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Assistant Teaching Professor (EXPIRED)

Kennedy Institute of Ethics, Georgetown University

Job category Junior faculty / Fixed term
AOS Applied Ethics, Ethics, Normative Ethics, Social and Political Philosophy
AOS categories Applied Ethics
Biomedical Ethics
Normative Ethics
Value Theory
AOC Biomedical Ethics, Ethics of Emerging Technologies
AOC categories Philosophy of Computing
Applied Ethics
Biomedical Ethics
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Location Washington, D. C., Washington, D.C., United States
Start date July 1, 2023
Job description

Georgetown University in Washington D.C. invites applications for the position, contingent on funding, of Assistant Teaching Professor, at Ethics Lab, an initiative of the Kennedy Institute of Ethics. The position is a full-time non-tenure faculty position with a 12-month term, renewable for a second year contingent on project funding.

Applications are being accepted on a rolling deadline. For full consideration, candidates should submit materials by the preferred deadline of April 19, 2023.

Who We Are

Ethics Lab brings philosophy and design thinking together for two missions:  education and work with external projects to effect change in the world. In its educational mission, it develops novel courses in areas of emerging ethics, and designs and delivers creative exercises for embedding ethics across the curriculum. In its impact mission, it provides ethics-centered consultation to research, policy, and industry project teams working in arenas of high complexity.

The Position

This position is specific to Ethics Lab’s stewardship of a funded initiative to develop innovative courses and cross-disciplinary program collaborations addressing the ethical challenges of AI & Health. The position will also assist in other initiatives of Ethics Lab, including work with external partners and team pedagogical design. The position carries a 1:1 teaching load. Responsibilities include development of 2 new courses at the intersection of technology and health; extending opportunities for Ethics Lab’s program partner network to include health-related faculty, schools, and programs at Georgetown University; and contributing to direct impact projects of the Lab. 

Professional development funds are available to support this position’s contribution of new knowledge to academic, instructional, or sectoral communities. The form of this work may be scholarly, pedagogical, or practical/applied/translational in nature. 


Applicants should be able to speak to demonstrable experience (academic or otherwise) in emerging technologies and in health ethics. A background in ethical or social-epistemological issues related to race, gender, and other social identities is a particular advantage but not required. 

A PhD in philosophy is required by the time of appointment. Candidates should be philosophically rigorous but also creative; enthusiastic about working with other disciplines; and passionate about bringing philosophy to the service of helping address immediate, real-world complexities. Candidates should be comfortable working in a collaborative team environment and practicing philosophy in contexts of innovation, ambiguity, and complexity; have strong interpersonal and writing skills; and be able to effectively time manage work on multiple projects. Robust onboarding to the team, its mission, and its methods will be provided. For more on Ethics Lab, please visit the website.


This Assistant Teaching Professorship is a 12-month appointment with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2023, and carries a highly competitive salary, benefits, and additional stipend for professional development. For faculty benefit information, please refer to the University current benefit resources online. This position will be supervised by Prof. Margaret Little, McNamara Chair of Philosophy and Director of Ethics Lab.

Interested in Applying?

Candidates should submit to the Interfolio portal the following:

  • a cover letter that directly addresses their potential fit for this unique position (including demonstrable experience with the topic, pedagogical innovation, and supporting programmatic partnerships)

  • curriculum vitae

  • teaching portfolio (including teaching evaluations)

  • three letters of reference [upload within interfolio]

Optional but welcome is inclusion of a writing sample that demonstrates proficiency with accessible writing, whether that is an academic piece or blog post.

Apply for the Assistant Teaching Professor of Philosophy (Ethics Lab – AI & Health) position on Interfolio.

Georgetown University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer fully dedicated to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, sexual orientation, age, religion, national origin, marital status, veteran status, disability or other categories protected by law.

How to apply
Application type Online
Web address to apply http://apply.interfolio.com/123681
Deadline for full consideration: April 19, 2023, 12:00am EST

(applications under review)

Hard deadline No deadline specified (applications considered on an ongoing basis)
Web address for more information http://ethicslab.georgetown.edu
Contact name Ethics Lab
Contact email
Time created April 11, 2023, 1:53pm UTC
Scheduled expiry date October 7, 2023, 7:55pm EST
Expired on July 3, 2023, 10:21am EST
Last updated February 9, 2024, 10:23pm UTC
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