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Faculty Fellowship Program

Each year the Murphy Institutes brings three Center for Ethics and Public Affairs Faculty Fellows to Tulane University. Faculty Fellows spend a year in residence at the Murphy Institute, participating in the seminars, lectures, and conferences sponsored by the Center for Ethics. Most of their time, however, is devoted to their own research projects.

Our 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.

Faculty Fellows are appointed as Visiting Research Professors at Tulane University's Murphy Institute, receive a salary of $65,5, and are eligible for faculty benefits, including health insurance. Fellows enjoy the use of private offices at Murphy Institute as well as access to Howard-Tilton Memorial Liberty. They receive administrative assistance from the Murphy Institute staff and graduate assistants as funding for travel to conferences. The Murphy Institute’s Center for Ethics is one of the most active in the country, hosting fourteen guest speakers and several international conferences each year.

Since 2003, the Murphy Institute has hosted 52 Faculty Fellows. Please visit our Faculty Fellows page to learn more about our fellows and their research.

Applications

The application period for the 2020-2021 year is now closed. We expect to begin accepting applications for the 2021-2022 academic year in the fall of 2020.

2020-2021 Faculty Fellowship Announcement

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. 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, and medicine.

While fellows will participate in conferences and seminars organized by the Murphy Institute, 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. The application deadline is December 30, 2019. 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

Applicants should apply via Interfolio at https://apply.interfolio.com/68644. 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. Please contact Margaret Keenan at mkeenan@tulane.edu with any questions about the application process.

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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.