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Bioethics Postdoctoral Fellowship Provisional Job Advertisement
About the Center for Ethics at Emory University
Since 1990, the Center for Ethics at Emory University has advanced scholarship and education in ethics; ignited the moral imagination of leaders in all walks of life; and fostered the pursuit of lives of moral meaning and ethical engagement.
The Center for Ethics is committed to being an international leader in the field of ethics by:
Generating and disseminating exemplary scholarshipin the sciences, arts, humanities, and the professions that critically engages emerging and classical ethical debates and fosters interdisciplinary collaborations.
Creating innovative curriculafor the students and faculty at Emory, including signature educational programs such as the Ethics and Servant Leadership Program, the Master of Arts in Bioethics, and the Integrated Ethics Curriculum in the School of Medicine.
Advising and consultingwith governmental, not-for-profit, and corporate institutions to strengthen ethical reflection and encourage principled action.
Offering programmingon complex ethical and social challenges and providing a safe space for civil discussion and debate to elevate public discourse and increase mutual understanding.
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About the Master of Arts in Bioethics Program at Emory University
The Master of Arts in Bioethics degree program provides rigorous, advanced, interdisciplinary study in bioethics for professionals and students interested in the social and ethical challenges facing health care, public health and the biomedical sciences. The diverse student body includes post-baccalaureate students, dual degree students (from our 8 dual degree programs), and working professionals from academia, chaplaincy, medicine, nursing and public health.
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We are seeking to fill the position of a two-year bioethics postdoctoral fellowship at the Center for Ethics at Emory University. The candidate is expected to engage in teaching in the MA in Bioethics program and academic service to the Center for Ethics while maintaining an active research program in bioethics.
The teaching responsibilities of the postdoctoral fellow will include 1/1 teaching load in the first year, a 1/2 teaching load in the second year as well as student advisement and thesis supervision. These are also opportunities to guest teach and co-teach throughout the university (e.g. in Emory College, School of Medicine and the School of Nursing).
The service responsibilities of the postdoctoral fellow will include contributions to the admissions and ongoing administration of the MA in Bioethics program as well as the planning and organization of the annual Healthcare Ethics Consortium conference, Shields Lecture Series in Institutional Ethics and other Center for Ethics academic events.
The postdoctoral fellow will also be required to maintain an active research program in bioethics. The research specialization in bioethics is open. However, we would particularly welcome applicants with bioethical research interests in equity, inequality, and marginalized populations; neuroethics; clinical ethics; or research ethics.
The salary is competitive, and will be based on the National Institutes for Health National Research Service Award stipend rates. The postdoctoral fellow will have access to the professional development and training opportunities offered by Emory University's Office of Postdoctoral Education, including Grant Writing Bootcamps, Executive and Leadership Training, and Career Counseling.
Terminal degree (e.g. PhD, MD, JD or equivalent higher education experience) in anthropology, bioethics, economics, nursing, philosophy, public health, religion, sociology or a related field, with a strong academic background and interest in bioethics.
Higher education teaching experience
Cover letter, including ongoing research plans and a brief description of bioethics courses taught or that the candidate would be able to teach
Three letters of reference, including at least one reference that specifically speaks to the candidate's ability to teach at the university level
Application Deadline: January 15, 2022 expected start date Summer-Fall 2022
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