University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Distinguished Chair

Jun 03, 2015 Dec 04, 2015

EXPECTED POSITION: The Department of Philosophy at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte will invite applications for a Distinguished Chair in Health Care Ethics, beginning Fall 2016, pending the final approval of the University President and Board of Trustees in summer 2015. Rank: Associate Professor or Professor. We seek a person with significant national and/or international stature in health care ethics, including related areas in bioethics, who will serve as a catalyst for research and grant activity. The person who fills this position will collaborate in various ways with the growing health care community of the Charlotte, NC, region. S/he will complement the work done by existing UNC Charlotte units such as the Center for Professional and Applied Ethics and the School of Nursing. S/he also will help develop and oversee the philosophy department’s planned interdisciplinary minor in Medical and Health Humanities.

Our department embodies an intertraditional approach to philosophy; we engage in work within and between philosophical traditions, aiming to build a philosophical culture where sub-disciplinary boundaries are less important than the resources they creating dynamic relationships between theory and experience in which each informs and transform each other. The Philosophy Department offers a major and minor, a Graduate Certificate in Applied Ethics, and an M.A. in Ethics and Applied Philosophy. Our department has connections to other units across the university, both at the graduate and undergraduate levels, and we are closely affiliated with UNC Charlotte's Center for Professional and Applied Ethics Ethics. For more information on the Department, including its vision for intertraditionality, see our website:Philosophy.

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte UNC is a doctoral, research-intensive university, located in one of the nation’s fastest-growing metropolitan areas on an expanding modern campus. One of sixteen campuses in one of the oldest public university systems in the United States, UNC Charlotte offers over 27,000 culturally diverse students a wide range of undergraduate and graduate degree programs. Charlotte's metropolitan area is rich in cultural and racial diversity (over 40% Hispanic/Latino and African-American) and our faculty strives to reflect and interact positively with that population. The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences houses 20 departments in the humanities, social and behavioral sciences, physical sciences, and military sciences, as well as 8 research centers and institutes and 13 interdisciplinary programs.

Required: 1) a doctoral degree in philosophy; 2) an exceptional scholarly record commensurate with a tenured appointment in a philosophy department at the level of Associate Professor or Professor; 3) evidence of successful teaching; and 4) a demonstrated commitment to promote diversity as a value in the department, college and university. A record of significant, externally funded grant activity is preferred, but not required. Preference also will be given to candidates whose work fits with the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences’ emphases on globalization, sustainability, diversity, and/or digital scholarship. The teaching load is one course per semester, at all levels including our growing M.A. program, plus typical service duties. Salary very competitive. Detailed information about submitting applications will be forthcoming electronically in July 2015; interviews will take place fall semester 2015. Questions about the position should be directed to the Philosophy Department Chair, Shannon Sullivan, at Sullivan. AA/EOE employer. Minorities, women, and persons with disabilities are especially encouraged to apply.

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