The Ethics Institute at Dartmouth College invites applications for the Burt Dorsett ‘53 postdoctoral
fellow in ethics. The Dorsett fellowship program supports new scholars whose research addresses
questions of ethics from a range of perspectives in moral philosophy, political philosophy, applied
ethics, professional ethics or philosophy of law.
This is a two-year residential fellowship program. For the duration of the fellowship, Dorsett
fellows are expected to pursue independent research while participating in the intellectual life of the
Ethics Institute. This includes participating in the Institute’s annual moral and political philosophy
workshop where both junior and senior scholars come to campus to discuss new work in ethics.
The Dorsett fellow will also participate in the Institute’s annual student fellowship program by
discussing their own research with our undergraduate fellows. The Dorsett fellow will also teach a
course related to ethics in the second year.Fellows receive an annual stipend of approximately
$57,960 plus benefits and an allocation for research expenses (exact funding levels will be set at the
time of offer).
The fellow will also join the broader community of postdoctoral research fellows that includes the
Provost’s Fellowship Program, Dartmouth Society of Fellows, the John Sloan Dickey Fellows, the
Neukom Institute Fellows, the Rockefeller Center Fellows, the Quantitative Social Sciences Fellows,
and the Mellon Postdoctoral Fellows in the Humanities and Humanistic Social Sciences.
Applicants should have a Ph.D. in Philosophy, Ethics, Political Science or a related discipline or be
ABD with a Ph.D. expected before the start date of their appointment. Applicants will be selected
on the basis of their academic achievement, promise in both research and teaching, and their
demonstrated commitment to advancing the mission of the Ethics Institute.
Dartmouth is highly committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive population of students, faculty,
and staff. We are especially interested in applicants who are able to work effectively with students,
faculty, and staff from all backgrounds, including but not limited to: racial and ethnic minorities,
women, individuals who identify with LGBTQ+ communities, individuals with disabilities,
individuals from lower income backgrounds, and/or first generation college graduates. Applicants
should state in their cover letter how their teaching, research, service, and/or life experiences
prepare them to advance Dartmouth’s commitments to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
To apply, submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, dissertation abstract, writing sample, and three
confidential letters of recommendation to (interfolio link). To ensure full consideration by the search
committee, applications should be submitted by November 1, 2022.
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