The University Center for Human Values at Princeton University
invites applications for Laurance S. Rockefeller Visiting Faculty
Fellowships for the academic year 2022-23. Fellows devote an
academic year in residence at Princeton to research and writing
about topics involving human values in public and private life.
This full-time visiting program is open to scholars in all
disciplines provided their research plans qualify. In recent years
fellows have been drawn from fields including philosophy, political
theory, literature, history, classics, economics, and law, but this
list is not meant to be exhaustive.
Fellows are expected to reside in or around Princeton, or
demonstrate to the program’s satisfaction the ability to be on
campus on a daily basis and on short notice in order to fulfill
responsibilities relating to in-person participation. Fellows are
expected to be active contributors to the intellectual life of the
Center. This includes participating in a weekly seminar attended by
fellows and Center faculty to discuss work in progress and in
various other seminars, colloquia and lectures sponsored by the
Center. Fellows enjoy access to Firestone Library and to a wide
range of activities throughout the University.
Candidates must have a doctorate or equivalent professional
degree and a strong record of research publications appropriate to
their career stage. Typically Fellows hold faculty positions at
other universities or colleges; in exceptional cases we consider
applications from independent scholars when there is a high level
of scholarly achievement. This is not a postdoctoral fellowship
program and we do not generally consider candidates who will have
held the Ph.D. for less than two years at the time of
The fellowship period extends from September 1 to July 1.
Fellows normally receive stipends of up to one-half their
academic-year salaries (subject to a minimum and maximum set each
fall). Ordinarily their home institutions provide a portion of
their salaries in addition to all benefits, although this is not a
requirement for appointment. Stipends for independent scholars will
not exceed the maximum for fellows holding appointments
The main considerations in the evaluation of applications are
- The significance of the proposed research and its relevance to
the purposes of the University Center for Human Values (see
for more information);
- The quality of a candidate’s previous research and the
contribution the candidate is likely to make in the future through
teaching and writing;
- The likelihood that the research would benefit from being
conducted in the University Center environment.
HOW TO APPLY
Candidates must submit an online application at .
The following materials will be required:
- A curriculum vitae;
- A scholarly paper (of no more than about 12,000 words) written
in the past three years;
- A statement (of no more than 1,500 words) describing the
proposed research project and including a brief working title for
the project; and
- Contact information for three referees, including at least one
who was not a graduate advisor. Referees will be contacted
directly with instructions for uploading letters of reference.
These materials must be submitted online by the application
deadline of Monday, November 1, 2021, 11:59 p.m.
ET. We do not accept application materials by any
other method. The selection committee begins reviewing applications
immediately and incomplete applications may be at a disadvantage.
Decisions are expected to be announced in March 2022.
Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action
Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration
for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex,
sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin,
disability status, protected veteran status, or any other
characteristic protected by law.