Teaching Associate in Bioethics and the Philosophy of Biomedical Sciences
University of Cambridge
United Kingdom

Applications are invited for a 2-year post in bioethics and the philosophy of biomedical sciences. The successful candidate will have completed a PhD (and will hold a PhD certificate) before taking up the post.

The role holder will help support and maintain the Department's national and international reputation for excellence in teaching and research and produce work for presentation, publication, and lecturing. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the lecturing, supervising, examination, and administration of courses for both undergraduate and graduate students in the Department and should be prepared to deliver lectures and supervise written work on a broad range of topics in biomedical ethics and the philosophy of medicine. Additional teaching expertise in the domain of science and values would also be welcome. The position will start on 1 September 2023 and will include an initial 6-month probation period.

The successful applicant will be expected to participate in administrative, teaching and examining at all levels. The post is focused on students at undergraduate and MPhil level, and the post holder will contribute lectures and seminars on a range of topics in the bioethics and the philosophy of biomedical sciences for both, giving up to 32 lectures per year, including up to 16 lectures for Part II courses, and leading a 4-session seminar on a 'primary source'. The post holder will also offer a lecture and follow-up seminars in their area of expertise for Part III and MPhil students; they will give at least one series of seminars for the Health, Medicine and Society (HMS) MPhil; and they will provide supervision on topics in bioethics and the philosophy of biomedical sciences. Teaching expertise in the area of science and values would also be advantageous.

The post would suit someone who wishes to develop their research experience and profile, produce, and write up work of suitable quality for publication in peer-reviewed journals, and present research findings at appropriate opportunities.

The general ethos of the Department fosters the interplay and interaction between, rather than the separation of, History, Philosophy, and Sociology of Science and there is a vigorous community of doctoral students and post-doctoral researchers partaking in lively seminars and reading groups.

Applicants are able to upload a maximum of three documents. These should be arranged as follows:

1.) Cover letter, curriculum vitae and full list of publications combined into one document. Please include weblinks or DOIs for your publications, where possible, 2.) Details of teaching experience and research interests, 3.) Two samples of original written work. If you are unable to upload your work samples, please email these as attachments to jobs@hps.cam.ac.uk, ensuring that you include your surname in email subject line and in the file names.

References: Please provide the names and contact details of three referees in the space provided. We will contact the referees of longlisted candidates directly to request references (unless you advise otherwise). Referees will be asked to comment specifically on the candidate's ability to undertake this role in the Department.

The University joined the Advance HE's Race Equality Charter in 2016 and received the REC Bronze award in November 2019. Women and candidates from a Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic background are particularly encouraged to apply for this position.

Click the 'Apply' button below to register an account with our recruitment system (if you have not already) and apply online.

Any further queries regarding this position can be addressed to jobs@hps.cam.ac.uk.

To apply, please click on the link in the 'Apply online' section at the bottom of the advert published on the University's Job Opportunities pages. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you do not already have one) before completing the online application form.

Schedule: Closing date: 14th April Shortlisting: 24th April Interviews: 4th May

Candidates will be asked to give a 10-minute teaching presentation on a topic of their choice in bioethics or the philosophy of biomedical sciences suitable for undergraduates who may not have a background in this area, and to take part in a 40-minute interview.

For information on the Department of History and Philosophy of Science see www.hps.cam.ac.uk, for more on the University of Cambridge see www.cam.ac.uk.

Please quote reference JN35646 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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