Post-doctoral fellowship: The Harold T. Shapiro Postdoctoral Fellowship in Bioethics at Princeton

The Princeton University Center for Human Values invites applications for the Harold T. Shapiro Postdoctoral Fellowship in Bioethics. The Shapiro Fellowship supports outstanding scholars studying ethical issues arising from developments in medicine or the biological sciences. The search committee particularly encourages proposals focusing on problems of practical importance that have broader theoretical interest.

The Harold T. Shapiro Postdoctoral Fellowship in Bioethics was created in 2002 to provide an opportunity for an outstanding scholar to spend from one to three years at Princeton to further their scholarship and participate in the University’s teaching program.

The postdoc will spend the term of the appointment in residence at Princeton conducting research and teaching the equivalent of one course each year. The postdoc will participate in the Ira W. DeCamp Seminar in Bioethics and will be invited to participate in the other activities of the University Center for Human Values.

Qualifications
Applicants must have completed all the requirements for the Ph.D., M.D., or other equivalent doctoral degree by September 1, 2010. Applications will be evaluated on the basis of the applicant’s previous accomplishments and the promise of their proposed research project in bioethics. Please note that an applicant may have a background in any area of ethical studies, not necessarily in bioethics. However, the proposed research plan should be related to the field of bioethics. The capacity to contribute to the University’s teaching program will also be taken into account.

Term of Appointment
The term of the fellowship is one year, beginning September 1, 2010, with the possibility of extension for up to two further years. Princeton University offers competitive salary and employee benefits.

How to Apply
Applicants should submit all of the following materials by December 1, 2009, via our online application system:
A curriculum vitae;
A research proposal (not to exceed 1,500 words);
A scholarly paper (not to exceed 50 pages) representing the applicant’s scholarly achievement or potential;
Two confidential letters of recommendation, commenting specifically about the applicant’s qualifications for the proposed research project;
Transcripts covering all graduate-level work (this may be sent via hard copy under separate cover).

The Selection Committee begins reviewing applications immediately and incomplete applications may be at a disadvantage.

For questions or more information, please contact the University Center for Human Values at +1 609 258 4798 or values@princeton.edu.

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