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Posted: Friday, February 5th, 2021
JOB TITLE: Post-Doc Research Associate/Instructor
DEADLINE: Monday, March 1st, 2021
LOCATION: Oregon State University, School of History, Philosophy & Religious Studies
Corvallis , Oregon
CONTACT: Jonathan Kaplan

The School of History, Philosophy, & Religious Studies invites applications for an Instructor (0.25 FTE) and a Research Associate (0.75 FTE) positions for our Biomedical Ethics program. One appointee will be hired to fill both positions which will result in a combined full-time (1.0 FTE) 9-month, fixed-term appointment. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Director. Appointment duration is 2-3 years.

This position is essential to our Biomedical Ethics program and our developing new programming relating to the current and past pandemics. Biomedical Ethics is a core part of our medical humanities certificate, analyzing situations within social, historical, and cultural contexts as well as considering multiple perspectives within science and medicine.

Instructor Position Summary:
The instructor will teach 3 courses / year in biomedical ethics, on campus and online for our Ecampus program.

Research Associate Duties
80%: will work closely with faculty, primarily on supporting programming and curriculum development in biomedical ethics and the medical humanities. This may include helping plan and organize conferences (both virtual and in-person), helping coordinate edited collections, helping develop courses, and other academic programs, and other similar sorts of projects. Position duties likely to include:

1) Coordinate and assist with organization of national professional conference on biomedical ethics, health humanities, and religion in March 2022;
2) Coordinate and assist with organization of conference on pandemics and health humanities;
3) Create and develop educational opportunities in the health humanities (emphases to include: philosophical and religious ethics, history and literary narratives, and health equity);
4) Oversee research, scholarship, and publishing opportunities for students in the medical humanities certificate.

20%: The research associate will develop research skills in biomedical ethics that include empirical research methods, study design, data collection and analysis, and scholarly writing. Responsible for identification of new knowledge resulting from their research. Potential for public-facing engagement with community presenting their research.

Instructor Duties
100%: Instruction/development: Teach 3 classes per academic year, and develop additional courses, both on campus and online, based on school needs.

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