PPE-Related Job Opportunities

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New Postings: 

UNIVERSITY OF GRONINGEN: The Faculty of Philosophy is looking for an Assistant Professor who pursues research in political theory, broadly conceived, and/or research at the intersection of Philosophy, Politics and Economics (where this can include, but is not limited to Social and Political Philosophy, Philosophy of the Social Sciences, Philosophy of Public Policy, Welfare Economics, Applied Ethics or related fields). The candidate will teach courses in the PPE Master’s programme and other philosophy programmes that the faculty offers on both BA and MA level. The candidate will conduct research in PPE and play a stimulating role in the Centre for PPE, by contributing to its research profile and by forming interdisciplinary ties with other researchers working on PPE themes.

The position includes research (40%) as well as teaching and administrative tasks (60%). You may apply for this position until 14 April 11.59 pm / before 15 April 2019 Dutch local time through the application form. For more information, visit HERE.

UNIVERSITY OF RICHMOND. The program in Philosophy, Politics, Economics, and Law (PPEL) at the University of Richmond invites applications for a one-year visiting lecturer in Philosophy, Politics, Economics, and Law, to begin August 2019. The successful candidate for this non-tenure track position will teach core PPEL courses that are required of all majors, such as: Theory and Public Policy; Law and Social Order; and Rational Choice and Political Theory. The teaching load is seven courses for the academic year. Completion of PhD (in Philosophy, Political Science, or Economics, or in an interdisciplinary field involving those subjects) is expected prior to appointment.

Applicants should apply online at http://jobs.richmond.edu and submit the following materials: a brief cover letter; a statement of teaching interests, experience, and philosophy, as well as evidence of commitment to inclusive pedagogy; a current curriculum vitae; copies of graduate transcripts. Please provide the names and contact information for three references who will receive an email requesting them to submit their recommendation letters to the University’s Human Resources department at URHR@richmond.edu. One of these references must be able to speak to the candidate’s record of or potential for excellence in teaching.

Please address any questions about the application to Stephen Simon (ssimon@richmond.edu). Review of applications will begin on April 15, 2019 and continue until the position is filled.

UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA. The Philosophy, Politics and Economics Program at the University of Pennsylvania invites applications for the position of a full-time Lecturer, beginning Fall 2019. The appointment will be for an initial year with the possibility of annual renewal for up to an additional two years, contingent upon satisfactory performance review and approval by the Dean.

PPE seeks a candidate to teach two advanced interdisciplinary courses and two small research seminars in behavioral economics and public policy for a total load of four courses. These courses will be taught to juniors and seniors in the major providing an interdisciplinary experience in a small classroom setting. They are seeking candidates with expertise in behavioral economics, public policy and social norms. The lecturer will be affiliated with the behavioral ethics lab and must have research strength in designing and implementing surveys and lab experiments. The candidate is expected to contribute to help with PPE administration. You can find out more about Penn’s PPE program on their website:  http://www.sas.upenn.edu/ppe/.

Candidates are to apply at: http://facultysearches.provost.upenn.edu/postings/1531

The review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. We recommend you apply by February 22nd to be considered in the first round of interviews. Application cut off date is April 1st, 2019.

GEORGIA STATE UNIVERSITY. The Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (PPE) Program at Georgia State University in Atlanta, GA, seeks applications for an anticipated post-doc position. Start date: Fall 2019.  The successful candidate will have a clear and active PPE-related research agenda, will complement our faculty, will participate in all PPE Program events, and teach two courses (1/1).  They have a preference for a specialist in political economy (and its history), the history of political or economic theory, or rational choice theory. The candidate is expected to contribute to its mission of fostering scholarly research in PPE and related areas.  The successful candidate would have an office in one of the PPE Departments, depending on the Fellow’s wishes and available space.

Consideration of applications begins immediately. To ensure full consideration, complete applications should be received by March 10. The position will remain open until filled.  Apply for position #19000164 at https://employment.gsu.edu/.  Contact Andrew J. Cohen at cohenaj@gsu.edu with questions.

CHAPMAN UNIVERSITY. The Smith Institute for Political Economy and Philosophy at Chapman University seeks up to two two-year research associates (postdoctoral scholars), beginning in August 2019. Strong candidates in all areas will be considered. There is a preference for candidates with interests in the same areas as those of current members of the Faculty and, more generally, any candidate interested in pursuing work that cuts across disciplines of social sciences and humanities more broadly. The Smith Institute houses scholars from a variety of disciplinary backgrounds, including philosophy, economics, and literature. Its mission is to reintegrate the study of the humanities and economics and to combine research and undergraduate education. Members of the institute are encouraged to pursue these aims by teaching innovative classes.

Research associates will be expected to teach one course per year. Candidates should have received their PhD (or equivalent) prior to beginning the position and should address in their cover letter how their research and teaching fit with the mission of the Smith Institute. We seek candidates with the ability to generate and publish research of the highest quality. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue on a rolling basis until March 1st, 2019 or until all positions are filled. Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, writing sample, and three reference letters.

Inquiries can be submitted via email to smithinstituteoperations@gmail.com. Please use “Smith Institute Research Associate” in the email subject. Applications may be submitted via email to the same address, via the Chapman University website here.

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).