Michigan State University, Dept. of Philosophy, Feminist bioethics, Assistant or Associate
Oct 21, 2019 → Nov 26, 2019
The Department of Philosophy at Michigan State University invites applications for a tenure-system, academic-year appointment at
the rank of associate or assistant professor, beginning August 16, 2020. Area of specialization: Feminist bioethics. Areas of competence: Open.
The ideal candidate’s research will complement existing departmental strengths, for example, by taking an empirically-informed approach to bioethics or focusing
on social justice issues related to health and health care. A PhD in Philosophy or a closely allied field prior to appointment is required.
The candidate should be prepared to teach philosophy courses at the undergraduate and graduate level (four courses/year), as well as participate in thesis supervision
and engage in service on- and off-campus. The successful candidate will have a robust research program established at the time of hiring.
Candidates should be committed to teaching a diverse student body.
The Department is a dynamic and inclusive community. Our research strengths include environmental philosophy and ethics, socially engaged philosophy of science,
and bioethics in philosophy of medicine and agriculture (including food justice) and we have a commitment to feminist philosophical approaches in all of these areas.
The Department is home to MSU’s Center for Interdisciplinarity and has a longstanding relationship with the Center for Ethics and Humanities in the Life Sciences.
It is also the editorial home of the International Journal of Feminist Approaches to Bioethics.
MSU is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. MSU is committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity.
The university actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans, and persons with disabilities.
The College of Arts & Letters recognizes that only an academic and organizational culture which actively seeks out and strengthens diverse
voices and perspectives among its members results in true excellence. We are an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
The College of Arts & Letters is particularly interested in candidates of all backgrounds who are committed to the principle that intellectual leadership is
achieved through open access and pro-active inclusion.
Review of applications will begin on November 25, 2019 and continue until the position has been filled. Applications must be submitted electronically to
the Michigan State University Human Resources website, at
Qualified applicants should submit:
a) a cover letter;
b) a current curriculum vitae;
c) a teaching dossier (including evidence of teaching effectiveness, sample syllabi, statement of teaching interests);
d) a summary of your experience with diversity in the classroom and/or in your past or planned research endeavors, any experience mentoring diverse students or
faculty, any experience mentoring diverse students or community outreach initiatives; and an explanation of how you will advance our goals of inclusive excellence;
e) a statement of research that addresses how your research program contributes to the departmental commitment to engaged philosophy;
f) a writing sample
g) names and email addresses of individuals who will be contacted to submit reference letters.
Applicants at the level of Associate Professor should provide information for four potential referees of equal or higher rank; applicants at the level of Assistant Professor
should provide information for three potential referees of equal or higher rank.
Queries may be directed to Robyn Bluhm, Chair of the Search Committee, Department of Philosophy, email
Persons with disabilities have the right to request and receive reasonable accommodations.
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