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Assistant or Associate Professor in Ethics

Michigan Technological University

Job category Faculty (open rank) / Tenure-track or similar
AOS interdisciplinary ethical literacy, applied ethics
AOS categories Applied Ethics
Biomedical Ethics
AOC interdisciplinary ethical literacy, applied ethics
AOC categories Applied Ethics
Biomedical Ethics
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Location Houghton, Mi, United States
Start date Fall 2020
Job description

Michigan Technological University recently launching nine new and exciting Tech Forward initiatives and is seeking interdisciplinary faculty to assist with this vision.

As part of these initiatives, Michigan Tech is bolstering its strength in interdisciplinary ethics research and educational programs. We solicit applications for a tenure-track position in ethics broadly construed. Candidates should have expertise in applied research areas such as health, climate, energy, environment, computing, social justice, media, communication, engineering, business, or other research areas. 

This position will be closely associated with the newly established Institute for Policy, Ethics, and Culture (IPEC) designed to promote interdisciplinary ethical literacy and leadership in research and the curriculum. IPEC addresses the policy implementations, ethical considerations, and cultural significance of the massive changes and disruptive forces currently underway due to rapid technological innovation. IPEC is part of the university’s larger Tech Forward Initiatives that address ongoing and emerging challenges of the Twentieth Century. Preference will be given to candidates with a record of interdisciplinary or transdisciplinary research and collaboration with researchers across a wide variety of scientific, technological, and humanistic disciplines. In addition to pursuing and funding their own research, the successful candidate will contribute to interdisciplinary studies and contribute to the quality of undergraduate and graduate education.

Faculty hired through this initiative may reside in any academic unit. 

Information on related strategic hiring, how to apply, and about our partner engagement program, can be found on our website.

About Michigan Tech

Michigan Tech is located in Houghton, Michigan and is home to more than 7,000 students from 60 countries around the world. Our seven Colleges and Schools develop, apply, and communicate science, engineering, technology, and mathematics in more than 120 graduate and undergraduate degree programs.

Founded in 1885, Michigan Tech is a leading public research institution. With more than $78 million in total research expenditures and 19 research centers and institutes, the University fosters a world-class and diverse faculty, staff, and student population. Our beautiful campus in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula overlooks the Keweenaw Waterway and is just a few miles from Lake Superior.

Michigan Tech is an ADVANCE Institution, and has twice received National Science Foundation funds in support of efforts to increase diversity, inclusion, and the participation and advancement of women and underrepresented individuals in STEM.

Michigan Technological University is an equal opportunity educational institution/equal opportunity employer, which includes providing equal opportunity for protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.

How to apply
Application type Online
Applicants must apply online at https://www.jobs.mtu.edu/postings/8570. Please upload a cover letter, curriculum vita, a one-page statement of research interests and experience in securing extramural support, and a one-page statement of teaching experience and philosophy. The cover letter should explain how the applicant will contribute to ethics-related research and education and how the candidate will contribute to the interdisciplinarity of the University community. We encourage applicants to comment on how their research, teaching, and service contribute to enhancing diversity, equity, and inclusiveness. Applicants will be asked to provide contact information for three references but only references for shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Questions can be addressed to Search Committee Chair, P. Sotirin (pjsotiri@mtu.edu).
Web address to apply https://www.jobs.mtu.edu/postings/8570
Hard deadline No deadline specified (applications considered on an ongoing basis)
Web address for more information https://www.mtu.edu/
Contact name Provost's Office
Contact email
Contact phone 9064872440
Time created October 29, 2019, 5:02pm EST
Scheduled expiry date May 16, 2020, 4:52pm PST
Last updated October 29, 2019, 5:02pm EST
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