The Wharton Ethics & Legal Studies Ph.D. Program invites applications for a Postdoctoral Fellowship. We expect that the Fellowship will aid scholars in developing research and teaching careers in business ethics and legal studies. We will consider applications from a variety of backgrounds, including philosophy, the social sciences, and law. 

Applicants must have a Ph.D. (expected completion by June 30, 2018 is acceptable) from an accredited institution.  Applicants are expected to show outstanding capacity for research as well as excellent communication skills.

Postdocs will take an active part in the intellectual life of the Department of Legal Studies and Business Ethics, which has twenty standing faculty members working on diverse issues in business from the perspectives of law, moral philosophy, political theory, sociology, history, anthropology, and psychology. The Department holds regular colloquia and workshops in which Postdocs will be expected to participate. Postdocs will also have the opportunity to attend research seminars across the School and across the University.

The Wharton School is one of the world’s leading business schools. Postdocs will gain exposure to the business school culture and its distinctive approaches to teaching at both the undergraduate and MBA level. We ask that Postdocs teach one course each year.

The duration of the Fellowship is one year, with the appointment renewable for a second year. Compensation is competitive.  The appointment is expected to begin July 1, 2018 and is contingent upon funding.

If you wish to apply, please submit electronically your letter of application, c.v., writing sample, and a statement of your proposed research project in pdf format by December 15, 2017.


Questions may be addressed to Tamara English,

The University of Pennsylvania is an equal opportunity employer. Minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.