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Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life Postdoctoral Fellowship in Philosophy or Political Theory (EXPIRED)

Tisch College of Civic Life , Tufts University

Job category Postdoc or similar / Fixed term
AOS Philosophy or Political Theory
AOC Open
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Location West Somerville, Massachusetts, United States
Start date Summer 2017
Job description

Tufts University’s Tisch College, in collaboration with the departments of Philosophy and of Political Science, will award a Jonathan M. Tisch College of Civic Life Postdoctoral Fellowship in the 2017-18 academic year to a junior scholar with a PhD in the field of philosophy or political theory who is not yet tenured. Candidates should submit a research proposal for scholarly work related to civic studies. Civic studies (see http://activecitizen.tufts.edu/civic-studies/) is an emerging interdisciplinary field that develops ideas and ways of thinking helpful to citizens, understood as co-creators of their worlds. Because civic studies emphasizes the agency of people and groups, it combines ethics, empirical work, strategies, and institutions. Tufts will hold a social ontology conference in 2018, and therefore applicants with interests in social ontology or collective agency are particularly encouraged.

Scholars are required to spend the year (September–May) in residence at Tufts University. For the 2017-18 academic year the Fellowship carries a stipend of $55,000, health insurance, and a $3,000 research fund. The Fellow will be expected to support capstone experiences with Tufts undergraduates and to teach one academic course in addition to conducting their research. The fellow will also be expected to deliver a public lecture at Tufts on the topic of their research at some point during the fellowship year.

Questions about the position should be addressed to Tisch College Associate Dean of Research Peter Levine at Peter.Levine@tufts.edu.

Qualifications

Junior scholar with a PhD in the field of philosophy or political theory who is not yet tenured. Candidates should submit a research proposal for scholarly work related to civic studies.

Application Requirements

Applications must include: a cover letter, CV, writing sample, two-page research proposal, and three letters of recommendation. Applications should be submitted to http://apply.interfolio.com/40979.  

Application deadline: April 15, 2017. Notification of award: May 8, 2017.

Tufts University, founded in 1852, prioritizes quality teaching, highly competitive basic and applied research and a commitment to active citizenship locally, regionally and globally. Tufts University also prides itself on creating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community. Current and prospective employees of the university are expected to have and continuously develop skill in, and disposition for, positively engaging with a diverse population of faculty, staff, and students.

Tufts University is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer. We are committed to increasing the diversity of our faculty and staff and fostering their success when hired. Members of underrepresented groups are welcome and strongly encouraged to apply. If you are an applicant with a disability who is unable to use our online tools to search and apply for jobs, please contact us by calling Johny Laine in the Office of Equal Opportunity (OEO) at 617.627.3298 or at Johny.Laine@tufts.edu. Applicants can learn more about requesting reasonable accommodations at http://oeo.tufts.edu.

How to apply
Application type Online
Instructions
Please include: Cover letter, CV, writing sample, two-page research proposal, and three letter of recommendation.
Web address to apply http://apply.interfolio.com/40979
Hard deadline April 15, 2017, 11:59pm EST
Contact
Web address for more information http://activecitizen.tufts.edu/civic-studies/
Contact name Peter Levine
Contact email
Contact phone (617) 627-2302
Bookkeeping
Time created March 9, 2017, 4:58pm EST
Scheduled expiry date April 15, 2017, 11:59pm EST
Expired on April 17, 2017, 12:46am EST
Last updated April 17, 2017, 12:46am EST
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