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Postdoctoral Scholar

Institute for Practical Ethics, University of California, San Diego

Job category Postdoc or similar / Fixed term
AOS Ethics of Science, Medicine, and Technology
AOS categories Ethics
AOC Ethics of Science, Medicine, and Technology
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Location San Diego, California, United States
Start date Summer or Fall 2019
Job description

The Institute for Practical Ethics, a newly founded interdisciplinary research unit at the University of California, San Diego, is dedicated to the pursuit of socially responsible science. Forming connections among ethicists, social scientists, natural scientists, health professionals and the community, it seeks to address ethical and social issues facing society, from ethical issues in clinical trials, environmental conservation, stem cell research, engineering and big data, and much more.  Further information about the Institute can be found at ipe.ucsd.edu.

As part of a five-year expansion project, we are hiring postdoctoral scholars.  In this first wave we are specifically looking for an ethicist with philosophical training.  In future waves we will be looking for social scientists.  We anticipate successful applicants being from, but not limited to, the fields of philosophy, ethics and bioethics.

We invite applications for the position of postdoctoral scholar for the academic years 2019-2020 and 2020-2021.  Applicants must possess a PhD granted from an accredited university before the position begins.

The postdoctoral scholar positions are two-year appointments, with the second year contingent upon acceptable performance in the first year.  Salary, as based on UC’s salary scales and candidate qualifications, will be provided in exchange for active participation in the Institute’s program of activities.  The primary task of the postdoctoral scholar is to work on their own research.  Any more limited additional duties will be decided through consultation between the postdoctoral scholar and Institute Co-Directors.  Postdoctoral scholars are required to be in residence for the entirety of the academic years.  The postdoctoral scholar position is open to international applicants. The Institute is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research and service.

How to apply
Application type Other
Instructions
Primary consideration will be given to applications submitted by December 17, 2018, but all applications will be considered until positions are filled. Applications should be submitted to Tara Nadeau (tlnadeau@ucsd.edu) and should include: • Cover letter • Curriculum vitae • Brief statement (1000 words maximum) summarizing the applicant's intellectual interests, scholarly training, and research agenda as these relate to the mission of the IPE • Copies of no more than two representative publications or dissertation chapters • Two letters of recommendation The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Inquiries regarding the Institute, its program, and the fellowship positions may be addressed to tlnadeau@ucsd.edu
Hard deadline December 17, 2018, 11:59pm PST
Contact
Web address for more information http://ipe.ucsd.edu/prof-opportunities/index.html
Contact name Tara Nadeau
Contact email
Contact phone 8588224973
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Time created October 17, 2018, 9:57am EST
Scheduled expiry date December 17, 2018, 11:59pm PST
Last updated October 17, 2018, 9:57am EST
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