Medical Ethics / Philosophy of Medicine Assistant Professor - Tenure/Tenure Track - 520667
University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa
Location: Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Internal Number: 520667
Department/Organization 204251 - Philosophy
Rank Assistant Professor
Position Summary The Department of Philosophy invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning fall 2024.
Detailed Position Information The Department of Philosophy invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning fall 2024. AOS or AOC in Medical Ethics and the Philosophy of Medicine broadly construed. Ph.D. in philosophy should be completed by August 15, 2024. The philosopher hired will be expected to teach undergraduate courses, and support the development of, and teach in, a new Master’s program in Philosophy, Medicine and Ethics. There will also be opportunities to teach classes and mentor students in the McCollough Pre-medical Institute. Teaching competence is required in Medical Ethics and desired in Philosophy of Medicine (broadly construed). The University of Alabama is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. The Department actively seeks diversity in its employees and will use blind review of applicants’ CVs and writing samples to generate a list of semi-finalists.
Minimum Qualifications Ph.D. in philosophy should be completed by August 15, 2024.
Instructions and Required Materials for Application To apply, and for information on submitting materials for blind review, go to https://careers.ua.edu/jobs/search/AS. Application materials should reach the Department before October 15, 2023 when the review begins, but applications will be accepted until position is filled.
To apply for this position, please submit a Cover Letter, CV, List of References with contact information, a Writing Sample, and Evidence of Teaching Excellence. At least three letters of reference are required and should be sent to the office or email address below. Each applicant's CV and writing sample will be blinded for the initial review and to generate a list of semi-finalists. Those to be invited for an on-campus interview will be selected from the list of semi-finalists.
Ms. Lesley Perkins Administrative Secretary The Department of Philosophy Box 870218 The University of Alabama Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0218 email: email@example.com
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Background Investigation and EEO Statement Prior to hiring, the final candidate(s) must successfully pass a pre-employment background investigation and information obtained from social media and other internet sources. A prior conviction reported as a result of the background investigation DOES NOT automatically disqualify a candidate from consideration for this position. A candidate with a prior conviction or negative behavioral red flags will receive an individualized review of the prior conviction or negative behavioral red flags before a hiring decision is made.
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