PPE-Related Job Opportunities

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New Postings: 

GEORGE MASON UNIVERSITY. The Mercatus Center at George Mason University offers fellowships for students pursuing graduate school in economics at George Mason University, as well as in other disciplines at universities around the world. Their fellows explore and discuss the foundations of political economy and public policy and pursue research on pressing issues.

Successful fellows have gone on to obtain teaching, research, and leadership positions in academia as well as public policy positions in federal and state governments and at prominent research institutions. More details for the Mercatus Center’s various fellowships can be found here.

DUKE KUNSHAN UNIVERSITY. Duke Kunshan University invites applications for faculty positions in Philosophy with particular in interest in Ethics and Citizenship, Justice, Global Philosophy, or Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE). They are seeking colleagues who want to work in an interdisciplinary setting in which faculty from across the university explore crucial issues in moral psychology, neuroscience, artificial intelligence, global health and environmental sustainability, politics and cultural change. These positions are open with regard to rank including tenured, tenure track and non-tenure track. Applicants will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Priority will be given to applications received by January 30, 2019. More details are available here.

UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT CHAPEL HILL. The Philosophy, Politics and Economics Program will be appointing two or more two-year, non-tenure track positions, renewable for a third year (with a working title of Teaching Assistant Professor). Beginning July 1, 2019; 2 undergraduate courses per semester; active participation in the PPE Program expected. AOS: social and political philosophy or ethics with interests in PPE. Salary competitive, research support and benefits included. Review of applications will begin January 15, 2019. Details are available HERE.

BOWLING GREEN STATE UNIVERSITY. The Bowling Green State University Department of Philosophy invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, AOS: Moral and Political Philosophy. AOC: Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (PPE). The holder of this position will be a core faculty member in the growing undergraduate program in Philosophy, Politics, Economics, and Law (PPEL), and is expected to have research and teaching interests at the intersection of philosophy, politics, and economics. Central to the position is substantial knowledge of some core PPE subfield, such as political economy, social choice theory, game theory, or PPE-related aspects of rational choice or decision theory. Teaching responsibilities (a 2-2 teaching load) will include, among other things, regularly teaching the core courses in PPEL, as well as teaching graduate seminars and advising graduate students in Bowling Green’s unique program in Applied Philosophy.

Starting date is August 19, 2019.  Applications must be received by January 10, 2019, 11:59pm EST. Full details available here.

Still active but review of applications has already begun:

UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA. The University of Arizona Department of Political Economy and Moral Science anticipates appointing tenure track faculty members, with appointments beginning in the Fall of 2019. The positions are contingent upon funding. Expected rank: Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor. A record of distinguished research in political economy broadly construed (analytic, experimental, or historical) or “PPE,” and a Ph.D. in a relevant field are required. The successful candidates will contribute to the Department’s undergraduate major in Philosophy, Politics, Economics, and Law and to the Department’s development, including planning for a masters degree.

The Department of Political Economy and Moral Science emphatically welcomes applications from scholars with diverse perspectives and methods who are eager to work in an interdisciplinary setting. Applications should include a letter of application along with a current curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching experience in political economy/ppe, a statement of research plans, and at least three letters of reference. Application materials must be submitted on the university website [https://uacareers.com/]. In addition, it is requested that a hard copy of application materials be sent to David Schmidtz, Search Committee Chair, Department of Political Economy and Moral Science at schmidtz@email.arizona.edu. Nominations may also be sent to this address: 213 Social Sciences, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721-0027.

Applications must be submitted online at Application materials must be submitted on the university website https://uacareers.com/hr/postings and reference posting F21572. Review of materials to begin on October 1, 2018 and to continue until the position is filled.

MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY. MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY seeks to fill an Assistant Professor Tenure-Stream position in political economy and political theory with a focus on state and marketplace interaction and the history of modern commercial democracy.  Potential areas of research and teaching focus include feminist theory, religion and economics, family and gender issues in the workplace, and federalism, as such issues complement the study of constitutional structure and modern capitalism, Interested candidates must apply for this position via Michigan State University’s  Applicant Tracking System at: https://careers.msu.edu. Please see posting number 518407 for complete instructions on how to apply. Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2018. Please contact Lynn Lee (leely@msu.edu) with any questions.

UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT CHAPEL HILL. The Philosophy Department is seeking three tenured or tenure-track faculty (depending on qualifications), open rank, to begin July 1, 2019 (although start date is negotiable). The Philosophy Department is interested in individuals who will contribute to the Department’s longstanding strengths in moral, social, and political philosophy and who will serve as core faculty members in its thriving Philosophy, Politics, and Economics Program.  AOS: Moral and Political Philosophy, with research and teaching interests that include the intersection of philosophy, politics, and economics. The Department is interested in appointing two (or possibly three) individuals who together cover a broad range of the AOS, where at least one of these individuals has a working knowledge of political economy and a more than passing familiarity with game theory. A commitment to the value of (and a strong interest in participating in) PPE as an educational and intellectual endeavor is required. Details are available HERE. Review of applications will begin on October 19, 2018. Please contact Professor Geoff Sayre-McCord with any questions (sayre-mccord@unc.edu)

UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT CHAPEL HILL. The Environment, Ecology, and Energy Program is seeking to fill five tenured or tenure-track positions, open level, one of which is for someone who works on Inequality and the Environment, with  expertise in social and environmental issues related to inequality, vulnerability, and the growing need to address gaps in knowledge and uneven access to resources or services.  The tenure home for the selected candidate depends on that person’s qualifications and research interests. Details are available HERE.  Review of applications will begin October 1, 2018.  Please contact Professor Jaye Cable with any questions (jecable@email.unc.edu).