University of Pennsylvania — Postdoctoral Fellowship, Legal Studies and Business Ethics

The Wharton Ethics & Legal Studies Ph.D. Program invites applications for a Postdoctoral Fellowship. We expect that the Fellowship will aid scholars in developing research and teaching expertise in business ethics and/or legal studies. No prior business ethics or legal studies experience is required. Applicants should have a research agenda that includes, or that they could readily extend to, ethical or legal topics relevant to business, markets, and economic activity. We will consider applications from a variety of backgrounds, including philosophy, the social sciences, and law. Applicants must have a Ph.D. (expected completion by June 30, 2017 is acceptable) from an accredited institution. Applicants are expected to show outstanding capacity for research as well as excellent communication skills.

Postdocs will take an active part in the intellectual life of the Department of Legal Studies and Business Ethics, which has nineteen standing faculty members working on diverse issues in business from the perspectives of law, moral philosophy, political theory, sociology, history and anthropology. The Department holds regular colloquia and workshops in which Postdocs will be expected to participate. Postdocs will also have the opportunity to attend research seminars across the School and across the University.

The Wharton School is one of the world’s leading business schools. Postdocs will gain exposure to the business school culture and its distinctive approaches to teaching at both the undergraduate and MBA level. We ask that Postdocs teach one course each year.

The duration of the Fellowship is two years. Compensation is competitive. The appointment is expected to begin July 1, 2017 and is contingent upon funding.

If you wish to apply, please submit electronically your letter of application, C.V., writing sample, and a statement of your proposed research project in pdf format by December 15th, 2016:

The University of Pennsylvania is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.