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Vacancy ID #: FAC0000153
The Department of Public Policy at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill seeks to fill a tenure-track position beginning July 1, 2013 for an assistant professor who applies normative political and ethical thinking to public policy questions.
The Department of Public Policy is an academic unit within the College of Arts and Sciences. It confers BA and PhD degrees and works closely with other degree granting social science departments in the College, as well as departments and schools offering professional master’s degrees, such as business, environmental sciences and engineering, social work, health policy, and law. The department currently has a full-time faculty of 14, about 300 undergraduate majors and 30 doctoral students.
Successful candidates for this position will have a PhD in political science, philosophy, public policy, or another interdisciplinary program with expertise in contemporary political theory, moral philosophy, or the normative dimensions of public policy analysis.
Qualification and Experience:
We seek candidates with a strong agenda for publishable research that contributes to understanding the ethical and moral dimensions of contemporary policy issues. We are particularly interested in candidates who can contribute to social policy debates including but not limited to poverty and inequality. The candidate will be required to teach core undergraduate and graduate courses on distributive justice, normative foundations of public policy, and ethics in decision-making. The capacity to teach courses on American political institutions and the policy making process would also be highly desirable. Moreover, the successful candidate will have the capacity to advise students in the BA and PhD programs in public policy and to collaborate with colleagues from a wide variety of disciplines in public policy and related programs, including the minor in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (PPE), the Parr Center for Ethics, and the Center for Bioethics in the Department of Social Medicine.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Interested candidates should provide an application letter which describes the candidate’s research interests, articulates the candidate’s rationale for seeking a position in an interdisciplinary public policy department, and explains how the candidate’s teaching expertise fits into the teaching requirements described above; a CV; four (4) letters of reference; and a sample of written work.
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