Job: Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Bioethics and/or Moral Psychology

CAPPE, Charles Sturt University, Australia.

Full Time, Fixed Term (12 months)

Level A – $79,148 to $84,959 p.a. (Plus 9.5% Superannuation), Canberra.

Applications close: 19 June 2016

The Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics (CAPPE),, is an Australian Research Council Special Research Centre. CAPPE commenced operations in 2000 and is home to a large concentration of applied philosophers across its nodes at Charles Sturt University and the University of Melbourne. Its purpose is to connect rigorous philosophical thinking with policy input, community discussion and professional aims. CAPPE aims to produce high quality research in a range of areas of applied philosophy and public ethics and also to assist public bodies and members of the community to make more ethically informed choices.

CAPPE seeks to appoint a Postdoctoral Research Fellow who will assist with the delivery of Australian Research Council Discovery Project DP150102068 “Conscience and conscientious objection in health care”. This will involve collaboration with other project researchers to produce scholarly papers on topics relevant to the project, and the organisation of conferences and workshops.

The Postdoctoral Research Fellow will be expected to publish high quality research in applied philosophy at international level; initiate or collaborate in applications for competitive external research funding; contribute to postgraduate supervision; and otherwise make a significant contribution to CAPPE’s research activities and environment Applications are invited from candidates with research expertise in bioethics and/or moral psychology, who have a demonstrated ability to publish at an international level in either or both of these fields. The ideal candidate will have a doctoral qualification either in philosophy or in a cognate discipline, with a strongly philosophical component; publications commensurate with his/her stage of academic career and relative to opportunity; and the capacity to make a significant contribution to CAPPE’s research activities and profile.

Applicants are expected to apply online (
They should address the selection criteria listed in the position description.

Further information is available from Steve Clarke: Email:<> Phone: +61404002488

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