University of Massachusetts, Dept. of Philosophy, Associate Professor

Oct 17, 2016 Dec 05, 2016

The Department of Philosophy at the University of Massachusetts, Boston invites applications for an Associate Professor to direct its new Applied Ethics Center with an expected start date of September 1, 2017. The position requires a deep grounding in applied ethics very broadly construed to include issues in: science and technology, medical ethics, business ethics, global development ethics, environmental ethics and climate change policy, human rights, moral psychology, race, gender, education and other areas.

Applicants must have a philosophy, unless distinguished work in philosophy is combined with an equivalent terminal degree. Preference will be given to applicants with experience in organizational development and fundraising, a distinguished record of relevant scholarship, and a national reputation. In addition a successful candidate will have an interest in interdisciplinary work and faculty collaboration, and will have demonstrated excellence in teaching. Job responsibilities include teaching 2-3 courses per year at the undergraduate level, grant writing and events planning.

Additional Information:
The University of Massachusetts Boston provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, age, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military status, or genetic information. In addition to federal law requirements, the University of Massachusetts Boston complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the university operates. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment.

Application Instructions:
To apply please submit the following materials online: a cover letter and curriculum vitae with the names of at least three references who may be contacted, a complete list of publications, a statement of research, a writing sample, and, a statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to an ethics center.

To receive full consideration applications must be received no later than December 5th, 2016.
The department will interview selected candidates via Skype in January. For more information, contact: [UMB}(

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