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Instructor of Bioethics

Philosophy and Religion, Western Carolina University

Job category Faculty (open rank) / Fixed term
AOS Bioethics
AOS categories Applied Ethics
AOC Open
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Location Cullowhee, North Carolina, United States
Start date August, 2020
Job description

The Department of Philosophy and Religion at Western Carolina University invites applications for a full-time instructor specializing in bioethics to start August 2020. This is a one year fixed-term position that has the possibility of renewal based upon eligibility factors. The position carries a 4/4 teaching load and typical service duties. A lower teaching load might be negotiated for a candidate engaged in significant service to the profession or to the community. The chosen instructor will teach multiple sections per year of Bioethics and Social Justice, a required course in the University’s Integrated Health Sciences Program (https://www.wcu.edu/learn/departments-schools-colleges/HHS/healthsci/ihs/index.aspx). The instructor will also teach other classes in philosophy and/or religion based on competence and departmental need.  

Employment in this position is contingent upon final budgetary approval.

Western Carolina University is a regional comprehensive university and the westernmost campus in the University of North Carolina public system. WCU has about 12,000 students in total and 10,000 undergraduates, approximately 44% of whom are first-generation students.

WCU is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring that all of our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. We believe in transparency and encourage you to visit our “Diversity at WCU” website. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

WCU embraces its role as a regionally engaged university and is designated by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as a community engaged university. Preference will be given to candidates who can demonstrate a commitment to public engagement through their teaching and service.

M.A. in Philosophy or Bioethics required, Ph.D. preferred. 

How to apply
Application type Online
Please note that we do not accept letters of reference in our online application portal. Please submit only the contact information for referees.
Web address to apply http://jobs.wcu.edu/postings/12261
Deadline for full consideration: March 1, 2020, 12:00am EST

(applications under review)

Hard deadline No deadline specified (applications considered on an ongoing basis)
Contact name David Henderson
Contact email
Time created January 30, 2020, 3:35pm EST
Scheduled expiry date August 16, 2020, 7:29pm EST
Last updated January 30, 2020, 3:45pm EST
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