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Ethics Fellowship Application

Check here for an upcoming invitation from the U.S. Naval Academy’s Stockdale Center for its annual Resident Fellowship Program for Academic Year 2016-2017.  At the present time we are not taking applications.

The Secretary of the Navy and the Superintendent of the Naval Academy established the Center in 1998 to be a thought leader in the field of military ethics and leadership and serve the Naval Academy, the naval service and national institutions of influence.  The Center’s mission is “to empower leaders to make courageous ethical decisions” and the Center accomplishes this mission through research, consultation, innovation, and dissemination.

One of the Center’s premier programs is the Resident Fellowship.  The Fellowship unites academics, senior military officers, government executives, and others to strengthen the nation’s understanding of the ethics of national defense, warfare, and the military profession.  Ideal candidates from academia will be published scholars with teaching experience in ethics, political theory, international relations, public policy, and/or history. For the coming academic year, we are especially interested in candidates familiar with the just war tradition.

The Stockdale Center selects up to three residential fellows, whose focus will be a weekly seminar devoted to a defense-related ethics topic.  Past topics have included “Comparative Warfare Ethics,” “The Ethics of Cyber Operations,” “Post-9/11 Warfare Ethics Debates,” “The Ethics of Private Military Contractors,” “Islam and Human Rights,” "Civilian Military Relations," and—in conjunction with 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 the 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.  

The fellowship will include office space, computer facilities, library privileges, conference travel support, and a generous stipend.  Health and retirement benefits are not offered.  This is a full-time, in-residence fellowship running from September 2016 through May 2017.  The United States Naval Academy is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, and provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities.

Applicants will be asked to submit a cover letter describing their qualifications and interests, and curriculum vitae.  Recipients will be announced by the end of March 2016.  If interested you can obtain more information by contacting:

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


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