Opportunities

Junior Faculty Fellowship

Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business seeks applications for a Junior Faculty Fellowship in Ethics. As part of its mission to advance scholarship and the teaching of ethics in universities and professional schools, McDonough School of Business's Georgetown Institute for the Study of Markets and Ethics offers Junior Faculty Fellowships in Ethics to new PhDs or recent PhDs in non-tenure track positions who wish to pursue a career teaching and researching applied ethics. The fellowship is a two year term position.

 We have at least one such opening for the 2019-2021 academic years. These fellowships are designed to provide the training and experience essential to becoming successful university-level teachers of applied ethics. GISME Junior Fellows teach two sections of an ethics course per year at MSB (or, with approval, in the philosophy department) and receive the support of Georgetown's ethics faculty to produce quality scholarship during their time in residence. Fellows also participate in GISME’s academic symposia and its ongoing project to develop innovative tools and techniques to improve the teaching of applied and professional ethics. Fellows are required to produce at least one article of publishable quality during the term of the fellowship.

 The fellowship is open to recent PhDs in normative disciplines such as philosophy, political science, and public policy, as well as to recent law graduates who hold a PhD in a cognate field. Compensation is highly competitive. Appointment is for the period August 1, 2019-July 31, 2021. To apply, view the advertisement on interfolio: https://apply.interfolio.com/57730. Deadline for applications is February 15, 2019.

Georgetown University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer fully dedicated to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, sexual orientation, age, religion, national origin, marital status, veteran status, disability or other categories protected by law.


Workshop on Teaching Professional Ethics 

The Georgetown Institute for the Study of Markets and Ethics welcomes applications from those who wish to attend our spring 2019 workshop, "Teaching Professional Ethics through Experiential Learning: The Georgetown Approach," to be held at Georgetown University on May 28-30, 2019. 

Teaching business ethics in an effective way presents a difficult challenge. Courses that focus on abstract philosophical ethics employ terminology and methodology that are not familiar to most business students. Yet courses that employ the strictly empirical methodology of the social sciences lack a truly normative core. Further, learning about ethics in the abstract is often far removed from the difficult ethical decisions business people confront in the real world of business.

At the McDonough School of Business, we have developed a method of teaching business ethics through experiential learning that is truly normative, communicated in terms readily understood by business students, and involving actual ethical decision-making on the part of the students. We have found that our approach results in students becoming more invested in the course and more committed to successfully resolving the ethical issues that confront them in a business environment.

The workshop is designed to acquaint those who will be teaching business ethics in both business schools and philosophy departments with the various individual techniques we have developed and train those who are interested in how to use them in an integrated manner to create a highly effective business ethics course.

To apply for this year's workshop, please send a CV and a short cover letter before Feb. 20, 2019, to Michael Douma, director of GISME at mjd289@georgetown.edu. For a limited number of selected applicants, the institute will cover all costs of attendance and provide a stipend of $500.