Assistant Professor in Bioethics
Department for Philosophy and Religious Studies, Utrecht University
|Job category||Junior faculty / Tenure-track or similar|
|AOS||Bioethics, broadly conceived|
Social and Political Philosophy
|AOC||Bioethics, broadly conceived|
Social and Political Philosophy
|Location||Utrecht, Utrecht, Netherlands|
|Start date||september 1, 2020|
Utrecht University offers an Assistant Professor position in Practical Philosophy, with a specialization in bio-ethics, particularly in the following fields: health care ethics, reproductive ethics, disability ethics, environmental ethics, biomedical ethics, neuroethics, pharmaceutical ethics or public health ethics. TThe position is situated within the Ethics Institute, which is a part of the Department of Philosophy & Religious Studies.
The Assistant Professor‘s teaching time will be spent primarily in the MA programme in Applied Ethics, the BA programme in Philosophy, and in-service teaching in other faculties (such as Biology and Pharmacy the new minor in Medical Humanities). Much of this teaching is in Dutch. The Master Applied Ethics is a one-year programme that attracts students from a wide variety of disciplines who are interested in ethical issues in fields of e.g. biomedical ethics, sustainability, economic and business ethics. In addition to teaching courses in these programmes, the Assistant Professor will also be involved in internship and thesis coaching, tutoring of students, and take management responsibilities (such as membership in an Exam committee or Education Committee). The BA programme in Philosophy offers a broad introduction to philosophy, of which practical philosophy composes a substantial part. In-service teaching is offered at the request of other faculties, and often involves short lectures or seminars embedded in courses in e.g. pharmacy, biomedical sciences, and biology.
An interdisciplinary approach, connecting philosophical theory to theories/findings of other disciplines in the social sciences and humanities, is highly valued. The successful candidate’s research specialization will facilitate collaborations within one or more of the Utrecht University’s research focus areas, such as One Health (https://www.uu.nl/en/research/life-sciences/research/one-health), Institutions for Open Societies, (https://www.uu.nl/en/research/institutions-for-open-societies), Professional Performance (https://www.uu.nl/en/research/professional-performance), or Pathways to Sustainability (https://www.uu.nl/en/research/sustainability/research). An interest in participating in the new inter-university “Gravitation” programme on Ethics of Socially Disruptive Technologies (https://www.esdt.nl/research-lines-esdt/) would be particularly welcome.
The successful candidate will have:
This is an appointment (1.0 FTE) for the duration of two years, starting 1 September 2020. Upon satisfactory performance in the two-year probationary period, this position will become a permanent appointment. The gross salary - depending on previous qualifications and experience - ranges between €3,475 and €4,757 (scale 10-11 according to the Collective Labour Agreement Dutch Universities) per month for a full-time employment. Salaries are supplemented with a holiday bonus of 8% and a year-end bonus of 8.3% per year. In addition, Utrecht University offers excellent secondary conditions, including attractive retirement scheme and (partly paid) parental leave. For more information visit Working at Utrecht University.
About the organisation
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|How to apply|
Apply Everyone deserves to feel at home at our university. We welcome employees with a wide variety of backgrounds and perspectives. To apply, please send your curriculum vitae, including a letter of motivation via the ‘apply’ button below. The application should include: a cover letter (max one page); a curriculum vitae (max four pages), including a list of your publications. Please include at the end the names and contact details of two referees; a research plan for the coming years (max two pages); a key publication (max. 20 pages); two course evaluations (if you have any). Interviews will be scheduled on 25 June 2020. Interviews may be conducted over Skype or Microsoft Teams.
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|Hard deadline||June 10, 2020, 11:59pm CET|
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|Contact name||Prof I. Robeyns|
|Time created||May 20, 2020, 11:54am EST|
|Scheduled expiry date||June 10, 2020, 11:59pm CET|
|Last updated||May 27, 2020, 10:20am EST|
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