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Fellowship in Philosophy at Harvard University

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Philosophy at Harvard University

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Embedded EthiCS Postdoctoral Fellowship in Philosophy at Harvard University. The position is available at Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences in the Department of Philosophy, Computer Science, Ethics. The Harvard Program for Embedded EthiCS invites applications for a two-year postdoctoral fellowship based in the Philosophy Department beginning July 1, 2021. The postdoctoral fellow will be expected to spend 50% of their time working with the Embedded EthiCS program and 50% of their time on their own independent research.

Position Summary 

The candidate for Postdoctoral Fellowship in Philosophy at Harvard University will have responsibility for the following duties

  • Teaching in the program,
  • Participating in a Teaching Lab that develops ethics modules.
  • Coaching the Teaching Assistants, and potentially.
  • Advising an undergraduate senior thesis in this area.

The fellow will have both a postdoctoral and a faculty advisor. Postdoctoral fellows in this program are encouraged to participate in the many efforts at Harvard to address the social impact of technology through its ties with Harvard’s Center for Research in Computation and Society; Harvard’s Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics; and Harvard’s Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society.


  • Applicants must have completed all the requirements for a doctorate in Philosophy or a related discipline by June 30, 2021.
  • Must be enthusiastic to work with computer scientists to develop ethics modules for their courses. They need not have computer science experience themselves.
  • Demonstrate competence to teach ethics, but ethics need not be their area of specialization.
  • Candidates would have significant teaching experience, some mathematical training, experience with cross-disciplinary research or teaching, and enthusiasm about developing ethics pedagogy.
  • Applicants must have completed all the requirements for a doctorate in Philosophy or related discipline by June 30, 2021. The term of the fellowship is July 1, 2021-June 30, 2023, pending a successful review at the end of the first year.


Candidates must submit the following materials by December 31, 2020, to apply for this Postdoctoral Fellowship in Philosophy at Harvard University

  • Cover letter stating your background and interest in the Embedded EthiCS program
  • A CV
  • Teaching statement and portfolio
  • Research statement
  • Recent writing sample (no more than 25 pages)
  • Names and contact information of three referees, who will be asked by a system-generated email to upload a letter of recommendation once the candidate’s application has been submitted.
  • Three letters of recommendation are required, and the application is considered complete only when at least three letters have been received. You should notify your referees to expect a request for their letter of recommendation.

Harvard University

Harvard University is a private Ivy League research university in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The university has ten academic faculties plus the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. Arts and Sciences offer to study in a wide range of academic disciplines for undergraduates and for graduates, while the other faculties offer only graduate degrees, mostly professional. Harvard’s alumni include eight U.S. presidents, 188 living billionaires, 369 Rhodes Scholars, and 252 Marshall Scholars.


Type of Opportunity Scholarships and Fellowships
Deadline31 December,2020
Open toAll
OrganizerHarvard University



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