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Nancy Schaenen Endowed Visiting Scholar of Ethics

The Janet Prindle Institute for Ethics, DePauw University

Job category Postdoc or similar / Fixed term
AOS Ethics, especially in areas of applied ethics and/or PPE
AOS categories Applied Ethics
AOC Open
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Location Greencastle, Indiana, United States
Start date Fall 2024
Job description

The Janet Prindle Institute for Ethics at DePauw University invites applications for the position of Nancy Schaenen Endowed Visiting Scholar of Ethics to begin in August 2024. This is a two-year term position with an option to extend for a third year by mutual agreement.

The Schaenen Scholar position has the following main responsibilities. First, to teach 3 courses per year in the appropriate academic department. Second, to share their research expertise to engage intellectually with the DePauw community. This could include public lectures, arranging symposia, hosting visiting scholars, leading faculty reading groups, serving as a guest lecturer in a class, and so on. Third, to assist with the educational and academic aspects of our student internship programs, by providing training and mentorship to student interns. Fourth, to help manage various aspects of the Institute’s programming, including reviewing paper submissions, course proposals, and funding proposals.

We seek a scholar with a strong background and record of accomplishment and/or promise in ethics. A Ph.D. (by the time of appointment) is required. A Ph.D. in Philosophy is preferred, although we will consider candidates from other fields. Candidates should demonstrate proficiency in ethical analysis and argument applied to issues of practical, professional, personal, and social concern and should have the desire and ability to engage non-specialists at all levels. A commitment to teaching undergraduates in a liberal arts setting and evidence of effective and inclusive teaching are essential. The Prindle Institute specifically seeks candidates with an ability to teach in areas of applied ethics (e.g., bioethics, business ethics, technology ethics) and/or candidates with an ability to teach in the broad area of PPE (Philosophy, Politics, and Economics).

This position offers the benefits of time and resources for research and comes with a professional development budget. It also provides valuable administrative experience that should enable the successful candidate to contribute to or start another ethics center or program. Regular interaction with DePauw’s students will help develop the visiting scholar’s teaching, advising, and mentoring skills.

The Janet Prindle Institute for Ethics provides a compelling physical space and a distinctive forum for DePauw students, faculty, and staff that fosters ethics education, research, and dialogue. The Institute also has a national outreach mission to promote and encourage deep and careful thinking about ethical issues of immediate or perennial concern.

For further information about the Janet Prindle Institute for Ethics and its programming, please visit our website: https://www.prindleinstitute.org/

DePauw University is a leading, nationally recognized liberal arts university dedicated to educating over 1,800 highly talented, motivated, and diverse students from across the country and around the globe. Connected to the liberal arts college is one of the nation’s first Schools of Music, to be renamed The Institute of Music at DePauw in July 2024. For 185 years, DePauw has created an atmosphere of intellectual challenge and social engagement that prepares students for lifelong success. Located in Greencastle, Indiana, about a 45-minute drive west of Indianapolis, DePauw is a member of the Great Lakes Colleges Association. DePauw is committed to diversity and seeks to strengthen our institution through equitable and inclusive practices. Please see this profile for more information about DePauw University.

How to apply
Application type Online
Web address to apply https://apply.interfolio.com/145677
Email to apply
Deadline for full consideration: May 17, 2024, 11:59pm EST

(applications under review)

Hard deadline No deadline specified (applications considered on an ongoing basis)
Web address for more information http://prindleinstitute.org
Contact name Jeff Dunn
Contact email
Contact phone 7657200419
Time created May 3, 2024, 6:18pm UTC
Scheduled expiry date October 30, 2024, 2:19pm EST
Last updated May 3, 2024, 6:18pm UTC
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