The Hoover Chair in Economic and Social Ethics hosts every year a number of short-term post-doctoral fellows. This year 2020-21 we will offer:
– Honorary Hoover post-doctoral fellowships in the field of economic or social ethics. Honorary Hoover post-doctoral fellowships cover travel costs and up to EUR 500 for other expenses
– FAIR INHERITANCE, full post-doctoral fellowship, specifically devoted to research on fairness and inheritance. Fellows with no other source of income are offered an all-inclusive gross monthly stipend of EUR 2000 for a period not exceeding 4 months. Fellows on paid leave from their own institution are offered a contribution to their travel and housing expenses.
The selection committee will give special consideration to applications from underrepresented groups in academia (women, minorities and persons with disabilities) and from researchers who live in jurisdictions where academics face significant material or political constraints. Qualified researchers who correspond to this profile are strongly encouraged to apply.
- Privileges. All fellows will be full members of the Hoover Chair for the duration of their stay. They will be provided with office space, internet connection, free access to various other services, some secretarial assistance, and help in finding accommodation. They will be welcome to take an active part in the Hoover Chair’s activities and will have access to the University’s seminars, lectures and libraries.
- Eligibility. Candidates must be scholars from outside Belgium, who hold a doctorate or possess equivalent qualifications and are active in the field of economic or social ethics broadly conceived. Candidates to a full fellowship must have no professional income from other sources in the period concerned. Proficiency in either English or French is required, and at least a passive knowledge of both is desirable.
- Domain. Scholars with an active interest in the main research themes of the Hoover Chair’s members are particularly welcome. These themes include theories of social justice, theories of democracy, the institutional division of distributive labor, the potential and limits of corporate social responsibility, basic income and the future of the welfare state, the stigmatization of social categories, the destiny of the European Union, intergenerational justice, linguistic justice, democracy and solidarity in multinational polities, workplace democracy, ethical behaviour under extreme circumstances, social science research ethics, climate justice, etc. Many of them are illustrated in the essays contained in the volume Arguing about Justice, which can be downloaded free of charge.
* Applications must reach Dina Geron through e-mail with “Hoover post-doctoral fellowship” or “Inheritance post-doctoral fellowship” as subject no later than March 10 2020.
- Fill in the form on this page.
- Attach to your mail a short letter (in French or English) stating briefly your current research interests with regard to the Hoover Chair as well as your research plan for your stay at the Chair.
- Also attach a detailed Curriculum Vitae.