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Utrecht University: Utrecht University is searching for a Professor in Philosophical Ethics. The Chair (1.0 FTE) is part of the Ethics Institute, which is embedded in the Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies. The Ethics Institute is home to ethicists and social and political philosophers, and participates in a wide variety of interdisciplinary contexts, especially university’s strategic theme Institutions for Open Societies. The Professor will reinforce the coordination and leadership of research and education in Philosophical Ethics

The Chair of Philosophical Ethics:

  • initiates and stimulates research within the Ethics Institute, the Strategic Theme Institutions for Open Societies, and other relevant contexts at Utrecht University, nationally and internationally;
  • contributes to teaching the Bachelor’s and Master’s programmes of the Ethics Institute and to the innovation and development of ethics education;
  • contributes to the visibility of ethical reflections in societal debates, and other forms of societal dissemination of research in philosophical ethics…

The successful candidate:

  • is a very experienced Researcher who has manifested themselves internationally with leading publications in philosophical ethics, and who has an extensive international network;
  • is capable of cross-disciplinary cooperation and has demonstrable experience in bringing ethics to bear on interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary issues;
  • has ample experience in teaching in philosophical ethics and has the Dutch basic, as well as senior teaching qualifications, or equivalent international expertise…

Application deadline is May 17, 2021. Learn more HERE.



THREE POSITIONS OPEN AT LSE:

1. Assistant Professor (area open, but able to do research-led teaching in moral and political philosophy)

The Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method seeks to appoint an Assistant Professor from September 2021. The successful candidate will contribute to the intellectual life of the School through conducting and publishing outstanding quality research, engaging in high quality teaching as instructed by the Head of Department, and participating in the School and wider Department activities.  

Candidates must have expertise and research interests in Philosophy.  Area of research specialisation is open, except that candidates must be willing and able to make a research-led contribution to the teaching of Philosophy courses related to moral and/or political philosophy at both the undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Application deadline is April 30, 2021. More information HERE.


2. Two-year LSE Fellow, able to teach advanced PPE course and Evidence and Policy

The Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method seeks applications for a two-year LSE Fellowship in Philosophy, with effect from 1 September 2021.

The postholder will be well prepared to teach an advanced undergraduate course on topics in philosophy, politics and economics (PH341: PPE – Applications) and a reading seminar on similar topics for third-year PPE students (PH340: PPE – Research Seminar). They should also be prepared to teach a course on philosophy of social science, especially as it is applied in policy making (PH458: Evidence and Policy). They should have a developing, high-quality research record, excellent communication and presentation skills, including in small-group and online settings, and be able to provide effective mentoring and support to students, as necessary. They should have the ability to work in partnership with fellow teachers.

Candidates should have completed or be close to completing a PhD by the post start date.

Application deadline is April 18, 2021. More information HERE.

3. LSE Fellow in Moral and Political Philosophy

The Department of Philosophy, Logic and Scientific Method seeks applications for a one-year LSE Fellowship in Philosophy, with effect from 1 September 2021.

Candidates should be well prepared to teach advanced undergraduate and postgraduate courses on moral and political philosophy (PH214/416) and philosophy and public policy (PH222/415; PP406). They may also be asked to contribute to other teaching activities in the Philosophy Department. They should have a developing, high-quality research record in analytic philosophy, excellent communication and presentation skills, including in small-group and online settings, and be able to provide effective mentoring and support to students, as necessary. They should have the ability to work in partnership with fellow teachers.

Candidates should have completed or be close to completing a PhD in Philosophy by the post start date.

Application deadline is April 25, 2021. More information HERE.



University of Oxford: The Faculty of Philosophy and the Blavatnik School of Government are seeking to appoint an Associate Professor (or Professor) in Philosophy, in association with a non-tutorial Fellowship at Brasenose College. The successful candidate will have an area of specialisation in Political Philosophy, and research interests relevant to the activities of the Oxford Institute for Ethics in AI. This post is available from 1 September 2021, or as soon as possible thereafter. This is a permanent appointment (subject to an initial probation).

The successful candidate will be expected to engage in advanced research within Political Philosophy, will have an interest in exploring the bearing of Artificial Intelligence and digital technology on key political values and must be able to provide research-led teaching and supervision at all levels, undergraduate and graduate. As a Supernumerary Fellow of Brasenose College, the successful candidate will be a member of the college’s governing body and act as a College Adviser to graduate students in cognate areas.

Application deadline is April 26, 2021. More details HERE.



Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich: The newly created Chair in Philosophy and Decision Theory, held by Christian List (http://christianlist.net), is devoted to the study of foundational questions in decision and social choice theory, formal epistemology and formal ethics, the philosophy of mind and action, and the philosophy of the social sciences. The work of the Chair has an interdisciplinary orientation, emphasizing the exchange of ideas with researchers from neighbouring fields, including in the sciences and social sciences. The Chair’s areas of research and teaching can be subdivided into three broadly defined subfields, with some overlap between them:

  • individual decision theory, including theories of rationality, formal epistemology, and formal ethics;
  • collective decision theory, including social choice theory, social epistemology, and related areas of social and political philosophy;
  • the metaphysics of mind and action and related questions concerning the foundations of the human and social sciences.

The Chair is part of the Munich Center for Mathematical Philosophy (https://www.mcmp.philosophie.uni-muenchen.de), which offers a world-class environment for research in formally oriented areas of philosophy. Furthermore, LMU’s Faculty of Philosophy has significant strengths across a wide range of different areas of philosophy, theoretical as well as practical, contemporary as well as historical.

Application deadline: April 19, 2021.

Visit the job page HERE to learn more.



University of Maryland: The University of Maryland is seeking a lecturer in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (PPE). The lecturer will teach courses in the burgeoning new PPE major as well as in philosophy.

Candidates must have a PhD in Philosophy, Political Science, or a related field by the time the appointment begins. They must be capable of teaching standard courses in political philosophy and either courses in game and decision theory or courses in classics in political economy (e.g., Adam Smith and Karl Marx). Finally, candidates must provide evidence of excellence in undergraduate teaching.

Visit the job page HERE to learn more.



Erasmus University of Rotterdam: The Erasmus School of Philosophy invites candidates for a PhD Position (full-time, 4 years) on Formal Models of Group Deliberation.

The candidate’s primary responsibility will be to conduct research and write a PhD thesis. The candidate should also contribute to the ENCODE Project in other ways, such as by giving scholarly presentations and co-organizing reading groups and workshops. Furthermore, the PhD candidate will become part of a large and diverse community of PhD candidates, and is expected to contribute as a junior lecturer to the Erasmus School of Philosophy’s (ESPhil) educational programme.

AOS political philosophy, formal ethics, philosophical logic, decision theory, game theory, and/or analytic philosophy
AOS categories Logic
Ethics
Social and Political Philosophy
AOC political philosophy, formal ethics, philosophical logic, decision theory, game theory, and/or analytic philosophy
AOC categories Logic
Ethics
Social and Political Philosophy

Requirements

  • Completed master in philosophy, with an interest in political philosophy, formal ethics, philosophical logic, decision theory, game theory, and/or analytic philosophy. In particular, familiarity with modal logic (as witnessed by e.g. BA or MA thesis or specific courses taken) counts as a plus
  • Excellent speaking and writing skills in English
  • An entrepreneurial and team player attitude is highly valued
  • Conceptual capacity, presenting, planning and organizing and monitoring (VSNU competencies for PhDs)

To apply, please send your application package by e-mail to office@esphil.eur.nl. Please mention ‘PhD ENCODE’ in the subject line. Application deadline: June 1st, 2021, 23h55 CET.

Learn more HERE.



Humboldt University of Berlin: The research- and teaching area Political Theory is seeking to fill two positions as Postdoctoral Researchers (full time) for up to 5 years.

Tasks:

  • Conducting research and teaching, with an emphasis on systematic Political Theory or the History of Political Thought;
  • supporting the development and internationalization of the research and teaching unit of Political Theory through publications, the organization of lecture series, workshops and conferences, third-party funding initiatives etc.;
  • coordinating the international fellowship program of the research unit;
  • taking part in the academic self-administration;
  • The position entails the opportunity for further scientific qualification (habilitation)

Visit the job page HERE to learn more.



John Locke Foundation: The John Locke Foundation, based in Raleigh, NC, seeks a new Vice President of Development. JLF employs research, journalism, and outreach programs to transform government by applying the principles of competition, innovation, personal freedom, and personal responsibility to issues such as fiscal policy, regulation, education, health care, and transportation. JLF seeks to expose barriers to freedom and then advocate to advance public policy. 

The Vice President of Development will work alongside the CEO, Amy Cooke, to oversee donor relations and fundraising activities for the John Locke Foundation. This individual will work to expand the Locke Foundation to 6+ million in the short term with the vision to expand to over 8 million in the next two years. They will lead overall strategy for the department while managing a talented team. This role will focus heavily on strategic planning, expansion of donor partnerships, and creating new avenues for fundraising efforts. This leader will oversee, prioritize, and carry out all fundraising activities, including the cultivation, solicitation, and relational stewardship of all prospects and donors.

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University of Houston: The Hobby School of Public Affairs at the University of Houston (UH) seeks to hire three tenured or tenure-track faculty members to begin in fall 2021. Our school is new and we are growing. We are well-supported by UH and we are interested in applicants who will help chart the future of our school with fresh ideas, practical experience, and an interdisciplinary mindset. Our faculty include experts in theoretical, practical, and analytical disciplines associated with public policy and we seek to complement that collective expertise with the three new hires. The University of Houston is a Carnegie Designated Tier One Research University and is one of the most racially and ethnically diverse institutions in the nation.

Competitive candidates may have expertise in one or more of the following areas or in another foundational area of public policy or policymaking:

Philosophy or ethics of some area of public policy, including, but not limited to, education, energy, the environment, health, housing, immigration, or in a theoretical perspective such as race, gender, governance, or markets that cuts across and informs diverse policy areas.

Policy data formulation and analysis –Individuals with cross-cutting disciplinary and/or methodological interests are encouraged to apply. Candidates with strong formal and methodological skill sets in areas including, but not limited to, data visualization, decision algorithms, GIS, natural language processing, network analysis, small area models, survey research methods, laboratory and/or field experiments, and probabilistic forecasts are of high interest.

Some core area of public policy and policymaking, including, but not limited to, education, energy, the environment, foreign economic policy, health, housing, immigration, public finance, voting, political institutions, political economy, social mobility, urban and community development, or other significant public policy areas.

Review of applications will begin December 1, 2020 and continue until the position is filled.

Visit job page HERE to learn more.