Center for Law and Philosophy

Dworkin-Balzan Postdoctoral Fellowships

NYU School of Law invites applications for up to two Dworkin-Balzan Fellowships in Law and Philosophy for the 2014-15 academic year.  These fellowships partially implement the Research Project associated with the Balzan Prize awarded to the late Ronald Dworkin in 2012. 

Fellows will spend a year in residence at NYU School of Law’s new Center for Law and Philosophy, and attend the Colloquium in Legal, Political, and Social Philosophy, convened in 2014 by Samuel Scheffler and Liam Murphy.  They will undertake a research project on some issue of legal, moral, and political philosophy of the kind that interested Ronald Dworkin.  Such issues include: legitimacy, democracy, the rule of law, and the role of courts; international law and justice; the nature of rights; the relation between the moral life and the good life; philosophical foundations of substantive areas of law; legal interpretation; justice, equality, and the market economy; law and political obligation; the objectivity of value.



An ideal candidate will hold both a Ph.D. and a graduate law degree (J.D., LL.M, or S.J.D.), but candidates with only a graduate law degree or only a Ph.D. are eligible to apply.  Applicants must have completed the requirements for their degrees by August 1, 2014. 

The term of appointment is one year, normally beginning August 1, 2014.  Applicants are expected to be in residence for the duration of the appointment. Competitive salary and employee benefits, including a housing supplement.


How to Apply

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, a CV, a writing sample, and three letters of recommendation by January 6, 2014 to the attention of Ms. Lavinia Barbu, New York University School of Law, 40 Washington Square South, Room 416, New York, NY 10012.  New York University is an equal opportunity employer and complies with applicable EEO and affirmative action regulations.


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