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Open Rank - Assistant/Associate/Full Professor of Ethics and Healthcare (EXPIRED)

Department of Philosophy and Religion, Northeastern University

Job category Faculty (open rank) / Tenure-track or similar
AOS Ethics and Healthcare
AOC Ethics of AI and big data analytics, synthetic biology, robotics, and neurotechnologies
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Location Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Start date Fall 2022
Job description

Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a global research university and the recognized leader in experience-driven lifelong learning. Our world-renowned experiential approach empowers our students, faculty, alumni, and partners to create impact far beyond the confines of discipline, degree, and campus.

Our locations—in Boston; Charlotte, North Carolina; London; Portland, Maine; San Francisco; Seattle; Silicon Valley; Toronto; Vancouver; and the Massachusetts communities of Burlington and Nahant—are nodes in our growing global university system. Through this network, we expand opportunities for flexible, student-centered learning and collaborative, solutions-focused research.

Northeastern’s comprehensive array of undergraduate and graduate programs— in a variety of on-campus and online formats—lead to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools. Among these, we offer more than 195 multi-discipline majors and degrees designed to prepare students for purposeful lives and careers.

About the Opportunity:

The Department of Philosophy and Religion in the College of Social Sciences and Humanities and the Bouvé College of Health Sciences at Northeastern University invite applications and nominations for an Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor position, tenured/tenure-track, in the area of Ethics and Healthcare, broadly construed to include research ethics, clinical ethics and/or public health ethics, with a focus on ethical issues related to the design and implementation of novel technologies, including but not limited to ethical issues raised by AI and big data analytics, synthetic biology, robotics, and neurotechnologies.


The person filling this position will teach foundational courses in healthcare ethics, advanced courses in their area of expertise, and contribute to joint curriculum initiatives between philosophy and health sciences.

Candidates should have demonstrated commitment to fostering diverse and inclusive environments as well as to promoting experiential learning, which are central to a Northeastern University education.


A PhD in philosophy or a related discipline is required by the appointment start date. The successful candidate will have a strong scholarly record or research program on ethical issues related to healthcare and/or public health, as well as excellence in or demonstrated commitment to undergraduate teaching.

Additional Information:

The College of Social Sciences and Humanities is the home of the Experiential Liberal Arts. Through its research, teaching, and engagement missions, the college collaborates across the university, the Northeastern network, and partners around the globe.  We are strongly committed to fostering excellence through diversity and enthusiastically welcome nominations and applications from members of groups underrepresented in academia. Successful faculty in the College of Social Sciences and Humanities will be dynamic and innovative scholars with a record of research and teaching excellence and a commitment to improved equity, diversity, and inclusion. Strong candidates for this position will have the expertise, knowledge, and skills to build their research, pedagogy, and curriculum in ways that reflect and enhance this commitment.

Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff.  Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion.

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other  characteristic protected by applicable law.

To learn more about Northeastern University’s commitment and support of diversity and inclusion, please see www.northeastern.edu/diversity.

How to apply
Application type Online
Applications should include a cover letter that addresses the applicant’s interest in and qualifications for the position, curriculum vitae, evidence of teaching effectiveness, research statement, writing sample, and contact information for three letters of recommendation. To apply, please go to http://www.northeastern.edu/cssh/faculty-positions and click on the link for full-time positions or full-time interdisciplinary positions or if viewing this description on the Northeastern University website, click “Apply to this job.” Questions and nominations should be addressed to Prof. John Basl, search committee chair, [email protected] Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applications received by November 30th will be assured full consideration.
Web address to apply https://careers.hrm.northeastern.edu/en-us/job/508...
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Deadline for full consideration: November 30, 2021, 11:59pm EST

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Hard deadline No deadline specified (applications considered on an ongoing basis)
Web address for more information https://careers.hrm.northeastern.edu/en-us/job/508...
Contact name John Basl
Contact email
Time created November 8, 2021, 9:38pm UTC
Scheduled expiry date May 7, 2022, 3:24pm EST
Expired on May 7, 2022, 3:46pm EST
Last updated September 1, 2022, 3:00pm UTC
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