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Resident Fellowship in Ethics

Vice Admiral James B. Stockdale Center for Ethical Leadership
U.S. Naval Academy

The Stockdale Center invites applications for its annual Resident Fellowship Program for Academic Year 2010-2011, in collaboration with the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs. 

The fellowship brings together academics, senior military officers, government executives, and others to strengthen the nation’s understanding of the ethics of national defense, war, and the military profession.  Ideal candidates from academia will be published scholars with teaching experience in ethics, political theory, international relations, and/or public policy.  We are especially interested in candidates familiar with current just war theory debates.

The Stockdale Center anticipates selecting up to three residential fellows, whose focus will be a weekly seminar devoted to a defense-related ethics topic. Past topics have included “Islam and Human Rights,”  “The Use of Military Anthropologists,” “The Ethics of Private Military Contractors,” and—in conjunction with a consortium of scholars from the Naval Postgraduate School, Cal Poly, Arizona State, Case Western, Georgia Tech, and Notre Dame—“The Ethics of Emerging Military Technologies.”  Fellows also have ample opportunity to conduct additional research projects in cooperation with a large department of civilian philosophers and approximately forty senior military officers who teach the Academy’s required core ethics course.  Stockdale Fellows will also enjoy an affiliation with the Carnegie Council’s program in “Ethics, War and Peace.” 

The Stockdale residential fellowship is supported by donations from the U.S. Naval Academy Classes of 1958, 1962, and 1967.  Their support allows the fellows to receive office space, computer facilities, library privileges, conference travel support, and a generous stipend.  Health, retirement, and social security benefits are not offered.  This is a full-time, in-residence fellowship running from September 2010 through May 2011.  The United States Naval Academy is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, and provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities.

Applicants should submit a cover letter describing their qualifications and interests, and a curriculum vitae.  The application deadline is February 15, 2010, and recipients will be announced by the end of April. All application materials should be mailed or emailed to:

Dr. Edward T. Barrett
Director of Research
Admiral James B. Stockdale Center for Ethical Leadership
U.S. Naval Academy
112 Cooper Road
Annapolis, MD  21402-5022