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Postdoctoral Research Associate I (Postdoctoral Fellow)

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Position Details

Position Information

Title Postdoctoral Research Associate I (Postdoctoral Fellow)
Department Philosophy (0428)
Location Main Campus
Position Summary

As one of the nation’s premier centers for original philosophical research, the Philosophy Department is the academic home to a wonderfully dynamic and engaged community of students in daily interaction with a faculty of world-renowned philosophers.

The University of Arizona Program in Philosophy, Politics, Economics and Law is seeking a Postdoctoral Fellow in any area of PPE. This position is expected to end after a one year term and is not expected to be renewed. The Postdoctoral Fellow will teach one course per semester, and will have an active research agenda.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, vision, and life insurance; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities

The Postdoctoral Fellow will teach one course per semester; one each year will be in Philosophy and one in PPEL. The Postdoctoral Fellow is expected to have a strong research agenda and participate in the research life of the Philosophy Department and PPEL program. The Postdoctoral Fellow will report to the Head of the Philosophy Department.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Minimum Qualifications
  • Ph.D in Philosophy at the time an offer is made.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Publications in highly regarded philosophy journals.
  • A PhD dissertation focusing on PPE issues.
  • Experience as a lead teacher in classes.
FLSA Exempt
Full Time/Part Time Full Time
Number of Hours Worked per Week 40
Job Category Postdoctoral Research
Benefits Eligible Yes - Full Benefits
Posted Rate of Pay $45,000 Annually
Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number P20168
Number of Vacancies One
Desired Start Date 08/15/2016
Position End Date (if temporary)
Limited to Current UA Employees No
Contact Information for Candidates

Please contact Debbie Jackson for questions regarding this posting at

Open Date 03/21/2016
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Review Begins On 04/11/2016
Special Instructions to Applicant

Please email 3 letters of recommendation to

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Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Can you perform the essential functions (job duties) of this position with or without accommodation?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Where did you first learn about this position?
    • Arizona Daily Star
    • Arizona Republic
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Department of Economic Security (DES)
    • Diverse Issues in Higher Education
    • Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education
    • Jobing.Com
    • LinkedIn
    • Local Job Banks
    • Pima County One-Stop
    • Professional Conference
    • Professional journal/publication
    • Referred by UA Employee
    • Invited by Dept to Apply
    • UA Website
    • Other
  3. * Will you have a Ph.D in Philosophy at the time an offer is made?
    • Yes
    • No

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Writing Sample
Optional Documents