Porterfield Chair in Biomedical Ethics

Charlottesville, VA
Mar 07, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Working Title: Porterfield Chair in Biomedical Ethics

Position Type: Teaching and Research Faculty

Department: Bioethics Program

Location: Charlottesville

Posting Date: 09-18-2015

Posting Summary:
The College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at the University of Virginia seeks to fill the William and Linda Porterfield Chair in Biomedical Ethics with a distinguished scholar and accomplished teacher. The appointment will be made at the rank of professor and will begin on August 25, 2016.

We invite applications from scholars who have made significant contributions to bioethics, broadly interpreted. Their disciplinary grounding may be in philosophy, religious studies, political theory, anthropology, sociology, etc. The successful candidate will have a departmental home related to his or her academic discipline.

Duties will include teaching four courses per year at the undergraduate and graduate level in consultation with the chair of the Department. The holder of the chair will also be expected to provide service to the Department and to the University. Ideally, he or she will play a leadership role in an interdisciplinary community of scholars in bioethics.

To apply, candidates must submit a Candidate Profile through Jobs@UVa (https://jobs.virginia.edu), search on posting number 0617335 and electronically attach a cover letter of interest and a curriculum vitae. Please arrange for three reference letters to be sent to the chair of the Search Committee, James F. Childress, at jfc7c@virginia.edu. Review of candidates will begin on October 17, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled.

Please direct questions about the position to the Chair of the Search Committee, Professor James Childress, at jfc7c@virginia.edu. Questions regarding the application process in Jobs@UVa should be directed to Julie Greer Garmel, at jg4e@virginia.edu.

The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

The University will perform background checks on all new faculty hires prior to making a final offer of employment.

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