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Posted: Thursday, August 26th, 2021
JOB TITLE: Assistant or Associate Professor
DEADLINE: Monday, November 1st, 2021
LOCATION: Rice University
Houston, TX
CONTACT: Elizabeth Brake

The Philosophy Department at Rice University in Houston, Texas, invites applications for a tenure-track or tenured position at the rank of assistant or associate professor in biomedical ethics, broadly construed. The successful candidate will have a strong record of research in biomedical ethics, or related areas in moral or political philosophy or philosophy of science, including philosophy of medicine, philosophy of technology, philosophy of disability, bioethics and race, bioethics and gender, and non-western or decolonial philosophies. The successful candidate must also be a skilled participant within the larger medical ethics and medical/health humanities community at and around Rice. They will support the Medical Humanities program at Rice and our collaborative relationships with the institutions of the Texas Medical Center. Assistant and associate professors have a standard teaching load of two courses per semester, at both the graduate and undergraduate levels, and the successful candidate will teach in both Philosophy and in the Medical Humanities program. We are especially interested in candidates committed to teaching a diverse student body. The successful candidate will also perform research in their specialized area and participate in university service through committee work, advising or other duties.


The successful candidate must have a PhD in philosophy or have fulfilled the requirements for the PhD in philosophy by the time employment commences. They will show a commitment to innovative teaching, will be able to take advantage of some of the many opportunities for collaboration both on campus and beyond, and will take an active role in charting the department’s future course.





Application Instructions

Applications should include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, writing sample, research statement, teaching statement, evidence of teaching excellence, and at least three letters of reference. Deadline: November 1, 2021.


Equal Employment Opportunity StatementRice University is an Equal Opportunity Employer with commitment to diversity at all levels, and considers for employment qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, genetic information, disability or protected veteran status.

Rice University Standard of Civility Serves as a representative of the University, displaying courtesy, tact, consideration and discretion in all interactions with other members of the Rice community and with the public.

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