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Posted: Friday, October 22nd, 2021
JOB TITLE: Assistant Professor
DEADLINE: Monday, November 15th, 2021
LOCATION: University of Louisville / Norton Healthcare
Louisville, KY
CONTACT: Lauren Freeman, PhD

This job is a joint position, split between the Department of Philosophy and Norton Healthcare. The ideal candidate will have completed a PhD with expertise in clinical ethics and preferably additional postgraduate training (i.e. fellowship or postdoc) in clinical ethics consultation. PhD coursework normally must include at least 18 graduate hours in Philosophy.

In the Department of Philosophy, teaching responsibilities include both graduate and undergraduate courses. Typically, this will include a core clinical ethics course in the Interdisciplinary Health Care Ethics MA, and additional courses as needed to support biomedical ethics training for undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. Release time available for administrative or higher than normal service or mentoring responsibilities. Summer and winter teaching may be undertaken for additional pay, provided the individual is making good progress toward tenure & promotion. Research should focus on clinical ethics topics.

Norton Healthcare (, a large, non-profit health system, is the largest private health care provider in Kentucky and southern Indiana, providing both pediatric and adult services. Louisville’s fourth largest employer, Norton Healthcare has more than 17,000 employees across 5 hospitals and a regional network of medical practices and immediate care centers. At Norton Healthcare, duties include conducting ethics consultations in collaboration with ethics committees, precepting ethics consultants, building ethics capacity and expertise, improving ethics policy and practice, and involving students from the Health Care Ethics program in ethics consultation throughout the Norton system.

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