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PPE-Related Job Opportunities

University of Pennsylvania: Since its inception at Penn, PPE has been popular and today it is one of the largest majors in the College of Arts and Sciences. The major offers an integrated, cross-disciplinary education that combines broad and rigorous training in the foundations of its allied disciplines.

The PPE Associate Director promotes the activities of the Program in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (PPE) through a variety of means, including: partnering with faculty to find, develop, prepare, and manage research grants; advising prospective and current students, including the day-to-day coordination/advising of the undergraduate major and identifying appropriate faculty mentors; facilitating PPE seminars and lectures in the BeLab; and working collaboratively with SAS Office of Advancement and staff in Development and Alumni Relations to engage students, faculty, donors, alumni and external organizations. With oversight from the SAS Office of Advancement, the Associate Director works to develop a targeted program for engaging its alumni and potential donors. This will be accomplished by focusing on creating opportunities for alumni to reconnect with the program and with one another, effectively articulating the program’s mission, obtaining accurate contact information on PPE alumni, and where possible, capitalizing on opportunities to introduce PPE to a broader SAS alumni and donors audience. In consultation with the College Dean and the SAS Office of Advancement, articulate funding needs for the program.


Master’s degree or PhD in PPE-related disciplines, including psychology, is strongly preferred, as is an interdisciplinary research background related to PPE.  Experience in academic advising preferred. Must have the ability to communicate with a diverse population and across all levels of the organization. Strong verbal communication skills required. Must also demonstrate excellent writing and editing skills. Previous experience working with international non-profit programs and organizations and grants preferred. Strong interpersonal skills, ability to work independently, strong initiative and ability to develop programs essential. Previous budget management and fund-raising experience a plus.

Competitive salary and benefits. Learn more and apply HERE.


King’s College London: The Philosophy Department at King’s College London is seeking an excellent philosopher with outstanding research expertise and teaching experience in one or more of the areas where it currently has teaching needs: Political Philosophy, Epistemology and Logic. King’s Philosophy Department is one of the largest and most distinguished departments in the UK. We have particular research strengths in the history of philosophy, philosophy of mind and psychology, philosophy of language and logic, metaphysics, epistemology, philosophy of science, and moral and political philosophy.

This post will be offered on an  a fixed-term contract for 12 months. This is a full-time post. Start date is September 1, 2021. Deadline is August 3, 2021. Learn more HERE.

University College London: The Department of Political Science would like to appoint a full time Lecturer (Teaching) in Political Theory (1.0 FTE) on a permanent basis to provide support for our UG and PGT programmes as required.

The Lecturer (Teaching) role is appropriate for scholars looking to make a career at UCL specialising in Education, including pedagogical research, course and module design, and teaching innovation including the use of new technologies. The role will also make a significant contribution to the Department through institutional citizenship.

UCL offers a rewarding career-track for Lecturers (Teaching) with the possibility of future promotions to Associate Professor (Teaching) and Professor (Teaching). More information can be found here  https://www.ucl.ac.uk/human-resources/teaching-concordat 

Start date is September 1, 2021. Deadline is July 7, 11:59pm BST. Learn more HERE.

King’s College London – The Department of Political Economy at King’s College London is seeking to appoint a Professor of Philosophy, Politics and Economics with an exceptional publication record as well as a commitment to intellectual leadership and teaching. We encourage applicants in the fields of philosophy, politics and/or economics whose work contributes to the ‘bridging model’ of PPE by combining insights from the constituent disciplines.  Applications are welcome from economists and political scientists who use empirical findings to evaluate political-economic institutions and from political or economic philosophers/theorists who draw extensively on such findings. We also welcome applications from candidates from any disciplinary background whose work reflects on the normative foundations of public policy and political economy.

Deadline is July 4, 2021. Learn more HERE.

Paris School of Economics: PSE is hiring a post-doctoral scholar to start September 1, 2021. The application deadline is currently flexible due to new funding for the position. The recruited post doc will participate to research in domains that PSE seeks to develop at the frontier with other disciplines, along four dimensions:

  • Economics and philosophy (social justice, ethics, rationality)
  • Cognitive and behavioral science
  • Urban studies (with an historical or sociological dimension)
  • Environmental sciences (biodiversity, carbon emissions and inequality, GIS and remote sensing, hydrology)

PSE invites applications from strong candidates from these fields. Applicants with Ph.D. outside of economics are welcome if they have shown their ability to engage in a fruitful dialogue with economists.

Learn more HERE.

University of Tübingen: University of Tübingen seeks a Postdoc (m/f/d; E13 TV-L, 100%) in Ethics, Privacy and Fairness in Digital Education Environments to be filled in Summer/Fall of 2021. The position is limited to three years.

The application of ML methods in digital education raises significant ethical issues. Adaptive learning systems promise to be particularly useful for disadvantaged students without adequate family support and could thus contribute to the reduction of educational inequalities. Modern machine learning techniques promise a revolution in interactive and personalized education. However, students who stand to benefit the most are also the least able to advocate for themselves. Moreover, irresponsible implementation of algorithmic systems threatens to lower education quality and widen existing inequalities. Accordingly, the Innovation Fund “Machine Learning in Education” in the Cluster of Excellence “Machine Learning: New Perspectives for Science” in collaboration with the Hector Research Institute of Education Sciences and Psychology seeks to hire a Postdoc for fundamental research in the ethics and methodology of machine learning for education.D

Deadline is June 30, 2021. Learn more HERE.

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. Open until filled.

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


  • 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.