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Posted: Thursday, May 27th, 2021
JOB TITLE: Lecturer in Bioethics
DEADLINE: Wednesday, July 7th, 2021
LOCATION: Arizona State University, School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies
Tempe, AZ
CONTACT: Joan McGregor
TELEPHONE: 480-965-5778

Lecturer – Bioethics (Job#16777) 

School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies 

Arizona State University 

The School of Historical, Philosophical, and Religious Studies (SHPRS) invites applications for a full‐time, benefits‐eligible Lecturer position beginning August 2021. This is a fixed‐term, academic year (nine month) appointment with no tenure implications. Subsequent academic year renewals (Aug. 16 to May 15) are contingent upon performance, availability of resources, and the needs of the unit. Learn more about what The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences has to offer by visiting The College website and the School of Historical, Philosophical, and Religious Studies website. 

Areas of Specialization/Competence: Bioethics or Applied Ethics. The successful candidate will be responsible for developing and teaching undergraduate courses in bioethics (a 4/4 load), including more specialized approaches such as bioethics and justice, bioethics and disability, and bioethics and race, etc. The preferred candidate will be able help us relieve enrollment pressure in other areas, such as environmental ethics, business ethics, philosophy of law, or philosophy of science/social science. These courses will be taught online and in‐person with the majority of the load online. In addition to teaching, responsibilities will include supervising teaching assistants and graders. This person will also serve the school, college and university in capacities appropriate for the position. 

Arizona State University is a leading public university committed to inclusion and excellence in research and education. Arizona State University is also strongly committed to diversifying its faculty. 

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • PhD or DPhil in Philosophy with a focus on bioethics or applied ethics by time of appointment   • Demonstrated potential for excellence in teaching 
  • Demonstrated evidence of organizational and communication skills 

Desired qualifications: 

  • Experience creating curriculum, including lectures, formative and summative assessments, and classroom activities 
  • Experience teaching online, with demonstrated commitment to serving and understanding the particular needs of online students 
  • Experience using technology to engage students and assess learning in large courses (e.g., response/polling systems, VR/AR simulations, smart whiteboards) 
  • Experience using a learning management system (e.g., Blackboard, Canvas) for quizzes, discussions, assignments, or other forms of interaction to support learning 
  • Demonstrated success meeting the needs of underrepresented student populations or reaching out to diverse communities 
  • Experience supervising and mentoring teaching assistants and graders 
  • Interest in participating in future programs (a certificate or MA in applied ethics)   • Ability to alleviate present enrollment pressure such as with other courses, e.g, environmental ethics, business ethics, philosophy of law, philosophy of science/social science  

To apply, submit application materials online at Interfolio . Materials shall include: 

  1. a cover letter
  2. a comprehensive curriculum vitae 
  3. names and contact information of three references 
  4. a teaching statement 
  5. evidence of teaching excellence (e.g., summative assessments, lesson plans, curriculum, sample lesson/video, etc.) 
  6. a statement addressing how your contributions to diversity and inclusion will advance ASU’s commitment to inclusive excellence 

Applicant’s last name should appear in each uploaded file name. Cover letter can be addressed to Joan McGregor, Search Committee Chair. Questions about the position should be directed to the search committee chair at: 

Application deadline is July 7, 2021. Applications will continue to be accepted on a rolling basis for a reserve pool. Applications in the reserve pool may then be reviewed in the order in which they were received until the position is closed. 

The College values our cultural and intellectual diversity, and continually strives to foster a welcoming and inclusive environment. We are especially interested in applicants who can strengthen the diversity of the academic community. 

A background check is required for employment. 

Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. ASU’s full non‐ discrimination statement (ACD 401) is located on the ASU website at ASU ACD401 and ASU title IX.   

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