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The Department of Philosophy at Florida Atlantic University (FAU) invites
applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor or Associate Professor to
begin August 8, 2022. Successful candidates would have their area of
specialization in Bioethics and ideally one or more of the following areas of
competence: Ethical Theory, Philosophy of Science, Philosophy of Medicine,
Technological Ethics, Neuroethics, or Environmental Ethics. Instructional
responsibilities include a 3/2 course load in areas of
specialization/competence and other areas of instructor expertise. The
Department of Philosophy hosts a BA and Minor and supports significant
involvement in the University's general electives requirements as well as in
various interdisciplinary degrees, certificates and initiatives in
collaboration with other programs in the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts
and Letters as well as with other colleges in the university.
The College of Arts & Letters at Florida Atlantic University seeks scholars
who are committed to supporting the learning needs of students from diverse
backgrounds and to engaging communities underrepresented in higher education.
Florida Atlantic University is committed to providing an inclusive and
welcoming environment for all who interact in our community. In building this
environment, we strive to attract students, faculty and staff from a variety
of cultures, backgrounds and life experiences. Florida Atlantic University
embodies a culture of strategic and collaborative community engagement that
results in mutual benefit to the institution and the diverse internal and
external communities that it serves.
Applicants with the capacity to expand connections to other entities including
the College of Science, College of Nursing, College of Medicine, and College
of Engineering and Computer Science are particularly encouraged to apply. It
is anticipated that the successful applicant will identity with and conduct
scholarship/research/instruction aligned with one or more of the University
Research Pillars which include: Neuroscience, Healthy Aging, Environmental and
Ocean Sciences, Sensing and Smart Systems and Big Data.
Depending on candidate expertise, successful candidates will be eligible for
appointment to one or more of the following:
The FAU Stiles-Nicholson Brain Institute (I-BRAIN,
https: // www. fau.edu/ibrain). I-BRAIN supports neuroscience research,
education and community engagement programs across multiple FAU campuses
and colleges. Faculty members of I-BRAIN qualify for pilot grants,
graduate student fellowships, research technology support, and subsidized
use of I-BRAIN Core facilities including the FAU Cell Imaging Core and
Neurobehavior Core. I-BRAIN faculty pursue research across the full
spectrum of neuroscience, ranging from genetic and molecular neuroscience,
cellular and circuit analysis of brain function, behavioral studies in
models and man, cognitive and computational neuroscience, and disease
mechanism and treatment studies.
(I-HEALTH, https: // www. fau.edu/i-health/). I-HEALTH supports cancer,
infectious diseases, and human health and dementia research, education,
and community engagement programs across multiple FAU campuses and
colleges. Faculty members of I-HEALTH qualify for pilot grants, research
technology support, and subsidized use of the I-HEALTH Bioanalytical Core
Facility. I-HEALTH faculty pursue research including therapeutic
intervention strategies, development of novel diagnostics, environmental
contributions to human health, and clinical trials.
FAU Harbor Branch (FAU HBOI, https: // www. fau.edu/hboi/). FAU HBOI
supports marine and oceanographic research, education and community
engagement programs across multiple FAU campuses and colleges. Faculty
members of the FAU Harbor Branch pillar can qualify for pilot grants,
research technology support, and subsidized use of FAU HBOI core
facilities. FAU HBOI faculty pursue research across the full spectrum of
marine and oceanographic topics, including marine engineering and
technology development, marine organismal ecology and physiology (viruses
to whales), biomedical research, genomics and bioengineering, marine
natural products and drug discovery, aquaculture, remote sensing and bio-
optics, and ocean exploration.
FAU is dedicated to intentional expansion of its contribution to a more
diverse, inclusive and equitable university experience and society. We are
particularly interested in candidates that strengthen the Department of
Philosophy's climate for diversity, equity & inclusion, that demonstrates and
support a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion, that demonstrate skill
in understanding of cultural differences and are passionate about working in
an organization that values and promotes diversity, equity and inclusion.
Candidates whose research and/or scholarship in Bioethics and associated
concentrations and whose teaching is attentive to these commitments are
especially welcomed to apply.
The assignment for the position is on FAU's Boca Raton campus, located
approximately 45 miles north of Miami and two miles west of the Atlantic
Ocean. For detailed information on FAU, visit www. fau.edu. For additional
information about the Department visit
https: // www. fau.edu/artsandletters/philosophy/
FAU is committed to the principles of engaged teaching, research and service.
All persons aspiring to achieve excellence in the practice of these principles
are encouraged to apply.
PhD in Philosophy from an accredited institution.
The successful candidate must have the PhD completed by the start of the Fall
Commensurate with Experience
College or Department:
College of Arts & Letters
Work Days and Hours:
Special Instructions to Applicant:
This position is open until filled and may close without prior notice.
This position is subject to funding.
FAU's Career Page permits the attachment of required/requested documentation.
PLEASE NOTE: A maximum of five (5) documents may be attached to your
application. If more than five (5) documents are required for submission,
please combine additional documents into one attachment to not exceed the
When completing the online application, please upload all required
documentation noted here: (1) cover letter, (2) curriculum vitae, (3)
names and contact information of three references.
The selected candidate for this position is required to submit an official
transcript sent directly from the institution is required for the Provost's
credential file prior to the first day of employment. Similarly, for degrees
from outside the United States, the evaluation by an organization belonging to
the National Association of Credential Evaluation (NACES), with an
indication of the documents the evaluation was prepared from (official
transcripts, diplomas, dissertation abstracts) is required for the Provost's
credential file prior to the first day of employment.
Successful completion of a pre-employment background check is required for the
candidate selected for this position.
Individuals requiring accommodation, please call 561-297-3057. 711
This recruitment has been reopened; all previous applicants are still under
consideration and need not reapply. This position may close without prior