Postdoctoral Research Associate in Values and Public Policy

The University Center for Human Values and the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs invite applications for postdoctoral positions in Values and Public Policy. We aim to support highly promising scholars trained in moral and political philosophy, political theory, normative economics and related areas to develop a research agenda in the ethical dimensions of public policy.

Candidates selected will undertake a research project exploring a normative problem arising in an area of public policy in which the Woodrow Wilson School conducts research. They will be affiliated with a unit of the School that can inform and support their work. They will also be invited to participate in programs of the University Center for Human Values. Candidates will be expected to contribute the equivalent of one course each year to the undergraduate or graduate programs of the School or the University Center.  This contribution may be fulfilled by teaching a course on a topic related to ethical issues in public policy, subject to sufficient enrollment and approval by the Dean of the Faculty, or service to the School or Center.


Applicants must a Ph.D. and must not have held the degree for more than three years by that date. They may not be employed by another institution during the term of their Princeton appointment.

Term of Appointment

The term of appointment is one year, normally beginning September 1, 2017, with the expectation of renewal for one further year assuming good performance. Applicants are expected to be in residence for the duration of the appointment. Princeton offers competitive salary and employee benefits.

Application Procedure

Decisions have been relayed to applicants via email.  

This position is subject to the University’s background check policy.

Princeton University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.