Lecturer in Biomedical Ethics; Molecular, Cell and Developmental Biology
University of California Los Angeles Department of Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology
United States

Lecturer in Biomedical Ethics - Molecular, Cell and Developmental Biology

Job #JPF05459

Recruitment Period

Open date: April 14th, 2020

Next review date: Monday, Apr 27, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)

Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Saturday, Jun 13, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)

Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.


Department of Molecular, Cell & Developmental Biology
LECTURER, Biomedical Ethics


The Department of Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology seeks a dynamic instructor to teach an undergraduate level Biomedical Ethics course for the upcoming 2020-21 academic year. The course:

• Examines importance of ethics in research and exploration of how and why bioethics is relevant to reproductive screening, policy formation, public regulation, and law.
• Provides foundation in traditional ethics, consideration of subcategories of bioethics, neuroethics, and eugenics, and how to apply ethics to contemporary issues in research and technology.


Teach lecture course on biomedical ethics. Plan and coordinate discussion activities for multiple sections of courses; supervise course teaching assistants; manage the acquisition and maintenance of course materials; supervise student projects; and maintain office hours.


PhD in Philosophy preferred. Experience teaching bioethics, medical ethics, philosophy of medicine, philosophy of science, or contemporary moral problems preferred. Research in applied ethics not required, but desirable. Commitment to keeping this course agile, changing and updating material as contemporary moral challenges in medicine and science emerge and evolve. Fluency with contemporary literature in these fields is thus required. Demonstrated experience teaching sensitive and controversial material in respectful and effective ways, especially in a large lecture class format. Experience, skill, and enthusiasm in teaching Diversity-course content.


Fall 2020, Winter 2021 and Spring 2021 quarters.

DEADLINE: Review of applications will begin immediately. All applications will be considered until position is filled.


Los Angeles, CA



  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V. (Required)
  • Cover Letter (Optional)
  • Statement of Teaching (Optional)
  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service. (Optional)

Application: Applicants should submit their materials on-line https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/apply/JPF05459.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy (http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct)


Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Cover Letter (Optional)
  • Statement of Teaching (Optional)
  • Statement on Contributions to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion - An EDI Statement describes a faculty candidate’s past, present, and future (planned) contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion. To learn more about how UCLA thinks about contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion, please review our Sample Guidance for Candidates and related EDI Statement FAQ document.
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