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Postdoctoral Position in Ethics and Climate Change (EXPIRED)

University Center for Human Values and the Princeton Environmental Institute, Princeton University

Job category Postdoc or similar / Fixed term
AOS Open
AOC Open
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Organization's reference number ECC
Location Princeton, New Jersey, United States
Start date September 2017
Job description

The University Center for Human Values (UCHV) and the Princeton Environmental Institute (PEI) at Princeton University invite applications for a fulltime postdoctoral research associate or more senior position working at the intersection of ethics and global change to contribute to the Climate Futures Initiative in Science, Values, and Policy (CFI) – a jointly supported research program. Our aim is to support a scholar whose research agenda focuses on the ethical dimensions of climate change, informed by knowledge of climate science and policy. Applicants trained in moral and political philosophy, political theory, normative economics, and related areas are encouraged to apply.

The incumbent will be expected to be an active contributor to CFI and, in concert with the program’s faculty leadership and steering committee, will play a central role in planning the group’s activities. He/she will be encouraged to participate in the UCHV and PEI communities and will have responsibility for contributing the equivalent of one course each year to the undergraduate or graduate programs of the Institute or University Center. This contribution may be fulfilled by teaching a course on a topic related to the ethical issues of global change, subject to the needs of the Institute and University Center, sufficient enrollment and approval by the Dean of the Faculty, or other forms of service as suggested by the Institute or University Center.

For more information on the Climate Futures Initiative, see:


How to apply
Application type Online
How to Apply You may submit an online application at https://www.princeton.edu/acad-positions/position/641 and include the following materials: 1. A current curriculum vitae; 2. A research proposal (not to exceed 1,500 words) conforming to the expectations stated above. Please identify a statement of research plans and its connection to the focal area described for this position. Also, please indicate a title for the research project at the beginning of the proposal; 3. A scholarly paper or dissertation chapter (not to exceed 12,000 words) representative of your scholarly achievement or potential; and 4. Contact information for two referees, each of whom will be asked to comment specifically on your qualifications for the proposed research project. Referees will be contacted directly by email with instructions for uploading letters of reference. All materials must be submitted online by April 3, 2017. We cannot accept application materials by any other method. Letters of reference are to be submitted by end of business day on April 6, 2017. Decisions will be announced by June 1, 2017. This position is subject to the University’s background check policy. Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Web address to apply https://www.princeton.edu/acad-positions/position/...
Hard deadline April 3, 2017, 11:59pm EST
Web address for more information https://uchv.princeton.edu/academic-programs/postd...
Contact name Femke de Ruyter
Contact email
Contact phone 609-258-1460
Time created March 2, 2017, 12:04pm EST
Scheduled expiry date April 3, 2017, 11:59pm EST
Expired on April 5, 2017, 12:46am EST
Last updated June 5, 2017, 3:00pm EST
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