Jobs & Opportunities

Two-Year Research Position
Center for the Study of Ethics in the Professions (CSEP)
Illinois Institute of Technology - Chicago, Illinois

Illinois Institute of Technology’s Center for the Study of Ethics in the Professions (CSEP) invites applications for a two-year research position beginning in Fall 2015. The position is for a post-doctoral researcher or a Ph.D. student who has strong research interests in philosophical and ethical issues in neuroscience. The Ph.D. student must have finished his or her course work and have a Master’s degree or an equivalent. He or she will work within the two-year research project “Neuroethics – on the interplay between neuroscience and ethics” funded by the Swiss Cogito Foundation. The research project investigates philosophical and ethical implications of neuroscientific research. It focuses on the question of how far neuroscientific research results can serve as an adequate basis for arguments concerning moral judgment and ethical theory. Given the interdisciplinary character of the project, we especially welcome candidates with a research specialty both in philosophy/ethics and neuroscience. The salary is $39,000 per calendar year plus benefits.

Please send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, writing sample, and three letters of recommendation to ehildt@iit.edu. Inquiries may be directed to Elisabeth Hildt, Center for the Study of Ethics in the Professions, Illinois Institute of Technology, 3241 S Federal Street, Chicago, IL 60616. Email: ehildt@iit.edu. Deadline: January 31, 2015.

Illinois Institute of Technology is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA employer committed to enhancing equity, inclusion and diversity within its community. It actively seeks applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, veterans and other underrepresented groups. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment.

 

Post-doctoral Fellowship in Neuroethics
Center for Sensorimotor Neural Engineering (CSNE)
University of Washington in Seattle

Review of applications will begin: December 20, 2014

The CSNE has an outstanding opportunity for a Neuroethics Postdoc Fellow (Research Scientist/Engineer 4). The Center for Sensorimotor Neural Engineering (CSNE) is an NSF Engineering Research Center focused on developing neural-inspired sensorimotor devices, such as deep brain stimulators, brain-computer interfaces, and smart prosthetics. See http://www.csne-erc.org/

The fellow will work closely with the Ethics Thrust faculty (Goering/Klein) and ERC investigators to consider ethics challenges and solutions throughout the conceptualization, funds-seeking, execution, and reporting phases of research and translation. The fellow will be supported to develop independent research and publications on ethical challenges in the domain of neural engineering as well as contribute to the ethics activities of the Center.

The primary location of this position is at CSNE at the UW in Seattle, where the Fellow will have workspace and other relevant infrastructure. This position is a joint position (75%/25%) with the National Core for Neuroethics at the University of British Columbia and the Fellow will be expected to travel to UBC on a regular basis (e.g., one week every two months, etc.) to conduct collaborative projects.

Applications will be considered from professionals with terminal post-graduate degrees (MD, JD, PhD). The ideal candidate will have a background in neuroscience or neural engineering, and expertise in a field relevant to biomedical ethics/neuroethics. An annual salary of $60,000 plus benefits is provided.

For more information on the position and how to apply: https://uwhires.admin.washington.edu/eng/candidates/default.cfm?szCategory=jobprofile&szOrderID=114067&szCandidateID=0&szSearchWords=&szReturnToSearch=1

 

Assistant Professor in Health Ethics
Simon Fraser University

Tenure Track Position: The Faculty of Health Sciences at Simon Fraser University is seeking an exceptional health ethics scholar with expertise and experience in population and public health ethics. The successful applicant will be expected to maintain a productive interdisciplinary research program and contribute to undergraduate and graduate education. The successful candidate will be expected to actively contribute to collaborative and multi-disciplinary research activities. He/she will demonstrate the capacity to attract research grants and publish their research in peer-reviewed journals in their respective subject areas.

This position has a course load of three courses per year. The Faculty of Health Sciences offers exciting opportunities to participate in developing and delivering curriculum in our undergraduate (BA and BSc), and graduate programs (Master of Public Health (MPH), M.Sc. and PhD). Candidates should have demonstrated experience and a strong commitment to graduate and undergraduate curriculum development related to health ethics. At the undergraduate level, he/she should expect to teach courses in Applied Health Ethics and Global Health Ethics. He/she should also be able to teach graduate-level courses in these areas as well as propose new courses. Supervision of undergraduate honours degree students, MPH, MSc and/or PhD students will also be expected.

To apply for this position, candidates should submit a full curriculum vitae, a letter of application, and a descriptive statement of teaching background, research activities, and any administrative and leadership experience. These materials, along with the names and contact information of at least three academic references should be submitted electronically to: fhs_recruit@sfu.ca, clearly noting ‘Health Ethics’ in the subject line of the email. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. In addition, only referees of shortlisted candidates will be contacted and candidates will be notified if reference letters are requested.

The deadline for submission of applications is January 15, 2015 with a position start date of September 1, 2015. Full job ad available at: http://www.sfu.ca/fhs/employment-opportunities/faculty.html