Post Doctoral Fellow- Philosophical Research

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Job Type
Regular Full-Time
EVP Provost Academic Affairs
Deputy Provost Academic Affair
Location : Name
Emory Campus-Clifton Corridor
This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues:
Not Applicable
Required Documents
Letter of Interest, Reference Letters, Research Statement, Writing Sample

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The Deputy provost for Academic Affairs is seeking applications for a postdoctoral fellowship to support philosophical research, renewable for up to three years from those working in moral psychology with complementary interests in philosophies of race, immigration and citizenship, healthcare, and war. Suitable candidates will demonstrate strong philosophical background and an openness to gaining familiarity with a variety of methods of data collection, analysis, and interpretation while working with materials from multiple and interdisciplinary frameworks.


The primary research project the postdoc would join investigates the phenomenon of moral injury. In such cases, what, specifically, is injured, and what constitutes repair, healing, and transformation? The various projects underway examine moral injury in contexts of war (the primary area of clinical work), the ongoing refugee crisis, the global pandemic (including but not limited to care exhaustion and rationing), and the context of institutionalized and systemic racism. Those with interests in moral emotions and conditions of trust, forgiveness, and hope are especially welcome to apply.


The majority of the postdoc’s time will be spent on independent research on topics related to the main research themes.

The postdoc will also have the opportunity to regularly contribute to and collaborate with a vibrant community of philosophical interlocutors; humanistic and social scientific inquirers; and medical, mental, and public health professionals. There is an opportunity to teach one advanced undergraduate course within the postdoc’s area(s) of expertise and interest.

The initial appointment will be for one academic year with the possibility of renewal for two more years based on performance, availability of funding, and continuity of program.


Anticipated start date: January 2022

Compensation: $47,476-$55,000 plus full benefits equivalent to faculty salary. Some travel and material support is available.


• Doctorate in Philosophy or related area by December 2021
• Ability to engage relevant contemporary literature in a variety of fields, including psychology, psychiatry, history, sociology, political science, and medical humanities
• Demonstrated abilities to engage in critical inquiry
• Strong research and writing skills
• Willingness to learn multiple disciplinary methods of data collection and analysis
• Ability to set priorities in order to perform and manage workload to meet deadlines

Preferred qualifications include:
• Prior experience as a research assistant
• Excellent oral communication skills
• Experience with contributing to development of proposal for federal grant funding, including the NIH and NSF.


Materials Requested for Application:
• Letter of interest describing your research experience in moral psychology and related areas indicated above
• Curriculum vita (CV)
• Research statement describing your personal research interests and goals
• Brief (fewer than 3000 words) writing sample
• Professional reference letter attesting to your ability to engage in independent research


Application Deadline: December 1, 2021



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