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Assistant Professor of Philosophy/Bioethics

Department of History, Anthropology, and Philosophy, Augusta University

Job category Junior faculty / Tenure-track or similar
AOS Bioethics
AOS categories Biomedical Ethics
Social and Political Philosophy
AOC Environmental Ethics, Biomedical Ethics relating to underserved populations, Social Philosophy of Race, Gender, Religion, Cultural, Disability, Sexuality, etc.
AOC categories Philosophy of Biology
Philosophy of Social Science
Environmental Philosophy
Ethics
Social and Political Philosophy
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Location Augusta, Georgia, United States
Start date August 8, 2022
Job description

The Department of History, Anthropology, and Philosophy at Augusta University invites applications for a tenure-track, Assistant Professor of Philosophy. While the AOS is open, we are primarily interested in candidates working in fields that can extend biomedical concerns beyond the confines of the hospital, in order to address the wider dimensions of health care, such as those affecting persons who are marginalized or disenfranchised or otherwise underserved because of location, race, class, gender, religion, culture, and so on.

The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. and a strong commitment to research and teaching. Teaching responsibilities will include both undergraduate and graduate courses in Biomedical Ethics and introductory-level philosophy courses in the Core Curriculum. There will also be opportunities to develop upper-level courses for the Philosophy minor. Standard duties will include teaching three courses a semester, advising and mentoring students, maintaining a strong program of scholarship, and providing service to the Department, College, and University.

This position is vital to our growing Graduate Certificate in Bioethics (which draws students from many fields, including Nursing and Medicine); the BA in Health, Society, and Policy; and the Undergraduate Certificate in Health Humanities. The successful candidate will be encouraged to pursue opportunities with other units such as (but not limited to): the pastoral care team at Augusta University Hospital, the Institute for Public and Preventative Health, the Center for Bioethics and Health Policy, faculty members in the Medical and Nursing Colleges, residents, and medical and nursing graduate students.

THE UNIVERSITY: Augusta University, located in historic Augusta, Georgia, is one of only four public comprehensive research institutions in the state of Georgia. Founded in 1828, the university includes ten colleges and schools with nearly 9000 students and over 1000 full time faculty. It houses the nation's ninth-largest and 13th-oldest medical school, the state's sole dental college, an aligned and integrated health system, a growing intercollegiate athletics program, and the diverse Pamplin College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, among other units.

THE DEPARTMENT: The department offers undergraduates degrees in History and Anthropology, and teaches a broad range of core social science and humanities courses. In addition to offering an undergraduate BA in Anthropology and History, the Department houses concentrations in Public History and Secondary Education teaching, as well as minor in Philosophy and certificates in Museum Studies, Asian Studies, Health Humanities, and Bioethics. We are located on the beautiful and historic Summerville campus.

Responsibilities include teaching existing courses and crafting new courses in the field; holding office hours, providing timely grading and student feedback; adhering to all academic policies of the University; maintenance of a high-quality research program; and publication of peer-reviewed scholarship

Minimum Requirements :  Earned Ph.D. in Philosophy or related field at time of appointment and demonstrated potential for teaching effectiveness with diverse student populations.

Academic rank, tenure status and salary to be commensurate with qualifications and experience of the selected candidate.

Conditions of Employment: All candidates are required to successfully pass a Background Check review. For specific positions, the final candidate may be subject to a (pre-employment) physical, drug screen, and/or credit check.

The final candidate will be required to provide proof of completed academic degree(s) as well as post-secondary coursework in the form of original transcript(s). Those candidates trained by a foreign institution will also be required to provide an educational/credential evaluation.

All employees are responsible for ensuring the confidentiality, availability, and integrity of sensitive [patient, student, employee, financial, business, etc.] information by exercising sound judgment and adhering to cybersecurity and privacy policies during the course of their employment and beyond.

Review of applications will begin November 29.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Augusta University is proud to be an equal opportunity employer welcoming applicants from underrepresented groups, including individuals with disabilities and veterans.

Other Information

This position is also responsible for promoting a customer friendly environment and providing superior service to our patients, students, faculty, and employees. "Augusta University is a patient-and family-centered care institution, where employees partner everyday with patients and families for success."

Augusta University is a tobacco free environment and the use of any tobacco products on any part of the campus, both inside and outside, is strictly prohibited.

How to apply
Application type Online
Instructions
To be considered an applicant for this position you must apply online at https://www.augusta.edu/hr/jobs/faculty. Please search for Job ID 235205. Applications should include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, research statement, teaching statement, diversity statement, and a list with contact information for three references. Please upload these items as one PDF document. For more information, contact Dr. Brian Armstrong, Department of History, Anthropology, and Philosophy, Augusta University, 1120 15th Street, Augusta, GA 30912 or [email protected]
Web address to apply https://www.augusta.edu/hr/jobs/faculty
Email to apply
Deadline for full consideration: November 29, 2021, 12:00am EST

(applications under review)

Hard deadline December 31, 2021, 11:59pm EST
Contact
Web address for more information https://www.augusta.edu/hr/jobs/faculty
Contact name Brian Armstrong
Contact email
Contact phone 706-627-1709
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Scheduled expiry date December 31, 2021, 11:59pm EST
Last updated November 4, 2021, 3:54pm UTC
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