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Postdoctoral Scholar

Institute for Practical Ethics, University of California, San Diego

Job category Postdoc or similar / Fixed term
AOS Applied Ethics, especially topics connected to science and technology
AOS categories Applied Ethics
AOC Applied Ethics
AOC categories Applied Ethics
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Location University City, California, United States
Start date Fall Quarter 2021
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.

We anticipate successful applicants being from, but not limited to, the fields of philosophy, ethics, and bioethics.

Postdoctoral Scholar Position Terms and Applications

We invite applications for the position of postdoctoral scholar for the academic year 2021-2022. Applicants must possess a PhD granted from an accredited university before the position begins.

The postdoctoral scholar position is a one-year appointment. 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. The postdoctoral scholar is required to be in residence for the entirety of the academic year. 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 Email
Primary consideration will be given to applications submitted by February 28, 2021, but all applications will be considered until the position is 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 position may be addressed to tlnadeau@ucsd.edu.
Web address to apply https://ipe.ucsd.edu/prof-opportunities/index.html
Email to apply
Hard deadline February 28, 2021, 11:59pm PST
Web address for more information http://www.ipe.ucsd.edu
Contact name Tara Nadeau
Contact email
Contact phone please use email
Time created January 12, 2021, 9:02am EST
Scheduled expiry date February 28, 2021, 11:59pm PST
Last updated January 12, 2021, 9:02am EST
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