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PPE-Related Job Opportunities

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University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Teaching Assistant Professor, PPE Program

Deadline: June 4, 2024

The UNC Chapel Hill Department of Philosophy and the Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE) Program are pleased to announce that we have secured funding to appoint one, and possibly two, non-tenure track Teaching Assistant Professors to begin July 1, 2024. Initial appointments will be for a term of 1 year with the possibility of renewal for two more years.

Area of study is in social and political philosophy, or another area directly connected to PPE. The successful candidate(s) will be expected to teach two undergraduate courses per semester and energetically participate in the PPE Program and its events. They will be joining an active, vigorous, and welcoming philosophical community. The Philosophy, Politics & Economics (PPE) Program is a rapidly growing interdisciplinary program at the University of North Carolina that focuses on the intersection of the three disciplines in its title, where concerns for efficiency and efficacy as well as commitments to rights, justice, and liberty, are applied to social and political institutions. The PPE Program houses the international Philosophy, Politics & Economics Society, provides a regular influx of faculty on multi-year non-tenure track positions (which the program then works to place), offers an undergraduate PPE Minor, and runs an active extra-curricular program.

The PPE Program is committed to integrating abstract work in philosophy, political science, and economics with an informed and practical understanding of social, economic, political, and moral problems. 

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements: 

PhD in Philosophy, Economics, Political Science, Public Policy, or closely related field

Preferred Education and Experience Requirements: 

PhD in social and political philosophy or another directly connected field to PPE    

If you have any questions about anything related to this job posting, please feel free to email Kori Hensell at

Depauw University

Nancy Schaenen Endowed Visiting Scholar of Ethics, Prindle Institute

Deadline: Open Until Filled

The Janet Prindle Institute for Ethics at DePauw University invites applications for the position of Nancy Schaenen Endowed Visiting Scholar of Ethics to begin in August 2024. This is a two-year term position with an option to extend for a third year by mutual agreement.

The Schaenen Scholar position has the following main responsibilities. First, to teach 3 courses per year in the appropriate academic department. Second, to share their research expertise to engage intellectually with the DePauw community. This could include public lectures, arranging symposia, hosting visiting scholars, leading faculty reading groups, serving as a guest lecturer in a class, and so on. Third, to assist with the educational and academic aspects of our student internship programs, by providing training and mentorship to student interns. Fourth, to help manage various aspects of the Institute’s programming, including reviewing paper submissions, course proposals, and funding proposals.

We seek a scholar with a strong background and record of accomplishment and/or promise in ethics. A Ph.D. (by the time of appointment) is required. A Ph.D. in Philosophy is preferred, although we will consider candidates from other fields. Candidates should demonstrate proficiency in ethical analysis and argument applied to issues of practical, professional, personal, and social concern and should have the desire and ability to engage non-specialists at all levels. A commitment to teaching undergraduates in a liberal arts setting and evidence of effective and inclusive teaching are essential. The Prindle Institute specifically seeks candidates with an ability to teach in areas of applied ethics (e.g., bioethics, business ethics, technology ethics) and/or candidates with an ability to teach in the broad area of PPE (Philosophy, Politics, and Economics). 

This position offers the benefits of time and resources for research and comes with a professional development budget. It also provides valuable administrative experience that should enable the successful candidate to contribute to or start another ethics center or program. Regular interaction with DePauw’s students will help develop the visiting scholar’s teaching, advising, and mentoring skills. 

Application Instructions

Candidates should submit through Interfolio: a cover letter summarizing qualifications; CV; a statement of teaching philosophy; a statement of scholarly interests; evidence of effective teaching (such as sample syllabi or course evaluations); contact information for three professional references; and a copy of graduate transcripts. Application materials should provide evidence of a commitment to successfully fostering and engaging with a diversity of ideas and experiences to create an inclusive environment in the classroom and at the University. Review of applications will begin May 17, 2024 and continue until the position is filled. Please contact Jeff Dunn, Director of the Prindle Institute, at with any questions.

University of Pennsylvania (PPE Program)

Postdoctoral Fellow

Deadline: Rolling

 The Philosophy, Politics and Economics Program at the University of Pennsylvania invites applications for the position of a Postdoctoral Fellow, beginning Fall 2024 (appointment start date July 1, 2024). This position is designed to support a talented behavioral political science/public policy scholar. Specific duties will include teaching each semester one advanced interdisciplinary seminar of their choice, and each year one research seminar to train a small number of students to conduct research in their field. The appointment will be for an initial year with the possibility of annual renewal for up to an additional four years, contingent upon satisfactory performance review and approval by the Dean. 

You can find out more about Penn’s PPE program on our website: 

The position is open to candidates who have recently earned their Ph.D. in the area of political science/public policy. We are particularly interested in candidates with researched focused on behavioral public policy and the role of norm nudging in policy implementation, as well as on the potential role of AI in policy design and execution. Knowledge of experimental methods is important. In particular, experience in conducting field, lab-based and web-based experiments is desirable. A successful candidate must demonstrate outstanding capacity to produce original research. Candidates have the possibility of being affiliated with the Penn Center for Social Norms and Behavioral Dynamics (, a major center for behavioral science. 

Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, two letters of recommendation, and a cover letter describing their research interests. Review of applications will start now on a rolling basis. 

Application materials should be emailed to Letters of recommendation should be sent directly by references. 

The Philosophy, Politics and Economics Program is strongly committed to Penn’s Action Plan for Faculty Diversity and Excellence and to creating a more diverse faculty (for more information see: The University of Pennsylvania is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Minorities/Women/Individuals with disabilities/Protected Veterans are encouraged to apply. 

For general questions, please email Marissa Tartaglia at 

University of Madison, Wisconsin

Lecturer, Department of Political Science

Application Deadline: May 9, 2024

The Department of Political Science at the University of Wisconsin, Madison invites applications for a 9-month academic year, potentially renewable lecturer position beginning in Fall 2024. The successful candidate will be expected to teach a 2 course load in Fall and a 3 course load in Spring, including courses on modern political thought and politics and literature in Fall 2024. We are especially interested in candidates who could contribute to the department’s curricular offerings in any of the following: Constitutional Law, American Political Thought, the First Amendment.

This is a 9-month academic year appointment with a 2 course teaching load in Fall 2024 and a 3 course teaching load in Spring of 2025.


Facilitates classroom, online, and/or laboratory instruction and assists with instructional development and design for a single course or series of courses within an academic discipline to support the delivery of quality instruction. Provides for-credit instruction in formats such as classroom, online and/or laboratory settings, including grading. Serves as an instructor of record.

  • 80% Facilitates classroom, online and/or laboratory instruction for one or more courses, including assessment of student performance
  • 10% Develops instructional design and curriculum relevant to a course of instruction
  • 10% Serves as an initial point of contact for students as it relates to specific course or series content and expectations

Institutional Statement on Diversity:

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background – people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit:“>Diversity and Inclusion


Required: PhD in Political Science