Faculty Fellowships 2013-2014
The Center for Ethics and Public Affairs encourages teaching and research on ethics, moral and political philosophy, and ethical issues in public life and the professions. Its resident Fellowships support outstanding teachers and scholars who wish to develop their ability to address pressing questions in these fields.
The Murphy Institute’s Center for Ethics and Public Affairs at Tulane University invites applications for up to three Faculty Fellowship positions for the 2013-2014 academic year. These fellowships are available to support outstanding faculty whose teaching and research focus on ethics, political philosophy, political theory, or questions of moral choice in areas such as, but not restricted to, business, government, law, economics, and medicine. While fellows will participate in conferences and seminars organized by the Center, they will be expected to devote most of their time to conducting their own research. Faculty Fellows receive a stipend of 60,000 USD and are eligible for Tulane faculty benefits, including health insurance. Applicants should hold a doctorate in philosophy, political science, political theory, or political economy (or a related discipline), or a professional, terminal degree in a field such business, law, or medicine, at the time of application. Tulane University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.
Faculty Fellows receive a salary of 60,000 USD and are eligible for Tulane faculty benefits, including health insurance. All Fellows receive the use of a faculty office equipped with a desktop computer and hold faculty library privileges.
Fellows contribute to, and participate in, a twice monthly Center for Ethics and Public Affairs Faculty Seminar — and have the opportunity to participate wide variety of academic events both at Tulane and the Murphy Institute. A significant part of their time, however, is devoted to conducting their own research.
Fellows are selected by external reviewers and members of the Center’s Faculty Committee. Applicants are judged on the basis of the quality of achievements in their field of specialization and ability to benefit from work in the Center, the contributions they are likely to make in the future through teaching and writing, and the probable significance of their proposed research and its relevance to the purpose of the Center. Applicants should hold a doctorate in philosophy, political theory, economics or related disciplines; or a terminal professional degree at the time of application. Ordinarily, applicants should also hold a full-time college or university faculty appointment at the time of application. Preference will be given to applicants at an early stage of their careers, normally no more than ten years from the terminal degree in their field. Center Faculty Fellowships are open to all faculty regardless of citizenship.
The deadline for receipt of applications is November 15th. Recipients of Fellowships will be notified by March.
To apply for a Faculty Fellowship, please go to Academic Jobs Online at
https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/1680 and submit the following:
1. The completed Faculty Fellowship Application form;
2. A detailed description of the research project you propose to undertake during the fellowship year (approximately 1,500 words) and a one page bibliography for the project;
3. Curriculum vitae in outline form;
4. Scholarly paper in English you have written or published (preferably in the last two years).
Please note: Two reference letters are also required.
5. When you submit your materials to Academic Jobs Online, you will be prompted to provide email addresses of your letter writers and to indicate that your letter writers will submit letters online. Then, your letter writers will receive a message via email from Academic Jobs Online explaining how to submit the letters to the site.
Using the Academic Jobs Online is free for applicants and letter writers, and all material is kept confidential via passwords.
Additional materials, such as books, articles, attachments, slides, etc. should not be submitted because they will not be used in the review process. Transcripts, placement files, and teaching evaluations also should not be sent.