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Assistant Professor, Bioethics or Applied Ethics (EXPIRED)

Department of Population Health Sciences, Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

Job category Junior faculty / Tenured, continuing or permanent
AOS Bioethics
AOS categories Biomedical Ethics
AOC Applied Ethics
AOC categories Applied Ethics
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Location Albany, New York, United States
Job description

Position Title: Assistant Professor, Bioethics or Applied Ethics

Job Function: Faculty Worker

Category: Full Time Bi-weekly Hours  

Appointment Length: 9.5 Month

Duration of Appointment: Semester Appointment Term  

Position Summary: The Department of Population Health Sciences (PHS) at Albany College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences (ACPHS) invites applications from qualified candidates to join the College for a 9.5-month non-tenure-track appointment (renewable) at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin in Fall 2022. We are seeking a bioethicist / applied ethicist with teaching and scholarly expertise in applied philosophy within the health sciences.

The Department of Population Health Sciences includes faculty from social sciences, humanities, and public health disciplines; interdisciplinary collaboration is highly valued. Department faculty pride themselves on their involvement across campus and their desire to continuously improve our community. ACPHS boasts one of the longest-running pharmacy programs in the country, with the last 20 years characterized by continuous expansion and investment in additional academic programs, including the CEPH-accredited BS in Public Health.

ACPHS is committed to building and sustaining an equitable and inclusive work environment where cultural diversity is celebrated and valued. We believe diversity benefits and enriches the development of our students and employees.  We welcome all who are qualified to apply, and we emphatically invite those who identify as people of color, women, veterans, LGBTQ/gender non-conforming individuals, and those with disabilities to consider joining our team. 

Major Duties & Responsibilities:  Teaching A commitment to high-quality, innovative, student-centered teaching is essential for this position. Expected teaching load is likely 4-3. Our need is to develop applied philosophy/ethics courses  to engage our health sciences students. There are opportunities to develop a variety of electives, given candidate’s interests and departmental needs. This might include creative development of courses on public health ethics, healthcare policy, introductory ethics, or introductory-level philosophy of science/medicine courses (i.e., emphasizing epistemology/metaphysics of the clinic and laboratory).

We have no current need for business ethics. Candidates will support existing departmental teaching needs in upper-level courses, which may include Bioethics, Healthcare and Human Values for pharmacy students, and Research Ethics for graduate students. Candidates may also help improve both our medical humanities minor and our campus gen ed requirements. Within the BS Public Health program, you will engage students in the classroom, but may also support independent study and capstone students, and mentor students, some of which in the past have led to student and collaborative publications.  

Service: Candidates will be expected to make appropriate contributions in the areas of service. This may include service to: the PHS department; faculty/administrative committees; undergraduate advising; student organizations; professional organizations; and communities outside ACPHS.   

Scholarship: A strong plan for scholarship is encouraged but not required for this position.  Our department supports junior faculty in developing their research programs and encourages interdisciplinary partnerships within campus and in the Albany community.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Teaching courses through a learning management system (Canvas)
  • Collaborating effectively across professional and disciplinary boundaries
  • Ability to develop and successfully teach to a wide domain of students

Required Qualifications Ph.D. in Philosophy or closely related discipline  Preferred Qualifications

    • Post doctoral work strengthens application
    • Pedagogical training strengthens application 

Posting Details: Posting Number Fac1282014

Desired Start Date: 07/01/2022

Position End Date (if temporary) 

Open Date: 12/17/2021

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled Yes

Special Instructions to Applicants: Cover letters/statement of teaching will be strengthened by candidate’s demonstrated success either (a) in engagement with the health sciences or public health, or projects that may contribute to the growth of our community based public health practice site in Albany’s South End, The Collaboratory and/or (b) in engaged teaching of issues of DEI/feminism/race.  

Required Documents

  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Teaching Philosophy

Optional Documents

  1. Brief Description of Research Interests
  2. Supplemental Documents

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

How to apply
Application type Online
Web address to apply https://employment.acphs.edu/postings/1472
Hard deadline No deadline specified (applications considered on an ongoing basis)
Time created January 5, 2022, 9:10pm UTC
Scheduled expiry date July 4, 2022, 3:34pm EST
Expired on July 4, 2022, 3:46pm EST
Last updated September 3, 2022, 3:00pm UTC
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