The U.S. Naval Academy’s Stockdale
Center invites applications for its annual Resident
Fellowship Program for Academic Year 2013-2014.
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 comparative warfare ethics.
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 “The Ethics of Cyber
Operations,” “Post-9/11 Warfare Ethics Debates,” “The
Ethics of Private Military Contractors,” “Islam and
Human Rights,” “The Use of Military Anthropologists,”
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 includes
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 2013 through May 2014.
Naval Academy is an affirmative action/equal
opportunity employer, and provides reasonable
accommodations to applicants with disabilities.
submit a cover letter describing their qualifications
and interests, and curriculum vitae.
The application deadline is March 1, 2013, and
recipients will be announced by the end of March 2013.
All application materials should be emailed or