Centre for Ethics
Visiting Postdoctoral Fellowships
The Centre for Ethics at the University of Toronto, an interdisciplinary centre aimed at advancing research and teaching in the field of ethics, broadly defined, invites applications from recent holders of a PhD (or other doctoral degree), regardless of discipline or field of study, who wish to spend a year at the Centre to conduct postdoctoral research related to the Centre’s mission to bring together the theoretical and practical knowledge of diverse scholars, students, public servants and social leaders in order to increase understanding of the ethical dimensions of individual, social, and political life.
The Centre for Ethics can accommodate visiting postdoctoral fellows who are funded by Canadian fellowships (e.g., by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC)*) or international fellowships. All ethics-related research projects are welcome.
The Centre provides visiting postdoctoral fellows with work space, library privileges, and access to the university’s electronic resources. Visiting postdoctoral fellows are expected to be in residence and to contribute to the Centre’s intellectual life through active participation in seminars, workshops and other Centre events.
Please consult our website or online journal to get a sense of the variety of projects and activities at the Centre (including, e.g., Ethics of AI Lab, Ethics of AI in Context, Ethics in the City, and Perspectives on Ethics). Recent C4E events have drawn speakers and participants from a wide range of disciplines, including classics, comparative literature, computer science, criminology, economics, education, engineering, English, history, film studies, information studies, Jewish studies, law, management, medicine, media studies, music, philosophy, political science, public policy, religion, and sociology.
Applications are considered throughout the year; to ensure full consideration, however, applications for the 2019-20 academic year should be submitted by May 1, 2019. Applications for yearlong stays are preferred. Other applications should specify the period of the proposed visit: summer (May-August), fall (September-December) or winter term (January-April). To apply, please send a cover letter with the following information (in a single PDF document) to Ellen Ough, Centre Administrator, email@example.com:
- Proposed research project
- Source of funding
- Name of the affiliated faculty member who has agreed to supervise
* Please note that the Centre for Ethics can also provide a letter of institutional support for graduate students who are applying for a SSHRC postdoctoral fellowship.