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Open Faculty Positions

Medical Ethics faculty positions in the Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy
Posting Department: Medical Ethics and Health Policy
Expire Date: 11/23/2014
The Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania seeks candidates for an Associate, Full, and/or Assistant Professor position in the tenure track. Rank will be commensurate with experience. Responsibilities include 60% protected research time with minimal administrative responsibilities. Successful applicants will also teach one course a year in the Department of Philosophy in the School of Arts & Sciences and might have some additional teaching responsibilities in one other medical ethics course a year. Successful applicants will be recommended for a secondary appointment in the Department of Philosophy in the School of Arts & Sciences. Applicants must have a Ph.D. degree and have demonstrated excellent qualifications in education, research, and clinical care.

The Department is dedicated to advanced research on theoretical and applied issues in bioethics. We are looking for philosophers who are interested in investigating issues related to resource allocation and priority setting in either domestic or global spheres. The candidate could also have interests in research ethics especially in the global sphere. The area of specialization is Political Philosophy or Ethics. Research interests may also include issues related to international justice and its implications for clinical research in developing countries. Previous background in bioethics is not necessary.

The Department has five major research interests: resource allocation, global health research ethics, neuroethics, research ethics, and transplantation ethics. There are ten full time faculty members in the Department, six of whom have doctorates in philosophy or political theory. Salary is a 12-month competitive salary based on medical school scale. Proposed start date is September 1, 2013 or later. This position will remain open until suitable candidates are found.

We seek candidates who embrace and reflect diversity in the broadest sense.

The University of Pennsylvania is an EOE. Minorities/Women/Individuals with disabilities/Protected Veterans are encouraged to apply.

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