Job: Biomedical Ethics Teaching Fellow

The Durham University Department of Philosophy seeks to appoint a fixed-term, full-time teaching fellow, from 1st October 2016 to 30th June 2017.

Reference Number: 002222
Post: Teaching Fellow
Department: Department of Philosophy
Location: Durham City
Contract Type: Fixed Term 9 Months, Full Time
Grade: Grade 7 £31,656 – £37,768
Closing Date: 03 August 2016 (Deadline for applications is 23:30 on the day of closing) 

 The successful applicant will have a PhD in a subject relevant to the field of biomedical ethics, be able to provide high quality teaching at undergraduate level and be able to teach in the following areas: biomedical ethics and the history of medicine. The successful applicant will also contribute to the supervision of undergraduate dissertations within their field of expertise, and to the taught MA in History and Philosophy of Science and Medicine. The successful applicant will also serve as Director of the MA programme in History and Philosophy of Science and Medicine .

We are a pluralistic and friendly department, which accommodates work in ‘analytic’, ‘Continental’ and non-Western philosophical traditions. Current research by our staff and postgraduate students spans a notably diverse range of philosophical, historical and interdisciplinary topics. It is structured around five research groups/clusters: · Aesthetics, Ethics and Politics · Applied Phenomenology · History of Philosophy · Mind, Language and Metaphysics . Science, Medicine and Society The department is keen to appoint a candidate who will complement and enhance our research-led teaching in the Science, Medicine and Society research cluster. The successful candidates must be in a position to take up the appointment on 1st October 2016.

Key Responsibilities The successful candidate will:

* Deliver teaching and examining of undergraduates in biomedical ethics and the history of medicine.
* Supervise undergraduate dissertations.
* Deliver teaching and examining of MA modules.
* Direct the MA programme in History and Philosophy of Science and Medicine.
* Be responsible for the quality assurance of the modules on which they teach.
* Lead at least two modules and contribute to the design of modules as agreed with the Head of Department.
* Co-ordinate the input of others contributing to the module(s) they lead.
* Engage in collaborative decisions that have an impact on students, and the development and delivery of programmes.
* Write teaching material as necessary.
* Be a member of the Department’s Board of Studies, its Education Committee and some of its Examination Boards.
* Perform administrative duties appropriate to the level of appointment, as agreed with the Head of Department.

Person Specification Essential: 1. A PhD in a field relevant to biomedical ethics. 2. Prior experience of teaching and examining at undergraduate level, which should include lecturing and exam-marking. 3. Ability to make a high-quality contribution to teaching and examining in biomedical ethics and the history of medicine. 4. Ability to provide high quality one-to-one supervision of undergraduate dissertations and taught postgraduate assignments. 5. Ability and willingness to perform administrative roles appropriate to the level of appointment. Desirable: 1. Teaching and examining experience at taught postgraduate level.

The Application Process
Please ensure that you have read the full job description and that you have clearly evidenced the skills, knowledge, experience, qualifications and any additional attributes as required in the person specification before submitting your application.

Applications should be submitted on-line. Please attach a full academic CV and a covering letter of no more than one page. The CV should include the name and contact details (preferably e-mail) of three referees, who have agreed to write in support of your application if approached by us. The letter should explain how you match the person specification. Applications are particularly welcome from women and black and minority ethnic candidates, who are under-represented in academic posts in the University.

If you have any queries relating to your application, please do not hesitate to contact either Dr Sophie Gibb (s.c.gibb@durham.ac.uk).
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