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Political Philosophy Fellow

University of Chicago Law School
Chicago, Illinois (US)
Date posted
Apr 29, 2024

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Professional Fields, Law & Legal Studies
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

The University of Chicago Law School seeks a Political Philosophy Fellow, appointed at the rank of Lecturer, for the academic year 2024-25. This is a twelve-month appointment and is expected to begin July 1, 2024. A Ph.D. in philosophy—with fulfillment of all substantial requirements (including successful defense of dissertation) by appointment date—is required.  The Fellow will offer classes on topics in political philosophy for law students.  AOS:  Political philosophy, with knowledge of one or more historical figures very desirable.  The Fellow will also be expected to contribute to the intellectual life of the Law School, as well as pursue his or her research. Salary $65K benefits superb research environment.


To be considered a candidate for this position you must apply on-line through the University website at by May 28, 2024. Resume, cover letter, writing sample, reference contact information and research statement should be submitted electronically on the web site at the time of application. Three confidential letters of recommendation should be mailed to Mr. Joe Pellettiere at The University of Chicago Law School, 1111 E. 60th St., Chicago, IL 60637, with a postmark not later than May 28, 2024.


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Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-834-3988 or email with their request.

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