Postdoctoral Research Associate and Lecturer, Bioethics Program

Charlottesville, Virginia
May 26, 2021
Jun 25, 2021
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

Postdoctoral Research Associate and Lecturer, Bioethics Program

The University of Virginia invites applications for a one-year postdoctoral appointment in the Bioethics Program starting August 25, 2021, through May 24, 2022. We are seeking applicants trained in critical bioethics, continental philosophical ethics, the anthropology of ethics, medical anthropology with a focus on ethics, or similar fields. The position may be renewed for a second year, based on performance and the availability of funds. The successful candidate will teach one course in the fall and two courses in the spring, with the balance of duties comprised of research on one's own project, and service to the Bioethics Program. 

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in hand in bioethics, anthropology, philosophy or related fields by the start date.  

Review of applications will begin June 9, 2021, and will continue until the position is filled. Interviews with finalists will be conducted over Zoom. 


Apply online at search for requisition #R0024743 (or through Workday for internal applicants), complete the application, and attach the following:

 ***Please note that all required documents MUST be uploaded in the “resume” box.***

1. Cover letter of interest that includes a summary of how you meet the stated qualifications, with a particular emphasis on your critical approach to bioethical topics, and demonstrated past experience cultivating a diverse, equitable, and inclusive culture in your work and/or working with diverse populations.

2. C.V/Resume

3. Two sample syllabi for courses you would like to teach, including one on biopolitics

4.  Complete contact information for three professional references (name, title, relationship, email address, and telephone number)

***Applications that do not contain all the required documents will not receive full consideration.***

Questions regarding this position should be directed to: Jarrett Zigon at Questions regarding the application process should be directed to: Nicole Robinson, Faculty Search Advisor at

The University will perform background checks on all new hires prior to making a final offer of employment. 

The University of Virginia, including the UVA Health System which represents the UVA Medical Center, Schools of Medicine and Nursing, UVA Physician’s Group and the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff.  We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences.  We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.