Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Law and Philosophy Fellowship at University of Chicago Law School, 2010-11

The ad has now appeared; I repost it here:

The University of Chicago Law School seeks to appoint a Law and Philosophy Fellow for the academic year 2010-11. A Ph.D. in philosophy by time of appointment is expected, though in unusual cases a Ph.D. in a related discipline, or a J.D. accompanied by strong training in philosophy, will be considered. Applications also welcome from post-2003 doctorates. Law degree (J.D. or foreign equivalent) is helpful, but not required. The Fellow’s research should intersect with issues of interest to legal scholars. Examples would include work on normative concepts such as equality and punishment; investigation of the philosophical dimensions of a substantive area of law, such as criminal law, constitutional law, sex equality, or property; research that bears on the legal dimensions of intention, proof, or agency; and work in jurisprudence. The Fellow will be expected to contribute to the intellectual life of the Law School, pursue his or her research, and participate in teaching the Law and Philosophy Workshop or a seminar. Teaching duties are modest and will contribute to the Fellow’s research. Salary $50K + benefits + superb research environment. To be considered a candidate for this position you must apply on-line through the University website by February 28, 2010, at . Resume, cover letter, writing sample, reference contact information and research statement should be submitted electronically on the web site at the time of application. Three confidential letters of recommendation should be mailed to Joe Pellettiere at The University of Chicago Law School, 1111 E. 60th St., Chicago IL 60637 by February 28, 2010. The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer.

Our current Law and Philosophy Fellow is Adam Hosein, who is co-teaching the Law & Philosophy Workshop with Martha Nussbuam this year (the general topic is, "Utilitarianism and the Law").  The Fellow typically either co-teaches the Workshop with me or Martha, or offers a seminar on his or her research in one quarter.  (Next year, I am slated to run the Law & Philosophy Workshop; the 'theme' will likely be either 'current topics in legal philosophy' [with perhaps a slight tilt towards core general jurisprudence] or 'disagreement and skepticism' in legal philosophy [e.g., the problem of theoretical disagreements] and in ethics.  Again, applications are certainly very welcome from those not working on either of those topics, since the Fellow has the option of simply teaching a one-quarter seminar of his or her own.)  Please e-mail me if you have any questions.


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