Position: The Department of Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology seeks a dynamic instructor to teach an undergraduate level Biomedical Ethics course for the upcoming 2018-2019 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.
DUTIES: 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.
QUALIFICATIONS: 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.
TERM OF APPOINTMENT: Fall 2018, Winter 2019 and Spring 2019 quarters.
DEADLINE: Review of applications will begin immediately. All applications will be considered until position is filled.
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, sexual orientation, gender identity, 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 at: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct.
UCLA is known worldwide for the breadth and quality of its academic, research, health care, cultural, continuing education and athletic programs. UCLA offers undergraduate degrees in more than 127 majors and graduate degrees in 198 program areas. UCLA has 11 highly regarded professional schools. Eight are ranked among the nation's top 15 in their field by U.S. News & World Report. UCLA is consistently among the most popular campus in the nation for undergraduate applicants.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.
UCLA offers a comprehensive benefits package, including an average of three weeks' vacation per year; an average of 12 days per year sick leave; 13 paid holidays per year; health, dental and optical benefits; life insurance; disability insurance; the University of California Retirement Plan with 5 year vesting and various voluntary UC Savings Plans. There are also special programs and privileges available, such as accessibility to cultural and recreational programs, athletic events, and the University Credit Union.
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