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Postdoc Fellows

Application Process


For 2016-2017, we seek up to three new postdoctoral fellows.

We welcome candidates with substantial normative research interests from philosophy or political science. We are especially interested in candidates with research interests in inequality, global justice, environmental ethics, biomedical ethics, and ethics and technology, but we welcome all applicants with strong normative interests. Applicants must have a PhD in philosophy or political science; scholars with a JD or JSD are also eligible so long as their research interests focus on ethical issues with an applied dimension. Postdoctoral fellows teach one class per year, mentor undergraduates in the Ethics in Society Honors Program, and contribute to an interdisciplinary ethics community across the campus.

The appointment term:

The appointment term is September 1, 2016 - August 31, 2017. The initial term may be renewed for an additional year. Applicants must have completed all requirements for their PhD by June 30, 2016. Candidates must also be no more than 3 years from the awarding of their degree (i.e., September 2013).


The application deadline is December 7, 2015 (5:00 pm Pacific Standard Time).

Stanford University is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to increasing the diversity of its scholarly community. We welcome 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.

Please submit:
  • a cover letter
  • CV
  • a writing sample (no more than 25 pages)
  • three letters of recommendation
  • a one-page research statement
  • a teaching portfolio

Applications will be collected via Interfolio: If you have questions, please contact Anne Newman (