Virtue ethics

Opportunity without funding
Closing date No closing date

Subject(s)Social Sciences.

DegreeDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)

SupervisorAssociate Professor Liezl Van Zyl

About this opportunity

Topics in virtue ethics or virtue theory, for example: virtue and right action, the problem of action guidance, applied virtue ethics, eudaimonism, the nature of virtue, virtue acquisition, environmental virtue ethics, euthanasia and assisted suicide, the situationist critique.

Unfunded vacancy

If you are selected for this vacancy and you are successful in being admitted to the Doctoral programme at the University of Waikato, you will need to cover all costs yourself or via a scholarship that is independent of this vacancy.



The general Higher Degrees admission criteria apply.

This vacancy has additional eligibility criteria:

  • An Honours or Masters degree in Philosophy or Ethics

The application process

How to apply

If you are interested in this vacancy, please email the supervisor. Please include evidence that you meet the eligibility criteria for this vacancy.


The supervisor will let you know whether they have shortlisted you for this vacancy and will advise you of next steps.



Associate Professor Liezl Van Zyl

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