The Center for Population-Level Bioethics (CPLB) at Rutgers University has a non-tenure-track, senior faculty opening in population-level bioethics. This is a three year appointment effective July 1, 2020-June 30, 2023. This appointment is renewable once contingent upon successful reappointment. We are open to candidates with a wide range of scholarly interests central to population-level bioethics. We seek a creative faculty member who is motivated to understand and enhance public health and ethical public health practices through scholarship, service, and policy development; contribute actively to the teaching mission using modern pedagogical techniques; and mentor graduate students and/or students in the health professions and ethics alike.
The faculty member would be a resident member of the Center for Population-Level Bioethics with a secondary faculty appointment within the School of Arts and Sciences-Department of Philosophy.
The Center for Population-Level Bioethics (CPLB) is a new center dedicated to the study of macro-level bioethical dilemmas: those that arise outside the clinical encounter, at the level of the population, the state, the country, or the globe. Questions of interest range from the theoretical to the applied, for example how to conceptualize, measure and evaluate health inequalities or disease severity; how to prioritize resources between disease areas, rural and urban patients, and age cohorts or generations; the acceptability of paternalistic health promotion measures; and many others. Our approach emphasizes collaboration and interdisciplinarity, and seeks to inform and be informed by other fields of inquiry such as general ethics and philosophy, health policy, and health economics. We welcome innovative questions and methods and ambitious thinking, and value clear presentation of ideas, potentially using formal tools. The CPLB offices are located in the center of New Brunswick, about an hour away from New York City.
CPLB is a part of Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS), New Jersey's academic health center, which takes an integrated approach to educating students, providing clinical care, and conducting research—all with the goal of improving human health. RBHS oversees eight schools, a behavioral health network, and multi-disciplinary centers and 10 institutes that focus on cancer treatment and research, neuroscience, advanced biotechnology and medicine, environmental and occupational health, and health care policy and aging research.
Chartered in 1776 as Queen's College, Rutgers University is the eighth oldest higher education institution in the United States and a member of the AAU, the Big Ten and the CIC. Rutgers is comprised of Rutgers University-New Brunswick, Rutgers University-Newark, Rutgers University-Camden, and arching over all three locations, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences. An attractive recruitment package will include a competitive salary and start-up funds. Successful applicants will have a doctoral degree or equivalent, and a demonstrated record of global leadership in scholarship, as appropriate to the intended rank and this special appointment. Applications will be received and reviewed until the position is filled.
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We seek a creative faculty member who is motivated to understand and enhance public health and ethical public health practices through scholarship, service, and policy development; has the potential to develop and sustain an extramurally funded research program; contribute actively to the teaching mission using modern pedagogical techniques; and mentor graduate students and/or students in the health professions and ethics alike.
Posting Number: 20FA0135
Location: Rutgers University - New Brunswick
Internal Number: 111091
About Rutgers University
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a leading national public research university and the state's preeminent, comprehensive public institution of higher education. Rutgers is dedicated to teaching that meets the highest standards of excellence; to conducting research that breaks new ground; and to turning knowledge into solutions for local, national, and global communities. As it was at our founding in 1766, the heart of our mission is preparing students to become productive members of society and good citizens of the world. Rutgers teaches across the full educational spectrum: preschool to precollege; undergraduate to graduate and postdoctoral; and continuing education for professional and personal advancement. Rutgers is New Jersey's land-grant institution and one of the nation's foremost research universities, and as such, we educate, make discoveries, serve as an engine of economic growth, and generate ideas for improving people's lives.