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Spencer Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowships

In early January 2011, The Center for Ethics in Society will be accepting applications for our two post doctoral fellowship programs. It is our hope that our post doctoral fellows will partner with us to develop an inter-disciplinary ethics community across the campus.

More information about the application process and the specific deadlines will be posted during Fall quarter.

The Center for Ethics in Society / Program on Global Justice Post Doctoral Fellowships

This fellowship program is run jointly by The Center for Ethics in Society and the Program on Global Justice. For 2011-2012, we seek up to four post doctoral fellows.

We welcome candidates with substantial normative research interests from diverse backgrounds including philosophy, the social sciences, and professional schools.

We are especially interested in candidates with research interests in international topics, including human rights, immigration, and environmental justice, but we welcome all applicants with strong normative interests that have some practical implications.

Fellows will teach one class, participate in the Political Theory and Global Justice Workshops, interact with undergraduates in the Ethics in Society program and help in developing an inter-disciplinary ethics community across the campus.

Appointment is for one year, but may be renewed for an additional year. Applicants must have their doctoral degree in hand no later than 30 days prior to the appointment start date and be no more than 3 years from the awarding of the degree.

Stanford University is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty. It welcomes applications from women and members of minority groups, as well as others who would bring additional dimensions to the university’s research and teaching missions. Salary is competitive.

Spencer Foundation Post-Doctoral Fellowships in Equality of Opportunity and Education

The McCoy Family Center for Ethics in Society is seeking two post doctoral scholars for a project focused on issues of equality of opportunity and the public provision of education.

These fellowships have been created with funding by the Spencer Foundation. The fellows will join the community of post doctoral fellows at the Center but will be selected on the basis of their fit with a new multi-year project on Equality of Opportunity and the Public Provision of Education.

We seek scholars with a PhD (from disciplines such as philosophy, education or one of the social sciences) or a JD with research interests related to (any of) the following questions :

  1. What ideal of equality should govern the public provision of education?
  2. What are the implications of this ideal for concrete decisions about school financing, admissions practices, and the national, state, and local distribution of educational responsibility?
  3. What are the practical obstacles to achieving this ideal in education?

Fellows will receive training and mentorship; work closely with distinguished faculty related to the project; participate in multi-disciplinary seminars and conferences and meet with leading scholars and policy makers in the field.

Fellows may be assigned some teaching responsibilities (at most one course per year), and will be asked to participate in faculty-graduate student workshops, interact with undergraduates in the School of Education and Ethics in Society program and help in developing an inter-disciplinary ethics community across the campus.

Application deadline for Spencer Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowships : January 12, 2011, 5:00pm