Postdoctoral Research Associate in Values and Public Policy
The University Center for Human Values and the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs invite applications for postdoctoral positions in Values and Public Policy. We aim to support highly promising scholars trained in moral and political philosophy, political theory, normative economics and related areas to develop a research agenda in the ethical dimensions of public policy.
Candidates selected will undertake a research project exploring a normative problem arising in an area of public policy in which the Woodrow Wilson School conducts research. They will be affiliated with a unit of the School that can inform and support their work. They will also be invited to participate in programs of the University Center for Human Values. Candidates will be expected to contribute one course each year to the School’s undergraduate or graduate program on a topic related to ethical issues in public policy, subject to sufficient enrollment and approval by the Dean of the Faculty.
Candidates should submit an online application at http://jobs.princeton.edu. Search for requisition number #1500459. The online system includes instructions on how to apply.
A complete application will include the following materials:
1. A current curriculum vitae;
2. A research proposal (not to exceed 1,500 words), conforming to the expectations stated above. Please identify the Woodrow Wilson School center or program with which you wish to be associated and briefly describe what you hope to gain from carrying out the project there. Also please supply an indicative title for the project at the beginning of the proposal.
3. A scholarly paper or dissertation chapter (not to exceed 12,000 words) representing your scholarly achievement or potential;
4. Contact information for two referees, who will be asked to comment specifically on your qualifications for the proposed research project. Referees will be contacted directly by email with instructions for uploading letters of reference.
These materials should be submitted online by Monday, November 16, 2015. We cannot accept application materials by any other method. Letters of reference are to be submitted by end of business day on Thursday, November 19, 2015. The selection committee will begin reviewing applications immediately and applications lacking any of the elements listed above may be at a disadvantage. Decisions will be announced by Friday, March 4, 2016.
This position is subject to the University’s background check policy.
Princeton University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.