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Law & Philosophy Postdoctoral Fellow 2024-25

University of California, Los Angeles
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Law & Philosophy Postdoctoral Fellow 2024-25
University of California Los Angeles

Requisition Number: JPF08696

UCLA School of Law and the UCLA Department of Philosophy are offering a one to two year research fellowship to a recent law school graduate or Ph.D. in philosophy. (A second year of the fellowship is available assuming satisfactory performance in the first year.) The fellowship is under the auspices of the UCLA Program in Law and Philosophy.

Fellows will be asked to teach two courses in the first year and one course in the second year of the fellowship, to attend and assist with the planning of Law and Philosophy events, to attend talks and conferences, and otherwise to participate actively in the law school and philosophy department communities. The bulk of their time will be devoted to independent research. Candidates should demonstrate a strong interest in a career involving teaching and research in law and philosophy. Typical candidates will have a post-graduate degree in law (e.g., J.D., LL.M., or S.J.D.) or a doctorate in philosophy, but applicants with other relevant PhDs (e.g., a Ph.D. in political theory) are encouraged to apply. Evidence of completion of post-graduate degrees must be available upon request no later than June 20, 2024. The fellowship offers a salary of $75,000 per year, a small research stipend, and full benefits with a start date of July 1, 2024.

One or two postdoctoral fellowships will be available depending on funding.

Interested candidates should apply online at

Please submit PDF copies of the following: 1) a cover letter; 2) CV; 3) a research statement focusing on the candidate's research interests in law and philosophy; 4) a writing sample (preferably on a topic in legal philosophy, broadly construed); 5) a statement describing the candidate's experience and approach to fostering diversity in the classroom and the profession; and 6) three letters of recommendation. Letters submitted online may be addressed to the attention of Ben Austin-Docampo, Program Coordinator, Program in Law and Philosophy, UCLA School of Law, Box 951476, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1476. Applicants with teaching experience should also include their teaching evaluations, a summary thereof, or other testimonials concerning their teaching experience.

To facilitate blind review of writing samples et alia, applicants are asked to submit their writing samples, research statements, and diversity statements without references that would reveal their identities, professional titles, or institutions that granted their advanced degrees.

To apply, please visit:

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy,


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UCLA is a public research university located in the Westwood neighborhood of Los Angeles, California. It was founded in 1919 and is the second oldest of the ten campuses affiliated with the University of California system. UCLA offers over 300 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in a wide range of disciplines and enrolls about 26,000 undergraduate and about 12,000 graduate students from the United States and around the world every year.

UCLA features the College of Letters and Science, seven general campus professional schools, and four professional schools for the health sciences. The UCLA College of Letters and Science has 34 academic departments and 900 faculty, and houses the majority of UCLA's 129 undergraduate majors as well as the students in the Graduate Division of Letters and Sciences. The UCLA College Honors Program is also housed in the College. The College of Letters and Science's programs are divided into five academic divisions: humanities, social sciences, life sciences, physical sciences, and the International Institute. UCLA also offers certificate programs, undergraduate degree-credit and continuing education credits for non-full-time students through its UCLA Extension education program.

The 2010 edition of U.S. News & World Report ranked UCLA as the 24th best university in the nation and 32nd best in the world. In the 2007 edition of U.S. News and World Report, UCLA Medical Center was ranked best in the West, as well as one of the top 3 hospitals in the United States alongside Mayo Clinic, Cleveland Clinic, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Johns Hopkins Hospital. In 15 of the 16 medical specialty areas examined, UCLA Medical Center ranked in the top 20.

The campus' location in Los Angeles makes excursions to local museums, theaters, or other entertainment venues relatively quick and easy.

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