Dartmouth College — Postdoctoral Fellow in Political Theory and/or Philosophy

The Political Economy Project (PEP) at Dartmouth College seeks applications for a full-time one-year renewable postdoctoral fellowship with an anticipated start date of September 1, 2022. We seek qualified candidates who work on social/political philosophy, ethics, and/or history of political thought, all broadly construed. PEP is an interdisciplinary initiative focused on normative questions at the intersection of politics, economics, and philosophy. The majority of the fellow’s time will be devoted to independent research. The fellow will teach two courses per year in either the Government or Philosophy Departments, at least one of which will be an introductory-level course related to political economy. The fellow is expected to attend and actively assist in planning PEP events and otherwise participate in PEP’s intellectual life and the Government Department or Philosophy Department during the Fall, Winter, and Spring quarters. The selected candidate will hold an appointment as a Lecturer in either the Government Department or Philosophy Department and as a Postdoctoral Fellow in PEP. The initial appointment will be for one academic year, with the expectation of renewal for one further year assuming good performance. The fellow will also join the broader community of postdoctoral research fellows that includes the Dartmouth Society of Fellows, the John Sloan Dickey Fellows, the Neukom Institute Fellows, the Rockefeller Center Fellows, the Quantitative and Social Sciences Fellows, and the Mellon Postdoctoral Fellows in the Humanities and Humanistic Social Sciences. The salary is competitive and includes benefits.

Dartmouth is highly committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive population of students, faculty, and staff. We are especially interested in diverse applicants who can work effectively with an inclusive and diverse student body, faculty, and staff.  Dartmouth is made up of individuals who identify as Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC), women, individuals who identify as LGBTQIA+, individuals with disabilities, veterans, individuals from lower-income backgrounds, and first-generation college students and graduates. Applicants should state in their cover letter, or a separate statement, how their teaching, research, service, and/or life experiences prepare them to advance Dartmouth’s commitments to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

PhD or ABD in Political Science, Philosophy, or a closely related field.

Application Instructions:

  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Three Letters of Recommendation
  4. Writing Sample (chapter or article length)

Review of applications will begin on June 30, 2022 and continue until the position is filled. Start date will be negotiable, though September 1 is preferred.

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