Apply Now: Arete Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Humanities or Political Science at Duke University

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Kenan Institute for Ethics:  Arete Initiative Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Humanities or Political Science


The Kenan Institute for Ethics at Duke University is currently accepting applications for a one-year Arete Initiative post-doctoral fellowship in the humanities or political science.

Candidates must have completed their PhD within the last three years. The preferred candidate will have teaching experience with undergraduate students. In addition to pursuing their research, the candidate will be expected to support the Arete Initiative’s teaching program, including teaching an undergraduate class in their field, and assisting with a new student fellows’ program.


Applicants must have completed a Ph.D. within the last three years. The preferred candidate will have teaching experience with undergraduate students.

Application Requirements

To apply, please submit the following materials:

  1. A cover letter;
  2. a curriculum vitae;
  3. and three references (include name and email address).

Questions about the position may be addressed to Jed Atkins, Faculty Director ( or John Rose, Associate Director (

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The application deadline is May 28, 2021.



About the initiative:

Launched three years ago with generous funding from the Foundation for Excellence in Higher Education, 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. At Arete, 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.

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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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