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Faculty Fellowships 2020-2021

The Center for Ethics and Public Affairs at the Murphy Institute at Tulane University invites applications for three Faculty Fellowships/Visiting Research Professorships for the 2020-2021 academic year. 


Fellowship Program

These Fellowships are available to support outstanding faculty whose teaching and research focus on ethics; political and social philosophy; moral psychology, agency and responsibility; philosophy of law; political theory; or questions of moral choice in areas such as, but not restricted to, business, government, law, economics, or medicine.


While Fellows will participate in lectures, conferences, and seminars organized by the Center for Ethics, they will be expected to devote most of their time to conducting their own research.   Faculty Fellows are appointed as Visiting Research Professors at Tulane University's Murphy Institute, receive a salary of 65,500 USD, and are eligible for faculty benefits, including health insurance.


Faculty Fellows enjoy private offices with views of St. Charles Avenue, administrative assistance from the Murphy Institute staff and graduate assistants, funding for travel to conferences, and the use of a world-class research library.  The Center for Ethics is one of the most active in the country, hosting fourteen guest speakers and several international conferences each year.



Applicants must hold a doctorate in philosophy, political theory, or a related discipline at the time of application.  Applicants must also hold a full-time college or university appointment at the time of application. Faculty Fellowships are open to full-time faculty at all ranks.   


Application Instructions

Applications should be submitted via Interfolio at  Application is free for all applicants. 


Required application materials include the curriculum vitae, a project description of approximately 1500 words, accompanied by a one-page bibliography, a scholarly paper, and two confidential letters of recommendation, to be submitted by the letter-writer. 


Please contact Margaret Keenan at with any questions about the application process. The application deadline is December 30, 2019.



Equal Employment Opportunity Statement


Tulane University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution committed to excellence through diversity. Tulane University will not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, marital status, military or veteran status, or any other status or classification protected by federal, state, or local law. All eligible candidates are encouraged to apply.

The Murphy Institute

Established in memory of Charles H. Murphy, Sr. (1870-1954), and inspired by the vision of Charles H. Murphy, Jr. (1920-2002), the Murphy Institute exists to help Tulane faculty and students understand economic, moral, and political problems we all face and think about. More important, it exists to help us understand how these problems have come to be so closely interconnected.