitly stated on the job posting, it is UCF’s expectation that an employee of UCF will reside in Florida as of the date the employment begins.

Additional Requirements related to Research Positions:

Pursuant to Florida State Statute 1010.35, prior to offering employment to certain individuals in research-related positions, UCF is required to conduct additional screening. Applicants subject to additional screening include any citizen of a foreign country who is not a permanent resident of the U.S., or who is a citizen or permanent resident but is affiliated with or has had at least 1 year of education, employment, or training in China, Cuba, Iran, Russia, North Korea, Syria, or Venezuela.

The additional screening requirements only apply to research-related positions, including, but not limited to faculty, graduate positions, individuals compensated by research grants or contract funds, post-doctoral positions, undergraduate positions, visiting assistant professors, and visiting research associates.


College of Arts and Humanities (CAH) - Philosophy

Work Schedule


Type of Appointment

Fixed Term (Fixed Term)

Expected Salary


Job Posting End Date


Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

As an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, UCF encourages all qualified applicants to apply, including women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of traditionally underrepresented populations. UCF's Equal Opportunity Statement can be viewed at  http://www.oie.ucf.edu/documents/PresidentsStatement.pdf.

As a Florida public university, UCF makes all application materials and selection procedures available to the public upon request.

The University of Central Florida is proud to be a smoke-free campus and an E-Verify employer.

How to apply
Application type Online
Web address to apply https://ucf.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/careers/job/Orla...
Hard deadline May 31, 2023, 11:59pm EST
Web address for more information https://ucf.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/careers/job/Orla...
Contact name Jonathan Beever
Contact email
Contact phone 407-823-4340
Time created May 1, 2023, 9:03pm UTC
Scheduled expiry date May 31, 2023, 11:59pm EST
Expired on June 2, 2023, 12:46am EST
Last updated August 2, 2023, 3:00pm UTC
Last update notification
We have extended our application deadline through May 31, 2023.
May 19, 2023, 2:16pm UTC

Save the ad using the "save" button below to receive notifications of significant updates.
Job Market Calendar This institution has indicated that the position advertised will not follow the APA's recommended job market calendar. An explanation, if provided, appears below.

Our position is not tenure-track on continuing, so outside the recommendation. Further, our timeline restricts us from offering a full 30-day window. Standard academic start dates (Fall 2023) will apply.