Apply Now: Civil Discourse Project Postdoctoral Fellowship at Duke University

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Kenan Institute for Ethics:  Civil Discourse Project Postdoctoral Fellowship


The Kenan Institute for Ethics at Duke University is currently accepting applications for a one-year Civil Discourse Project post-doctoral fellowship to begin Summer 2024 with potential renewal for a second year.

The preferred candidate will have teaching experience with undergraduate students. In addition to pursuing their research and assisting with the Civil Discourse Project’s programming, the candidate will be expected to teach undergraduate classes in their field.


Applicants must have completed a Ph.D. within the last three years.

Application Requirements

To apply, please upload:

  1. a cover letter;
  2. a curriculum vitae;
  3. and the names/email addresses of three references.

Additionally, email components directly to Abby Van Vliet (

Click here to learn more and to apply >>

The application deadline is March 15, 2024.



About the project:

The Civil Discourse Project (formerly known as the Arete Initiative) sponsors courses, lectures, conferences, and research that concern the pressing questions of meaning, value, and spirit that confront us as human beings and citizens. We believe that we are best able to consider such questions when we expose our convictions to the scrutiny of an intellectually diverse community of friends who will both support and challenge us. We encourage the cultivation of intellectual and civic virtues and strive to foster community across ideological divides between those who share a passion for and commitment to genuine truth-seeking amidst honest disagreement. We maintain that the pursuit of truth and healthy civil discourse require the freedom of thought, inquiry, and expression for academics and students.

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About the program:

Now in its third decade at Duke, the Kenan Institute for Ethics is a think and do tank dedicated to understanding the moral challenges of our time and creating scholarly frameworks, policies, and practices to address them. The program is committed to both empirical and ethical inquiry into how individuals, organizations and societies do, should and can live together and treat one another, about what’s good, right, admirable, or fair.

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