The Princeton University Center for Human Values invites applications for a Postdoctoral Researcher in Moral Philosophy for a position starting in September 2024.
The researcher's duties will include making progress on their own research projects, teaching the equivalent of one course each year, and actively participating in the intellectual community of the University Center for Human Values. The teaching will likely involve running a senior thesis seminar rather than teaching a traditional course, subject to approval of Princeton's Dean of the Faculty. The postdoc will be expected to participate in a year-long research seminar for visiting fellows and Center faculty, as well as a year-long seminar for the Center's cohort of Postdoctoral Associates. (Each of these seminars meets roughly every other week.) The postdoc will also be expected to regularly attend some of the talks, panels, and conferences sponsored by the Center.
The University Center for Human Values has a strong record of placing our Postdoctoral Researchers in excellent tenure-track academic jobs. Some recent postdocs can be seen here: https://uchv.princeton.edu/people/postdoctoral-research-associates
Applications are welcome from candidates who have or expect to have a Ph.D. by the start date of their appointment, normally beginning September 1, 2024. Applicants should not have more than two years of postdoctoral experience by the date of appointment. Applicants should have a serious research specialization in Moral Philosophy. We understand Moral Philosophy broadly to include specific ethical questions, moral theory, and meta-ethics, but not to include political philosophy. Applications will be evaluated on the basis of the applicant's previous accomplishments and the promise of the proposed research project in moral philosophy. Term of Appointment The term of the appointment is one year, normally beginning September 1, 2024, with the possibility of renewal for up to one additional year pending satisfactory performance. Appointment will be made to the rank of Postdoctoral Research Associate. Princeton University offers competitive salary and employee benefits.
How to Apply
Candidates must submit an online application at https://www.princeton.edu/acad-positions/position/30701
A complete application will include the following supporting materials:
Applicant materials must be submitted online by the application deadline of November 1, 2023, 11:59 p.m. EST. We do not accept application materials by any other method. Letters of reference should be submitted by the priority deadline of November 8, 2023, 11:59 p.m. EST. The selection committee will begin reviewing applications immediately, so letters of reference received after the priority deadline may put candidates at a disadvantage. We expect to announce decisions in late March 2024. 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.