Richard Kraut is the Charles and Emma Morrison Professor in the Humanities. He holds appointments in the Departments of Philosophy and Classics. Having received his Ph.D. from Princeton University, he taught at the University of Illinois at Chicago before moving to Northwestern in 1995. His interests include contemporary moral and political philosophy, as well as the ethics and political thought of Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle. Outside of academia, he tries his hand at the piano and tennis, and enjoys novels, plays, opera, and chamber music.
BRADY SCHOLARS POST-DOC FELLOWSHIP - SEEKING APPLICANTS
This is a two-year, full-time and benefits eligible, post-doc position as Fellow for the Brady Scholars Program in Ethics and Civic Life, beginning September 1, 2020. Candidates must complete all Ph.D. requirements before September 1, 2020. The successful applicant will participate in the Brady Scholars community, including teaching two courses in moral and/or political philosophy, at least one of which will be a seminar for Brady sophomores. The recipient will be expected to participate fully in the intellectual and social activities of the Brady Program, and provide pedagogical mentoring and advising throughout the year. The undergraduates involved in this program pursue a three-year course of study on issues of civic and moral concern. The position may be renewed for a third year. Candidates should submit a cover letter explaining why you are applying for this fellowship, a statement of your research interests, experiences, and plans, a writing sample of no more than 25 double-spaced pages, three academic letters of reference from your teachers, advisors or colleagues, a list of classes that you have taught and/or are prepared to teach, and complete CV. Review of files will begin on March 27, 2020. We will accept applications through April 20, 2020. Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States. Please follow this LINK to the application. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Kyla Ebels-Duggan is Associate Professor of Philosophy in the Department of Philosophy. She works on issues in moral and political philosophy. Recently, some of her work has focused on the intersection of these areas with questions in the philosophy of education. She is interested in how to understand the interaction between our responsibility for children we raise and their responsibility for themselves, where to locate authority and responsibility for communicating value commitments to the next generation, the sense in which parents and educators ought to aim to foster autonomy, and the role of articulating reasons in moral education and development. She is also interested in the implications of the answers to these questions for broader issues in moral psychology, value theory, and political philosophy.
A.W. Eaton is the 2019-20 Brady Distinguished Visiting Professor, and Associate Professor. She received her Ph.D. from The University of Chicago in both philosophy and art history in 2003. She works on topics in feminism, aesthetics and philosophy of art, value theory, and Italian Renaissance painting. Her special interests include the epistemological and ontological status of aesthetic value, the relationship between ethical and artistic value, feminist critiques of pornography, representations of rape in the European artistic tradition, and artifact teleology (for more details and publications, see her website). Professor Eaton was a Laurence Rockefeller Fellow at Princeton's Center for Human Values in 2005-6. She is the editor of the Aesthetics & Philosophy of Art section of Philosophy Compass.