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Assistant Professor of Philosophy - Biomedical Ethics

Drexel University
Pennsylvania, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Nov 10, 2022
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Job Summary

The Department of English and Philosophy seeks a tenure-track assistant professor of philosophy, to begin Fall 2023. We invite applications from energetic and innovative scholar-teachers who fit this profile:
  • AOS in biomedical ethics
  • Concentration in neuroethics desirable
The successful candidate will be expected to conduct research that suggests new and lasting approaches to the field. The faculty member will collaborate with interested colleagues in the department and across the college and university. Applicants should also show interest or experience in pursuing grants in research and/or in teaching opportunities.

The successful candidate will teach upper-level courses in their area(s) of expertise, along with introductory courses in the undergraduate program. There is opportunity to design and deliver new courses that contribute to our programs. Drexel’s academic calendar is built on 10-week quarters; this position carries a 5-course annual teaching load (e.g., 2-2-1), with the expectation of significant scholarship. A lower teaching load may be negotiated during the first years of the appointment.

Located within the College of Arts and Sciences, the Department of English and Philosophy is home to undergraduate majors in English, Philosophy, and PPE (Philosophy, Politics and Economics).

The Philosophy BA includes concentrations in Ethical Theory and Practice; Philosophy and Law; and Philosophy, Science, and Technology. The program also offers a minor in Philosophy as well as certificates in in Health and Medical Humanities; Ethical Theory and Practice; Philosophy, Arts, and Humanities; and Philosophy, Science, and Technology.

The department has a strong record of civic engagement through community-based learning and other initiatives. Its emphasis on hands-on, applied learning opportunities results in strong career preparation for its students. The department features a strong commitment to antiracist pedagogy and practice.

Essential Functions:
  • Teaching : Individual will be a skilled teacher, effectively delivering high-quality courses, in multiple modalities, in their area(s) of expertise and in introductory courses in the undergraduate program. Individual will teach existing courses in the curriculum and develop new courses as appropriate.
  • Research : Individual will be an active scholar, developing a national or international reputation in their field by applying for external grants and through the production and dissemination of original research in peer-reviewed publications, at professional conferences and gatherings, and in other appropriate venues.
  • Service : Individual will be an active departmental colleague, contributing to the functioning and governance of the department, college, and university through committee and other service work.
  • Other related duties as assigned .

The following qualifications are required :
  • PhD in Philosophy by the time of appointment.
  • Demonstrated promise as an active researcher with an AOS in biomedical ethics. A track record of scholarly production beyond the dissertation is expected.
  • A record of excellence in teaching at the undergraduate level.
  • Demonstrated potential for achieving tenure and promotion in the department.
The following qualifications are preferred :
  • AOC in neuroethics
  • AOC in a variety of areas will be considered, including but not limited to philosophy of mind, philosophy of science, ethics of technology and design, non-western philosophies, etc..
Supplemental Posting Information

Candidates should upload the following documents:
  • Cover letter, including a statement about candidate’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Research statement
  • CV
  • The names and contact information for at least three references
Only complete applications submitted via Drexel Careers will be considered. Evaluation of applications will begin immediately and will continue until a suitable candidate pool is identified. For best consideration, apply by January 9, 2023. Letters of reference/recommendation and writing samples will be requested of candidates who are selected for first-round interviews. Campus interviews will be conducted in early 2023.

Applicants may direct inquiries to the search committee chair, Dr. Andrew Smith.

Advertised:Nov 10 2022 Eastern Standard Time
Applications close:Jan 10 2023 Eastern Standard Time

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