Job Opportunity: Postdoctoral Research Scholar, Center for New Narrative in Philosophy, Columbia University

June 3, 2019


  • PhD in philosophy, with research interests in the history of medieval or early modern women.
  • Candidates must hold the doctoral degree by July 1, 2019 or have received it within the previous three years.


The Center for New Narratives in Philosophy at Columbia University, in partnership with the Philosophy Department and the Center for Science and Society, invites applications for a Postdoctoral Research Scholar for the period July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020, with the possibility of renewal for a second year contingent on funding and satisfactory performance.

The Postdoctoral Research Scholar will serve as Associate Director of the Center for New Narratives in Philosophy (CNNP). In this role, the Scholar will work with Center Director, Professor Christia Mercer to oversee CNNP programming and related projects (e.g., the book series, Oxford New Histories of Philosophy), help pursue funding, and engage in independent research related to CNNP. The Scholar will participate in collaborative projects with other scholars, staff and students, and contribute to center programs and events.

During each term, the Postdoctoral Research Scholar will hold a secondary appointment as a Lecturer, part-time in the Department of Philosophy, and teach one philosophy course each semester.


All applications must be made through Columbia University’s Recruitment of Academic Personnel System (RAPS). Please upload the following: 

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Cover letter, describing candidate’s research interests, including those related to revising traditional narratives about philosophy’s past.
  • Writing Sample or Publication
  • 2 letters of recommendations, at least 1 should include information about candidate’s ability to work with others and to help organize group projects.

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